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Take Two for January 15, 2013

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Seven-time Tour de France winner Lance A
On Monday, former champion cyclist Lance Armstrong apologized to staff of Live Strong, the cancer foundation he founded, the same day Oprah Winfrey is scheduled to interview him.

Will Lance Armstrong's Oprah confession give OWN a boost?

Whether or not Armstrong's confession is good for the sport is debatable. What's not in dispute is that the two-and-a-half hour interview is a boon for Oprah Winfrey, a fact she acknowledged on CBS This Morning:

China's state-run media recognizes severe air pollution

The "airpocalypse" is the term being used to describe the record high levels of pollution in China's northern region, including the capital city of Beijing. In recent days, the poor air quality has sent hundreds to local hospitals for respiratory problems, and the thick smog closed freeways and airports because of poor visibility.
This past weekend marked the third anniversary of the earthquake in Haiti that killed as many as 300,000 people and left nearly a million people homeless. Yet three years on the crisis continues with 350,000 Haitians still in relief camps.
In 1969, a group of Native Americans occupied Alcatraz for two years. It's a history written in graffiti that the National Park Service has been working to preserve.
Quiero Club
Isabela Raygoza and Joel Moya from the Latin Alternative music magazine, Remezcla, join Barbara Bogaev to talk about some upcoming releases.
Jim Brulte
When it comes to rebuilding the Republican party in California, the challenges are many.
LA Mayor Villraigosa Discusses Immigration Reform In Washington
Now to Washington where LA Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa is spending the week. He'll be attending the inauguration next Monday, and in the meantime he's making the rounds at the US Conference of Mayors.
Natalie Wood Investigation
There are new details in the mysterious death of Hollywood legend Natalie Wood.In 1981, the actress drowned off the coast of Catalina Island, while a weekend boating trip with her husband Robert Wagner and actor Christopher Walken.
Phoenix Coyotes v Los Angeles Kings - Game Three

Los Angeles Kings skate back on the ice

NHL players are back on the ice, this Saturday. They resolved a labor dispute with owners that led to 510 cancelled games.
UCLA Commemorates Veterans Day

Crawford Panel: SoCal veterans face considerable challenges

More than 2 million veterans reside in the state of California, half of those live right here in Southern California. Yesterday, veterans affairs was the topic of a three-person panel discussion hosted at SCPR’s Crawford Family Forum.

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