March 22nd, 2010
09:02 PM ET

Clinton, Bush survey state of Haiti

Extending U.S. trade preferences for Haiti could create as many as 100,000 jobs that would boost the earthquake-ravaged country's recovery, former President Bill Clinton said during a visit to the Haitian capital Monday.

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March 22nd, 2010
08:57 PM ET

The day's most popular stories

The five most popular stories on CNN.com during the last 24 hours, according to Newspulse.

‘Baby killer’ shouted: While addressing the House, Rep. Bart Stupak was called a "baby killer."

Health care bill passes: House lawmakers pass a health care overhaul bill by a 219-212 vote.

Texas lawmaker: I yelled 'It's a baby killer': Texas Rep. Randy Neugebauer says he was the Republican House member who called out "baby killer" during the chamber's debate Sunday night on the health care reform bill.

Where does health care reform stand? The House on Sunday passed the Senate's health care reform bill and a package of measures meant to reconcile differences between the Senate bill and the one it passed last year.

How the health care bill could affect you: Americans will see some immediate changes when President Obama signs the new health care bill into law Tuesday.

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March 22nd, 2010
08:37 PM ET

CNN poll: Majority disapprove of Obama for first time

For the first time, a CNN poll has found that a majority of Americans disapprove of President Obama's job performance.

According to a CNN/Opinion Research Corporation poll released Monday, 51 percent of respondents disapprove of Obama's job performance and 46 percent approve of it.

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March 22nd, 2010
08:23 PM ET

Report: Jackson's doctor stopped CPR to pick up vials

[Updated, 8:22 p.m.] Murray, the pop star's personal physician, has been charged with voluntary manslaughter in Jackson's death on June 25, 2009.

The Los Angeles coroner concluded Jackson died of "acute propofol intoxication."

Murray told investigators he gave Jackson propofol, a powerful anesthetic, to help him sleep. The defense spokeswoman said "we can only assume" the investigation report was leaked by prosecutors since it was not done by the defense.

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March 22nd, 2010
08:16 PM ET

Holder, Senate Republicans showdown abruptly postponed

Attorney General Eric Holder finally sent his answers from a November hearing to Senate Republicans Monday, on what was presumed to be the eve of an expected showdown between Holder and the GOP lawmakers over plans to close Guantanamo Bay prison and put detainees on trial in civilian courts.

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March 22nd, 2010
06:29 PM ET

ACORN community organizing group to close

The community organizing group ACORN announced Monday it is closing its operations.

The announcement came after the board of the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now met Sunday and approved the steps required "to responsibly manage the process of bringing its operations to a close over the coming months," an ACORN statement read.

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March 22nd, 2010
05:38 PM ET

Senate panel OKs Wall Street reform

A key banking panel took only minutes Monday to approve a sweeping regulatory reform measure aimed at warding off future collapses in the financial system.

The Senate Banking Committee voted 13-10 in favor of the bill put forth by panel chairman Sen. Christopher Dodd, D-Conn., moving it to the full Senate just after Dodd gaveled the hearing to order at 5 p.m. ET.

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March 22nd, 2010
05:33 PM ET

Stocks gain as health care shares lead the way

A look at highlights from the day's business news: 

Dow at 18-month high

Stocks gained Monday, with health care shares leading the way, as Congressional approval of a sweeping reform bill removed the uncertainty that has surrounded its passage for months.

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March 22nd, 2010
05:08 PM ET

Fewer bank stickups despite recession

Despite one of the worst economic climates in recent history, the number of bank crimes fell sharply last year, the Federal Bureau of Investigation said Monday.

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March 22nd, 2010
04:59 PM ET

Israeli soldier killed in apparent friendly fire incident

An Israeli soldier was shot and killed Monday in an apparent friendly fire incident, according to the Israel Defense Forces. The shooting occurred after an IDF tank team patrolling a border crossing from the Gaza Strip observed three suspects crossing into Israel, the IDF said in a statement

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March 22nd, 2010
04:56 PM ET

Fort Hood shooting suspect may soon move

The Army is a big step closer to moving Fort Hood shooting suspect Maj. Nidal Hasan to a jail just 19 miles from the scene of the November massacre that left 13 people dead.

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March 22nd, 2010
04:54 PM ET

On the Radar: What's happening Tuesday

Secretary of State Clinton will lead a high level U.S. delegation to Mexico City.

