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'This American Life's' Mike Daisy Goes From Famous To Infamous With A Check Of The Facts

Ross Reynolds
03/16/2012 at 12:00 p.m.

Gov. Threatens Vetoes If Deal Isn't Reached On Budget: Governor Gregoire on Thursday vowed to veto a measure to bring charter schools to Washington state. A charter schools bill died in the Legislature during the session that ended last week. The issue was revived by Senate Republicans and a handful of Democrats who announced it as part of their new budget plan at a Thursday news conference. The Governor is saying that she will not sign any bills until a budget agreement is reached.

Blue Alert System Will Notify Public Of Cop Killers: Washington will have a so–called "blue alert" system to enlist the public's help in looking for cop killers. Governor Chris Gregoire signed the alert bill into law Thursday.

Soldier Accused Of Afghanistan Murder Spree Gets Well–Known Lawyer: The name of the soldier accused in the killing of 16 Afghan civilians last weekend has yet to be released, but his attorney will be high profile Seattle lawyer, John Henry Brown. Brown defended Colton Harris–Moore, the serial burglar known as the "Barefoot Bandit."

Death Penalty For Sea Lions: The federal government has reauthorized the death penalty for the most troublesome California sea lions that congregate at Bonneville Dam on the Columbia River. Correspondent Tom Banse reports.

Fraud: There's An App For That: Apple has taken over the headlines today as consumers swarm to retail stores to buy the latest generation of the iPad tablet. Apple stock reaching is $600 dollars, and the iTunes store goes from charges of being too stringent with App rules to now having policies loose enough for allow for fraud.


Glenn Fleishman is a technology journalist and frequent contributor to The Economist.

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