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Take Two for April 2, 2013

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U.S. Supreme Court To Hear Gay Marriage Cases
Yesterday, the Supreme Court chose not to comment on a case that challenged how the size of a voting district is decided. In question was whether states should count everyone, not just U.S. citizens, when deciding on districts.
Sacramento Kings v Miami Heat
Tomorrow, a meeting between NBA owners and two competing groups will determine whether the Kings will stay in Sacramento or move to Seattle. For more on the Kings' future and what's at stake, we're joined by Dale Kasler from the Sacramento Bee.
Brockovich's Town Next Pollution Problem

In Hinkley, toxic legacy sets the stage for a ghost town

Nearly 20 years ago, Pacific Gas & Electric paid a huge settlement in a lawsuit that claimed the utility contaminated the groundwater in the Mojave Desert community of Hinkley. Since then, the chemical contamination has continued to spread.
Orange County Register
News outlets deliver the stories. But the Orange County Register has been making headlines of its own since coming under new ownership last year.
Among the signature injuries of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan – post-traumatic stress disorder, lost limbs and traumatic brain injury – it’s the last that tends to get the least amount of attention.
The 2007 mtvU Woodie Awards - Show
Tuesday, the day of the week we like to talk about new music. On tap this week is NPR's music critic Ann Powers who'll review a new tribute to John Denver, the band Mad Season and Rilo Kiley.

NRA presents 'School Shield Initiative' to Congress

The National Rifle Association has its own plan to prevent gun violence in schools. Shortly after the tragic shooting at Sandy Hook elementary in Newtown, Connecticut, the NRA suggested armed guards in schools to protect students.

California members of Congress split on gun control

Geography, personal history, political party influence gun violence views in Congress.
Los Angeles Dodgers Photo Day
Puig, who hit .517 in the spring, won't be playing with the Dodgers. He's been sent to a AA club in Tennessee.
Duke v Louisville
Louisville basketball player Kevin Ware will be watching his team play from the bench this weekend in the Final Four. The sophomore guard shattered his lower right leg in a freak accident Sunday night. The devastating injury puts the future of Ware's basketball career and his college scholarship at risk.
Louie Palu spent a year photographing the cross-border drug trade, from checkpoints in Texas and Arizona to villages deep into cartel country. Warning: graphic images.

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