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Tuesday, November 24, 2009

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  • Obama Aims To 'Finish The Job' In Afghanistan
    President Obama said Tuesday he intends to finish the job in Afghanistan, adding he would soon announce his strategy for the country. The comments came in a joint news conference with Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, who is on a state visit to the U.S.
  • Laughter, Tears And Kisses As Marines Come Home
    Families gather at Camp Lejeune in North Carolina to welcome back the Marines of the 2nd Battalion, 8th Regiment — known as "America's Battalion" — after months deployed in Afghanistan. But not every family is going to see their Marine: Thirteen of the Marines died in Afghanistan.
  • At Gaza Zoo, The Wild Things Return
    Almost a year after Israel's offensive against Hamas militants in the Gaza Strip, the coastal enclave is still struggling to recover. Most animals at the Gaza Zoo died during the fighting. Now, with the help of animal smugglers, the zoo is trying to rebuild.
  • Impeachment Hearings Against Sanford Begin
    South Carolina lawmakers began impeachment hearings Tuesday against Gov. Mark Sanford. The legislators began a hearing on the governor's five-day absence in June when he went to Argentina to meet his lover and left no one in charge of the state. Cindi Scoppe, associate editor of The Slate newspaper, says Sanford and the legislature had been at odds even before the scandal.
  • 'Insecurity Cameras' To Track All Of Town's Traffic
    The town council in Tiburon, Calif., voted to spend $200,000 to install security cameras to screen every car that comes into the affluent, low-crime town. But some say the recordings could open the town up to lawsuits or be used against the residents themselves.
  • Safe Driving For Seniors: Officials Get Creative
    A University of Florida study predicts that within 15 years, 1 in 4 drivers in the U.S. will be age 65 and older. As they get older, seniors may be less safe on the roads, so state and university officials and the AARP are putting together programs to help seniors drive better — and in some cases, get them off the roads.
  • Point, Click, Feed: Web Boosts Food Banks' Efficiency
    Food banks are looking for innovative ways to make sure they have enough of the right kinds of food at the right times. Virtual food drives allow donors to choose items that the food bank needs. And because food banks buy in bulk, they can get more bang for the donated buck.
  • Pa. University Targets Overweight Students
    Students at Lincoln University in Pennsylvania are upset about a school rule requiring overweight students to take an exercise course in order to graduate. The rule applies to students with a body mass index above 30. James DeBoy, chair of the Department of Health, Physical Education and Recreation at Lincoln University, says the school officials believe that its their responsibility to alert students to the dangers of obesity.
  • CBO Chief On Health Care Bills
    With health care overhaul legislation set for action on Capitol Hill, all eyes are on the bottom line. But estimating the financial impact is incredibly complex and contentious. In search of clarity is Doug Elmendorf, the head of the Congressional Budget Office. Elmendorf discusses how his office puts a price tag on proposed bills, and his view of this latest health care effort.
  • Senate, House Health Bills Have Much In Common
    Much of the recent discussion about a health care overhaul has focused on the differences between the House and Senate bills. The bills actually have much in common, however: big ideas that may have once seemed controversial but are now overshadowed by talk of a public option and abortion.

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