Take Two for October 16, 2012

After U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens was killed in Benghazi last month, Libya has been in the headlines a lot recently.

Las Vegas overrun with political advertising

Candidates are expected to spend over $3 billion this election cycle just by buying ad time. They're buying spots in Ohio, Florida and Iowa, and they're running almost non-stop.
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The economic crisis that began in 2008 here in the U.S. spread far beyond far beyond our borders. It triggered a world-wide downturn that's still causing turmoil, especially in Europe.
PH1 new planet
Scientists have discovered a new planet with, not one, not two, but four suns.
Cubam Missile Crisis Book

New book looks at the aftermath of the Cuban Missile Crisis

Today marks the 50th anniversary of the beginning of the Cuban Missile Crisis, a time when the world edged perilously close to nuclear war.

Cuban government eases travel restrictions for citizens

It's been 50 years since the Cuban missile crisis and the communist regime remains in complete control.
Activists Rally Against Fracking Outside California EPA Office
People from areas neighboring the Inglewood Oil Field say the study raises more questions than answers about the safety of fracking.
"OBAMA — Racial barrier falls in decisive victory" was the New York Times headline four years ago after Barack Obama won the election. But just how much have racial relations changed since 2008?
soda ban

California cities ask voters to approve tax on soft drinks

From New York City to California, local officials are pushing ideas to get consumers to cut down on soft drinks. Health experts say sugary drinks like Coke and Pepsi contribute to obesity and diabetes.
Jason Lytle

Jason Lytle: Dept. of Disappearance

In the early 90s, Jason Lytle made a name for himself in the indie music scene as the front man for a Central Valley band called Grandaddy. They enjoyed a fair amount of critical success - David Bowie was a big fan and one of their songs was picked up for use in a Honda commercial.
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