The CNN Daily Mash-up is a roundup of some of the most interesting, surprising, curious, poignant or significant items to appear on CNN.com in the past 24 hours. We top it with a collection of the day's most striking photographs from around the world.
Your quote of the day comes from a Supreme Court decision you may have heard about. Chief Justice John Roberts, writing for the majority, wrote in the opinion's pivotal paragraph:
The federal government does not have the power to order people to buy health insurance. ... The federal government does have the power to impose a tax on those without health insurance.
CNN iReporter Jannet Walsh of Murdock, Minnesota, was both pleased and disappointed by different parts of the Supreme Court's health care ruling. She's unemployed and Catholic, and she questions whether religious institutions can be forced to provide access to birth control.
It's going to be great for people to get health care, but I still think we're going to wonder how we're going to pay for it. ... I'm left wanting to know more, and want someone to address those points.
CNN's users have been engaging in a strong back-and-forth on health care for years, rarely more so than today.
Our freedom to choose a medical plan (or even to not have a medical plan) is being taken away from us. At least – that is my personal feeling. I don't appreciate the government telling me what I have to do – it opens the door for precedence to take other of my freedoms away.
Most of you who have a problem with health care reform have no issues paying your Social Security and Medicare taxes on your paycheck. In fact, I'm sure the majority are counting down the days until they can take advantage of the Social Security and Medicare they have paid into. How is this health care as a tax any different?
A couple in a ritzy California neighborhood didn't like their view. How they solved the problem probably won't be featured on a future episode of HGTV's "Decorating Cents."
Julie Lundley of Palm City, Florida, was walking her dogs, Shadow and Zoey, on Monday when she was stung by a bee. She brushed it away, she told CNN affiliate WPBF, but in the next moment hundreds of bees were swarming around her and the dogs.
"All of a sudden they were just on top of us," she told the station.
Shadow and Zoey were killed, and Lundley was treated at a hospital after being stung more than 100 times, WPBF reported.
The euphoria at the White House over Thursday's Supreme Court ruling on health care could be tamped down or fanned Friday, depending on the news from Department of Commerce and the Bureau of Economic Analysis on consumer income and outlays.
June 29 anniversaries
1613 - London's Globe Theatre burns down.
1956 - The Federal-Aid Highway Act is signed by President Dwight D. Eisenhower, creating the interstate highway system.
1972 - The Supreme Court rules that the death penalty could constitute cruel and unusual punishment, forcing a moratorium on executions until some states revised their laws.
2007 - Apple releases the iPhone.
June 29 birthdays