Attribution Analysis

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The LA Times article, "Dorner manhunt: $1-million reward offered in bid to end 'terror,'" discusses the reward put out for Dorner's capture. It uses attribution to incorporate quotes and information from various sources, which increases the credibility of the information.

The article incorporated four different sources, several of which were quoted more than once, which increases the importance of that sources. The four sources that were named were a news conference at LAPD headquarters in downtown Los Angeles, Police Chief Charlie Beck, law enforcement sources familiar with the investigation, and Tony Bell - an antonovich spokesman. The sources were scattered throughout the article where they were relevant. The use of each of these sources helped to increase the importance of the information, as well as the credibility of the article.

US Airways & American Airlines Merge

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US Airways and American Airlines announced that they are likely to merge this week. According to the New York Times, this long negotiated merge would form the largest airline in the country.

ABC News said that the airline would be based in Fort Worth and it has already been decided that American Airlines will keep the name for the joint company.

"[T]here'll be an AMR board meeting early this week to vote on matters. That's what we've been told, and that hasn't changed since the middle of last week," Dallas News said.

$1 Million Reward Posted for Dorner

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The city of Los Angeles posted a $1 million dollar reward today for ex-cop, Christopher Dorner. According to the CNN, Dorner was "accused of killing three people in a vendetta against his old department." The chief of the Los Angeles Police Department is referring to the situation as domestic terrorism.

CBS News said that it is only a matter of time before he is caught, but each day is another chance of him to attack.

Dorner poses a huge threat to the city of Los Angeles. This is the largest reward that the city has offered, said the LA Times.

Saturday Mail Delivery Plans to End in August

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The United States Postal Service announced on Wednesday that they will be ending mail delivery on Saturdays, starting in August. Financial stress has forced the industry to move to a five day a week mail delivery, and the Washington Post said that this change will save approximately $2 billion per year.

According to the Los Angeles Times, the U.S. Postal Service will continue to deliver packages and keep locations open on Saturdays, but "email has reduced the need for standard mail delivery and businesses have shifted to online billing and payment systems, they have been left with more workers and post offices than the volume of mail can support."

This move will not affect the general public as much due to new technology, but according to Forbes Magazine businesses and marketers will be taking the biggest hit. "[M]arketers and businesses and brands and on and on are going to have to get creative alright for they will soon have one less day in their customers' and prospects' mailboxes," said Forbes.
Businesses are already putting strategies in place for dealing with mail change.

United Kingdom Approves Same-Sex Marriage

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British parliament passed the same-sex marriage bill after an overwhelming first vote on Tuesday, despite controversial debate. "After a six-hour debate, the Commons vote was 400 to 175 for the bill," said the New York Times.

Although it has not passed as an official law, the Los Angeles Times said, "The bill now goes to committee and then to the House of Lords. But its approval in the House of Commons makes it highly likely that it will eventually become law." Prime Minister David Cameron sponsored the legislation of the bill despite his conservative supporters urging him to reconsider.

According to CNN, Chancellor George Osborne, Foreign Secretary William Hague and Home Secretary Theresa May appealed to the conservatives opposed to the bill by writing a letter in the Telegraph Newspaper. "We believe that opening it up to same-sex couples will strengthen, not weaken, the institution. As David Cameron has said, we should support gay marriage not in spite of being Conservatives, but because we are Conservatives," said Osborne, Hague, and May.

Obama Lays Out Gun Control Proposal to Minneapolis

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President Obama visited Minneapolis on Monday to discuss gun control and how to stop violence among youth. He is hoping to target a specific audience in Minnesota by visiting "the north side of the city, a poor and predominantly African-American area where nearly two-thirds of the city's gun violence took place in 2012," said USA Today.

Although gun control has been a popular topic over the past several months, action is just beginning to take place. This was, "Obama's first gun control campaign stop outside of Washington and it comes just before the Minnesota Legislature kicks off their three days of what will likely be controversial talks on gun control issues and possible new proposals," KTTC said.

According to MinnPost, the president is proposing a new policy in which we require background checks on anyone looking to purchase guns, as well as put a ban on military assault weaponry, and limit the size of ammunition.

Boy Scouts Reconsider Policy Against Gay Members

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After receiving many complaints regarding The Boy Scouts of America's policy of not allowing openly gay members, the organization is rethinking their position and possibly revoking the rule.

According to CNN, the Gay & Lesbian Alliance have been trying to stop the ban since April. Much of the organization is sponsored by religious affiliations, which may cause issues with the policy change. However, CBS News says that those organizations "would be able to decide for themselves how to address the issue.

Although they reaffirmed their stance against homosexual members just last year, USA Today says that the policy could be revoked "as early as next week."