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2:27pm

Thu March 3, 2011
Shots - Health Blog

Judge Calls Time Out, Gives Breathing Room To Health Law

The legal fun house just got even more convoluted for the federal law overhauling health care.

U.S. District Court Judge Roger Vinson issued a stay of his own ruling at the end of January that found the federal health overhaul violates the Constitution.

In a recapitulation of the previous decision, Vinson makes clear that he intended for the ruling to bring implementation of health overhaul to a halt:

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2:23pm

Thu March 3, 2011
The Two-Way

Obama Says Gadhafi 'Must Leave' Power In Libya

President Obama says that Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi must give in to anti-government forces in his country and leave office. The president also said that America will help cope with refugees fleeing the violence in Libya.

Speaking on a day that saw rebel forces strengthening their hold on the port city of Brega, Obama said:

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1:41pm

Thu March 3, 2011
The Two-Way

Ruby Heartstealer Goes To Vienna, Putting High Society In A Tizzy

Karima El-Mahrough, the Moroccan teenager linked to the sex scandal involving Italian Premier Silvio Berlusconi, will attend the highlight event of Vienna's social season Thursday night, along with a millionaire who is reportedly paying her $55,000 to be his guest.

The news that Mahrough — also known as Ruby Rubacuori, or "Ruby Heartstealer" — would come to the Vienna Opera Ball as the date of Richard Lugner has brought both excitement and trepidation to those attending the ball.

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1:09pm

Thu March 3, 2011
NPR News Investigations

'Guantanamo North': Inside U.S. Secretive Prisons

Part 1 of a two-part series

Reports about what life is like inside the military prison for terrorism suspects at Guantanamo Bay are not uncommon. But very little is reported about two secretive units for convicted terrorists and other inmates who get 24-hour surveillance, right here in the U.S.

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1:09pm

Thu March 3, 2011
NPR News Investigations

Leaving 'Guantanamo North'

Part 2 of a two-part series

Unlike detainees at the island prison at Guantanamo, who have languished there for years, inmates in two Communications Management Units inside the U.S. often finish their sentences and return to society.

An NPR news investigation has identified 20 men who have been released from the special units in Terre Haute, Ind., and Marion, Ill., over the past four years. At least three have been deported. Three more, who testified against a detainee on trial at Guantanamo, no longer appear in the prison database at all.

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