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On Tuesday’s NewsHour…

NEWSMAKER INTERVIEW: TIMOTHY GEITHNER | Concerns about the economic recovery linger on Wall Street as the service industry grew at a slower rate than expected last month. Jim Lehrer talks with Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner about the state of the economy and preparations for a final vote on financial reform next week.

OBAMA, NETANYAHU TALKS | President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met at the White House on Tuesday in an attempt to mend their strained relationship over Jewish settlement expansion and to discuss furthering face-to-face talks with Palestinian leaders. Gwen Ifill talks with policy experts Robert Danin and Robert Malley about the state of U.S., Israel relations.

HIGH-RISK PATIENTS AND HEALTH CARE REFORM | Starting this summer, high-risk patients with pre-existing conditions will be able to apply for temporary insurance as part of the health care reform law passed in March. Betty Ann Bowser reports on the new program and why some states are opting out.

TRAINING TROOPS IN AFGHANISTAN | U.S. troops are continuing efforts to build up local security forces in Afghanistan, with mixed results. Margaret Warner talks with GlobalPost reporter Jean MacKenzie, who recently returned from Kabul.

PORTRAITURE OF CHUCK CLOSE | Jeffrey Brown talks with artist Chuck Close and his biographer Christopher Finch about a lifetime of painting huge portraits, and the struggles through neuromuscular problems and learning disabilities.

Tuesday’s anchors are Jim Lehrer and Gwen Ifill. Hari Sreenivasan will have the day’s other top news stories and a look at features on the Web, including Paul Solman’s preview of his upcoming report on Greece’s debt crisis, a Patchwork Nation look at what the latest jobless numbers mean for communities across the U.S. and Art Beat’s tribute to Sen. Robert Byrd’s love of music.

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