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12:56pm

Fri August 12, 2011
Movie Interviews

Remembering RFK's Visit To 'The Land Of Apartheid'

A Meeting Of Great Minds: During his 1966 visit to South Africa, Sen. Robert F. Kennedy met with anti-apartheid activist Chief Luthuli and later spoke publicly about their meeting. Because of a government ban on media coverage of Luthuli, it was the first news many had of their leader in more than five years.
Shoreline Productions

In June of 1966, just two years before he was shot and killed in Los Angeles, Sen. Robert F. Kennedy went to South Africa to speak out against apartheid. There, at the University of Cape Town, he gave a speech — known as the "Ripple of Hope" speech — that would be repeated over and over again and even etched onto his tombstone.

In that speech, Kennedy told a crowd of white, anti-apartheid students,

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12:55pm

Fri August 12, 2011
The Two-Way

Debt 'Supercommittee' Members' Top Political Contributors Scrutinized

One day after the U.S. debt "supercommittee" was finalized, the largest political donors to Republicans and Democrats on the panel are being scrutinized — after all, lobbyists are widely expected to court the committee's 12 members, to ensure that their interests stay off the chopping block.

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11:37am

Fri August 12, 2011
The Two-Way

U.S. Appeals Court Rules Against Health Care Law

A U.S. appeals court has ruled in favor of 26 states that filed suit to challenge a requirement in President Barack Obama's healthcare law that forced individuals to own health insurance. The law's "individual mandate" portion was declared unconstitutional, according to Reuters.

The court has apparently ruled that the remainder of the law, without the individual mandate, can stand, Reuters reports.

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11:30am

Fri August 12, 2011
Shots - Health Blog

Regulators Grapple With Outbreaks As Salmonella, E. Coli Illnesses Grow

Ground turkey packages like this one are part of a nationwide recall and are blamed for sickening 107 people so far.
Paul Sakuma ASSOCIATED PRESS

It's been another tough week for food safety.

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10:52am

Fri August 12, 2011
The Two-Way

Former Boston, New York Police Chief In Talks For Scotland Yard Job

William Bratton, who has been the police chief in New York, Boston and Los Angeles, told the AP today that he was in talks with the British government about a job. The AP reports:

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