Take Two for August 14, 2013

The Group Of Senators Dubbed The "Gang Of 8" Hold News Conference On Immigration Legislation
The immigration debate has lulled as Congress members return home for the August recess, but this week Senator Marco Rubio issued a strong warning to House Republicans: Fix the immigration system soon, or the Obama White House will.
Shuttle Endeavour Saturday
If the plan is approved, L.A. would be the largest city in the U.S. to offer the service. Nearby cities like Riverside and Burbank have free citywide wi-fi.
City College of San Francisco

Commission scrutinizing SF's City College is itself being investigated

Earlier this year, the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges decided to revoke the accreditation of San Francisco City College for the upcoming school year. But now officials are finding fault with the group's review of the S.F. College.
John Lewis

Civil rights giant John Lewis becomes comic book hero

Georgia Congressman John Lewis, the son of Alabama sharecroppers, went on to speak alongside Martin Luther King Jr. at the March on Washington, and later became a politician to continue his fight for civil rights. Now he's turned his life experience into a graphic novel titled, "March."
Crowd members seek help applying for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program at the Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles last August.
This week marks the one-year anniversary of the start of President Obama’s deferred action program. It's goal was to simplify the immigration pathway for people who were brought to the country illegally as children.
San Diego Padres v Los Angeles Dodgers

Sports Roundup: The Dodgers, Kobe Bryant and more

The King might become the president, Major League Baseball might be be dragging itself into the 21st century and the Dodgers can't seem to lose. That means it's time for sports! We're joined by Andy and Brian Kamenetzky; they've covered sports for the L.A. Times and ESPN. Welcome back.

Researchers say too much praise creates unmotivated children (poll)

Research into the negative effects of too much praise is now fairly well-known and accepted — at least by early childhood experts. But parents aren't listening.
Bureau Of Engraving And Printing Prints New Anti-Counterfeit 100 Dollar Bills

New $100 bills plagued by another production snafu

The first batch of shiny new $100 bills that we've been promised are set to go into circulation in October, more than two years late.

App Chat: Apps that can predict your future...kind of

Today we're talking about apps that know what you're going to do before you actually do it. These apps are designed to help make your life easier by organizing and managing your data in a helpful way.
Gil Kerlikowske, director of National Dr

America's drug czar Gil Kerlikowske is moving on

Gil Kerlikowske's main job was to lead the nation's fight on drug abuse, but he's been largely under the radar since he was tapped to head the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy in 2009.
Lo-Fi store opening

The T-shirt turns 100: A fashion icon's SoCal roots

The T-shirt has been a staple of American culture for so long, we don't give a lot of thought to its origins. Where did it come from, and why did it get so popular?
A sample of Crocs shoes on display in a

Are Crocs shoes going extinct?

Since they first hit the streets in 2002, more than 200 million pairs of Crocs have been sold worldwide. But now it seems those colorful foam clogs appear to be on their way out.
LA Central Library with Susan Orlean

Why 21st Century libraries are anything but dull

To many, the notion of librarians may bring to mind fastidious, pedantic sorts, or book nerds. And though John Szabo and Ken Brecher do love books, they are anything but dull.
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