AirTalk for December 18, 2012

Connecticut Community Copes With Aftermath Of Elementary School Mass Shooting
In the days since the tragic shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut that took the lives of 20 children and 6 adults, media outlets have given the story nearly wall-to-wall coverage. However, not all media coverage is created equal. Early on, there were mistakes in the reports which misidentified the shooter and incorrectly painted his mother as a teacher at the elementary school.
UN Votes On Non-Member Observer Status For Palestine
U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice has officially withdrawn her name from consideration for Secretary of State. Current Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is set to depart at the end of this term; Rice was one of the most talked about contenders for her position.

Shared housing at risk in Los Angeles County

Last week, the Los Angeles Public Safety Committee unanimously passed the Community Care Facilities Ordinance. The proposal, put forth by L.A. City Councilman Mitch Englander (District 12, San Fernando Valley) would severely limit or outright eliminate shared housing in certain areas of Los Angeles.
Boehner And House GOP Leadership Address The Press After Conference Meetings
As Americans prepare to put 2012 behind them and ring in the new year, one big, dark, looming, uncertainty still remains on the horizon… the fiscal cliff.
Step Up Women's Network's Third Annual "Step Up For Yoga and Health"

Does yoga have a place in public schools?

Is yoga a religious practice? Where is the line between spirituality and religion? Is a curriculum centered on spiritual meditation appropriate in public schools?
Facebook To Acquire Photosharing Site Instagram For One Billion Dollars

UPDATED: Does Instagram plan to sell your photos for ads?

How awkward is it going to be when a company uses one of your Instagram photos to advertise to you on Facebook?
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