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12:00pm

Thu May 19, 2011
Sports

Lockout Continues, Rookie's Livelihood Hangs In Balance

This week, a federal appeals court upheld the NFL lockout imposed on football players. Host Michel Martin speaks with University of Pennsylvania law professor Kenneth Shropshire and rookie player Rashad Carmichael about the ongoing labor negotiations.

12:00pm

Thu May 19, 2011
News

'Beauty Shop': Trouble Brews For Powerful Men

Former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn has been accused of sexually assaulting a hotel maid. Former Calif. governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has admitted fathering a child with a former staffer. Host Michel Martin gets the dish on these stories with the Beauty Shop ladies: U.S News and World Report columnist Mary Kate Cary, author Pamela Druckerman, CNBC's "Power Lunch" co-host Michelle Caruso-Cabrera and Racialicious.com editor Latoya Peterson.

11:19am

Thu May 19, 2011
The Two-Way

A Twitter Interview With A White House National Security Adviser

Following President Barack Obama's speech on the Middle East, NPR's Andy Carvin (@acarvin) and Foreign Policy's Marc Lynch (@abuaardvark) will be at the U.S. State Department for an interview with Deputy National Security Adviser Ben Rhodes.

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11:02am

Thu May 19, 2011
The Two-Way

President Obama's Middle East Speech: Live-Blog

President Obama is today giving his first major address aimed at the Muslim world and the Middle East since the Arab Spring movement swept aside regimes in Egypt and Tunisia, and rocked governments in Libya, Yemen and elsewhere in the region.

We're live-blogging in this post before, during and immediately after the address (which is scheduled to begin at 11:40 a.m. ET.). There's no need for you to refresh; this page will do that for you every two minutes.

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10:38am

Thu May 19, 2011
Shots - Health Blog

Who Pays For Unintended Pregnancies?

Stewart Schwartz of Laurel, Md., attends a rally opposing federal funding for Planned Parenthood on Capitol Hill on April 7, 2011.
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While some states and the federal government debate whether to halt funding of Planned Parenthood and other providers of family planning services, a new study finds that the cost of unintended pregnancies is large, and much of the bill — about $11 billion per year — goes to government programs and ultimately taxpayers.

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