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Take Two for December 12, 2012

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State Workers Bloomberg

CA state workers highest paid out of 12 most-populous states

In a new six-part series, Bloomberg News finds that state workers in California today make far more than comparable workers in other states, and in the private sector.
Loyola's Pediatric Mobile Health Unit Cares For Uninsured Children

Standard of care in children's insurance plan questioned

More than a million California children who lack health insurance will qualify for coverage under the Affordable Care Act. When so-called "Obamacare" takes effect in 2014, more children from poor families will qualify for Medi-Cal,Others will get subsidies for private, low-cost insurance through a new state exchange.
Seattle Issues First Same Sex Marriages Licenses After Nov. Election Legalized Gay Marriage
While we were all focused on the presidential race, poring over polls and tweeting each debate, there was another major campaign underway. One designed to change the nation's position on same-sex marriage.
uc logo truck

Why people hate the UC logo and brand changes in general

For more than a century, the main University of California system logo was represented by a circle containing a picture of a book with the phrase"Let There Be Light."
Renown Indian Sitar maestro, Pandit Ravi

Remembering sitar legend Ravi Shankar

Ravi Shankar, the much-loved sitarist famous for bringing Indian music to the west, has died at 92 years old. Shankar died Tuesday at a hospital near his long-time home in Encinitas, California.
Ken Jennings
We've all heard warning like, "Don't go swimming for an hour after you eat!" "Never run with scissors," and "Chew on your pencil and you'll get lead poisoning," from our parents and teachers.
Test Flight
The U.S. will ultimately spend $1 trillion to produce the F-35 next generation fighter jet. It's a classic cautionary tale of Pentagon cost overruns.
Aerowire Velma Searcy
Republicans say the President's plan to cut spending and forestall automatic tax hikes is lacking in specifics, but Democrats say the Republican's counter proposal is lacking in specifics.
Babysitting George Best
In 2003 Celia Walden was a 25-year-old journalist in England and given one of her first assignments: To make sure one of her paper's star columnists didn't talk to any rival newspapers.
Kids Race - 1

Talking to toddlers about race and tolerance

How do children develop their ideas about race? Research says babies notice skin color in their first year and parents should talk to kids about difference.
Historic Drought Cripples Ranches And Farms In American West
Imagine you order a steak at a restaurant, you bite in and it's soft, flavorful and easy to chew. The meat could have been tenderized by the chef, beating and hammering it right there in the kitchen.

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