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  • Clinton Reaches Out To New Generation In India
    Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is expected to announce a new strategic dialogue with India on Monday, as well as a series of agreements to boost military and nuclear sales to the world's largest democracy. But before heading into her formal meetings, she sat down with students to talk about ways to bring relations to a higher level.
  • Clinton's Popularity In India Tinged With Wariness
    As Secretary of State Hillary Clinton visits India, there are concerns that the Obama administration doesn't care enough about India and is preoccupied with U.S. interests in Afghanistan and Pakistan.
  • Aldrin Reflects On Life After Moon Mission
    Forty years after walking on the moon, Edwin E. "Buzz" Aldrin talks with NPR about preparing for the Apollo 11 mission, and how his life has changed since splashing down back on Earth.
  • Frank McCourt's Humor Transcended Tragedy
    Irish-American writer Frank McCourt, who won a Pulitzer Prize for his best-selling memoir Angela's Ashes, died Sunday. He was 78.
  • Gum: A Stick A Day May Keep The Dentist Away
    Good news for frequent chewers: Sugarless gum with xylitol may be good for your teeth. Experts say xylitol works against cavity-causing bacteria, helping to prevent tooth decay.
  • Officials Scramble To Prep Swine Flu Vaccine By Fall
    For the first time ever, U.S. health officials will vaccinate Americans against two flu strains in one season. They're aiming to have an H1N1 vaccine ready by the fall, but slow growth of the vaccine strain means there likely won't be enough for everyone until December.
  • CIT Bondholders Agree To $3 Billion Emergency Loan
    CIT, a big lender to small and mid-size businesses around the country, was headed for bankruptcy, but its bondholders reportedly agreed Sunday to give it a $3 billion emergency loan. The government had refused to bail out the financial firm. The loan buys CIT some time but doesn't solve its problems.
  • Harvard University Staggers As Endowment Shrinks
    Harvard University is facing what some say is the worst financial crisis of its 373-year history. What got Harvard into so much trouble? Nina Munk, a contributing editor at Vanity Fair, talks with Linda Wertheimer.
  • New Treat In San Francisco: Parks Allow Food Carts
    Facing an $11 million budget gap, San Francisco park officials last week voted to allow long-banned food carts into the city's 200 parks. A monthly permit costs $1,000 or more, and vendors must prove that their food is "healthful" — a term that is not precisely defined.
  • Governors Bemoan Steep Slide In State Revenues
    At the annual meeting of the National Governors Association, one hot topic was how badly states have been hit by the economic downturn; this year, they've seen the steepest decline in tax revenues on record.

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