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The Justices of the US Supreme Court sit for their official photograph on October 8, 2010 at the Supreme Court in Washington, DC. Front row (L-R): Associate Justice Clarence Thomas,  Associate Justice Antonin Scalia, Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Associate Justice Anthony M. Kennedy and Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Back Row (L-R): Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor, Associate Justice Stephen Breyer, Associate Justice Samuel Alito Jr. and Associate Justice Elena Kagan.   AFP PHOTO / TIM SLOAN (Photo credit should read TIM SLOAN/AFP/Getty Images)
The Justices of the US Supreme Court sit for their official photograph on October 8, 2010 at the Supreme Court in Washington, DC. Front row (L-R): Associate Justice Clarence Thomas, Associate Justice Antonin Scalia, Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Associate Justice Anthony M. Kennedy and Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Back Row (L-R): Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor, Associate Justice Stephen Breyer, Associate Justice Samuel Alito Jr. and Associate Justice Elena Kagan. AFP PHOTO / TIM SLOAN (Photo credit should read TIM SLOAN/AFP/Getty Images)
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Former Mexico Foreign Minister Jorge Castaneda explains why the possibility of the PRI party ruling Mexico again shouldn't be a cause for alarm in Sunday's election. Yesterday the Supreme Court, led by Chief Justice John G. Roberts, upheld the heart of President Obama's healthcare law. New York Times correspondent Jodi Kantor will join the show to discuss the connections between the two men. And on Sunday, one of the largest cities in Nevada will enter a state of emergency. But it's not what you think. There are no windstorms or fires in North Las Vegas -- no "acts of God." The city simply can't pay its bills. And what were you doing when you were 11 years old? Probably nothing like skate boarder Jagger Eaton. He's the youngest person ever to compete in the X Games. We'll talk to him about competing in what's known as the Big Air Event.