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AirTalk for December 5, 2012

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Dark day on the streets of Cairo

It’s been characterized as the worst protest in Egypt since the revolution in early 2011. AirTalk speaks with a reporter who witnessed the worst of today’s demonstrations.
LA Streetcar
This week, voters in downtown Los Angeles approved crucial financing to fund a streetcar project. Seventy-three percent of residents voted to raise $62.5 million in funding with a property tax on local housing. The money will go towards the $125 million project, a streetcar which would run along three of downtown’s busiest streets and connect several neighborhoods, including South Park, Civic Center, the fashion district, and the old banking district.
Moon Appears Bigger And Brighter, As Its Closer To Earth Than Normal
In a report released Monday, government watchdog agency the Little Hoover Commission raised concerns about California’s ambitious alternative energy plans.
Gender Identity Debate

APA makes significant updates to new diagnosis manual

The American Psychiatric Association has released approved changes to be published in the fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5). Among the most significant modifications to the new edition is the reclassification of the diagnosis for transgender and gender-variant individuals from “Gender Identity Disorder” to the less-stigmatizing “Gender Dysphoria.”
New York And NJ Residents Struggle To Recover One Week After Superstorm Sandy

New York Post publishes photo of man’s final moments

Han was pushed onto the tracks, and struggled to escape for over a minute before the train hit – Abbasi photographed his doomed final moments. The incident brings to light the predicament so many photojournalists face – their job is to document, but if they can help, should they?
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How should religious organizations handle disputes over interfaith outreach and education?
Easy Bake Oven
An online petition from a New Jersey teen has sparked new discussion about the use of gender in marketing for children.

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