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The Briefing 08-07-13

1. Washington DC legalizes gender change on birth certificate without surgery

Making it easier for transgender people to get new birth certificates, Los Angeles Times (Alexei Koseff)

2. Print media in US in trouble as several major publications sold

Washington Post to be sold to Jeff Bezos, the founder of Amazon, Washington Post (Paul Farhi)

Boston Globe sold to Red Sox owner John Henry for $70 million, Los Angeles Times (Andrea Chang)

‘Newsweek’ sold to ‘International Business Times’, USA Today (Elizabeth Weise and Roger Yu)

3. “Civil Religion” sociologist Robert Bellah passes away at age 86

Robert N. Bellah dies at 86; UC Berkeley sociologist, Los Angeles Times (Elaine Woo)

4. 50 Shades of Grey most requested book at Guantanamo

Hot at Guantanamo: ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’, USA Today (Michael Winter)