Take Two for August 29, 2013

SYRIA-CONFLICT
The regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad is accused of launching a large-scale chemical weapons attack against civilians. While the Obama administration has yet to say how the U.S. will respond to the attacks, it has indicated the strong possibility of punitive military strikes.
Fast Food Workers Aim To Put Spotlight On Industry Over Low Wages And Lack Of Worker Rights
This morning, fast food workers across the country have been staging protests, calling for an increase in wages. These demonstrations began in New York last fall. Today marks the first time such an event is being held in southern California.
Ask Emily

Ask Emily On Take Two: What happens when you turn 26?

Now it's time for our regular explainer "Ask Emily," about the Affordable Care Act, better known as Obamacare. Chances are, many of you may have questions about how exactly the new law will affect you.
Wal-Mart Lowers Earnings Estimate After Weak Second Quarter
This week, Wal-Mart announced big changes to its health insurance policies. The mega retailer will offer benefits to its employees' domestic partners, including those of the same sex.
Rio Grande

Low water deliveries from Mexico hurt Texas farmers

The Rio Grande River is the lifeblood of south Texas. A 70-year-old treaty between the U.S. and Mexico is supposed to keep the river's water flowing, but Mexico has fallen behind on its end of the deal.

How technology makes it easier to get caught in a lie

When's the last time you told a lie? If you can't remember, you might be shocked to learn the answer because it's probably more recent than you think, thanks to technology.
Kids Race - 2

California communities take part in push to get kids reading

A lot of 9-year-olds struggle with reading, even with books that are aimed at their age group. But across California, nearly 20 communities are taking part in a national campaign to enchant children with the magic of reading.
Downtown San Diego

California TRUST Act moving toward passage

The TRUST Act seeks to curtail the federal Secure Communities program by prohibiting local sheriff's departments from detaining arrested immigrants so that federal immigration agents can take them into custody.
Is Governor's Jerry Brown's plan the best way to reduce the prison population in California?
Its time for State of Affairs, our look at politics throughout California with KPCC's political reporters Alice Walton and Frank Stoltze.
Highway 134, 210 Traffic

LA drivers second most accident-prone in US, says Allstate

The insurance giant Allstate says LA drivers are the second worst the best in the nation, at least in terms of avoiding collisions.
Mexico Drug War
Earlier this month, Rafael Caro Quintero was released early from prison on a legal technicality. It was seen as a slap in the face to the U.S., and officials here vowed to pursue charges against him stateside. But Caro Quintero has disappeared.
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POM Wonderful, makers of a variety of pomegranate juice products, is locked in a legal battle with the Federal Trade Commission over its ads. The case involving the California-based company could set an important precedent in false advertising litigation.
Sprayable Energy
Every week we get your weekend conversation starters with Rico Gagliano and Brendan Newnam, the hosts of the Dinner Party Download podcast and radio show.
Coronado High
Bearman has written another blockbuster of a magazine piece, "Coronado High," published in the Atavist.
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