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Weekly scorecard

Winners

Arizona voters: Supreme Court issues 7-2 ruling striking down law requiring proof of citizenship for voting.

Chuck Pagano: Colts coach and cancer survivor wins George Halas Award, which honors NFL player, coach or staff member who overcomes the most adversity to succeed.

Christina Torre: Daughter of former Yankees manager and major-league catcher makes a life-saving catch when she rushes from a sidewalk café to rescue a 1-year-old boy who had crawled onto a fire escape and tumbled to the street below.

Tossups

Indiana House Democrats: Divided Indiana Supreme Court rejects claim that pay was illegally withheld by majority Republicans after 2011 walkout. But control of the chamber will inevitably shift. Paybacks won’t be pretty.

Losers

Toll Road motorists: Rates are on the rise again, increasing by 3 percent on July 1. A passenger-car motorist traveling border to border will pay $9.70, although rates are unchanged for those with an E-ZPass transponder. The cost was $4.65 before the road was leased to an out-of-state consortium.

Michael Bloomberg: NYC mayor continues moves from super-size soda ban to a proposal to require residents to separate food scraps for composting. Really?

Jeb Bush: Likely presidential candidate tells a Faith and Freedom Coalition conference that immigrants are “more fertile” than Americans and, in an interview, dismisses far-right critics as “chirpers.”

IRS: Can it get any worse? Plans for $70 million in employee bonuses reaches Senate Finance Committee, with Obama administration quickly ordering them canceled.

Milestones

Paula Cooper: Once the youngest person on Indiana’s Death Row – at age 15 – Cooper was released from prison this week after serving 27 years. An appeal from Pope John Paul II helped spare the life of the convicted killer who stabbed a Gary woman to death.

Michael Hastings: Rolling Stone journalist, who scored an exclusive interview with WikiLeaks’ Julian Assange and brought down Gen. Stanley McChrystal with a 2010 profile, dies in an automobile accident. He was 33.

George Zimmer: The iconic pitchman known for his slogan, “You’re going to like the way you look. I guarantee it.” is fired by Men’s Wearhouse, the men’s clothing retailer Zimmer founded.

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