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12:15pm

Fri March 11, 2011
The Two-Way

Live-Blog: President Obama's News Conference

President Obama held a news conference in Washington this afternoon. We live-blogged before, during and after in the box below: Copyright 2011 National Public Radio.

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12:00pm

Fri March 11, 2011
The Two-Way

Walker Signs Bill On State Unions; More Protests Planned

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker has signed a bill that removes the collective bargaining rights of most public employees in the state. As a result, Walker withdrew the threat of a massive layoff, which he said would have been needed if the bill on bargaining rights had not been approved.

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11:39am

Fri March 11, 2011
The Two-Way

More Protests In Baghdad

Protesters have rallied in Baghdad for the third consecutive Friday — and the fourth time in three weeks — demanding better services, more jobs and an end to government corruption.

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10:45am

Fri March 11, 2011
The Two-Way

UPDATE: President's News Conference Pushed Back To 12:30 p.m. ET

Originally set to get started at 11:15 a.m. ET, President Obama's news conference is now scheduled to get going at 12:30 p.m. ET, the White House says.

While his aides say the president will begin by speaking about rising energy prices, the other things he's almost sure to be asked about will include today's devastating earthquake in Japan and the threat of tsunamis across the Pacific.

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10:27am

Fri March 11, 2011
Shots - Health Blog

Johnson & Johnson Accepts Government Oversight Of Key Factories

If anyone is surprised by news that Johnson & Johnson has agreed to put some factories where it makes over-the-counters medicines under strict supervision by the federal government, well, you just haven't been paying attention to the company's persistent trouble meeting basic quality standards.

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