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Take Two for July 15, 2013

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Multiple source have weighed in on the decision and what it means about our legal system and what this case says — and doesn't say — about race relations in this country.
George Zimmerman leaves the courtroom at the end of the day during his trial in Seminole circuit court on Friday in Sanford, Fla.

Talking about the Zimmerman verdict with your kids

In the wake of the George Zimmerman verdict, some African-American parents have wondered what they should say to their children. Liz Dwyer, the education editor at GOOD, faced this question as mom to two young boys, ages 12 and 9.
Many non-Spanish speakers might not know who Eddie "Piolín" Sotelo is, but he's one of the most influential people in the city. He's the host of the daily Spanish language morning radio show, "Piolín por la Mañana.
Abortion Texas

New abortion regulations impact the US-Mexico border

Getting an abortion will become more challenging and more expensive for women across the state of Texas. Early Saturday morning the state legislature gave final passage to a bill that will result in some of the strictest abortion regulations in the country.

On The Lot: 'Fruitvale Station,' Comic-Con and more

Time for On the Lot, our weekly summary of news from the movie business with LA Times reporter Rebecca Keegan.
Claudette Roche

Odd Hollywood Jobs: Dialect coach

As a dialect coach, it's Claudette Roche's job to make sure actors master their characters' accents with such precision that audiences won't know the difference.
I-5 Repairs
On Saturday a tanker truck traveling on the 2 Freeway blew a tire, crashed and set the structure ablaze. Today transportation officials are dealing with the aftermath of the fiery crash, which killed three people.
Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA)
Women now make up one-fifth of the Senate, and many of these female leaders believe their gender makes them better suited for reaching political compromise.
There has been plenty more said about "Sharknado" all over the internet the past few days. If you've been under a rock — Or perhaps in a storm shelter — and you haven't heard of it, this campy creature feature about a tornado full of sharks premiered on the SyFy channel last Thursday.
Goodreads abandoned books

When and why do you abandon a book mid-read?

If you're looking for a page-turner, you might want to avoid the list of books on this list. The website Goodreads compiled a list of books that people are most likely to abandon mid-read.
Encino teen Lulu Cerone has more projects going this summer than most adults will complete in an entire year. Experts say the experience will give her a leg up.
Becoming LA Exhibit
Becoming LA is a collection of items ranging from the first container of water collected from the LA aquaduct to suitcases found at the Manzanar internment camp. Take Two got a sneak preview last week of the exhibit with the museum's anthropology chair Margaret Hardin and creative director Simon Adlum.

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