Here's a look at some of tomorrow's news events:

Health care signing

President Barack Obama plans to sign the health care bill during a White House ceremony.  At that point, the U.S. Senate can begin dealing with the process of reconciling its version of the bill with one passed late Sunday by the House of Representatives.

U.S. officials to Mexico 

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Defense Secretary Robert Gates, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, and other top U.S. officials will be in Mexico City to discuss the ongoing war on drugs.  It will be a major show of solidarity with the Mexican government since the killings of a U.S. consulate worker and her husband who was also an American.  They were gunned down earlier this month in Ciudad Juarez in front of their 1-year-old child.

University of Alabama killings

Dr. Amy Bishop  is scheduled to be in court to face charges linked to last month's deadly shooting at the University of Alabama-Huntsville.  The former biology professor is charged with one count of capital murder and three counts of attempted murder after allegedly shooting six colleagues, three fatally, on Feb 12.

March 22nd, 2010
03:39 PM ET

'Baby killer' heckler revealed

Texas Rep. Randy Neugebauer says he was the Republican House member who called out "baby killer" during the chamber's debate Sunday night on the health care reform bill.

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March 22nd, 2010
03:34 PM ET

States plan lawsuit against new health care bill

Ten states plan to file a federal lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the new health care reform bill, Florida's attorney general announced Monday.

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March 22nd, 2010
03:31 PM ET

Google leaving China ... sort of

In a long-awaited announcement, Google said Monday that it will stop censoring search services on google.cn, its Chinese search site.

Google said it is now redirecting its Chinese users to Hong Kong site google.com.hk, which offers uncensored search results, according to its company blog.

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March 22nd, 2010
02:12 PM ET

Pakistani police foil terror attacks, police chief says

Pakistani police have foiled a plot by militants to attack several locations in Islamabad frequented by foreigners, Islamabad Police Chief Bin Yamin told CNN.

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March 22nd, 2010
01:53 PM ET

U.S. intelligence: Al Qaeda may target ships off Yemen

[Updated at 1:53 p.m.] A U.S. official told CNN that the warning was issued due to information that al Qaeda individuals in Yemen were attempting to acquire a small boat and launch an attack on a commercial vessel.

[Posted at 8:51 a.m.] Military and commercial maritime traffic sailing off the coast of Yemen are being warned by U.S. intelligence they may be targeted by al Qaeda.

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March 22nd, 2010
12:02 PM ET

Sports Update: Yankees, Penguins vs. Red Wings

Hockey's got a Stanley Cup rematch tonight that feature two of the best against each other -- the Penguins and Red Wings.

You had a little bit of everything: dramatic finishes, Cinderella’s, terrific storylines and a lot of marquee teams still playing.  That’s how SI.com’s Seth Davis saw the opening weekend of the NCAA tournament and it’s hard to argue with him. “There are some great upcoming games in the Sweet 16, and a number of brand-name teams: Syracuse, Michigan State, Ohio State, Tennessee, Kentucky and Duke,” says Davis. “It's close to an ideal mix for the Sweet 16.” That mix includes 11 different conferences represented in the Sweet 16, as well as three double-digit seeds (Cornell, St. Mary’s, Washington) and a No.9 (Northern Iowa). The NCAA Tournament continues on Thursday but there’s plenty of sports to enjoy on a busy Monday. The highlights (all times Eastern):

-Yankees vs. Phillies (1:00 PM, ESPN)  Last year’s World Series representatives seemed poised for another big year. A.J. Burnett will start today for the Yankees but look for Phil Hughes to get work as well. Hughes is competing for the final rotation spot for the depending champs. Cole Hamels, Danys Baez, Ryan Madson and David Herndon are scheduled to pitch against the Yankees.

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March 22nd, 2010
12:00 PM ET

Iranian reformist's grandson arrested

The grandson of former Iranian President Hashemi Rafsanjani has been arrested, Iran's semi-official Fars News Agency reported.

Hassan Lahouti was arrested Sunday night as soon as he arrived at  Tehran's Imam Khomeini International Airport, the report said. He was taken to prison, it said.

Lahouti left Iran 10 days after Iran's June elections and had been staying in London ever since, the report said, adding that he had been planning a trip with his family to the Iranian island resort of Kish when he was arrested.

Rafsanjani is a powerful reformist figure who has spoken out against President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's hard-line regime.

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March 22nd, 2010
11:48 AM ET

EU Naval Force rescues crew left to die by pirates

The European Union Naval Force Somalia rescued the crew of an Iranian vessel after they had been left to die by Somali pirates, officials said Monday.

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