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Take Two for October 9, 2013

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Second graders Lalia G., Ericka B. and Elisha G. use iPads for instruction at Komienza Community Prep in Huntington Park.
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Second graders Lalia G., Ericka B. and Elisha G. use iPads for instruction at Komienza Community Prep in Huntington Park.

Poll: Most Americans confused about the debt ceiling; LA schools and iPads: Big promises but where's the research?; App Chat: Tools to make travel more bearable; Sports Roundup: LA Dodgers, NCAA drama, Frontline doc; 'Justice For My Sister' doc examines femicide in Guatemala, plus much more.

Congress will vote next week on whether to raise the debt ceiling, but a new United Technologies/National Journal Congressional Connection poll finds that many Americans are confused about this concept.
We check in with furloughed workers Dan Stevens, training coordinator for FEMA, Lauren Weinhold, digital archivist for NOAA, and Ray Tchoulakian, contract specialist for the offices of Medicare and Medicaid to see how they're filling their days.
As the L.A. Unified school district begins what could be the largest 1:1 iPad project in the nation, some researchers, parents and educators say it's moving too fast.
It's time for sports with Andy and Brian Kamenetzky, who have covered sports for the LA Times and ESPN.
Yesterday Governor Jerry Brown signed more than a dozen bills to improve access to water in California.
Every two weeks, a group of volunteers has been going out into the Imperial Valley to leave water for the migrants who try to cross the Mexico border in California's unforgiving desert.
This week on App Chat, we'll fill you on the best apps to help you organize, survive and thrive when you travel this holiday season.
Chris Nichols is editor at Los Angeles magazine, and he's also quite the collector of things from eras gone by. From time to time, he brings some of his treasures into the studio for a little show and tell.
One of California's own got a life-changing phone call this morning. USC professor Arieh Warshel was awarded the Nobel Prize in chemistry today along with two colleagues.
The 16th annual Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival kicks off Thursday. Among the many films being screened is a documentary called "Justice For My Sister."
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