Despite the well-publicized woes of the media, the US press still produces some great stories. Here are three great trend stories from just this week:
Sex and Obesity: An intimate report from the front lines on NPR
Birdnesting: A way around custody battles, in the Ventura County Star
Overdose deaths from prescription drugs surpass traffic deaths in U.S. -- a breakthrough this-is-the-real-news story from atop the front page on Sunday, in the LA Times. Maybe one of the most important stories of the year.