U.S. Spacecraft Will Ram the Moon

Thursday, October 08, 2009

NASA usually tries to avoid running into things, but today two U.S. spacecraft will crash into the moon on purpose.

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Foreclosure Legal Aid Scarce

Thursday, October 08, 2009

It's no secret that more low-income American families than ever before are getting foreclosure notices. But there's a new problem on the horizon, one that's making it even tougher for foreclosed famlies to navigate the nation's housing courts. There's a national shortage of lawyers to represent them.

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Republicans Dispute Senate Health Care Numbers

Thursday, October 08, 2009

Last night, the Congressional Budget Office finally weighed in on President Obama's proposed health care plan, and came back with a startling finding: the proposal would actually reduce the federal deficit by $81 billion over the next ten years. That's a shot in the arm for Democrats, but some Republicans are disputing the Senate Finance Committee's findings.

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Italian Court Overturns Berlusconi Immunity Law

Wednesday, October 07, 2009

Italy's Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi may stand trial now that a court has overturned a law that gave him immunity while in office.

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Pakistan Takes a Hard Look at U.S. Aid

Wednesday, October 07, 2009

The United States Congress wants to triple the amount of aid it gives to Pakistan. But there's controversy in Pakistan's Parliament about the $1.5 billion annually Pakistan would receive from America, especially about the terms the U.S. has attached to its aid. In a statement Wednesday, the Pakistani military said the conditions may violate Pakistan's sovereignty.

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Adding It Up: Confronting Math Fear

Tuesday, October 06, 2009

In the first story of a new series, WNYC’s Beth Fertig visits a remedial class at LaGuardia Community College in Queens to see why math is such an obstacle.

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