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‘Handcuffed’: What’s the primary goal of policing?

‘Handcuffed’: What’s the primary goal of policing?
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Police recruits attend their graduation ceremony at LAPD Headquarters where rappers Snoop Dogg and The Game led a peaceful demonstration outside on July 8, 2016 in Los Angeles, California, in what they called an effort to promote unity in the aftermath of the deadly shootings of police officers in Dallas.; Credit: FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images […]

California Clinton delegate: ‘I’m confident Sanders supporters will come around’

California Clinton delegate: ‘I’m confident Sanders supporters will come around’

Delegates hold up signs and cheer on the second day of the Democratic National Convention at the Wells Fargo Center, July 26, 2016 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.; Credit: Win McNamee/Getty Images On a night filled with celebratory emotion, the unity that many Clinton supporters hoped would happen was absent as Sanders supporters left the convention hall […]

LAPD Chief on 2016 mid-year crime spike & violence involving cops nationwide

LAPD Chief on 2016 mid-year crime spike & violence involving cops nationwide

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti watches as police chief Charlie Beck addresses the media with rappers The Game (2/L) and Snoop Dogg (R) at LAPD headquarters on July 8, 2016.; Credit: FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images In the aftermath of the deadly attacks against law enforcement officers in Dallas and Baton Rouge, plus more controversial fatal […]

Alleged Russian hack of DNC inspires intrigue, hand-wringing

Alleged Russian hack of DNC inspires intrigue, hand-wringing

Embattled Democratic Party chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz said she is resigning, following a leak of emails suggesting an insider attempt to hobble the campaign of Hillary Clinton’s rival in the White House primaries Bernie Sanders.; Credit: GASTON DE CARDENAS/AFP/Getty Images Russian President Vladimir Putin’s spokesman said today that Democrats blaming Russia for hacking email servers […]

Sanders delegate: ‘I’m a millennial, I’m here to change the party from the inside’

Sanders delegate: ‘I’m a millennial, I’m here to change the party from the inside’

Embattled Democratic Party chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz said July 24, 2016 she is resigning, following a leak of emails suggesting an insider attempt to hobble the campaign of Hillary Clinton’s rival in the White House primaries Bernie Sanders.; Credit: GASTON DE CARDENAS/AFP/Getty Images From the WikiLeaks release of charged Democratic National Committee emails about Bernie […]

​The loudest voice in the room, silenced: What Roger Ailes’ departure means for the future of Fox News

​The loudest voice in the room, silenced: What Roger Ailes’ departure means for the future of Fox News

Fox News chairman Roger Ailes walks with his wife Elizabeth Tilson as they leave the News Corp building, July 19, 2016 in New York City.; Credit: Drew Angerer/Getty Images After complaints of sexual harassment from top talent like Gretchen Carlson and Megyn Kelly, is out as head of Fox News. The influential media executive is […]

How Facebook & Twitter are trying to self-police for hate speech, threats

How Facebook & Twitter are trying to self-police for hate speech, threats

Actress Leslie Jones attends the Premiere of Sony Pictures’ “Ghostbusters” at TCL Chinese Theatre on July 9, 2016 in Hollywood, California.; Credit: Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images Despite the viral success of late night host Jimmy Kimmel’s recurring “Mean Tweets” segment, saying awful things to people on social media often doesn’t end with the person on […]

From Anita Hill to Gretchen Carlson, what’s changed in the way we talk about sexual harassment?

From Anita Hill to Gretchen Carlson, what’s changed in the way we talk about sexual harassment?

(L-R) Fox & Friends hosts Steve Doocy, Gretchen Carlson and Brian Kilmeade during “FOX & Friends” All American Concert Series outside of FOX Studios in New York City.; Credit: Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images Reaction has been mixed ever since former Fox News anchor Gretchen Carlson brought a sexual harassment lawsuit against her former boss and Fox […]

Why your insurance may be going up by 13 percent this year

Why your insurance may be going up by 13 percent this year

Emlyn Louis, MD speaks with Julia Herrera as he examines her at the Broward Community & Family Health Center. ; Credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images If you’re enrolled in Covered California, you might experience a bit of sticker shock come 2017. Premiums are expected to rise 13 percent in 2017, an increase that is more than […]

After more doping allegations, should all Russian athletes be banned from the Olympics?

After more doping allegations, should all Russian athletes be banned from the Olympics?

Roman Petushkov of Russia poses with the six gold medals won during the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games at Laura Cross-country Ski and Biathlon Center on March 16, 2014 in Sochi, Russia.; Credit: Mark Kolbe/Getty Images Anti-doping officials around the world are calling for Russian athletes in all sports to be banned from the 2016 […]