June 28th, 2012
05:09 PM ET

Mash-up: Dogs killed by bees

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.

Well, when you put it that way ...

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.

Mixed feelings on court decision

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.

A healthy debate

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?

Simple solution for homeowners

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."

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Bee attack leaves pugs dead

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.

On the horizon: Economic report

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

  • Filmmaker and special effects pioneer Ray Harryhausen, 92
  • Actor Gary Busey, 68
  • Comedian Richard Lewis, 65
  • Actor and former U.S. Rep. Fred Grandy, 64
  • Actress Maria Conchita Alonso, 55
  • Filmmaker Zoe R. Cassavetes, 42
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  1. Heather

    @Charles Huckeby, you need to do some reading about this health care bill. Small business with less than 50 employees ar delighted with it, because their employees are covered by this health care reform. The Health Care Reform bill was first proposed by the Republican party and Mitt Romney implemented the very same health care reform in Mass. when governor the people in Mass. love it. Check it out, you can google this information. Don't believe everything you read in the papers or hear on TV check out the facts yourself when it's something as important as this. This is a wonderful thing health care reform in the U.S. we're catching up with the other industrialized democracies who been successful with it for at least 50 years. Best to you,

    June 29, 2012 at 4:45 am | Report abuse |
    • Perryin Mass

      I live in Mass and I don't love it. I have to pay for my own health care for my family, which costs a small fortune, as well as paying for people too lazy to get a job. The only reason Obama did this is to get votes from the lazy Mexicans who are illegally crossing the border every day to suck our system dry. My wife works as a medical technician for a family health center that caters to a majority non-english speaking group of derilicts who admit to her daily that they are there for "FREE" health care. Hard working Americans are the ones who pay for these FREE services. Do the world a favor and Vote out Obama before its too late.

      June 29, 2012 at 6:39 am | Report abuse |
    • Imjustsaying

      @Heather, do more than just read the bill. It IS important. Understand the implications of the bill and how it will affect not just yourself but your kids and grandkids. Perryin Mass is correct. This bill has good intentions but the cost to the families for not just themselves but for those that aren't working is extreme. This isn't free healthcare, this is free healthcare for the lazy and undeserving. I admit that this helps those with conditions that would previously be left in the cold but when everyone lines up for free healthcare at the same time but only a handful can actually assist in paying for it, this spells out disaster in the long run for future generations. Also, I work with clinical trials. I wouldn't exactly say that we are "catching up". Many of the doctors I have worked with aren't happy and are worldly enough to know that even though our previous healthcare was flawed, it was one of the best. I imagine the financial burden of this policy alone will send it packing in years to come but at that point, the republican based idea as many are using to defend Obama will be blamed on the republicans as well, not Obama.

      June 29, 2012 at 9:23 am | Report abuse |
  2. saywahtyoumean

    I hope Africanized bees don't make it up to Virginia, I don't wanna get mob stung.

    June 29, 2012 at 6:49 am | Report abuse |
  3. Barney

    @ guesswho22, for once philip told the truth, he did create 2 fulltime jobs. The lst was his therapist, who is racking up mega overtime hours, & the 2nd is his therapist new secretary, who has twice been to a trauma center because of the horror she hears!

    June 29, 2012 at 10:50 am | Report abuse |
  4. Margie

    Well there's this, if anyone who chooses NOT to have insurance and goes to the er for a cold or an earache should be told, "You have the cash up front? No? Bye." Because that's what MANY people do, use the er for tthat kind of crap. And too many of you people are usuing this as a platform against gays. Don't deny it. You are.

    June 29, 2012 at 11:25 am | Report abuse |
  5. joshua

    you won't hear about how the burdon of the cost of obamacare will be placed on the backs of the working middle class. we just got the largest middle class tax increase in the history of the world. my healtcare was paid for by my company. now i will be cut loose and will be forced to buy it myself. this will be devasting to a huge portion of the population who don't know what will be hitting them soon, real soon.

    July 1, 2012 at 10:32 pm | Report abuse |
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