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Wednesday, June 24, 2009

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  • Fresh Violence Reported In Iran
    There were reports Wednesday of fresh clashes between protesters and riot police in Tehran. Meanwhile, Iran's supreme leader criticized the protesters who are challenging the results of the June 12 presidential election.
  • Iran's Pro-Reform Leader Examined
    The man protesters in Iran are supporting, Mir Hossein Mousavi, is a former prime minister and foreign minister. He is an architect by training and a painter. Joe Klein of Time magazine and former Iranian Deputy Prime Minister Mohsen Sazegara offer their insight on Mousavi.
  • South Pole Rescue Doctor Dies
    In 1999, Jerri Nielsen FitzGerald was the only doctor at a remote research station in Antarctica when she diagnosed and treated her own breast cancer. Nielsen Fitzgerald died Wednesday at age 57.
  • White House Hosts Meeting on Immigration
    While immigration has been thrown on the back burner in favor of issues like health care, President Obama will meet with members of Congress to discuss changes he promised on the trail. But his vision for immigration policy may not be politically viable.
  • Public View Of Health Care Same As In Clinton Era
    In a poll looking at public attitudes toward health care, pollster Stan Greenberg found something startling: The results were almost identical to a poll he conducted on the issue when he worked for the Clinton White House. Greenberg, chair and CEO of Greenberg, Quinlan Rosner Research, says the public wants change, but it wants to ensure it is the right kind of change.
  • Clown Finds Bankruptcy Rules No Laughing Matter
    As Americans watch two once-mighty companies — GM and Chrysler — submit to bankruptcy, there are many questions about how the process works. David Kestenbaum of NPR's Planet Money team set out to answer some of those questions, with help from a clown who is owed $200.
  • 'Lone Wolf' Killers Hard To Catch
    A lone wolf is what the FBI calls a killer who comes out of nowhere, with no links to terrorist or extremist groups. Trying to stop a lone wolf attack — such as the recent deadly shooting at the Holocaust museum — requires a mix of good luck and foresight.
  • One Question To Obama, One Heck Of A Backlash
    When President Obama called on Huffington Post blogger Nico Pitney during Tuesday's news conference, he set off criticism from mainstream news organizations. There have been charges that the question was a plant or, at the least, a departure from protocol.
  • Oscars Doubling Best Picture Nominees
    The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences decided Wednesday to double the number of Best Picture nominees from five to 10. Sid Ganis, president of the academy, explains the move.
  • Hasbro And Hollywood: Transforming Toy Sales
    Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen comes to theaters today, and you can bet the executives at the Hasbro toy company are excited. The first Transformers movie helped the company sell hundreds of millions of dollars worth of toys and other merchandise.

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