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AirTalk for June 11, 2013

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Bond Hearing Held For Trayvon Martin Shooter George Zimmerman

Jury selection in the George Zimmerman trial

Jury selection at the murder trial of George Zimmerman continued for a second day Tuesday. The makeup of the jury could have a huge impact on the outcome of this high-profile trial. So what type of juror is each side looking for?
Americans are losing out on 105 million hours of digital time when they have to turn off their iPads and smartphones during takeoff and landing. The FAA has considered lifting that ban but has yet to change the rule. Is it really dangerous to use electronic devices during takeoff and landing?
In this copy of a photograph on display at Kapaun Mt. Carmel Catholic High School in Wichita, Kan., a wounded soldier is helped by Army chaplain Emil Kapaun (on the soldier's left) during the Korean War. The Kansas native died a prisoner of war in 1951.
When the Huntley-Brinkley Report on NBC aired footage of American casualties in Vietnam it became the subject of intense debate. The same controversy has arisen with other violent or "graphic" images from the Iraq war and Boston marathon bombings. Is there some reluctance by American news media or in our business model, that resists showing gory images?
US-POLITICS-OBAMA-COUNTERTERRORISM

Support for government snooping and the Obama factor

A new survey conducted by the Pew Research Center and the Washington Post has found that Americans’ attitudes toward government surveillance has largely stayed the same in the last decade. Is your attitude on the privacy swayed by who is in the White House?
Chinatown at night
The Empress Pavilion, known for its dim sum, is no more. What does that mean for Chinatown? Is it the L.A. landmark that it once was?

Yes, Prime Minister

What do the American and British governments have in common? Jonathan Lynn says one similarity is that they’re both based on the same principle: “if no one knows what you’re doing, no one knows what you’re doing wrong.”

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