Patt Morrison for April 19, 2012

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Police union sues LAPD over Chief Beck’s new one-day impound policy
President Obama Speaks At The Port Of Tampa
Sex, escorts, an exotic locale, a squabble over money. As the investigation broadens into allegations that 11 Secret Service agents in Cartagena, Colombia brought back prostitutes to their hotel ahead of a visit by President Barack Obama, questions swirl around the inclusive, potentially macho culture of agents.
New Safeway Opens With Focus On Organic Goods
There’s been ample coverage of reports on food deserts, those swaths of lower income, urban neighborhoods said to be barren of fresh fruits and vegetables, with Michelle Obama and others promoting grocery store access.
Blair Hall at Princeton University

Elite colleges move online, give the goods away for free

Princeton, The University of Pennsylvania, The University of Michigan, and Stanford are now offering online courses…for free. The classes will open doors to people who wouldn’t have had them opened otherwise.
Blood Test

A new blood test may help the diagnosis of depression

The U.S. Center for Disease Control estimates that perhaps one in ten American adults suffers from some kind of depression. Causality for depression is murky and ranges from environmental factors to heredity, and doctors say that it is a debilitating, difficult to treat and costly mental illness.
Rachel Dratch Signs Copies Of "Girl Walks Into A Bar . . . Comedy Calamities, Dating Disasters, And A Midlife Miracle"

Rachel Dratch’s 'midlife miracle'

Many cast members of the sketch comedy television show “Saturday Night Live” go on to headline prominent movies and series, but comedian Rachel Dratch, best known for her SNL character Debbie Downer, didn’t exactly follow in the footsteps of some of her predecessors after her seven-year run on the late night comedy show.
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