3:07pm

Mon March 26, 2012
The Salt

'Pink Slime' Maker Halts Production, But Ground Beef Will Still Contain Trimmings

Beef Products Inc., which turns fatty beef trimmings into a lean beef product that ends up in ground beef, announced today it is suspending operations at three of its four plants. But a company spokesman says the fatty trimmings that safety experts admit can harbor pathogens will still end up in the ground beef supply.

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2:57pm

Mon March 26, 2012
Shots - Health Blog

Cat And Dog Take Supreme Court Arguments In Stride

Katherine Prather, a first year medical student at Georgetown University, and her dog, Ellie, showed their support for the health care overhaul law at rally outside the Supreme Court Monday.
Jessica Marcy Kaiser Health News

No circus would be complete without a few animals.

So wouldn't you know the big crowd outside the U.S. Supreme Court today included a cat on a leash and an adorable chihuahua mix with health insurance.

Kaiser Health News' Jessica Marcy snapped the shot of the cat, stretched out on the steps leading to the courthouse, as she was rushing to cover the arrival of Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum.

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2:26pm

Mon March 26, 2012
TBR Sees Remarkable Enrollment Growth

Tennessee Works - Higher Education Gains

 

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  WMOT News continues a series of stories that examine those small slices of the Tennessee economy that have prospered during hard times.

Public higher education in Tennessee experienced remarkable growth during the economic downturn. The state’s two public systems, the Tennessee Board of Regents system and the University of Tennessee system, both experienced significant enrollment increases over the past five years

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2:25pm

Mon March 26, 2012
The Two-Way

Did Corzine Know Money Transfer Came From Customer Account?

Former New Jersey Gov. Jon Corzine (D).
Mario Tama Getty Images

On Friday, we reported that former New Jersey Gov. Jon S. Corzine directly ordered $200 million transfered from a segregated customer account to an MF Global account in London, according to a memo from the House Committee on Financial Services.

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2:09pm

Mon March 26, 2012
It's All Politics

GOP Seizes On Obama Open-Mic Comment To Russian Leader

Originally published on Tue March 27, 2012 9:26 am

President Obama unwittingly made some not-so-private comments to Russian President Dmitry Medvedev at a Seoul, South Korea security summit.
Pablo Martinez Monsivais AP

When your political opponent hands you a gift, take it.

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2:04pm

Mon March 26, 2012
Jewell Moses Bess Faces Murder Charge

Man Indicted in 25 Year-Old Cold Case

Jewell Moses Bass indicted for first-degree murder
Rutherford County Sheriff's Office

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP/WMOT) — A Tennessee prison inmate now stands indicted for the murder of his wife 25 years ago.

Rutherford County Sheriff Robert Arnold announced Monday that his Cold Case Unit had developed new evidence in the death of Deborah Sherfiled Bess.  

The evidence was presented to the Rutherford County Grand Jury, resulting in a first-degree murder indictment against 63-year-old Moses Bess. It charges Bess with fatally shooting his then 38-year-old wife, Deborah, at the couple's home in Aug., 1986.

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2:00pm

Mon March 26, 2012
Interviews

Report Examines Effort To Secure Loose Nukes

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ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST:

As Mike Shuster said a moment ago, the main subject of the summit in South Korea is the problem of potentially insecure nuclear materials around the world. For short, loose nukes. In April 2009, President Obama called for a global effort to secure all vulnerable nuclear material around the world in four years.

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2:00pm

Mon March 26, 2012
Law

Supreme Court Justices Weigh Health Care Law

A protester holds up a copy of the U.S. Constitution outside the Supreme Court on Monday in Washington, D.C.
Brendan Smialowski AFP/Getty Images

The U.S. Supreme Court signaled Monday that it likely will resolve the constitutional challenge to the Obama health care overhaul, sidestepping the procedural issues that could derail the case until 2015.

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2:00pm

Mon March 26, 2012
Law

Protesters Rally Outside Supreme Court

Originally published on Mon March 26, 2012 5:35 pm

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MELISSA BLOCK, HOST:

This is ALL THINGS CONSIDERED from NPR News. I'm Melissa Block.

ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST:

And I'm Robert Siegel.

If you were expecting three days of Supreme Court arguments over the health care law to kick off with a bang, think again. Today's arguments began like this.

UNIDENTIFIED MAN: The Anti-Injunction Act imposes a pay-first-litigate-later rule that is central to federal tax assessment and collection.

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2:00pm

Mon March 26, 2012
Around the Nation

Protesters Demand Charges In Trayvon Martin Case

Originally published on Mon March 26, 2012 5:35 pm

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ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST:

From NPR News, this is ALL THINGS CONSIDERED. I'm Robert Siegel.

MELISSA BLOCK, HOST:

And I'm Melissa Block.

Today marks one month since Trayvon Martin, an African-America teenager was killed in Sanford, Florida. The shooter was a neighborhood watch volunteer. People in Sanford and in cities across the country are taking part in rallies today, calling on authorities to arrest the shooter.

NPR's Greg Allen reports that while emotions run high, the facts of Martin's death remain murky.

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