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  • In Calif., Prop. 8 Debate Tests Limits Of Tolerance
    During the twists and turns of Proposition 8, motions and tempers have run high on both sides. There has been a lot of posturing and name-calling, both subtle and the in-your-face variety. What there hasn't been is much rational discussion between the parties.
  • Ted Olson, Gay Marriage's Unlikely Legal Warrior
    Olson became a conservative legal star in 2000, after he successfully argued George W. Bush's case before the Supreme Court in Bush v. Gore. Now, he has raised eyebrows on the left and right by passionately representing those who want to overturn Proposition 8, California's ban on gay marriage.
  • Medical Scans, Without The Weapons-Grade Uranium
    A new technique for manufacturing a radioactive material used in medical imaging may create a more reliable supply of it. Nuclear proliferation experts say it could also help prevent uranium from falling into the hands of terrorists.
  • Russian Rocket Carrying Satellites Plunges Into Ocean
    Russian news reported over the weekend that a rocket carrying three satellites meant to enhance a system in Russia similar to GPS crashed into the ocean off the coast of Hawaii. It wasn't the only setback for Russian technology: On Saturday, a Dagestan Air jetliner carrying some 150 passengers lost two of three engines leaving Moscow.
  • Tijuana Neighborhood Reborn As Youth Hot Spot
    The drug war has altered the border city of Tijuana, complicating life for people on both sides. But one neighborhood, Calle Sexta, or Sixth Street, is being reborn as a trendy new destination for Tijuana's young, known for its music, bars, art galleries and hair salons.
  • Rolfing Back In Vogue, But With Shaky Evidence
    A deep massage technique, called Rolfing Structural Integration, was last popular in the 1970s. Now, it's hip with the yoga-Pilates-acupuncture crowd. But scientists say the research supporting its effectiveness is limited.
  • Just Breathe: Body Has A Built-In Stress Reliever
    Deep breathing is not just relaxing; it's also been scientifically proven to affect the heart, the brain, digestion, the immune system. Research has shown that breathing exercises can have immediate effects by altering the pH of the blood, or changing blood pressure.
  • HSBC Sued For $9 Billion Over Ties To Madoff
    The man in charge of recovering money from the victims of Bernard Madoff's ponzi scheme has filed another lawsuit, this time against the global bank HSBC for nearly $9 billion. Irving Picard announced his lawsuit Sunday, saying HSBC fueled the scheme by helping to funnel investor money to Madoff. He also says the bank ignored warnings from its own accountants about Madoff's operation.
  • Tapping The Buying Power Of Affluent African Americans
    Renee Montagne talks with Leonard Burnett and Andrea Hoffman, authors of Black is the New Green: Marketing To Affluent African Americans, who say the buying power of well-to-do blacks is largely untapped.
  • Rihanna, Bieber Top Billboard's New 'Social 50' List
    Pop star Rihanna tops a new list -- The Social 50 -- from Billboard, the publication that has been ranking songs on the radio for seven decades. It's now ranking artists who get the most play on social media sites like Youtube, Facebook, and Twitter. No. 2 is teen idol Justin Bieber. Billboard's editorial director says he wants to keep up with the changing ways people experience music.

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