1:27pm

Tue March 29, 2011
Shots - Health Blog

Raising Age For Medicare Would Save Feds Dough, Cost Everyone Else

No one ever said tinkering with Medicare would be easy, especially if you're trying to save money without ticking people off.

That's pretty much the bottom line of a new Medicare analysis from the Kaiser Family Foundation.

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1:13pm

Tue March 29, 2011
The Two-Way

Family Sues Facebook Over Photos Of Slain Daughter

The parents of a woman killed in New York are suing Facebook, after a paramedic took pictures of their daughter's corpse and posted them on the social networking site.

CBS News reports that on the second anniversary of Caroline Wimmer's murder, her parents say they are still trying to get by a day at a time. Wimmer was strangled to death on Staten Island and emergency medical technician Mark Musarella, who responded to the scene, took a picture with his cellphone and posted it on Facebook.

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12:50pm

Tue March 29, 2011
The Two-Way

Will 'Black' Issues Get An Even Stronger Focus As NAACP Diversifies?

Tell Me More today follows up on an Associated Press story that says "the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is seeing remarkable diversity in its leadership ranks — the result of an aggressive effort over the past four or five years to boost NAACP membership and broaden the civil rights organization's agenda to confront prejudice in its many forms."

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12:10pm

Tue March 29, 2011
Religion

How Priests Accused Of Abuse Can Go Undetected

A couple of years ago, the Philadelphia archdiocese heard about three priests who had allegedly raped two boys. It gave the priests' files to law enforcement, and a grand jury began to investigate. Then, the grand jury stumbled on a bombshell. A church employee testified that there were many other priests the panel should know about.

"The grand jury found that a policy of zero tolerance was not actually in effect," says District Attorney Seth Williams, "and that there were many priests that had allegations made against them that were still in active ministry."

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11:48am

Tue March 29, 2011
Conflict In Libya

Libyan Rebels Retreat In Face Of Regime's Firepower

Libya's rebels beat a panicked retreat from withering rocket and tank fire along their western front lines Tuesday, adding to speculation that they cannot stand against Moammar Gadhafi's troops without international intervention.

The battlefield reversal on the outskirts of Gadhafi's hometown, Sirte, came a day after President Obama pledged that no U.S. ground forces would be used in Libya and outlined a strategy to "hasten the day when Gadhafi leaves power."

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11:28am

Tue March 29, 2011
Education

President Continues Push for Education Reform, Colorado Senator Leading the Charge

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Prior to addressing the nation about America’s involvement in Libya Monday night, President Obama spoke about education reform saying students should take fewer tests. It’s something that one Colorado Senator is working to make a reality.

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11:20am

Tue March 29, 2011
The Two-Way

Elizabeth Taylor's Fortune Estimated To Be As Much As $1 Billion

Actress Elizabeth Taylor, who died last Wednesday at the age of 79, "amassed a huge fortune estimated between $600 million and $1 billion, most of that from her savvy business dealings," reports Rob Shuter at Pop Eater's Naughty But Nice blog.

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11:18am

Tue March 29, 2011
Japan In Crisis

Outside Japan's Evacuation Zone, Villages In Limbo

Authorities in Japan are encouraging people who live near the crippled Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear reactor complex — even those outside the mandatory 12-mile evacuation zone — to move farther away from the plant.

Life near the plant is becoming increasingly difficult, officials say, as supplies of food, fuel and potable water in the area dwindle.

How To Move Forward?

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10:58am

Tue March 29, 2011
Shots - Health Blog

Many Doctors Still Focus More On Cure Than Managing Pain

Patients hearing about palliative care for the first time can get a little scared about implications that it spells the beginning of the end of life. But a bigger barrier to wider acceptance of the approach isn't patients' resistance but foot-dragging by their doctors.

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10:50am

Tue March 29, 2011
The Two-Way

Consumer Confidence Dips

Consumer confidence fell this month, according to a widely watched index put together by The Conference Board, a business research group.

It says its reading slipped to 63.4 from 72 in February, and that inflation fears and anxiety about what higher prices mean for personal income drove the decline.

The February reading was a three-year high.

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