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Our own personal top story this morning is that it is raining and it's Friday and we don't want to go to work. But we digress.

Instead of starting with continued coverage of the Rail Tragedy, let's look at what the alt-weeklies have for us. The LA Weekly has articles on two of our current faves: Senator Barbara Boxer and HBO's "Unscripted". Los Angeles CityBeat (featuring a newly redesigned website) launches a new column we dig called Mick's Media. Mick blogs at Funtopia (or is it called Doc 40?). They also take looks at the return of Air America Radio to Los Angeles, how you can make $50.00 off of Mayoral candidate Bill Wyatt, and the Metrolink derailment.

Ugh. Do we have to think about that? The Times and The Daily News both take a look at the recovery efforts. Well, that's not exactly right. The Daily News pieces together what actually happened while the Times quotes the Glendale Police saying that we are beyond the recovery stage. Sgt. Tom Lorenz says that GPD is "convinced there are no more bodies." The Times also takes a poignant look at commuters who escaped the tragedy physically unharmed returning to the rails.

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Finally, while The Daily News takes a global look at the 60th Anniversary of the closing of Auschwitz, the LA Independent finds a much more local angle.