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President Barack Obama speaks while meeting with Chile's President Michelle Bachelet Monday, June 30, 2014, in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington.AP

President Obama is charging ahead with a set of unilateral changes to the country's immigration system, announcing Monday that he's going it alone after Speaker John Boehner informed him the House will not vote on an immigration overhaul this year. 

"America cannot wait forever for them to act," Obama said from the Rose Garden.

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The Supreme Court ruled Monday that certain "closely held" for-profit businesses can cite religious objections in order to opt out of a requirement in ObamaCare to provide free contraceptive coverage for their employees. 

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The 5-4 decision, in favor of arts-and-crafts chain Hobby Lobby and one other company, marks the first time the court has ruled that for-profit businesses can cite religious views under federal law.

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President Barack Obama speaks while meeting with Chile's President Michelle Bachelet Monday, June 30, 2014, in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington.AP

President Obama is charging ahead with a set of unilateral changes to the country's immigration system, announcing Monday that he's going it alone after Speaker John Boehner informed him the House will not vote on an immigration overhaul this year. 

"America cannot wait forever for them to act," Obama said from the Rose Garden.

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The Supreme Court ruled Monday that certain "closely held" for-profit businesses can cite religious objections in order to opt out of a requirement in ObamaCare to provide free contraceptive coverage for their employees. 

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The 5-4 decision, in favor of arts-and-crafts chain Hobby Lobby and one other company, marks the first time the court has ruled that for-profit businesses can cite religious views under federal law.

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Gov. Bobby Jindal issued a statement agreeing with the US Supreme Court shortly after the announcement of the ruling that corporations are allowed to opt out of the health law requirement that they cover contraceptives for women.

Jindal issued the following response on the Hobby Lobby decision:

"With today's Hobby Lobby decision rejecting the arguments of President Obama's administration and affirming the rights of families to conduct their business according to their faith, the Supreme Court formally recognized what the overwhelming majority of Americans already know to be true: that religious liberty is a good thing.

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ATLANTA – Federal investigators are probing a whistleblower's claims that applications for veterans seeking health care benefits may have been improperly purged from the VA's Health Eligibility Center in suburban Atlanta.

Eligibility Center program specialist Scott Davis tells the Atlanta Journal-Constitution health benefit applications for more than 10,000 veterans may have been improperly purged from the Health Eligibility Center's national data system in DeKalb County.

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Davis began filing complaints in January and said managers were focused on meeting goals linked to the Affordable Care Act to meet their bonus targets.

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A political storm has erupted in Washington state involving a whistleblower who claims she was retaliated against after raising concerns about ObamaCare's implementation. 

Patricia Petersen, a hearings officer in the state's Office of the Insurance Commissioner (OIC), filed a whistleblower complaint alleging coercion and corruption in the OIC, which is tasked with implementing the Affordable Care Act. She said Chief Deputy James Odiorne threatened her job if she didn’t rule the way Commissioner Mike Kreidler -- a supporter of the law -- wanted.

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A political storm has erupted in Washington state involving a whistleblower who claims she was retaliated against after raising concerns about ObamaCare's implementation. 

Patricia Petersen, a hearings officer in the state's Office of the Insurance Commissioner (OIC), filed a whistleblower complaint alleging coercion and corruption in the OIC, which is tasked with implementing the Affordable Care Act. She said Chief Deputy James Odiorne threatened her job if she didn’t rule the way Commissioner Mike Kreidler -- a supporter of the law -- wanted.

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Country rock singer Doreen Taylor.Bobby Quillard

With July 4th fast approaching, many Americans are hitting the road and visiting one of more than 400 parks in the National Park Service – something country star Doreen Taylor heartily encourages. 

“I’ve always been a huge patriot. I believe in America and preserving what we have here,” Taylor told FOX411. “As kids, we would pile in the car with our family and drive across the country.

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Few people I talked with — at gas stations, coffee shops, grocery stores, parking lots, bars and everywhere in between — even mentioned the Affordable Care Act or Obamacare by name. But I heard again and again how health policy issues I've been reporting on in Washington are affecting their lives.

What did I find out?

From coast to coast, people told me that their health coverage and care are too expensive.

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