Take Two for May 31, 2013

President Obama is expected to address the nation about the topic of student loans. Interest rates on government-backed college loans are set to double July 1, unless Congress agrees on a fix before then.
juvenile hall corridor
When young people go to prison, they inevitably lose a lot of freedoms. Yet they usually retain the right to an education. For inmates with learning disabilities, however, things are a bit more complicated.
Attorney General Holder Testifies To House Appropriations Committee On Justice Dept. Budget
It's time for the Friday Flashback, where we look back and discuss the week's biggest topics with the journalists that cover them.

UC Irvine violinist makes beautiful music with a $5 million Stradivarius

Iryna Krechkovsky, a concert violinist in residence at UC Irvine, has her hands on a 324-year old Stradivarius violin estimated to be worth $5 million.
Songs Los Angeles
Southern California has served as inspiration to songwriters for centuries, as evidenced in the new book called "Songs in the Key of LA."
Senate Armed Services Cmte Holds Hearing On Sexual Assault In The Military
The Dept. of Defense estimates that more than 26,000 incidents of sexual assault occurred in the military last year. But only a tiny fraction of these incidents are reported.
FC Dallas v Chivas USA

Ex-Chivas USA coaches file racial discrimination suit

A pair of former academy soccer coaches for the Major League Soccer club Chivas USA, Daniel Calichman and Theothoros Chronopoulos, have filed a racial discrimination lawsuit against the team, claiming they were fired because they are not Latino and don't speak Spanish.
Forage fig

Forage for food in your own backyard

Producer Meghan McCarty sets out on a foraging expedition to find out which edible plants (and creatures) can be found right in our backyards.
The Drunken Botanist
In "The Drunken Botanist," Amy Stewart writes about the fruits, flowers and herbs that go into our favorite alcoholic drinks.
Alexander Skarsgard

Alexander Skarsgard goes rogue in 'The East'

One of America's biggest heart-throbs today is a 6'4'" blonde, blue-eyed actor from Sweden. Alexander Skarsgard plays a villainous vampire in the HBO series "True Blood." Starting today, you can see him take on a very different role in the new film "The East."
The World is a Carpet
As the US military steps up its training of Afghan forces to take the lead in this war, the Americans are slowly pulling back. Every day, troops and material leave the country for good. But for journalist Anna Badkhen, it's a country that's often on her mind.
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