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Weekly Alibi
 Jul 30 - Aug 5, 2009 
John Bear lives the life of an average American for one week.
NEWS/OPINION
The South Valley could be home to yet another polluter. Plus, teens learn how to take action and educate others on social and political causes.
Websclusive: Answer Me This
Green chile and a lawsuit calling out the mayor in this week's news quiz.
MUSIC
The Roost provides a place for musical explorers to hang out and enjoy the process of discovery. And Portugal. The Man's The Satanic Satanist is richly textured, finely tuned and gorgeously orchestrated.
FOOD
Pepper's Ole' Fashion BBQ serves high-end backyard food, reminiscent of the kind of fare found at family reunions in the South. And the minimal scramble is the best way to cook high-quality eggs.
FILM & TV
Food, Inc. uncovers the truth about why Americans eat so poorly. Plus, Discovery's “The Colony” finds out if a family can survive a postapocalyptic house.
ARTS/LIT
Working Classroom’s Arte En Todas Partes gives young people a voice in the arts. And Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's The Thing Around Your Neck is unflinching, eschewing metaphor for the simple power of calling a thing as it is.

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Helping Nepal: Five organizations accepting donations and offering relief in Nepal

A list of five organizations accepting donations and offering relief to victims of the massive earthquake that happened on April 25 in Nepal.

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The Daily Word in murder trials, police brutality and devastation in Nepal

The Daily Word

A devastating earthquake in Nepal has left the death toll at over 4,000 and rising.

It also sparked an avalanche on Mount Everest.

Other natural disasters around the world this weekend included a giant tornado in Texas, heavy rains and flooding in Pakistan, killing dozens, and volcanic ash blanketing the Chilean town of Ensenada.

Russian hackers have been reading the President's emails.

The mastermind behind Silk Road is being charged in the overdose deaths of six customers.

McDonald's expects to have closed at least 700 stores by the end of 2015.

The James Holmes murder trial is set to begin today, almost three years after the mass shooting occurred in a Colorado movie theater.

In other Colorado news, mayhem erupted at a carnival in Colorado Springs over the weekend.

This APD Officer has a lot of explaining to do.

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Nepal Earthquakes Evoke Memories and Call for Action

August March remembers Nepal and considers recent earthquakes' impact on the region.
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