March 24th, 2010
09:30 AM ET

On the Radar: Health care, medical pot, Texas execution

President Obama will sign an executive order to reaffirm the existing ban on federal money used for abortions a day after signing a health care reform bill into law.

Health care - President Obama plans to sign an executive order at 2:30 p.m. ET Wednesday that the White House says will reaffirm an existing ban on the use of federal money for abortions. The order is part of a deal Obama struck to woo anti-abortion House Democrats. That deal assured passage of the sweeping health care reform bill. 

The Senate also will debate possible changes to the health care law. The House has passed a series of changes that the Senate passed a few months ago. Now the Senate will consider those changes, many of which Republicans plan to fight. We'll also answer your questions about health care and its impact on you. 

Medical marijuana and your job –– Fourteen states have laws allowing the use of medical marijuana, which shield legal users from criminalization but don't protect them from penalties enforced by their employers. We take a look at a man who was fired from his job at Wal-Mart because of a drug test and the implications the growing medical marijuana field might have on employment. 

Texas execution - Texas state lawmakers are among those calling for a last-minute reprieve for a condemned inmate who is requesting DNA testing of evidence. The inmate is set to be executed Wednesday night. We'll follow any developments in the case as they arise. 

N.J. cold case arrests - Two suspects are scheduled in court at 10 a.m. ET on Wednesday to face charges in the killings of five teenagers who were reported missing in Newark, New Jersey, in 1978. Investigators arrested the suspects Wednesday, more than 30 years after the crimes. 

Florida Sea World trainer - Relatives of a Sea World trainer who was killed by a whale plan to ask a judge Wednesday to continue to withhold a security tape that apparently shows the trainer's death. The hearing is scheduled to start at 10 a.m. ET. 

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  1. Rat

    I want some of that medical marijuana in Ohio.

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