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(Since we first published this post, there's been a major development — NPR CEO and President Vivian Schiller has resigned. Go here to follow that news.)

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(Since we first published this post, there's been a major development — NPR CEO and President Vivian Schiller has resigned. Go here to follow that news.)

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(Since we first published this post, there's been a major development — NPR CEO and President Vivian Schiller has resigned. Go here to follow that news.)

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(Since we first published this post, there's been a major development — NPR CEO and President Vivian Schiller has resigned. Go here to follow that news.)

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President Obama is going to make history Tuesday by naming Commerce Secretary Gary Locke to be U.S. ambassador to China, making him the first American of known Chinese ancestry to be named to that post.

Several news outlets are reporting that the president will make the announcement.

As the former governor of Washington state, Locke created relationships with senior Chinese officials.

As Time reported shortly after Obama named him to the Commerce post in February 2009:

Debate Heats Up Over Public And Private Pensions

Feb 25, 2011

The budget showdown in Wisconsin and other states has brought to light the differences between public and private retirement plans.

Olivia Mitchell, executive director of the Pension Research Council at the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School, tells NPR host Renee Montagne that people in the private sector have pension envy because it seems their public sector peers are getting a better deal in retirement.

But that envy may not last long as state and local governments struggle to pay for those benefits.

This Super Bowl Sunday, church may be as jarring as a quarterback sack for some worshippers who, after settling into their pews, discover that the subject of the morning's sermon is pornography.

More than 300 churches are expected to celebrate National Porn Sunday on Feb. 6. The members will watch a video sermon featuring current and former NFL players talking about their struggles with pornography.

"No one knew my problem was this bad," former New York Jets wide receiver Eric Boles says in the video.

This Super Bowl Sunday, church may be as jarring as a quarterback sack for some worshippers who, after settling into their pews, discover that the subject of the morning's sermon is pornography.

More than 300 churches are expected to celebrate National Porn Sunday on Feb. 6. The members will watch a video sermon featuring current and former NFL players talking about their struggles with pornography.

"No one knew my problem was this bad," former New York Jets wide receiver Eric Boles says in the video.

This Super Bowl Sunday, church may be as jarring as a quarterback sack for some worshippers who, after settling into their pews, discover that the subject of the morning's sermon is pornography.

More than 300 churches are expected to celebrate National Porn Sunday on Feb. 6. The members will watch a video sermon featuring current and former NFL players talking about their struggles with pornography.

"No one knew my problem was this bad," former New York Jets wide receiver Eric Boles says in the video.

This Super Bowl Sunday, church may be as jarring as a quarterback sack for some worshippers who, after settling into their pews, discover that the subject of the morning's sermon is pornography.

More than 300 churches are expected to celebrate National Porn Sunday on Feb. 6. The members will watch a video sermon featuring current and former NFL players talking about their struggles with pornography.

"No one knew my problem was this bad," former New York Jets wide receiver Eric Boles says in the video.

This Super Bowl Sunday, church may be as jarring as a quarterback sack for some worshippers who, after settling into their pews, discover that the subject of the morning's sermon is pornography.

More than 300 churches are expected to celebrate National Porn Sunday on Feb. 6. The members will watch a video sermon featuring current and former NFL players talking about their struggles with pornography.

"No one knew my problem was this bad," former New York Jets wide receiver Eric Boles says in the video.

This Super Bowl Sunday, church may be as jarring as a quarterback sack for some worshippers who, after settling into their pews, discover that the subject of the morning's sermon is pornography.

More than 300 churches are expected to celebrate National Porn Sunday on Feb. 6. The members will watch a video sermon featuring current and former NFL players talking about their struggles with pornography.

"No one knew my problem was this bad," former New York Jets wide receiver Eric Boles says in the video.

This Super Bowl Sunday, church may be as jarring as a quarterback sack for some worshippers who, after settling into their pews, discover that the subject of the morning's sermon is pornography.

More than 300 churches are expected to celebrate National Porn Sunday on Feb. 6. The members will watch a video sermon featuring current and former NFL players talking about their struggles with pornography.

"No one knew my problem was this bad," former New York Jets wide receiver Eric Boles says in the video.

This Super Bowl Sunday, church may be as jarring as a quarterback sack for some worshippers who, after settling into their pews, discover that the subject of the morning's sermon is pornography.

More than 300 churches are expected to celebrate National Porn Sunday on Feb. 6. The members will watch a video sermon featuring current and former NFL players talking about their struggles with pornography.

"No one knew my problem was this bad," former New York Jets wide receiver Eric Boles says in the video.

This Super Bowl Sunday, church may be as jarring as a quarterback sack for some worshippers who, after settling into their pews, discover that the subject of the morning's sermon is pornography.

More than 300 churches are expected to celebrate National Porn Sunday on Feb. 6. The members will watch a video sermon featuring current and former NFL players talking about their struggles with pornography.

