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11:21am

Mon March 21, 2011
Politics

Abortion Foes Target Family Planning Program

For more than four decades, the federal government has subsidized family planning programs that provide contraceptive and related health and family services to millions of low-income women and men.

The Title X Family Planning program, established in 1970 with bipartisan support in Congress and signed into law by President Nixon, has been largely noncontroversial.

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11:00am

Mon March 21, 2011
The Two-Way

U.S. Army Apologizes For 'Repugnant' Photos Of Dead Afghans

Germany's Der Spiegel magazine today published three photographs of U.S. Army soldiers posing with the corpses of dead Afghans — images that were quickly condemned as "repugnant" by an Army spokesman.

The photos are connected to an already highly charged event — the deaths of three unarmed Afghans last year. "Five soldiers based at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, south of Seattle, have been charged with murder and conspiracy in the case," The Associated Press notes. It adds that:

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10:10am

Mon March 21, 2011
The Two-Way

Sales Of Existing Homes Down 9.6 Percent; Median Price At Nine-Year Low

There was a 9.6 percent drop in sales of previously owned homes in February from January, the National Association of Realtors just reported. The decline followed three straight monthly increases.

And, according to NAR:

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10:04am

Mon March 21, 2011
Shots - Health Blog

Keep Kids In Rear-Facing Car Seats Until They Turn 2

Don't rush to turn your toddler around in her car seat.

A leading group of pediatricians is advising parents to stick with rear-facing car seats until their children turn 2, or the kids exceed the limits for weight and height in the seats.

Older kids should stay in booster seats until they are between 8 and 12 years old. The key is for kids to be at least 4 feet 9 inches tall, so seat belts are in the proper position to protect them in case of an accident..

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10:00am

Mon March 21, 2011
The Two-Way

Warren Buffett: Disaster Creates 'Buying Opportunity' In Japanese Stocks

The world's most famous investor, Warren Buffett, said today that the crisis in Japan "is a buying opportunity and he won't sell his shares in the country as its future hasn't been changed," Bloomberg News reports.

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