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Posted at 12:15 PM ET, 11/14/2011

Lunchline: Can Gloria Cain help?

Another week, another egg laid by the Redskins and another listless loss in the face of a seemingly winnable situation. Now do you all understand why I only picked this team to win four games this year?

As the leaders of MS-13 are locked up by federal authorities , those still operating in the gang are scrambling for new ways to make money. Authorities say the vicious street gang formally known as 'Mara Salvatrucha,' which has nearly 3,000 members locally by some estimates, is experiencing a power vacuum since a crackdown by law enforcement. And it has branched out to another vile level, police say: underage prostitution. The Post's Del Quentin Wilber reports on the troubling trend.

Traditional gender roles for boorish behavior are apparently changing . We are seeing more violent incidents among young women these days, many of them ending in death for the victims. Authorities say that an increased number of random assaults, group fights, flash-mob crimes and vicious one-on-one attacks are happening not just locally, but nationally as well. The Post's Avis Thomas-Lester chronicles the problem that's affected three area colleges this school year alone.

We don't know a whole lot about Gloria Cain . The wife of her GOP presidential candidate Herman is not exactly a big talker and she's been mum ever he was accused of multiple counts of sexual harassment. Well, she is now going to break that silence with FOX News' Greta Van Susteren tonight. The Post's Nia-Malika Henderson wonders: Will Gloria Cain even matter?


The Kindle Fire is displayed at a news conference, in New York. Amazon’s first color tablet computer starts shipping Nov. 14. It takes up the competition with Apple Inc.’s iPad and Barnes & Noble Inc.’s Nook Color. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File) (Mark Lennihan - AP)
With a price point starting at $500, the iPad is immediately out of range for many customers. But there are lot more people who'd be interested in buying a tablet computer at $200. That's exactly the market that Amazon is going after with its new Kindle Fire.  It claims to have nearly all of the same features as its Apple counterpart, so most might not notice much difference in use aside from its operating system. The Verge's Joshua Topolsky reviews the new Kindle.

The details continue to unfold in the Penn State saga . Rumors continue to fly about the number and nature of the alleged sex abuse crimes and on Sunday, it was revealed that the judge who let accused abuser Jerry Sandusky walk free after arrest sans any bail whatsoever was a volunteer with his youth group. At least one Penn State alum, has had enough of not just the culture of Happy Valley, but an entire generation of leaders as well.

Extra Bites

• When Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi stepped down over the weekend, it was a joyous moment for many of his long-time detractors. But, his exit meant that one of Europe's best bromances officially came to an end.

• You ever wonder what's going to become of the old Adams Mill Bar and Grill on Columbia Road and 18th Street NW? Well, now you know.

• This will likely be the best story of wedding day determination you'll read all week.

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