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AirTalk for July 16, 2013

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Demonstrators marching in Los Angeles

Zimmerman verdict continues to reverberate

The acquittal of George Zimmerman came on Saturday, but the fallout continues. Last night, we learned more about what influenced the jury's decision. A woman known only as Juror B 37 revealed her thinking: she had "no doubt" George Zimmerman feared for his life. What's your reaction to the juror interview?
Asiana Airlines says it's going to sue the Bay Area TV station that broadcasted fake and racially insensitive names for the four pilots involved in the plane crash that took place in San Francisco earlier this month.
Lack of Diversity in Children's Books
A recent report from the Cooperative Children’s Book Center at the University of Wisconsin-Madison found that despite the increasing diversity in the U.S., the number of children’s books written by or about people of color continues to be very low.
The pressure is on Mayor Bob Filner as even his former supporters are urging him to resign, after allegations of sexual harassment of women have surfaced. Attorney Marco Gonzalez held a press conference saying that Filner’s behavior was so egregious that women called him “dirty old man.”
In the midst of what has become a heated race to replace former 6th District City Councilman Tony Cardenas, one of the candidates has revealed that she was sexually abused as a child.
If anyone knows the potential of the Dodgers’ second half of the season, Dan Evans does. He’s a former Dodgers General Manager (2001-04) and currently the top scout for the Toronto Blue Jays.

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