AirTalk

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AirTalk for January 3, 2013

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Two new pot-shop referenda coming on LA ballot

Is California on its way to looser marijuana laws? How should Los Angeles regulate medical marijuana? With two competing measures on the May ballot, how will Angelenos cast their votes?
50 Los Angeles-Area Children Sworn In As U.S. Citizens
Immigrants closely related to U.S. citizens can now apply for visas from the U.S., according to a rule announced by the Department of Homeland Security, Wednesday.
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Al Jazeera closes deal to buy Current TV

The Qatar-based media company Al Jazeera has purchased former Vice President Al Gore’s Current TV.
2012 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show - Pink Carpet Arrivals
Are entertainers, their publicity machines and the star-hungry tabloids somehow complicit? In the age of Instagram, anybody with an iPhone can shoot for the stars if they’re in the right place at the right time. So why do paparazzi still go to such dangerous lengths?
US-CRIME-SCHOOL-SHOOTING

How best to handle student reactions to tragedy

In San Francisco, a high school student has been suspended for writing a poem with violent allusions and referencing the Newtown shooting.
Google Announces Nexus Tablet At Its Developers Conference I/O

Tablet tech talk

Who will get the next generation of tablet computer right? Why are tablets so popular in an era of amazing smart phones and superpowered laptops?

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