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Saudi King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz al-Saud is seen in September 2011....
Abdullah put forward the Arab Peace Initiative for a deal with Israel, cracked down on al-Qaida within the kingdom, and became known as a ruler committed to reform. But the moves were limited.
House Republican leaders had planned to pass a bill banning abortions after 20 weeks on the anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision and coinciding with the annual protest march by abortion opponents. But with Republican women balking at that measure, they instead passed a bill prohibiting the use of taxpayer money for abortions, something that's been in spending bills for years.
President Obama is pitching his State of the Union proposals on a campaign-like trip and on YouTube.
The European Central Bank will begin buying up Eurozone country government bonds in a bid to stimulate Europe's flagging economy. The Federal Reserve implemented a similar program after the 2008 financial crisis, and it is credited with helping to keep the U.S. economy on track.
Christy Zink, who had an abortion after 20 weeks of pregnancy, spoke at a 20...
Although the Republican-led House decided not to vote to ban abortions after 20 weeks, 10 states already have such measures and more states are considering them.
Audie Cornish talks to Kiev-based journalist David Stern about the ongoing fighting in Ukraine.