10:26am

Thu December 9, 2010
Home Or Nursing Home

Youth In Nursing Homes Seek Alternative Care

In a hotel ballroom outside Atlanta, a young man glides his wheelchair to the front of the meeting room. With his twisted hand he hits a button on a small gray box attached to the front of the chair and a machine speaks for him.

"I am Mathew Harp, and I am 22 years old."

The voice from the machine is crisp, modulated and not too mechanical. Harp has a muscle disorder and cannot speak, so he types his speech into the machine.

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9:49am

Thu December 9, 2010
The Two-Way

In U.K., Thousands Of Students In Streets Again To Protest Tuition Hike

Inside the British Parliament right now, "lawmakers are debating a sharp increase in university tuition and cuts in higher education spending," Larry Miller reports for NPR from London.

And outside Parliament, "thousands of student protesters are marching." Students are in the streets of other U.K. cities as well, Larry says.

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9:15am

Thu December 9, 2010
The Two-Way

Iranian Blogger 'Hoder' Reportedly Released From Prison

Hossein Derakhshan, better known as "Hoder", has been released from an Iranian prison after posting a $1.5 million bail, the International Campaign for Human Rights says it's been told by "an informed source."

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8:46am

Thu December 9, 2010
The Two-Way

Ten Years Later: Was The Supreme Court Right On  'Bush V. Gore'?

To some it may seem like it was even longer ago:

Ten years ago today, five Supreme Court justices issued a "stay" to halt Florida's recounting of votes in the presidential contest between then-Vice President Al Gore (the Democrat) and Texas Gov. George Bush (the Republican).

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7:06am

Thu December 9, 2010
Shots - Health News Blog

In Breakaway, Big Health Insurers Seek To Boost Washington Clout

Five of the nation's largest health insurance companies are looking to build their own inside-the-Beltway coalition to influence implementation of the new health law and congressional efforts to change it.

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