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March 12th, 2009
07:00 AM ET

Fast Forward

The stories that will be making news later today:

Former President Bill Clinton's Mp3 player is up for grabs online through Tonic dot-com. Just over seven hours left in the auction. Bids have topped 12-hundred bucks. All proceeds go to help music programs in areas hit by hurricanes Katrina and Rita in 2005

First Lady Michelle Obama makes her first official trip outside of Washington today traveling to North Carolina. At about 12:45 pm eastern she'll tour the Fort Bragg military base and meet with families. At 4:30 eastern she speaks to community groups in Fayetteville that provide support to the soldiers and their families.

The three American hostages held for more than five years in Colombia's jungles will receive the civilian equivalent of the purple heart. The Defense of Freedom Medal honors Defense Department employees and contractors injured or killed in the line of duty.

At 10 am eastern Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner will go before the Senate Budget Committee. And tonight Secretary Geithner heads to London to urge global action in this world-wide recession.

The space shuttle was supposed to be in orbit right now. But "Discovery" remains on the launch pad at the Kennedy Space Center. Last night's launch was delayed because of a problem with the fuel system. NASA says it will try again for a "Discovery" lift-off on Sunday night.

At 4 pm eastern Oprah is broadcasting live with a show devoted entirely to dating and domestic violence in light of the alleged beating of Rihanna by her boyfriend Chris Brown. This as word this morning the two singers are reportedly going to record a duet.

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