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Uncle Sam wants you — and 91,999 others

Hilary Wicai | Jan 11, 2007
Defense Secretary Robert Gates today called for 92,000 troops to be added to the military over the next five years. Hillary Wicai looks at what it might take to get recruits to sign on the bottom line.
Posted In: Canada, Washington

Can Iraq's militias be starved of cash?

| Jan 11, 2007
Militias cause much of Iraq's instability. What can be done to shut them down? Keith Crane, an advisor to the Iraq Study Group, has some ideas he shared with Kai Ryssdal.
Posted In: Washington

Stem-cell bill OKd, but it could fall short

Janet Babin | Jan 11, 2007
The House today approved using federal money for stem-cell research. But the bill didn't get the two-thirds majority needed to override a Bush veto. Reporter Janet Babin talks with Kai Ryssdal about what's next.
Posted In: Health, Washington

Kiss access to a wide array of drugs goodbye

| Jan 11, 2007
Commentator Benjamin Zycher says a bill to allow the government to negotiate prices for Medicare drugs is not just bad legislation, it could lead to an increase in human suffering.
Posted In: Health, Washington

His soccer may be around the bend, but he's still hot

Tess Vigeland | Jan 11, 2007
British superstar David Beckham has agreed to a five-year, <nobr>$250 million</nobr> deal to play for Major League Soccer's Los Angeles Galaxy. At 31, he's on the downside of his career. So, what's the MSL getting? Tess Vigeland reports.
Posted In: Sports

Mexican troops descend on 'Narcopulco'

Dan Grech | Jan 11, 2007
Ah, Acapulco. White sandy beaches, cold Mexican beer . . . armed vehicles and the buzzing of military planes? Mexico is cracking down on drug traffickers in the resort. Dan Grech reports.
Posted In: Canada, Mexico

From cell-phone TVs to talking thermometers

Bob Moon | Jan 11, 2007
Our Bob Moon was among the thousands roaming the massive 2007 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas this week. Bob searched out the more interesting gadgets and talked to the people showing them off.
Posted In: Entertainment, Retail

Puttin' Taj on the Ritz

Curt Nickisch | Jan 11, 2007
The original Ritz-Carlton in Boston gets a new owner today and, yes, Mumbai-based Taj Hotels will change the iconic hotel's name. Curt Nickisch reports.
Posted In: Travel

States explore universal health care

Scott Jagow | Jan 11, 2007
Governors of some states are tired of waiting for the federal government to come up with a health care solution, so they're putting forth their own proposals. Chris Farrell says they're perfectly reasonable.

Talk of a radio merger

Dan Grech | Jan 11, 2007
Executives at both XM and Sirius satellite radio said this week that they like the idea of a merger and stocks jumped on the news. But not everyone's buying it, Dan Grech reports.
Posted In: Science