Patt Morrison for May 2, 2012

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Should teachers be allowed to befriend students on Facebook?

In less than two months, two different substitute teachers working in the Norwalk-La Mirada Unified School District have been arrested for committing lewd acts with students.
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Without Osama bin Laden, how big of a threat is al-Qaida?

When U.S. seals killed Osama bin Laden, did they also destroy al-Qaida? Patt checks up on al-Qaida’s activity one year after bin Laden’s death—including how it has shifted tactics in his absence.
Los Angeles Dodgers v San Diego Padres

Is today the start of a triumphant new Dodgers era?

Frank McCourt officially handed over ownership of the Dodgers to Guggenheim Baseball Management on Tuesday, ending a tumultuous period for the Los Angeles baseball franchise.
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Mitt Romney’s Foreign Policy and National Security Spokesman resigned yesterday after some social conservatives criticized the campaign's appointment of the openly gay Republican.

DNA USA: Mapping the melting pot, genetically speaking

Did you know that racial intermixing is least common in the genes of the descendants of New England colonists? Or that many Southwestern Catholics have Jewish genes?
Tennessee Titans v New England Patriots

NFL player Junior Seau takes his own life

Former National Football League player Junior Seau has died in a shooting at his home in Oceanside, California. Authorities have stated that his death is likely the result of suicide.
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