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Take Two for March 11, 2013

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An Appalachian County's Community Bonds Help Overcome Challenge Of Poverty

Would raising the retirement age do more harm than good?

Last week, California congressman Mark Takano wrote a letter saying that he would vote against any cuts to Medicare, Medicaid or Social Security benefits, and that he would stand strong against raising the retirment age.
Christian Karl Gerhartsreiter Clark Rockefeller

Unmasking the 'Man In The Rockefeller Suit'

Writer Mark Seal tells the story of Christian Gerhartsreiter in his book , "The Man in the Rockefeller Suit."
"Downloaded" World Premiere - 2013 SXSW Music, Film + Interactive Festival

Hollywood Monday: Documentary films buzzing at SXSW

Time now for our regular Hollywood update from Rebecca Keegan of the L.A. Times. She's in Austin today, for the annual South by Southwest festival.
1 - Homeless Count Hollywood Street Kids Youth Census

LA's homeless youth help count their own (Photos)

Every year, volunteers around the nation count the number of homeless in their communities, but a specific segment of the homeless population often gets missed: young people.

What happens if you don't cooperate at inland checkpoints? (Video)

Drive across the Southwest and you are likely to encounter a Border Patrol Checkpoint. These roadside stations are set up to check immigration status. But what happens next is an open question.
Google Maps Returns To Apple's iPhone

Using your phone to make some extra cash

The mobile apps "Words With Friends" and "Fruit Ninja" provide a great distraction from work, but what about apps that can be the basis for work themselves? Are there apps that can be considered as a job creator? We'll find out.
Space Art
Imagine this: In the not-too-distant future, space might not be the place for just scientists or astronauts. It could be home to everyday people and artists too. Drew Tewksbury from KCET's Artbound has the story.
Lap Band

Website with data on outpatient surgery centers lacks key details

An online listing of outpatient surgery centers is incomplete and lacks required information on owners, their license numbers, and accreditation problems. The state says they're working on it.

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