In Richmond Tuesday, President Obama's health overhaul law got its first hearing before a federal appeals court. The three-judge panel actually heard arguments on two different cases decided by lower court judges last year. Robert Siegel talks to NPR's Julie Rovner for more.
Microsoft is paying a premium to acquire Internet phone company Skype. Skype still isn't profitable, but Microsoft announced Tuesday that it will pay $8.5 billion in cash to make Skype its own. Did Microsoft overpay? And how does it plan to make money on Skype?
In Libya, there are reports that rebel forces are making advances against government troops in the western city of Misrata. Fierce fighting continues there and elsewhere. And NATO carried out more air strikes on forces loyal to Moammar Gadhafi. Melissa Block speaks with NPR's Lourdes Garcia-Navarro for more.
Universities in South Africa are wrestling with an issue familiar to many Americans: affirmative action.
South Africa is still coping with the aftermath of apartheid and a lingering educational gap between black and white. Now, a series of public debates about college admissions has reopened a national dialogue on race.