1:00pm

Tue December 6, 2011
Law

Court Rules Bone Marrow Donors Can Be Paid

A federal appeals court ruled that most bone marrow donors can be paid. The decision has sparked debate among advocates who believe compensation will create incentives for people to donate bone marrow, and the Justice Department, which argues compensation may compromise patient safety.

1:00pm

Tue December 6, 2011
Around the Nation

Snail Mail May Arrive More Slowly. Will It Matter?

The U.S. Postal Service has announced it will move forward with plans to close some 250 processing centers and lay off workers. The cuts may help save $3 billion a year by 2015, and could add a day to the delivery time of many shipments. The USPS is also reviewing post offices for possible closures.

12:56pm

Tue December 6, 2011
The Two-Way

Next Muslim Radicalization Congressional Hearing Will Focus On Military

Committee Chairman U.S. Rep. Peter King (R-NY) listens during a hearing on Muslim radicalization before the House Homeland Security Committee in March.
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Rep. Peter King is set to continue his series of controversial hearings on the radicalization of American Muslims with a fourth one tomorrow. King, a New York Republican along with Sen. Joe Lieberman, an independent from Connecticut, will explore how radicalization threatens the military.

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12:35pm

Tue December 6, 2011
The Two-Way

Egypt And Tigerblood Top Twitter's List Of Hashtags This Year

Originally published on Tue December 6, 2011 12:38 pm

Charlie Sheen turned #tigerblood into a hashtag of note.
Ethan Miller Getty Images

Yet another sign of the very diverse interests of the world's webizens:

Twitter says the top two hashtags this year have been #egypt and #tigerblood.

Egypt went to the top of words to search and post thanks to the Arab Spring and the uprising that toppled President Hosni Mubarak. As for No. 2, its popularity is all due to actor Charlie Sheen and his famous claim to have "tiger blood."

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12:10pm

Tue December 6, 2011
It's All Politics

Give Immigration Reform A Chance, Say Nation's Most Conservative Voters

When new GOP presidential front-runner Newt Gingrich recently advocated a "humane" approach to addressing illegal immigrants in America, some conservatives questioned whether it would fatally damage the former House Speaker's campaign.

After all, Texas Gov. Rick Perry saw his bid for the GOP nomination falter in part because of his support for a program that allows children of illegal immigrants to pay in-state tuition at state colleges and universities.

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12:00pm

Tue December 6, 2011
Parenting

Men Rethink Boundaries Of Mentoring

In light of the child sexual abuse scandal at Penn State, host Michel Martin explores the challenges of mentoring and how that role is changing. She speaks with a diverse panel of mentors: two fathers and a young journalist.

12:00pm

Tue December 6, 2011
Your Money

Know How To Decode Insurance Benefits?

For many workers, December means open enrollment time. To learn about the differences between an HMO and a PPO, host Michel Martin speaks with Michelle Andrews, a consumer columnist for Kaiser Health News.

12:00pm

Tue December 6, 2011
Politics

Unions Push For Protests Throughout D.C.

Host Michel Martin continues the conversation about the 'Take Back the Capitol' protests with Elisabeth Jacobs of the Brookings Institution. They discuss how progressive groups and unions are making these demonstrations different from the 'Occupy' movement.

12:00pm

Tue December 6, 2011
Politics

Thousands Flood D.C. For 'Take Back The Capitol'

Protesters hope to draw attention to what they call a government that favors the wealthy over the middle class. They will be taking their message to Congress, lobbyists and other Washington power brokers. Host Michel Martin speaks with Rev. C.J. Hawking, a Methodist minister from Chicago, who is in Washington for the protests.

11:52am

Tue December 6, 2011
Shots - Health Blog

Bedbug Infestations Are A Family Affair

Originally published on Thu December 8, 2011 8:47 am

Often times, bed bug infestations stem from a succession of inbreeding from one female's progeny.
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Bedbugs don't mind sleeping with their sisters and brothers, if you know what I mean.

And bedbugs' eagerness to mate with their kin is one reason their populations have taken off so dramatically. Inbreeding comes naturally to them, and it doesn't seem to hurt their offspring much, as is the case with most other creatures.

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