March 22nd, 2010
11:46 AM ET

American to be tried in North Korea, state-run agency says

An American accused of entering North Korea illegally will be put on trial, the country's official news agency has reported.

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March 22nd, 2010
10:58 AM ET

Karzai holds peace talks with insurgents

Afghan President Hamid Karzai has held talks with representatives of a major insurgent group whose leader is known for anti-U.S. rhetoric and support for al Qaeda, officials said Monday.

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March 22nd, 2010
10:10 AM ET

Two killed in separate attacks in Afghanistan

[Updated at 10:10 a.m.] The  NATO-led International Security Assistance Force said there was a second death Monday in a separate IED attack in southern Afghanistan, but no further details were released.

[Posted at 6:57 a.m.] A British soldier was killed Monday in an explosion in Afghanistan's Helmand Province, the British Ministry of Defense said in a statement.

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March 22nd, 2010
09:58 AM ET

Clinton: Health care passage shows Obama's resolve

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton celebrated the passage of landmark health care reform Monday, in a rare moment for a woman who was once one of the leading voices on the issue.

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March 22nd, 2010
09:57 AM ET

Tweets from the Hill: Lawmakers on health care

The passing of health care reform in Washington, D.C., last night has sparked strong emotions from politicians, both Democrats and Republicans.

After some strong, intense words from both sides in the chamber last night, many key lawmakers hit the press circuit this morning - appearing on morning shows and cable news shows to share their thoughts. But the intense sentiments aren't ending there - lawmakers are making their thoughts known to their constituents on Twitter. Below is a sampling of the latest tweets from those on the Hill:

[Updated 11:47 a.m.]

avatar House Democrats: The dawn of quality affordable health care for all: http://bit.ly/cKdPmO #hcr #photo

avatar R-TN Marsha Blackburn: Help send Nancy Pelosi a message. We will stand with the American people this Nov to fight every step of the way http://tinyurl.com/ygz24dl

avatar R-CA George Radanovich: I would like to set the record straight and be clear that I did not make the statement calling Rep. Stupak a "Baby Killer".

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March 22nd, 2010
09:49 AM ET

On the Radar: Health care reform, Israel, Google

President Obama and Vice President Joe Biden react to the passing of the health care bill.

Here’s a look at some of the stories CNN.com reporters are working on Monday:

Health care The House of Representatives passed a measure overhauling the U.S. medical system late Sunday, delivering a historic victory to President Obama, who had made it his No. 1 domestic priority. The bill passed in a 219-212 vote after more than a year of bitter partisan debate. All 178 Republicans opposed it, along with 34 Democrats. The bill will be sent to Obama's desk to be signed Tuesday.

While Sunday night's vote was a landmark moment, the health care reform fight is far from over. Among the questions being asked: What does the bill mean for you and when will you start feeling its impact? What does it mean for your business? What does Obama's executive order on abortion funding that helped bring some Democrats in line mean? What happens when the bill goes to the Senate will it turn into a ping-pong match of roadblocks? Will there be political consequences for Democrats or Republicans come midterm elections? And what does this mean for Obama and his agenda? Is it his second wind, or has he spent all his political capital on this one issue? We'll also be looking for reactions from Americans on both sides of the issue as well as insurers and doctors.

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March 22nd, 2010
09:40 AM ET

New church abuse allegations surface in Germany

Four Catholic priests and two nuns have been accused of sexually abusing children in Germany's diocese of Regensburg, the diocese confirmed Monday.

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March 22nd, 2010
09:07 AM ET

Obama to sign health care bill Tuesday

President Barack Obama will sign a landmark $875 billion health care reform bill into law at the White House on Tuesday, according to two Democratic officials familiar with the planning.

The bill passed the House of Representatives late Sunday night. It was approved by the Senate in December. A separate package of changes passed by the House on Sunday still needs to be approved by the Senate.

