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House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, May 21, 2015. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh) ** FILE **

Federal judge resists White House bid to toss John Boehner’s Obamacare lawsuit

- The Washington Times

A federal judge struggled Thursday with the administration’s claim the House GOP is pushing an “abstract” lawsuit against Obamacare that should be tossed, signaling she’ll take a hard look at Speaker John A. Boehner’s controversial bid to highlight the separation of powers between Congress and the presidency — and the judiciary’s right to referee their disputes.

As fresh doubts emerged about the Veterans Affairs hospital in Phoenix, Republicans renewed criticism of President Obama and VA Secretary Robert McDonald for failing to improve benefits for veterans. (Associated Press)

Troubles persist at Phoenix VA a year after phony wait times scandal

- The Washington Times

A year after the scandal over phony wait times at the Phoenix Veterans Affairs hospital exposed widespread problems in the agency nationwide, employees say troubles at the Arizona facility are still rampant, including whistleblower retaliation, neglect of suicidal veterans and suspected fraud in overtime pay.

The Supreme Court drew a crowd as justices heard arguments in King v. Burwell, a major test of President Obama's health care overhaul that could halt insurance premium subsidies in all the states where the federal government runs the marketplaces. (Associated Press)

Obamacare foes seek end to losing streak at Supreme Court

- The Washington Times

Obamacare opponents have been on a losing streak in federal courts over the past year, suffering setbacks as judges have ruled against them on challenges to the health care law’s constitutionality and efforts to carve out protections from its birth control rules on faith-based employers.

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ADVANCE FOR THE WEEKEND OF MAY 30-JUNE 1 AND THEREAFTER - In an April 30, 2015 photo, Gary Pulis recalls when he first arrived on the island of Lojwa in the Enewetak Atoll of the Marshall Islands in April 1979. As a 19-year-old volunteer member of the U.S. Army, he was stunned at the beauty. Pulis, now a resident of Auburn, has some less pleasant souvenirs of the islands. A chronic cough, which he says started within six months of leaving the islands and now interrupts his speech every few sentences. Odd skin lesions, itchy and pus-filled, that leave scars and pop up on his scalp, his arms, legs, chest and back. Pulis believes both health problems, plus others, are service-connected because his job was to clean up after one of the darker chapters in American military history.(Michelle Davies/The Journal-Gazette via AP)  NEWS-SENTINEL OUT; MANDATORY CREDIT; NO SALES; MAGS OUT

Veteran links health issues to Marshall Islands radiation

- Associated Press

Gary Pulis recalls when he first arrived on the island of Lojwa in the Enewetak Atoll of the Marshall Islands in April 1979. As a 19-year-old volunteer member of the U.S. Army, he was stunned at the beauty.

San Francisco 49ers linebacker NaVorro Bowman (53) stretches during practice at an NFL football facility in Santa Clara, Calif., Friday, May 29, 2015. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

49ers Bowman confident he'll return to top form post-injury

- Associated Press

NaVorro Bowman intercepted a pass in the end zone by quarterback Colin Kaepernick, and even in a late May practice it meant plenty. Even with his speed not quite the same thanks to a bulky brace he still wears to protect his surgically repaired left knee.

FILE - In this May 11, 2003, file photo, Microbiologist Ruth Bryan works with BG nerve agent simulant in Class III Glove Box in the Life Sciences Test Facility at Dugway Proving Ground, Utah. The specialized airtight enclosure is also used for hands-on work with anthrax and other deadly agents. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said it is investigating what the Pentagon called an inadvertent shipment of live anthrax spores to government and commercial laboratories in as many as nine states, as well as one overseas, that expected to receive dead spores. (AP Photo/Douglas C. Pizac, File)

Pentagon: Anthrax shipments broader than first thought

- Associated Press

The Pentagon said Friday that the Army's mistaken shipments of live anthrax to research laboratories were more widespread than it initially reported, prompting the Defense Department's second-ranking official to order a thorough review.

Texas votes to end high school steroids tests after 8 years

- Associated Press

Texas lawmakers voted Friday to dismantle the state's high school steroids testing program after eight years and more than $10 million spent collecting thousands of samples that turned up only a handful of cheaters.

Report: Idaho reaches highest recorded deaths

- Associated Press

Idaho saw the highest number of deaths in 2013 throughout the state since record-keeping began, with cancer barely squeezing out heart disease as the No. 1 cause of death, according to the state Department of Health and Welfare.

In this photo taken May 27, 2015, Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson reacts after taking a knee to his head from Houston Rockets forward Trevor Ariza during the second half of Game 5 of the NBA basketball Western Conference finals. The Warriors hope to get healthy and stay in tune over the next week before facing the Cleveland Cavaliers in the NBA Finals. Thompson needs to pass through the league's concussion protocol and Stepehen Curry is trying to get his aching body back at full strength.   (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

Warriors guard Klay Thompson diagnosed with concussion

- Associated Press

The initial hit caused Klay Thompson plenty of pain. The final diagnosis delivered another blow to him and the Golden State Warriors as they prepare for the NBA Finals.