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The Briefing 06-19-13

1) Majority of Americans didn’t pay attention to Gosnell trial as polls show stalemate on abortion

Americans’ Abortion Views Steady Amid Gosnell Trial, Pew Research Center (Lydia Saad)

2) Twisted, artificial morality of mobsters Jimmy Hoffa and Whitey Bulger

No sign of Jimmy Hoffa remains so far, USA Today (Tammy Stables Battaglia)

Witness: Bulger shot talkative bar owner in phone booth, USA Today (G. Jeffrey MacDonald)

3) Marriage rates fall to new low

Marriage rate may be low, but more weddings predicted, USA Today (Sharon Jayson)

4) Why teens need peer pressure

Peer Pressure for Teens Paves the Path to Adulthood, Wall Street Journal (Shirley S Wang)