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Brand & Martínez for August 24, 2012




Lance Armstrong attends the 2011 Pan-Massachusetts Challenge on August 6, 2011 in Bourne, Massachusetts.
Lance Armstrong attends the 2011 Pan-Massachusetts Challenge on August 6, 2011 in Bourne, Massachusetts.
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Today on the show, Lance Armstrong decides to stop fighting doping charges and is banned for life from cycling and stripped of his 7 Tour de France titles; A Navy SEAL who wrote book on Osama bin Laden raid faces scrutiny; The website Gawker made news this week when it published a sheaf of records from Bain Capitol Ventures, the firm founded by Mitt Romney; Tootsie Roll Industries is a modern day Willie Wonka story, that's at least according to the Wall Street Journal. MIchael Ian Black weighs in on the Tootsie Roll, as well; What's next for creditors in the wake of the City of San Bernardino's bankruptcy?; The Dinner Party guys are back and Meghan McCarty's got your Weekend Alibi.