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All Things Considered
Wednesday, October 3, 2007

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  • Backers of Vetoed SCHIP Bill Say It's Misunderstood
    President Bush issued his fourth veto Wednesday — turning back legislation to expand the State Childrens' Health Insurance Program. Congress will vote this month on whether to override the veto. If that fails, supporters have vowed to keep it alive.
  • What's Next for SCHIP Legislation?
    Political commentators E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and the Brookings Institution, and David Brooks of The New York Times talk about the political implications of President Bush's veto.
  • Pentagon's Test Further Frays U.S.-Russia Ties
    NPR Senior News Analyst Daniel Schorr says the Pentagon's successful test of an anti-missile defense system will lead to even greater strain in U.S.-Russia relations.
  • Utah Miners' Families Seek More Federal Oversight
    Relatives of miners killed in the collapse at Utah's Crandall Canyon mine spoke Wednesday at a hearing before the House Education and Labor Committee. Six miners were trapped in a cave-in Aug. 6, and three rescuers died trying to save them.
  • Feds Sue Illinois Over Worker-Verification Law
    The Department of Homeland Security is suing Illinois over its new law to keep employers there from enrolling in a federal program that verifies the legal status of job applicants. Lawmakers and rights groups say the E-Verify system is flawed.
  • Blackwater's Version of Iraq Attack Disputed
    Employees of the private security firm Blackwater USA are accused in the unprovoked shootings of Iraqi civilians in September. James Glanz, New York Times Baghdad bureau chief, says witnesses and Iraqi investigators dispute Blackwater's version of events.
  • Two Opposing Views on Women on the Battlefield
    Current Pentagon policy that excludes women from ground combat units dates back to 1994. An opponent of women in combat say that rule is being violated, while a Pentagon official says the policy remains relevant and reasonable today.
  • Is Capitol Visitor Center Worth the Price Tag?
    The vast underground complex by the U.S. Capitol is still being built. For tourists, there will be theaters, exhibits, a restaurant and gift shops. For Congress, it has meeting rooms, a media studio and more. But the price tag has more than doubled — to $621 million.
  • San Jose Aims to Cut Length of Council Meetings
    San Jose City Council is considering reducing the number of commendations on the council's agenda in hopes of shortening its marathon meetings.
  • Jimmy Carter Fights Back in Darfur Exchange
    The former U.S. president was involved in a tense verbal exchange Wednesday in Sudan while traveling with a delegation gathering information about the conflict that has left more than 200,000 people dead and more than 2 million displaced.

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