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Take Two for May 28, 2013

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LA Catholics
For centuries, the Catholic church has kept a secret archive of documents regarding matters of a sensitive nature. Now, as sexual abuse cases play out in the courts, the information in those files is coming to light.
Hoover Dam Bypass Bridge Project Complete

Water officials meet to address Colorado River drought

Drought is putting a big strain on the Colorado River, which supplies water to about 40 million people in seven different states. Federal officials have called a meeting today in San Diego to try to address the issue.
CA Gov. Brown Joins Hundreds Of Scientists Calling For Action On Climate Change
In this month's issue of The Atlantic Magazine, writer James Fallows takes a long look at Jerry Brown, and the state of the state he's governing.

California bullet train builder under scrutiny

The company chosen to lead the California bullet train project has fallen under some criticism recently, prompting some people to ask why they were chosen in the first place.
Nation's Lawmakers To Take Up Gun Control Legislation Debate

Arrests of illegal would-be gun buyers is a low priority

Federal and state laws prohibit certain individuals from buying guns. Think fugitives or people with felony and some misdemeanor convictions. In fact, it's even a crime for them to apply to buy a gun.

iMarch moves immigration reform protests online

Community activists and social media advocates participated in 'iMarch,' a coordinated effort to flood websites with calls to reform immigration laws.
Senate Judiciary Cmte Holds Hearing On Comprehensive Immigration Reform

State immigration bills threaten employers with closure

Congress is continuing its debate over immigration reform, but here in California, lawmakers are working to create legislation aimed at helping immigrants.
The Communidad Latina Credit Union in Santa Ana focuses on the Latino population, who often don't use larger, mainstream banks.
U.S. Marijuana Enthusiasts Gather For Mass Pot-Smoking Celebration

What’s the future of LA’s marijuana dispensaries?

With voters approving Measure D, hundreds of marijuana dispensaries must close in L.A. But a legal challenge is possible.
Teen Head Start - 5

Southern California's needy start feeling sequester's cuts

Read the chart to learn how budget cuts of up to 10 percent are affecting federal programs, many of which have gone through years of reductions.
2012 Republican National Convention: Day 2

GOP struggles to win over Silicon Valley tech leaders

One way in which Republicans said they hope to catch up with Democrats was by opening shop in Silicon Valley, but so far efforts on the digital front have been shaky at best.
Now, a little journey into the thrilling world of California sales tax...and sandwiches. Hot sandwiches. Cold sandwiches. One taxable, one not. What?
Recently the US Agency for International Development announced a new project designed to combat world hunger. They would support research to develop wheat and rice seeds that were resistant to extreme heat and high levels of salt.
TechCrunch Disrupt NY 2013 - Day 1

BuzzFeed and CNN partner on new YouTube channel

BuzzFeed has been the go-to destination for viral videos for years but now the site is partnering up with CNN to launch their own YouTube channel.

For some Americans, retirement in Costa Rica is ideal

The US government says up to 50,000 Americans live in Costa Rica. Many of them are Baby Boomers flocking to tropical beaches to retire.

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