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China ups its tobacco monopoly

Jocelyn Ford | May 31, 2006
Today is World No Tobacco Day but while smoking's on the decline in the US, China is still puffing away madly.That doesn't mean foreign tobacco companies are making a fortune there though. Jocelyn Ford reports.
Posted In: Canada

Safavian trial

Hilary Wicai | May 31, 2006
Two federal ethics officers are expected to testify today at the trial of former Bush administration executive David Safavian, who is charged with lying about his dealings with lobbyist Jack Abramoff. Hillary Wicai reports.
Posted In: Washington

From CEO to secretary . . . Why?

Kai Ryssdal | May 30, 2006
Why would Goldman Sachs CEO Henry Paulson leave the nation's most prestigious investment bank to replace John Snow as Treasury secretary? Fortune's Patty Sellers talks with host Kai Ryssdal about possible reasons.
Posted In: Wall Street, Washington

Supreme Court: Sorry, whistleblowers

John Dimsdale | May 30, 2006
In a 5-4 vote, the US Supreme Court ruled that government whistleblowers are not protected by free-speech rights when trying to expose possible misconduct at work. From Washington, John Dimsdale explains.
Posted In: Washington

Fight against AIDS continues

Helen Palmer | May 30, 2006
After 25 years the spread of AIDS seems to be slowing. But 40 million people are infected with HIV, and unprecedented resources are being spent to keep fighting it. Helen Palmer reports.
Posted In: Canada, Health

EU court strikes down US deal

Stephen Beard | May 30, 2006
A US law requiring airlines to provide detailed passenger information on international flights coming into the country has been ruled illegal by the European Court of Justice. From London, Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Canada

Displaced in Iraq

| May 30, 2006
The Iraqi government says nearly 15,000 families — about 100,000 people — have been forced out of their homes by factional fighting since the US invasion. From Karbala, Borzou Daragahi reports.
Posted In: Canada

Follow the spelling bee

| May 30, 2006
Commentator Marcellus Andrews says the National Spelling Bee should inspire changes to the US educational system that will make America's children competitive in the world economy.

We've got mail

| May 30, 2006
Host Kai Ryssdal takes a look at the letters inbox.

Who Needs Sleep?

Lisa Napoli | May 30, 2006
Workers in Hollywood are complaining about work conditions. Not about pay. Not about benefits. About the fact that they work the weirdest hours. And now, someone's made a film about it. Lisa Napoli reports.