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. 


March 24th, 2010
01:46 AM ET

Synthetic marijuana a growing trend among teens

The latest trend at teen parties isn't warm beer or prescription medicines pilfered from parents' medicine cabinets. Instead, increasing numbers of youths are turning to an herb-based product to get high, and unlike marijuana, it's perfectly legal.


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