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Mon July 18, 2011
Science And Medicine

Doctors To Pregnant Women: Wait At Least 39 Weeks

A rendering of a 36-week fetus in the womb.
Photo Researchers

In her living room, Caroline Nagy introduces the newest member of her family – the six-week-old infant in a striped onesie cradled in her arms. "This is Alex Joseph. He was born May 24th — my birthday," she says.

Their shared birthday wasn't entirely a coincidence. Two weeks before her due date, Nagy was swollen, and uncomfortable. So she asked her doctor for relief.

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Mon July 18, 2011
It's All Politics

White House Threatens Veto Of 'Cap, Cut Balance' Bill; GOP Plows Ahead

Conservatives coined a catchy name for the legislation House Republicans have scheduled for a Tuesday vote — Cap, Cut and Balance.

Democrats in the White House have what they think is just as creative a name for the bill — Duck, Dodge and Dismantle.

And those same Obama officials vow that President Obama will veto the legislation if it were to reach his desk.

That's a major if; it's unlikely the Republican bill will get through the Senate.

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Mon July 18, 2011
The Two-Way

Libya, U.S. Hold Face-To-Face Talks

A Libyan government spokesman said today that representatives of Moammar Gadhafi's regime and U.S. officials held face-to-face talks in Tunisia.

CNN reports:

"This is a first step. We welcome any further steps," [government spokesman] Musa Ibrahim said in a brief interview with CNN. "We don't want to be stuck in the past."


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Mon July 18, 2011
The Two-Way

Eagle Love Story: Injured Mates Reunited At Rehab Center

Back together. The female, left, taught her mate how to get up to the perch.
Wendi Pencille Bless the Beasts Foundation

Here's a feel-good story.

"Two seriously injured bald eagles, found two months apart and more than a mile away from each other near the Iroquois National Wildlife Refuge," in Western New York State, "were rescued and reunited in a wildlife rehabilitation facility in Medina last week," the Buffalo News reports.

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Mon July 18, 2011
NPR Story

Carr Discusses Corporate Culture At Murdoch's News Corp

Robert Siegel talks with New York Times business columnist David Carr about News America Marketing, an arm of Rupert Murdoch's News Corp empire. Carr reports that News America is an in-store and newspaper insert marketing business that News Corp has paid more than $650 million in settlements to make corporate espionage and other allegations for the company disappear.