Patt Morrison for May 31, 2012

Same-sex couples kiss at a recommitment
The U.S. appeals court in Boston today became the first such court to declare the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) to be unconstitutional, ruling that the law unfairly denies equal benefits to legally married same-sex couples.
Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl
Justin Combs is a lucky man –- he’s graduating high school with a 3.75 GPA and a full ride to UCLA (worth $54,000) for his skills as a defensive cornerback.
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Oxnard school district bans epithet that divides Mexicans

The Oxnard school district passed a resolution this week, banning the words “Oaxaquita” (little Oaxacan) and “indito” (little Indian) from district campuses.
John Edwards Trial Begins In North Carolina

Verdict reached in John Edwards case

John Edwards was acquitted on one charge of campaign finance fraud, and a mistrial was declared on five other counts when jurors said they couldn't decide if he illegally used fundraising money while he ran for president. The month-long trial exposed Edwards' secret sex scandal with Rielle Hunter that effectively ended his presidential bid in 2008.
NASA-SpaceX

Facebook melts down while SpaceX splashes down

"Facebook melts down while SpaceX splashes down! You can't beat the symmetry for these two California companies" says KPCC's business reporter Matt DeBord. Patt checks in with DeBord, who writes the "DeBord Report," to get the latest scoop on Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook's disappointing IPO, SpaceX CEO Elon Musk, the Dragon capsule landing and more.
The television news business was changing significantly in 1997 when Bob Iger, president of ABC at the time, tapped a lawyer named David Westin to lead the network’s news division. The Big Three networks were losing profits, 24-hour cable news channels such as CNN, FOX News, and MSNBC were gaining prominence, and The Walt Disney Company had just purchased ABC.
Bob Balaban: From ‘Midnight Cowboy’ to ‘Moonrise Kingdom’
“When the movie starts you can feel Wes [Anderson] taking over everything, like a great king does in a kingdom, everyone is doing well, there’s no unemployment and everyone is well read.
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