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6:35pm

Wed March 23, 2011
Shots - Health Blog

How Risky Is Infant Formula Made With Tokyo Tap Water?

The warning that Tokyo's tap water contains twice as much radioactive iodine as allowed for infants strikes a particularly distressing chord.

Infants are especially vulnerable because their cells are dividing faster than at any other time of life, and dividing cells are especially sensitive to radiation damage.

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5:37pm

Wed March 23, 2011
The Two-Way

Arizona Sheriff Uses A Tank And Steven Seagal To Arrest Cockfighting Suspect

Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio is normally in the news because of his tough stance on immigration. But since Monday, the sheriff has come under some criticism for an amazing show of force.

Arpaio, reports Phoenix news station KPHO, used armored vehicles and a "tank" to execute a search warrant against Jesus Llovera, who was suspected of running a cockfighting ring.

KPHO talked to Debra Ross, one of the neighbors, who was so shocked at the show of force, she called 911.

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5:31pm

Wed March 23, 2011
It's All Politics

Boehner Quizzes Obama On Libya, Accuses Him Of Launching Fuzzy Mission

Originally published on Wed March 23, 2011 3:49 pm

House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio watches President Obama deliver his State of the Union address, Jan. 25, 2011.
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No sooner did Air Force One land at Andrews Air Force Base just outside Washington, returning President Obama from his Latin American trip, than did Speaker John Boehner make public a letter to Obama demanding clarification on many aspects of the U.S. intervention in Libya.

Boehner, an Ohio Republican, said he respected the president's role as commander-in-chief. But he took Obama to task in his letter, accusing the president of spending more time consulting foreign allies than he did Congress about the mission.

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5:30pm

Wed March 23, 2011
Shots - Health Blog

Rare Agreement On Abortion: South Dakota Law Makes Poor Test Case

When Republican Gov. Dennis Daugaard of South Dakota signed into law Tuesday one of the most restrictive abortion measures in the nation, abortion-rights groups were quick to fill reporters' inboxes with statements condemning the measure and promises to file suit.

The silence from nation's largest anti-abortion groups, which you'd normally expect to match every statement, was notable.

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4:54pm

Wed March 23, 2011
Shots - Health Blog

Elizabeth Taylor: An AIDS Activist To Remember

Elizabeth Taylor may be gone but her legacy as an early and committed supporter of research on HIV/AIDS and respect for those sickened by the virus will live on.

In one of her last interviews, she revealed to Us magazine 25 things that people didn't know about her. The last item on her list:

My family and people with HIV/AIDS are my life.

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