Take Two for June 4, 2013

Chinese President Xi Jinping is in Mexico today, meeting with Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto.
House Holds Hearing On Benghazi Consulate Attacks
Between calling President Obama's press secretary a "paid liar," and leading the House Oversight Committee's investigations into Benghazi, the IRS and the AP scandal, California Republican Congressman Darrell Issa has been making headlines.
Rancho Sierra Vista
It's been a rough stretch for California's state park system, between budget woes and the threat of park closures.
The Sopranos
The Writers Guild of America released its list of the 101 best written television series of all time this week.
Sam Amidon
Joining us today for Tuesday Reviewsday is Steve Hochman, music critic for the LA Times.

President Obama targets frivolous patent lawsuits

Today, the Obama administration announced steps to crack down on people or companies known as patent trolls. These trolls file patents with no intent of manufacturing or marketing the invention.
Robert Patch
On June 4, 50 years ago, Robert W. Patch of Chevy Chase, Maryland became the youngest person to receive a US patent.
Stanford engineering graduate Debbie Sterling invented Goldieblox, a game she created to encourage girls to build spatial and engineering skills.
Deacon Jones
David "Deacon" Jones, a Hall of Fame defensive lineman for the Los Angeles Rams for much of the 1960s, has died of natural causes in his Anaheim home. He was 74.
Rob Hart
Photographer Rob Hart was laid off from the Chicago Sun-Times last week along with 27 other colleagues. Now he's working on a new photo project documenting his life after losing his job.
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