Patt Morrison for August 7, 2012

Los Angeles’ Blue Line has the distinction of being the first light-rail in the nation, running between downtown L.A. and Long Beach. It also has a checkered safety record, with an average of fifty-one accidents during its first twelve years of operation (1990-2002.
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Mobile phone exposure limits and testing methods should be re-evaluated, according to a Government Accountability Office (GAO) study released today. The report also concludes that the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has not formally coordinated safety precautions with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) or the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

A new photography slide show features ‘out’ gay athletes

President Obama signed into law the repeal of the U.S. military’s controversial “don’t ask, don’t tell policy” that prevented homosexuals from openly serving in the military on December 22, 2010.
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Who is to gain from Jared Loughner's guilty plea?

Jared Lee Loughner plead guilty today to going on a shooting rampage at a political gathering in a Tucson, AZ parking lot last year, a move that former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords’ husband Mark Kelly says will help victims and their families move on.
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Maintaining your personal space comfort zone on the bus

Varying cultures have different comfort zones as far as personal space in public places. Americans generally prefer to keep a small buffer zone around them, which can lead to some interesting interactions in cramped places with lots of people like public trains and buses.

A job search from the other side of craigslist

With an 8.3 percent unemployment rate in the U.S, it’s not uncommon that job searchers are now taking to unorthodox methods to snag a job and beat out other applicants. But does anyone know the competition they’re up against? HR representatives and recruiters are swamped with applications, what does it take to actually land a job, or even an interview?
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