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Monday, March 22, 2010

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  • Health Care Bill Returns From The Dead
    Not so long ago, the health care bill was dead and the Obama presidency was badly hurt by it. Not anymore. On Tuesday, President Obama will sign into law a health care law nearly a century in the making. NPR's Mara Liasson looks at how the bill was resurrected and how the president sells it from here.
  • Va. Democrat On Health Vote, Re-Election Prospects
    Sunday night's health care vote will be a key factor in elections this November. And one of the top targets is freshman Democratic Rep. Tom Perriello, who represents Virginia's 5th district. Melissa Block speaks to Perriello about his "yes" vote on health care and what it will mean for re-election in November.
  • Health Care Legislation: A Timeline
    Once President Obama signs the health care bill into law, it won't be long before some of its provisions take effect. Robert Siegel and Melissa Block run through the timeline laid out in the bill, starting with what supporters call the "early deliverables" — the provisions that will take effect this year, through the final goal of providing health care to 32 million uninsured Americans by 2019.
  • Ex-Interior Secretary Stewart Udall Remembered
    Former Interior Secretary Stewart Udall died at his home in Santa Fe, N.M., on Saturday. He was 90. Udall led the department in the 1960s and pushed for the expansion of public lands and more protection for endangered species.
  • Google Moves China Search Engine Off Mainland
    Google Inc. will shift its search engine for China off the mainland but won't shut it down altogether, and it will maintain other operations in the country. The compromise is an attempt by Google to balance its stance against censorship with its desire to profit from an explosively growing Internet market. NPR's Laura Sydell talks to Robert Siegel.
  • Internet Project Sparks Stunts For Google's Attention
    Communities across the country are feverishly campaigning for Google to install its super-high-speed Internet cables in their towns. To attract Google's attention, Topeka, Kan., has unofficially changed its name to Google and the mayor of Sarasota, Fla., went for a swim in a shark tank.
  • Taking Surprising Risks For The Ideal Body
    In Jamaica, like all over the world, there are deep conversations about the ideal body type. While there are competing norms of beauty, some women are using extreme methods to fit their vision of beautiful, like ingesting chicken pills for broader hips and butts, and bleaching their skin to be whiter. And they're taking health risks to do so.
  • Cornell's Jaques On March Madness Magic
    Cornell's men's basketball team is the feel-good story of March Madness. The Big Red, as they are known, are the first Ivy League team to reach the Sweet 16 since 1979. They've done this without the benefit of athletic scholarships, or any likely NBA top draft picks. Robert Siegel talks to one standout player — senior forward Jon Jaques.
  • Review: 'The Room And The Chair'
    The Washington newsroom elite and the government's deeply embedded secret intelligence agents — and the turmoil in contemporary Iran — all come together in a new novel, The Room and the Chair, by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and former Washington Post staff writer Lorraine Adams.
  • Jackie Wilson: The Singer And The Showman
    Jackie Wilson was a singer's singer — admired by everyone from Elvis Presley to Van Morrison to Michael Jackson. His awe-inspiring falsetto powered 15 Top 10 R&B hits. But his stage show could make your jaw drop.

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