In Richmond Tuesday, President Obama's health overhaul law got its first hearing before a federal appeals court. The three-judge panel actually heard arguments on two different cases decided by lower court judges last year. Robert Siegel talks to NPR's Julie Rovner for more.
Microsoft is paying a premium to acquire Internet phone company Skype. Skype still isn't profitable, but Microsoft announced Tuesday that it will pay $8.5 billion in cash to make Skype its own. Did Microsoft overpay? And how does it plan to make money on Skype?
In Libya, there are reports that rebel forces are making advances against government troops in the western city of Misrata. Fierce fighting continues there and elsewhere. And NATO carried out more air strikes on forces loyal to Moammar Gadhafi. Melissa Block speaks with NPR's Lourdes Garcia-Navarro for more.
One more note on the president's speech - not the what, but the where: Chamizal National Memorial commemorates a 1963 treaty between the U.S. and Mexico. The treaty ended a century-long border dispute centered on the Rio Grande.
The river was established as the boundary between the two countries back in 1848, but over time, the big river gradually shifted. It created new property lines and diplomatic disputes.