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Destination: Denver in '08

Alisa Roth | Jan 12, 2007
The Democrats announced yesterday that they're going to Denver for the 2008 National Convention. So is Denver really winning big? Alisa Roth reports.

An upside to urban sprawl

Hilary Wicai | Jan 12, 2007
Rapid urbanization is taking a heavy toll on the environment and human living conditions around the world, but it could also make the problems easier to solve. Hillary Wicai explains.

Working to keep the 'Net neutral

Lisa Napoli | Jan 12, 2007
The annual Advocates for Media Reform meeting kicks off today in Memphis and one hot-button topic of discussion will be how to keep Net neutrality alive. Lisa Napoli reports.
Posted In: Science

Bringing back Orville Redenbacher

Scott Jagow | Jan 12, 2007
Orville Redenbacher died over a decade ago, but ConAgra is introducing a new popcorn ad that features a digitized likeness of the bow-tied icon of Americana.

Oil's big slide

Stephen Beard | Jan 12, 2007
The price of crude has dropped 15 percent in less than a month — which likely means OPEC production cuts won't be far behind. Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Canada

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