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The president is expected to issue an executive order revoking a policy that bars international family-planning organizations that offer abortion services or referrals from receiving U.S. aid. The policy was originally issued by President Reagan and then reversed by President Clinton, before being instituted again by President Bush.
President Bush announced in Monday's State of the Union address that he plans to double the funding for his Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief. But critics say there's less to that increase in money than meets the eye.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have quarantined an airline passenger with a drug-resistant form of tuberculosis. The CDC is telling passengers to get checked but says the risk is low that they may become infected.