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On Thursday’s NewsHour…

‘DON’T ASK, DON’T TELL’ LEGAL BATTLE | A federal appeals court granted a stay on a judge’s order to stop the military’s policy of ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’. Mark Thompson of Time Magazine talks about the recent changes to the policy.

RECESSION’S INFLUENCE ON VOTERS | Jeffrey Brown talks to four public media reporters how the bad economy is affecting voters across the country. Gene Grant is host of ‘New Mexico in Focus’, Julie Phillipp of WXXI, Kathy Lewis of “Hearsay with Cathy Lewis’ and John Meyers of ‘The California Report’.

LATEST NATIONWIDE ELECTION NEWS | NewsHour Political Editor David Chalian looks at the latest developments in races around the country.

WHAT’S REALLY IN HERBAL SUPPLEMENTS? | Paul Solman looks at efforts to determine what’s really in herbal supplements.

BOOK CONVERSATION WITH EDWIDGE DANTICAT| Jeffrey Brown talks to Haitian-American Author Edwidge Danticat about her new book ‘Create Dangerously: The Immigrant Artist at Work’, written after the earthquake in her homeland. Danticat who lives in Miami, FL came to the U.S. from Haiti when she was 12.

Thursday’s anchors are Jeffrey Brown and Margaret Warner. Hari Sreenivasan has the day’s other top news stories and look at Web features. On the Rundown, find more on Ohio’s 16th district on the Politics page. Also, weigh in on Paul Solman’s story on herbal supplements and find links to more resources on their safety.

Plus on Art Beat, look at life in Somalia through the eyes of NPR’s Frank Langfitt in a narrated photo essay.

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