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AirTalk for August 6, 2013

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Amazon Holds News Conference
Jeffrey Bezos, the founder and CEO of Amazon.com has agreed to buy the Washington Post for $250 million. The announcement of the mutli-billionaire’s purchase came yesterday, surprising many who didn’t expect the tech native’s interest in newspapers and publishing.
Should the takeoff change at John Wayne Airport?
Residents of the Dover Shores neighborhood of Newport Beach can tell you exactly how much noise a Boeing 737 makes on take off...a lot. They’ve been listening to it for decades, as their homes lie directly below the takeoff pattern at Orange County’s John Wayne International Airport, and they’ve fought tooth and nail to restrict the deafening sound of those jet engines.
gluten free

FDA requires gluten-free labeling

The Food and Drug Administration has set a standard for what food companies can label "gluten free." Gluten is the protein in wheat, barley and rye that gives breads and pastries their texture and chewiness
US Department of State Spokesperson Jen Psaki said the closures are not because of a new threat, but for extra caution.
The State Department has extended the closure of a number of embassies in the Middle East and North Africa until August 10. An intercepted message between senior Al Qaeda leaders on a possible attack allegedly has allegedly brought about the closures.
Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) at a senate hearing

Is the GOP so fractured it’s cracking up?

Republican leaders and voters want change, but both are split over the party’s direction. This, according to a recent poll from the Pew Research Center, and evident in all kinds of political mudslinging between GOP insurgents and establishment Republicans is just evidence that the party much change directions.
In Early February America’s largest Catholic archdiocese released files revealing more details on how church officials schemed to protect priests who were molesting children.

Playboy Jazz Festival artist George Duke dead at 67

The weekend of June 15-16, the annual Playboy Jazz Festival will take over the Hollywood Bowl for two full days of jazz greats, both young and old. We'll talk with two artists who will play at the festival--Gregory Porter and George Duke--who represent new and old school jazz.

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