Archive for August 24th, 2013

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Rim Fire Burns Near Yosemite National Park
As a wildfire rages along the remote northwest edge of Yosemite National Park, officials cleared brush and set sprinklers to protect two groves of giant sequoias.
Courts in Tucson, Ariz., are turning to private lawyers to represent clients who would have had public defenders.

Cutting public defenders can cost federal government more

With the sequester, public defenders' offices are losing staff. But everyone is entitled to representation, so judges are appointing expensive private attorneys in their place.

New trial aims to help children who've never been able to hear

The Children's Hospital L.A. and House Research Institute were recently awarded a grant for a clinical trial to help young children who have never been able to hear.
Memorial Service Held For Mother And Brother Of Kidnap Victim Hannah Anderson
Calling their deaths "an abomination," a priest memorialized a Southern California mother and son killed by a family friend who also abducted the woman's 16-year-old daughter.
Crowds gather in front of the Washington Monument during the "March on Washington For Jobs and Freedom" in 1963.

What the March On Washington called for, and what we got

It was called "The March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom." So what effects did the historic rally have on employment in the United States?
An artist's concept of the completed Giant Magellan Telescope (GMT)

Tons of molten glass go into making mirror for giant telescope

One of seven large mirrors for the 72-foot telescope will be spun cast at the University of Arizona on Saturday.
Female rebel fighters gather in Syria's northern city of Aleppo on Saturday to protest what they claim was a chemical attack by pro-government forces in a suburb of Damascus.

U.S. Weighs Options On Syria After Reported Chemical Attack

President Obama is meeting with his national security team to discuss reports of Syria's use of chemical weapons, as the U.S. "repositions" warships.
People hold signs as they gather to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington.

Thousands gather in DC to mark 1963 civil rights march

Organizers say they expect 100,000 people to attend Saturday's events ahead of the Aug. 28 anniversary of the iconic "I Have a Dream" speech.
The 2008 ALMA Awards - Show
Linda Ronstadt says she suffers from Parkinson's disease, which has robbed her ability to sing. She says she was diagnosed eight months ago and "can't sing a note."

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