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Tuesday, May 26, 2009

A Canadian court has handed down the first ever murder conviction for someone knowingly infecting another person with HIV. The debate over the kind of precedent this decision sets is in full swing. Plus, the next Supreme Court justice, and your suggestions for great first lines of imagined book sequels.

Gold (Card) Standard

Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney (D-NY 14) discusses the latest in credit card legislation, and when you will begin to see changes to your bill.

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Breaking: SCOTUS Pick

Live coverage of President Obama's nominee to the Supreme Court -- federal appeals judge (and Bronx native) Sonia Sotomayor. Then, analysis with Jami Floyd, host of Best Defense on Tru TV; Emily Bazelon, senior editor at Slate and founding editor of Double X; ...

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When Is Spreading Illness a Crime?

Regan Hoffman editor-in-chief of POZ and poz.com, talks about why she thinks people who spread the HIV virus should not necessarily go to jail. Her memoir, I Have Something To Tell You, will be released by Simon & Schuster in September.

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Car-Free

Times Square and Herald Square are officially closed to motor vehicles. As of yesterday, two sections of Broadway, between 47th and 42nd streets and between 33rd and 35th streets, are now pedestrian malls, and to talk about how it's going so far in Times Square is Tim Tompkins, president of ...

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Book: The Sequel

Clive Priddle, Vice President of PublicAffairs Books, discusses their collaborative publishing project Book: The Sequel. The Public Affairs team is collecting first lines for imagined sequels to famous books (eg "See, I was right." from Das Kapital 2). Then, over the course of 48 hours later this month, ...

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