Jan 11, 2007

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Stem-cell bill OKd, but it could fall short

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.

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.

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

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.
David Beckham
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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.

From cell-phone TVs to talking thermometers

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.

Uncle Sam wants you &mdash; and 91,999 others

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.

Mexican troops descend on 'Narcopulco'

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.