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12:55pm

Fri March 4, 2011
Shots - Health Blog

Sending Medical Research Overseas Troubles Scientists

The Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues is hard at work digging up documents in the National Archives about the now infamous experiments by American researchers deliberately infecting Guatemalans with syphilis, commission members said Tuesday at a meeting in Washington.

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12:45pm

Fri March 4, 2011
The Two-Way

Clinton Urges Cuba To Free American In Internet Case

The trial of a U.S. aid contractor begins today in Cuba, where the man had been working to improve Internet access for Jewish organizations. But Cuba says that the work that Alan Gross did for the U.S. Agency for International Development was subversive.

U.S. officials say that after 15 months in captivity, Gross has been held for too long already, and should be released.

From a Newscast report by Michele Kelemen:

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says she's deeply concerned about 61-year-old Alan Gross.

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12:10pm

Fri March 4, 2011
The Two-Way

Vending Machines Make Gains As Retail Jobs Drop

Now that it's common to see self-service kiosks at groceries and airports, are we ready for completely self-service stores? Note that in this case, "Self-Service" is the preferred term for "soullessly automated and cheap." And by "ready," I mean: Do those salespeople have other jobs lined up — and are the rest of us up for losing yet another source of human interaction?

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12:00pm

Fri March 4, 2011
World

Arabs in America Express Hope, Fear In Revolution

Rebels in Libya continue to battle forces loyal to leader Moammar Gadhafi for control of the country, while neighboring Egyptians and Tunisians work to move forward following the ousters of their presidents.

Meanwhile across the U.S., tens of thousands of residents of Middle Eastern and North African extraction have been devouring news out of their native or ancestral lands — and wondering what the changes mean for them and their families.

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12:00pm

Fri March 4, 2011
Faith Matters

Pope: 'Jews Are Not Responsible For Killing Jesus'

There is no basis in the scripture for the argument that the Jewish people were responsible for the death of Jesus Christ. That's the declaration made by Pope Benedict the sixteenth, in his forthcoming book, "Jesus of Nazareth, Part II". The Vatican released excerpts of the book this week. The charge that Jews were responsible for Christ's persecution has strained relations between the Catholic and Jewish faiths for centuries.

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