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Take Two for July 30, 2013

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San Diego Mayor
San Diego Mayor Bob Filner has been fighting accusations of sexual harassment made by several of his former colleagues, and now he's asking the city to pick up the tab for his legal fees.
A coalition of high profile GOP donors sent a letter to Republican lawmakers urging them to back immigration reform.
These centers assign diagnoses without actual addictions and invent fake patients , yet received $94 million in state funding the past two years.
Cancer Images

Researchers call for change to meaning of 'cancer'

Experts from the National Cancer Institute are calling on doctors across the country to redefine the meaning of the word cancer.
Tampa Bay Rays v New York Yankees
The MLB doesn't want to follow the drug agreement between players and owners, but instead focus on Rodriguez's alleged violation of baseball's collective bargaining agreement.
Medical marijuana operations are organizing opposition to laws allowing recreational use. The pot dispensaries are worried they will lose business.
It's time for Tuesday Reviewsday our weekly new music segment. This week we're joined by music critic Steve Hochman
Home Sales 09 NorthStar mover carries box into sold home

Is 'house flipping' a boon or a warning sign?

As the economy boomed in the early 2000s, so did house flipping. But after the recession in 2008, the housing market flopped, and some analysts said that house flipping was a warning.

Home buyers use aggressive tactics to snag a dream home

A new Trulia survey shows that more and more would-be buyers are trying to get a leg up on the competition by writing a letter to the homeowner or borrowing money from friends and family.
Robert Williams
Painter and cartoonist Robert Williams has been making art here in Southern California for the past fifty years. The documentary, "Mr. Bitchin'," chronicles his life and work.
U.S. Army Arraigns PFC Bradley Manning In Wikileaks Case

Bradley Manning acquitted of 'aiding the enemy' charge

A conviction for the charge would have given Manning a life sentence in federal prison. Manning was convicted of 19 of the 21 charges brought against him.
Shocked to find that firms like Facebook and Microsoft were turning over your data to the government? Turns out it's been going on for a very long time.

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