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Monday, October 3, 2011

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  • Supreme Court Hears Medicaid Case
    At issue is whether doctors, hospitals and patients can go to court to challenge cuts in Medicaid. The case is from California, which cut the amount it pays health providers without seeking approval from the federal Medicaid agency as required by law. Health care providers sued.
  • Greece's Woes Deliver Fresh Blow To World Markets
    Despite a series of austerity measures, Greece will not meet its budget targets for this year or next. The news sends European and American stock markets tumbling yet again.
  • An Update On The 'Three Cups Of Tea' Lawsuit
    Millions of people bought Greg Mortenson's book Three Cups of Tea about his work building schools for girls in Pakistan and Afghanistan. Many gave money to his charity. Then, earlier this year, a 60 Minutes investigation charged that Mortenson fabricated key parts of his story — and used funds from the charity for himself. Now a group of readers in Mortenson's home state of Montana is suing him for fraud. Melissa Block speaks with court reporter Gwen Florio of the Missoulian about the current state of the Three Cups of Tea lawsuit.
  • Yahoo, ABC News Announce Partnership
    Monday, ABC News and Yahoo announced a new partnership. Yahoo wants ABC News to bring more content to its site, and ABC News is interested in Yahoo's big audience.
  • Microsoft, Google Tussle Over Android Phone Patents
    Google claims that Microsoft is unfairly raising the price of smartphones. Both Samsung and HTC make phones with Google's Android operating system. They have both agreed to pay Microsoft — not Google — for the privilege. That's because Microsoft claims Android steps on its patents.
  • After Solyndra, Other Energy Loans Draw Scrutiny
    The now-bankrupt solar company Solyndra was just one of the clean energy businesses that got loan guarantees from a federal program that ended Friday. In all, the Department of Energy program financed 28 projects with $16 billion. A Republican leading hearings on Solyndra says loans were rushed out the door.
  • Hostile Crowd Forces Libyan Jew Out Of Synagogue
    The last remaining members of the Jewish community in Libya were driven out more than 40 years ago. Despite this, David Gerbi came back to Libya to help the rebels as they ousted Gadhafi in a six-month uprising. Gerbi hopes to re-establish the Jewish community, but he has run into problems.
  • Incoming NPR CEO Makes Case For Public Funding, Will Look At All Sources
    Like public libraries and public museums, NPR and its member stations serve important communities and deserve some government support, Gary Knell says. But he also says he will be "creative" in tapping other funding sources.
  • Habitat For Humanity Marks A Milestone
    Monday, Habitat for Humanity dedicates its 500,000th house. The homebuilding charity is known for using volunteer labor to help build affordable homes for low-income families. In Portland, Ore., the organization has bought up to 150 empty lots — enough to keep it building for the next five years. A look at the good that can come from the failing housing market.
  • Woody Guthrie's 'Note Of Hope' From Beyond The Grave
    Note of Hope: A Celebration of Woody Guthrie features 13 artists working with Guthrie's lyrics.

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