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The Briefing 01-27-14

1) Considering the tragedy of “brain death” and the gift of human life

Brain-dead Texas woman taken off ventilator, CNN (Caleb Hellerman. Jason Morris and Matt Smith)

My sister Terri Schiavo was alive like Jahi McMath, Washington Times (Bobby Schindler)

2) Contraceptive Mandate: “Like a picture you can look at and see two totally different things”

Supreme Court blocks contraceptives rule for religious groups, Los Angeles Times (David G Savage)

Did Little Sisters of the Poor Win or Lose at the Supreme Court?, Slate.com (Emily Bazelon)

3) President Obama: “Kids with structure have a better time of it.”

Going the Distance, The New Yorker (David Remnick)

4) Vincent Asaro arrested 30 years after “Goodfellas” crime

Arrest Made in Fabled ’78 ‘Goodfellas’ Heist, New York Times (Joseph Goldstein)

Feds in NYC charge 5 in ‘Goodfellas’ sequel, Associated Press (Tom Hays)

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