– CNN's Ed Henry contributed to this report

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March 22nd, 2010
08:31 AM ET

Monday's intriguing people

Rep. Bart Stupak: The Democratic congressman was speaking on the House floor Sunday night, shortly after the chamber passed the sweeping health care reform bill with his help, when someone yelled "baby killer."  Members of Congress groaned, and someone shouted, "Who said that?"

Stupak had opposed the bill over its abortion language until he reached a deal with the White House on Sunday. Just days earlier, Stupak, D-Michigan, was a hero of anti-abortion House Republicans who opposed the bill.

After he announced his support for health care reform legislation, an organization opposing abortion rights withdrew an award it had planned to present Stupak. The Susan B. Anthony List had chosen Stupak to receive the "Defender of Life" award at the "Campaign for Life Gala" Wednesday in the nation's capital.

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March 22nd, 2010
08:18 AM ET

Monday's live video events

9:00 am ET - Obama health care remarks replay – A replay of President Obama's reaction to the House vote on health care reform.

9:15 am ET - Clinton attends AIPAC conference – Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speaks before the annual conference of AIPAC, an influential pro-Israel lobbying group.

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March 22nd, 2010
07:29 AM ET

GOP site rallies to 'Fire Pelosi' after health care passes

The morning after the House voted to pass a landmark health care reform bill opposed by all Republicans the GOP had a new goal in its sights: Fire Nancy Pelosi.

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March 22nd, 2010
07:28 AM ET

Health care reform now faces Senate challenge

Now that the House has passed the Senate's health care reform bill and a package meant to reconcile differences between the House and Senate bills, the next step is for members of the Senate to sign off on those changes.

That won't be as easy as it sounds.

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March 22nd, 2010
07:19 AM ET

World update: Israeli PM visits United States

An update from London on some of the stories we're expecting to develop through the day Monday:

Israeli PM visits United States – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is to meet with top Obama administration officials Monday and the president Tuesday as the two countries tackle a rift over construction in largely Arab East Jerusalem. Netanyahu said Sunday that Israel has no intention of backing down over plans to build 1,600 apartments on disputed land. Read the full story

Pope's letter on church scandal – Victims of child abuse by Catholic clergy in Ireland have dismissed a long-awaited letter by Pope Benedict XVI as not going far enough. Read the full story

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March 22nd, 2010
05:23 AM ET

Moon walker Buzz Aldrin is 'Dancing With the Stars'

When Buzz Aldrin danced on the moon 40 years ago, an estimated 600 million people watched it live. The Apollo 11 astronaut will dance again on live television as a contestant Monday night on ABC's "Dancing With the Stars."

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March 22nd, 2010
04:41 AM ET

Red River crests; FEMA director to visit

Residents paddle a canoe through the flooded yards of a neighborhood along the Red River near Fargo, North Dakota.

Officials in North Dakota and Minnesota are catching their breath Monday, if only briefly, after the Red River crested over the weekend.

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March 22nd, 2010
12:19 AM ET

Obama hitting road to sell health benefits

President Barack Obama plans to hit the road this week to start aggressively selling the benefits of the health care overhaul and give nervous Democratic lawmakers some political cover across the country, according to three Democratic officials familiar with the plans.

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March 22nd, 2010
12:06 AM ET

Obama hails passage of health care reform bill

President Barack Obama said Sunday night that the passage of health care reform proves Americans "are still a people capable of doing big things."

He said the outcome was "not a victory for any one party. ... It's a victory for the American people and it's a victory for common sense."

"This is what change looks like," he said.

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March 22nd, 2010
12:03 AM ET

House votes for reconciliation package

The House of Representatives on Sunday passed a major package of changes to the health care reform bill.

The package passed in a 220-211 vote. All 178 Republicans opposed it, along with 33 Democrats.

The changes, which must be approved by the Senate, would increase the total cost of the bill in its first 10 years from $875 billion to $940 billion.

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