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4:00am

Tue March 8, 2011
Asia

China's Leaders Want To Slow Their Heated Economy

China will not see a double dip in its economy this year, according to one Chinese official. He was speaking after a new vision was announced for the world's second biggest economy. But can the government make it happen?

4:00am

Tue March 8, 2011
National Security

Obama's Order Ends Difficult Chapter On Guantanamo

President Obama's order to resume military trials at Guantanamo Bay and establish a system to hold some detainees indefinitely ends a difficult chapter in the story of the U.S. prison and the Obama White House.

Obama came into office two years ago promising to close the U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, within a year. The executive order he announced Monday serves as acknowledgment that it will remain open for some time.

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12:01am

Tue March 8, 2011
Around the Nation

To Cap Medicaid, Florida Looks To Managed Care

In Tallahassee, Florida's Legislature has one overriding goal this session: to close a $4.5 billion budget shortfall. And one of the key programs it is targeting for cuts is Medicaid.

In Florida and every other state, the program, which provides health insurance for the needy, makes up a big chunk of the annual budget. In reforming the program, Florida hopes to save $1 billion in what it spends on Medicaid.

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12:01am

Tue March 8, 2011
Fine Art

Portraits Of The Poor: Dignity In Times Of Despair

Taxes, foreclosures, rich-poor discrepancies, recession. Sound familiar? Sure it does. But it also describes an earlier economic period in this country — and the unlikely subject of an exhibition of artwork at the Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens in San Marino, Calif.

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12:01am

Tue March 8, 2011
Health

Scientists Grow Parts For Kids With Urinary Damage

For going on 30 years, scientists have been trying to grow replacement parts for diseased, defective or damaged tissues and organs. They've had more disappointments than successes. But now and again, they come up with results that rekindle the flame.

The latest involves five Mexican boys between 10 and 14 who suffered terrible damage to their urinary tracts from auto accidents. They were unable to urinate normally.

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