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AirTalk for April 8, 2013

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Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher in 1981. She died Monday, at the age of 87.

The legacy of the Iron Lady

Margaret Thatcher, also known as "the Iron Lady," died from a stroke on Monday morning. She was the only female prime minister in Britain's history and led the country for 11 years.
APTOPIX Kings Devils Hockey Stanley Cup Finals
Is outdoor hockey a fun idea, or a gimmick? Would you like to see the Kings and the Ducks face off at Dodger Stadium?

Does selling “used” digital music equal piracy?

A federal judge in New York has declared that a website that provides a secondary market for digital music is unlawfully infringing on original copyrights.

Powerball lottery comes to California

Is the lottery a fool’s game? Will Powerball money have a significant impact on California schools? Will you play the game?
smoking, cigarette, smoker
Twenty-nine states, including California, have laws prohibiting discriminatory hiring based on legal activity like smoking. However, other states are free to cite being smoke-free as a condition of employment. The latest to adopt this kind of policy is the University of Pennsylvania Health Care System.
Obit Funicello

Annette Funicello, from Mouseketeer to pop culture icon

Annette Funicello died today at the age of 70.

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