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Brand & Martínez for September 19, 2012




NBA Finals Game 2:  Boston Celtics v Los Angeles Lakers
NBA Finals Game 2: Boston Celtics v Los Angeles Lakers
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AEG recently announced it's for sale. The company that owns the Staples Center, the Kings and part of the Lakers looking for someone with very deep pockets. We'll find out what this means for a football stadium downtown. Also, could predicting the winner of the next presidential election lie in button sales? Then, we discuss a California initiative that would require labels for genetically modified food. And, Who Stole the American Dream? A new book by Hedrick Smith has some surprising answers. Is taking DNA samples from suspects unconstitutional? It's a potent crime fighting tool, but a federal court hears arguments today on whether DNA swabs are illegal search and seizure. How can parents and educated help gifted, but often misunderstood, children? It's pink and it's proud, the Beverly Hills Hotel turns 100 years young, and film buff Mark Jordan Legan is here with the best back-to-school movies.