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Obama agenda: Stem cells back in the news

"A federal judge in Washington yesterday temporarily blocked the Obama administration’s efforts to expand stem cell research, ruling in a case brought by a former MIT scientist and others who oppose embryonic stem cell research." The judge in the case "said in his 15-page decision that regulations designed to expand federal funding for embryonic stem cell research violated a law prohibiting destruction of embryos for research purposes."

The New York Times: “The ruling came as a shock to scientists at the National Institutes of Health and at universities across the country, which had viewed the Obama administration’s new policy and the grants provided under it as settled law. Scientists scrambled Monday evening to assess the ruling’s immediate impact on their work.”

Per the AP, "The USDA employee who was pushed out of her job during a racial firestorm last month is set to meet [today] with Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack to discuss coming back to work at the agency.”

"A senior US commander said yesterday that he could not predict when Afghanistan might take control of its own security and warned that NATO needs at least another year to recruit and train enough soldiers and police officers."