"No one knew my problem was this bad," former New York Jets wide receiver Eric Boles says in the video.

This Super Bowl Sunday, church may be as jarring as a quarterback sack for some worshippers who, after settling into their pews, discover that the subject of the morning's sermon is pornography.

More than 300 churches are expected to celebrate National Porn Sunday on Feb. 6. The members will watch a video sermon featuring current and former NFL players talking about their struggles with pornography.

"No one knew my problem was this bad," former New York Jets wide receiver Eric Boles says in the video.

Gates Calls For More Money To Stamp Out Polio

Jan 31, 2011

What's Bill Gates up to these day? The software mogul turned philanthropist wants to wipe polio off the face of the earth.

In the latest annual letter summing up the work of Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, he writes, the world is "on the threshold of ending polio once and for all."

(8 a.m. ET, Jan. 7: We've added quite a bit to this post, as you'll see below. The additions include comments from Ellen Weiss, the NPR news executive who has resigned, NPR CEO Vivian Schiller and Juan Williams -- the news analyst who was dismissed last October, setting in motion the events that led to today's announcements. Read through to see how the story developed. We're rearranging things so that it's all in chronological order, starting with our original post.)

(8 a.m. ET, Jan. 7: We've added quite a bit to this post, as you'll see below. The additions include comments from Ellen Weiss, the NPR news executive who has resigned, NPR CEO Vivian Schiller and Juan Williams -- the news analyst who was dismissed last October, setting in motion the events that led to today's announcements. Read through to see how the story developed. We're rearranging things so that it's all in chronological order, starting with our original post.)

(8 a.m. ET, Jan. 7: We've added quite a bit to this post, as you'll see below. The additions include comments from Ellen Weiss, the NPR news executive who has resigned, NPR CEO Vivian Schiller and Juan Williams -- the news analyst who was dismissed last October, setting in motion the events that led to today's announcements. Read through to see how the story developed. We're rearranging things so that it's all in chronological order, starting with our original post.)

(8 a.m. ET, Jan. 7: We've added quite a bit to this post, as you'll see below. The additions include comments from Ellen Weiss, the NPR news executive who has resigned, NPR CEO Vivian Schiller and Juan Williams -- the news analyst who was dismissed last October, setting in motion the events that led to today's announcements. Read through to see how the story developed. We're rearranging things so that it's all in chronological order, starting with our original post.)

(8 a.m. ET, Jan. 7: We've added quite a bit to this post, as you'll see below. The additions include comments from Ellen Weiss, the NPR news executive who has resigned, NPR CEO Vivian Schiller and Juan Williams -- the news analyst who was dismissed last October, setting in motion the events that led to today's announcements. Read through to see how the story developed. We're rearranging things so that it's all in chronological order, starting with our original post.)

(8 a.m. ET, Jan. 7: We've added quite a bit to this post, as you'll see below. The additions include comments from Ellen Weiss, the NPR news executive who has resigned, NPR CEO Vivian Schiller and Juan Williams -- the news analyst who was dismissed last October, setting in motion the events that led to today's announcements. Read through to see how the story developed. We're rearranging things so that it's all in chronological order, starting with our original post.)

Is it legal to sell an electronic cigarette? The case is looking stronger.

An federal appeals court shot down the Food and Drug Administration's efforts to block the importation of these cigarettes, which deliver a blast of nicotine vapor instead of smoke. The ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit, upholds a lower court's decision.

Is it legal to sell an electronic cigarette? The case is looking stronger.

An federal appeals court shot down the Food and Drug Administration's efforts to block the importation of these cigarettes, which deliver a blast of nicotine vapor instead of smoke. The ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit, upholds a lower court's decision.

Is it legal to sell an electronic cigarette? The case is looking stronger.

An federal appeals court shot down the Food and Drug Administration's efforts to block the importation of these cigarettes, which deliver a blast of nicotine vapor instead of smoke. The ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit, upholds a lower court's decision.

Is it legal to sell an electronic cigarette? The case is looking stronger.

An federal appeals court shot down the Food and Drug Administration's efforts to block the importation of these cigarettes, which deliver a blast of nicotine vapor instead of smoke. The ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit, upholds a lower court's decision.

Is it legal to sell an electronic cigarette? The case is looking stronger.

An federal appeals court shot down the Food and Drug Administration's efforts to block the importation of these cigarettes, which deliver a blast of nicotine vapor instead of smoke. The ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit, upholds a lower court's decision.

Is it legal to sell an electronic cigarette? The case is looking stronger.

An federal appeals court shot down the Food and Drug Administration's efforts to block the importation of these cigarettes, which deliver a blast of nicotine vapor instead of smoke. The ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit, upholds a lower court's decision.

Is it legal to sell an electronic cigarette? The case is looking stronger.

An federal appeals court shot down the Food and Drug Administration's efforts to block the importation of these cigarettes, which deliver a blast of nicotine vapor instead of smoke. The ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit, upholds a lower court's decision.

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