Take Two for December 13, 2012

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CIA treatment of 9/11 suspects to be kept secret in court

New movement in the prosecution of alleged 9-11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and his four co-conspirators. Yesterday, the judge in the case said details about the harsh interrogation techniques used on the men will not be disclosed in court.
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What do actor Don Cheadle, Google CEO Eric Schmidt and Pastor Rick Warren have in common? They are just the California contigent of a long line of American lunimaries who have made pilgrimages to visit Rwandan President Paul Kagame.
The Imperial Valley
Yesterday, the federal government released the results of a three-year study on the Colorado River, a water source critical to Nevada, California and elsewhere.The picture it paints is grim: demand is growing and supply is dwindling, and within 50 years the situation will be unsustainable.
MILLENIUM MARCH FOR EQUALITY
It's December and by now, kids headed for college — and their parents — have filled out countless admissions forms. Applications for financial aid mean gathering lots of information, like transcripts, essays.
The New Republic

The effects and consequences of older parenthood

Birth rates in the U.S. have been falling in the midst of the recession, except among one demographic: People over 40.There is much to be said for starting a family at an older age, parents are more likely to be financially and emotionally prepared to have kids.
National Finals Rodeo

Trevor Brazile wins 10th all-around title at Rodeo Finals

Trevor Brazile broke a world record this week at the National Finals Rodeo when he won his 10th all-around gold buckle.

OC has one of the lowest unemployment rates in state

At 7.1 percent, Orange County has one of the lowest unemployment rates in California. Lots of employers are hiring, including Disneyland.
US-ECONOMY-BERNAKE
Yesterday the Federal Reserve announced it will now tie interest rates to the unemployment rate. Under something called the "Evans Rule," interest rates will remain as they are until unemployment goes below 6.
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Can your deleted tweets be used against you in court?

Last year an Occupy Wall Street protestor named Malcolm Harris was arrested for unruly conduct during a march in New York City. Harris claims he did nothing wrong, prosecutors say his tweets tell a different story.
MySpace
Believe it or not, MySpace is gearing up for its third relaunch since its beginning in 2003. Before the days of Facebook, MySpace was the most popular social networking site in the world and throughout that time grew a significant popularity among musicians and bands looking to get noticed.
Urban Air
We have an update to a previous story we reported about the Kickstarter campaign for Urban Air, sculpture artist Stephen Glassman's effort to replace a billboard in Los Angeles with a bamboo garden.
Any Day Now Alan Cumming

Alan Cumming on gay marriage, photography and 'Any Day Now'

Fans of the actor Alan Cumming can now see him in two very political roles.
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