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Take Two for August 12, 2013




U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder testifies before the House Appropriations Committee on Capitol Hill April 18, 2013 in Washington, DC. The committee heard testimony from Holder on the topic of the fiscal year 2014 Justice Department budget request.
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder testifies before the House Appropriations Committee on Capitol Hill April 18, 2013 in Washington, DC. The committee heard testimony from Holder on the topic of the fiscal year 2014 Justice Department budget request.
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Today on the show, we talk about whether ending mandatory minimum sentences can help California's prison overcrowding problems. Plus, embattled San Diego Mayor Bob Filner leaves therapy early, we debate whether Elon Musk's Hyperloop transportation system actually work?, we learn about a program that keeps lesser-used languages alive by teaching immigrants' kids, plus much more.