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U.S. still struggling with high-speed rail

Other countries have managed to get high-speed rail systems up and running, but the U.S. is still lagging behind despite President Obama's stated push to make high-speed rails a priority.
Could ride sharing services like Uber and Lyft become more convenient? They hope so, as they're going after the commuter crowd with new carpooling features.
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Thousands of students in the Los Angeles Unified School District will be returning to school next week, but they -- along with school administrators -- are still encountering a dearth of comprehensive arts access. Unfortunately, some say, that's still a long way off.

Brake for whales: ships to slow in blue whale habitat

Responding to recent research on the intersection of blue whale habitat with shipping lanes off California, a new program will offer cash to ships that slow in the Santa Barbara Channel.
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What does it mean to "go green" on a fixed income?

How do people on a fixed income make choices that can benefit the environment? Dr. Xavier Morales, executive director of the Latino Coalition for a Healthy California, joined Take Two to talk about what "green" options were available.
APTOPIX Cambodia Khmer Rouge Verdict

Court finds pair of Khmer Rouge leaders guilty

A Cambodian court on Thursday found two of the Khmer Rouge's most senior leaders guilty of crimes against humanity. They were sentenced to life in prison for taking part in the genocide that killed almost two million Cambodians.

Vaquita porpoise near extinction in Mexico

A porpoise known as the Vaquita - or little cow translated from Spanish - is the most endangered marine mammal species in the world.

Why don't obese bears get diabetes?

Grizzly bears can weigh almost 1,000 pounds and gain even more in preparation for hibernation, but unlike humans, they're able to stay diabetes-free.

Mexico opens energy sector to private companies

It's one of the largest energy markets in the Americas and a top oil producer to the US. Now, it's open for foreign investment. We're talking about Mexico's oil and gas sector. On Wednesday, the country's lawmakers approved a plan to end more than 75 years of state monopoly and open it to foreign investors.
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How to get rid of your clutter and make money

Most people are unaware of the different outlets that let you sell your things and turn out a profit, including eBay, Craigslist and sometimes even auctions.
It's time now for State of Affairs, our weekly look at California politics with Southern California Public Radio political reporters Frank Stoltze and Alice Walton.
Runners head out during the start of the 115th Boston Marathon on April 18, 2011, in Hopkinton, Mass.

Who's the best at running marathons, men or women?

Ask the average person who makes the better marathon runner ... odds are many might say that male runners are generally faster, so therefore, better.
Sen. Kevin de Leon
California wants people to buy more electric cars, about 1.2 million of them by 2025. But th ey're all going to the state's wealthiest residents. Senator Kevin De Leon who represents the 22nd Senate District joins us for more.
LAX airplane Americans Begin Traveling Ahead Of Thanksgiving Holiday
U.S. airlines rank no where near the top for service and comfort in the 2014 World Airline Awards. Yet they're now the most profitable in the world.
Host Tess Vigeland talks with Kristen Newman about her debut book, the memoir "What I Was Doing While You Were Breeding."

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