Obama Wants 'Boy Ejector' Car for Malia

In today's link roundup: Presidential nervousness over the first daughter's learner's permit. Plus: What's stopping blacks from getting tested for HIV?

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Obama wants 'boy ejector' car for Malia: "I am hoping to see one of those models that gets a top speed of 15 miles per hour and the ejector seat anytime boys are in the car," Obama told auto-industry leaders Friday in a speech about fuel-efficiency standards. "So hopefully you guys have some of those in the pipeline."

Why won't blacks get tested for HIV? Social stigma is the largest barrier to routine HIV testing by African-American frontline care physicians, according to a survey commissioned by Janssen Therapeutics, Division of Janssen Products, LP, in collaboration with the National Medical Association. Despite the belief by most physicians surveyed (93 percent) that HIV is either very serious or a crisis in the African-American community, findings suggested that only one-third of all patients in these physicians' practices were tested within the past year.

Why we need a new plan to feed Africa: Foreign Policy magazine says that a revised international Food Aid Convention should provide increased incentives for cash and voucher programs and the provision of more-nutritious food aid. It should also acknowledge the importance of preparing the ground for long-term solutions early on in a crisis, and it should include rehabilitation and recovery programs related to livestock and agriculture.

Yoga helps HIV-positive rape victims in Rwanda: The Project Air initiative uses yoga to help more than 400 HIV-positive Rwandan women and their families cope with the trauma they endured when an estimated 800,000 Rwandans were killed in only 100 days -- and countless women were raped -- as the Hutu tried to wipe out the Tutsi.

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