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I Know! We'll Make A Board Game Into A Movie
Notable directors have reportedly signed on to big-budget versions of Monopoly and Battleship, and there's even a version of Candy Land in the works. Commentator John Ridley looks at the recent Hollywood trend of banking on child's play.
Baghdad Begins New Era As Blast Walls Come Down
Ahead of the June 30 deadline for U.S. troops to withdraw from Iraqi cities, changes are already coming to Baghdad — including the removal of hundreds of concrete blast walls from around U.S. installations. For nearly six years, these walls strangled Baghdad's traffic arteries.
Iran, Health Care Dominate Questions For Obama
In his fourth formal news conference, President Obama took questions Tuesday that focused on Iran and health care. He said he was "appalled and outraged" by Iran's violent reaction to protests following the disputed presidential election. The president also talked at length about the cost of overhauling health care and the role of a public insurance plan.
Washington Heat Forces News Conference Inside
President Obama's news conference on Tuesday was supposed to be held outside in the Rose Garden. Because of the heat it was moved to the White House briefing room. Reporters pressed the president on a range of isssues.
Is 2009 The Year 3D Finally Catches On Big?
3D has been popping up in more and more movies, TV shows, sports broadcasts, concerts and video games. The next big push is to put 3D into living rooms. Renee Montagne travels to the Entertainment Technology Center at the University of Southern California to explore the popularity of 3D.
Britain Expels 2 Iranian Diplomats In Retaliation
The British government said Tuesday that it was expelling two Iranian diplomats. The move came after two British diplomats were told to leave Tehran. The expulsions marked a new low in Britain's relationship with Iran, which has a long history of confrontation.
Drone Strikes Kill Dozens Of Militants In Pakistan
In Pakistan, airstrikes believed to be carried out by U.S. predator drones have killed dozens of militants. That would make the attack the deadliest since the U.S. deployed its remotely guided missiles to target the Taliban leadership dug into Pakistan's mountainous border with Afghanistan.
African Command Working To Counter Terrorism
In the last 20 months, the U.S. military has set up a command focused on Africa. It's known as Africom and the operation is led by Gen. William Ward. Part of Africom's mission is to promote peace and security on the continent. Gen. Ward talks with Renee Montagne about the strategic importance of Africa.
Boeing Delays Initial 787 Test Flight, Again
There's another delay for the first test flight for Boeing Co.'s 787 jetliner, a hot-selling aircraft seen as pivotal for the Chicago-based company. Boeing said it needs to reinforce small areas near the connection of the wings and fuselage before conducting the test flight. The company had insisted the flight would occur before July.