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Newsweek shutters print publication

Newsweek is ending its 80-year run as a weekly print magazine.
Bond Hearing Held For Trayvon Martin Shooter George Zimmerman
Wednesday a judge set a tentative trial date for June 10 for George Zimmerman, a neighborhood watch volunteer charged with fatally shooting Trayvon Martin.
"No Labels" Political Organization Launches As Counterpoint To Tea Party

Central coast Republican hopes to attract fellow Latinos

For the past two decades California has been tough political terrain for Republicans. That's partly because the state's growing Latino population overwhelmingly supports Democrats.

What's next for the Livestrong Foundation?

Nike, Anheuser Busch, Trek Bicycles. Those are just three of the companies that severed their ties with Lance Armstrong in the last 24 hours
Backers of Prop. 37 have pointed to a new weapon in their arsenal: a study published last month that claims to prove that genetically modified corn causes tumors in rats.
We just heard about the effort to label genetically modified foods. Opponents of that proposition have poured more than $35-million dollars into their campaign. Money has been pouring into the other initiatives as well.
So we know lots and lots of money is poured into the California initiative process, and it's a fact that deep-pocketed donors can help get the word out.
With 195,000 soldiers, the Afghan army is bigger than ever. But it's also unstable.
TO GO WITH Afghanistan-unrest-technology
A small circle of Afghan entrepreneurs are determined to use technology to change their war-torn country. They see their business as a foundation for stability and modernity.
More than nine million Californians and more people in the southeastern United States will participate in what could be considered the largest earthquake drill in the world.
Khalid Alaani

Iraqi artist's work looks nostalgically at memories of home

Artist Khalid Alaani fled Iraq at the height of the war in 2006. A new exhibition in Los Angeles displays his artwork, which takes a nostalgic look at his homeland.
Attention to young childrens' emotional lives may be as important to brain development as emphasis on facts and concepts, the latest science on early childhood learning indicates.
Richard Faulk Gross America
Richard Faulk's new book is called "Gross America: Your Coast to Coast Guide To All Things Gross." He joins us now from New York.
Downtown Los Angeles Model
Ten years. That's how long it took one man to recreate his youth.

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