Take Two for September 20, 2013

MEXICO-FLOODS

Severe flooding in Mexico leaves dozens missing

Mexico has been battered by twin storms this week. While Hurricane Ingrid hit the eastern Gulf Coast, tropical storm Manuel drenched the Pacific coast, bringing floods and devastation to the resort city of Acapulco and surrounding areas.
Colorado Drought

Recent deluge in Colorado a drop in the bucket

As Colorado evacuees return home after the flood, water managers along rivers downstream are watching reservoirs rise. From the Fronteras Desk, Laurel Morales maps out where the water went.
Los Angeles Dodgers v Arizona Diamondbacks

Dodgers come back to snag early spot in the playoffs

It was all joy and smiles in Dodgers stadium, last night — the team won the NL West division title —with a 7-to-6 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks. That makes them the first major league team this year to clinch their spot in the playoffs.
Boehner Holds Press Briefing At The Capitol

Friday Flashback: Federal budget, Obamacare and more

Time now for the harvest moon edition of the Friday Flashback, our weekly analysis of some of the big stories making news. Happy to be joined again today by Nancy Cook of National Journal and by James Rainey of the L.A. Times.
FRANCE-TELECOM-INTERNET-TAX-BUSINESS-GOOGLE

Google may stop using 'cookies' for ad tracking

A Martinez talks to USA Today's Senior Technology Reporter, Alistair Barr, about the possibility that Google will stop using cookies and instead, introduce a new web tracking system that could change advertising on the internet.
Village People

The Village People return with a new single

In the seventies, there were few musical acts that summed up the era better than the Village People. The name of the band referred to New York City's Greenwich Village, at the time known for its large gay population.
tribal casino

Sen. Feinstein faces off against Obama on tribal casino plans

California is currently home to about 50 Indian casinos. If Senator Dianne Feinstein has her way, there won't be another one built here any time soon.
Japan Prepares To Mark 1 Year Anniversary Of Earthquake And Tsunami

Where is the debris from the Japanese tsunami?

All up and down California, an estimated 70,000 people will join together this Saturday for the state's annual coastal cleanup, picking up trash on beaches, near creeks and in rivers.
DREAM Act Supporters Rally For Immigration Reform

Texas Reps. Johnson, Carter resign from House 'Gang of Seven'

The bipartisan Gang of Seven in the House has lost two more members. Republican representatives Sam Johnson and John Carter - both of Texas - announced they were resigning from the group.
NH Top Stories

New doc celebrates the life of reclusive writer JD Salinger

His work has been banned, glorified and enshrined in high school reading lists around the world. Now the reclusive writer J.D. Salinger is the subject of documentary and companion book exploring his career and personal life.
Bondwoman's Narrative Hannah Crafts

Professor IDs slave woman who wrote 'A Bondwoman's Narrative'

Who was Hannah Crafts? Was she really a former slave? This week, an English Professor from a small university in Rock Hill, South Carolina thinks he may have found the answer.
self-healing polymer
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Generation Iron
"Generation Iron", directed by Vlad Yudin, follows a new generation of bodybuilders in their quest to be crowned Mr. Olympia.
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