Mandate Delayed: The White House on Tuesday pushed back the employer mandate - a requirement under the Affordable Care Act that businesses provide health insurance to employees - for a year. Business groups had objected to the provision, which now will take effect in January 2015. The Washington Post calls it "a fresh setback for President Obama's landmark health-care overhaul as it enters a critical phase."
Showdown: Egypt's army commander and Islamist President Mohamed Mursi each pledged to die for his cause as a deadline neared on Wednesday that will trigger a military takeover backed by protesters, Reuters reports.
Overseas Trading: Wall Street lobbyists, seeking to delay a July 12 deadline for rules that would rein in lucrative trading by banks overseas, are pressing their case before the Commodity Futures Trading Commission. The fight over the rules has set off a "rare breakdown of decorum at an agency long known for its cordial style and unanimous votes," The New York Times reports.
Just Kidding: A teen who made a sarcastic Facebook comment during an argument about a video game faces the possibility of years in prison, charged with making a terrorist threat, CNN reports.
Abortion Rights: Texas Republicans voted early Wednesday to move forward with new abortion restrictions, after limiting testimony at a public hearing, refusing to consider Democratic amendments and imposing strict security precautions to prevent disruptions from protesting abortion-rights supporters, the Associated Press reports.