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Take Two for July 9, 2013

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American and South Korean investigators today are questioning two of the four pilots of the plane. Focus now is also turning to the lawsuits that will likely come in the wake of this crash.
Firearms Maker Smith And Wesson Reports Almost 50 Percent Increase In Sales Revenue

Do background checks on ammunition sales work?

Tighter gun control is a top priority for Democrats in the state Senate this year. One of the bills would require bullet buyers go through background checks first. It's a plan that's already in place in parts of California.
JAY Z And Samsung Celebrate The Release Of Magna Carta Holy Grail, Available Now For Samsung Galaxy Owners - Arrivals

Jay-Z's album release sparks privacy concerns

Jay-Z and Samsung's app gave users free access to the album, but it also requested access to user's social media accounts, GPS systems and more.
US Consumers Expected To Spend $1.5 Billion On Cyber Monday Holiday Shopping

New game allows users to take control of online ads

If you do anything online, chances are your personal info is being mined somehow. But what do you do if you want to keep your information private? One idea is simply not to be yourself.
Brain Buzz UCLA
Researchers at UCLA have been searching for the answer to that elusive question of why people share ideas or why things get "buzz."
HMV salesclerk Yoshio Nishimura arranges

Why CD sales are still booming in Japan

You know what's big in Japan right now? CDs of all things. Jim Ellis, assistant managing editor at Bloomberg Business Week, is here to tell us why.
2013 BET Awards - Show
Now it's time for Tuesday Reviewsday, our weekly new music segment. This week we're joined by music supervisor Morgan Rhodes.
Prisoner Hunger Strike

CA prisoners resume hunger strike to protest treatment

Inmates in isolation units at California's super max prison refuse to eat to protest policies they say amount to "torture." The last such strike was two summers ago.
orange tree grove
More than two years into a quarantine on citrus trees in much of Southern California, the Asian citrus psyllid continues to spread. This spring researchers discovered the tiny insects on the 140-year-old Eliza Tibbets tree in Riverside, known as the parent of navel orange trees the world over.
Captain Ronald Sollock, Medical Joint Fo, feeding tube
Ramadan started this week for Muslims around the world, but what is a solemn time of fasting and reflection has become a flashpoint at the Guantanamo federal prison.

How US casino owners made Macau into the world's gambling Mecca

Think gambling capital of the world, and Las Vegas comes to mind, right? If so, you're off by thousands of miles. The tiny Chinese territory of Macau manages more wagers than all U.S. casinos combined.
Twenty-Five Children Naturalized At DC Citizenship Ceremony
There are 8.5 million people with green cards in the U.S. These legal permanent residents are just one step away from becoming American citizens, and yet only one out of 10 actually follow through on that process.

A coded message in UCLA's campus floor tiles

The first Internet message ever sent was just two letters: LO. In 2011, an architect in the same building where the message was completed left behind a secret message.
David Guttenfelder is best-known for his war photography, but recently while on special assignment for National Geographic, he took on a more delicate topic: migrating songbirds.

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