Take Two for October 1, 2012

CA Governor Jerry Brown Holds News Conference On Pension Reform

Governor Brown signs a raft of legislation

Gov. Jerry Brown on Saturday signed 65 bills into law but made more noise about the ones he vetoed.
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The business of debates

Are presidential debates about questions and answers? Not entirely. According to GQ's Robert Draper, they're also about the candidates looking presidential and sure of themselves.
President Obama Campaigns In Florida For Two-Day Swing
A study from UCLA shows that Americans have an uncanny ability to judge the political leanings of female politicians just by looking at them. The more feminine a face, the more conservative the person.
Book cover of "Bilingual Is Better."

Is it better to grow up bilingual?

What if the truth was that all children in America, regardless of their cultural background, would actually benefit from learning two languages?
NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab Holds Viewing Of Mars Curiosity Rover Landing

Scientific American ranks US on top in scientific output

According to The magazine Scientific American, when it comes to scientific output, the U.S. is on top.
Sarah Palin Speaks At Tea Party Gathering In Michigan

Where the Tea Party is now

Voters who once despised Mitt Romney as the epitome of everything they hate about the Republican Party are now going door to door trying to swing votes for the GOP candidate.
Early Voting Starts In Special Election For New Miami Mayor
If June's primary numbers is a sign, voter turnout this November may be low. Two out of three registered voters didn't cast a ballot, making it the lowest turnout ever in a Californian presidential primary. KPCC's Washington correspondent Kitty Felde reports.
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Will Schwalbe's End of Your Life Book Club

People join book clubs for all sorts of reasons — to read more, to meet new people, to get out of the house.
Gov. Brown Signs Legislation At Google HQ That Allows Testing Of Autonomous Vehicles

Driverless cars coming to a California road near you?

Self-driving cars could be on California roads in just a few years, that's according to Google co founder, Sergey Brin.
Plastic surgery LA Magazine

The new trend in plastic surgery

Plastic surgery's a booming business, $10.4 billion were spent on cosmetic procedures in the U.S. last year.
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