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Thursday, February 25, 2010

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  • Obama Hosts Bipartisan Health Care Summit
    President Obama held Thursday his much-anticipated health care summit. The daylong back-and-forth didn't produce much bipartisan agreement, something neither side expected. But it did illuminate at least one thing: how both parties see the stakes in the health care debate.
  • Health Care Summit Examined
    President Obama hosted Thursday a bipartisan health care summit, in a bid to bridge deep divisions between the two parties on health care.
  • Ex-U.N. Nuclear Chief Seeks Political Reform In Egypt
    The former head of the International Atomic Energy Agency formed a new movement this week with opposition leaders to press for political reform in Egypt, making Mohamad ElBaradei the hot new name in Egyptian political circles.
  • Failed Justice Leaves Rape Victim Nowhere To Turn
    NPR News Investigation: Margaux was a freshman at Indiana University when, she says, another student living on her floor raped her. The local police refused to prosecute, so Margaux took the case to the campus justice system. In the end, it seemed to Margaux's family that the entire system was designed to just make the victim go away, to pretend the crime never happened.
  • Hamas Assassination Draws Wide Praise In Israel
    The murder of Hamas operative Mahmoud al-Mabhouh last month in Dubai has had serious diplomatic repercussions for Israel. But many ordinary Israelis say they are proud of the assassins for eliminating an enemy thought to have killed two Israeli soldiers in 1989.
  • Paper: Hamas Founder's Son Spied For Israel
    Israel's Ha'aretz newspaper reported that the son of a founder of the militant group Hamas was a longtime informant for the Israeli security agency, the Shin Beth. The late Sheikh Ahmed Yassin's son, converted to Christianity, moved to California and has written a book about his work for Israel. Avi Issacharoff, the reporter who broke the story, offers his insight.
  • Internet Freedom A Relative Concept
    When an Italian court convicted Google executives Wednesday of violating privacy laws, it held them responsible for a user-generated video showing the bullying of a child. Now, many companies and content providers say there's a bigger trend at work: Widely diverging privacy laws are making the Internet less global than once imagined.
  • In 'Kells,' The Secret Pleasures Of A Low-Tech Art
    The Oscar-nominated animated feature The Book of Kells harks back to an earlier style of drawing — not pre-digital animation, but illumination, the curlicued borders and ornate lettering that characterized the work of medieval holy books. Critic Bob Mondello says it's a strikingly beautiful exercise in deliberately retro technique. (Recommended)
  • Software Mimics Person's Voice
    Film critic Roger Ebert had his larynx removed through surgery, but a company called CereProc in Edinburgh, Scotland, has created a beta version of his voice. Dr. Matthew Aylett, chief technical Officer of CereProc, offers his insight.
  • Fed To Examine Goldman Role In Greek Debt Crisis
    Goldman Sachs and other big banks have been accused of helping Greece conceal its financial problems from investors and EU regulators. It also may have helped aggravate the country's fiscal troubles by helping investors bet on the possibility of a default through the use of credit default swaps.

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