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Lawsuit against Harvard claims that Asian American applicants are consistently dinged on ‘personality’ scores

Lawsuit against Harvard claims that Asian American applicants are consistently dinged on ‘personality’ scores

Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts.; Credit: Darren McCollester/Getty Images AirTalk® Information and document pertaining to Harvard admissions process were unsealed this morning as part of a lawsuit alleging the Ivy League school for discriminating against Asian American applicants. The lawsuit was filed a few years ago by a group called Students for Fair Admissions, which […]

The latest on the inspector general report on Comey and Clinton email probe

The latest on the inspector general report on Comey and Clinton email probe

James Comey testifies during a hearing before House Oversight and Government Reform Committee in Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C.; Credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images AirTalk® The Justice Department’s watchdog faults former FBI Director James Comey for breaking with protocol in his handling of the Hillary Clinton email investigation, but it says his decisions were not driven […]

House to vote on bill to protect ‘Dreamers’ as soon as next week

House to vote on bill to protect ‘Dreamers’ as soon as next week

House Speaker Paul Ryan ; Credit: Allison Shelley/Getty Images AirTalk® House Republicans are considering next steps on two immigration bills after GOP leaders persuaded moderate Republicans to drop their effort to force votes on legislation that would have protected young “Dreamer” immigrants with a path to citizenship. Instead, leaders reached a deal with moderates and […]

LAUSD board voting on ambitious school performance goal plan — but is it setting up schools for failure?

LAUSD board voting on ambitious school performance goal plan — but is it setting up schools for failure?

High School Graduation; Credit: Crystal Marie Lopez/Flickr AirTalk® The LAUSD school board is voting today on a plan that would set goals to improve school performance, graduation rates and college and career readiness. The resolution is called “Realizing the Promise for All: Close the Gap by 2023,” and goals include that all eighth-graders should pass […]

Week in politics: With the Trump-Kim Singapore summit finally upon us, a look at game plans and possible outcomes for both sides

Week in politics: With the Trump-Kim Singapore summit finally upon us, a look at game plans and possible outcomes for both sides

US President Donald Trump speaks to reporters on June 9, 2018, during the G7 Summit in La Malbaie, Quebec, Canada.; Credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images AirTalk® AirTalk’s weekly political roundtable covers the headlines you might have missed over the weekend and previews what to watch for this week in national politics. The summit in Singapore between […]

In the wake of Anthony Bourdain and a new CDC report, we examine suicide’s causes and tools for prevention

In the wake of Anthony Bourdain and a new CDC report, we examine suicide’s causes and tools for prevention

Anthony Bourdain attends “WASTED! The Story of Food Waste” Premiere during 2017 Tribeca Film Festival at BMCC Tribeca PAC on April 22, 2017 in New York City. ; Credit: Robin Marchant/Getty Images for Tribeca Film Fe AirTalk® Suicide rates inched up in nearly every U.S. state from 1999 through 2016, according to a new government […]

Life on Mars?! That’s a yes, according to new JPL study

Life on Mars?! That’s a yes, according to new JPL study

The Echus Chasma, one of the largest water source regions on Mars, is pictured from ESA’s Mars Express. ; Credit: ESA/Getty Images AirTalk® New Mars discoveries are advancing the case for possible life on the red planet, past or even present. Scientists reported Thursday that NASA’s Curiosity rover has found potential building blocks of life […]

Onward and forward: The November election

Onward and forward: The November election

A poll worker hands out ‘I Voted’ stickers. ; Credit: Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images AirTalk® Coming off last night’s California primary, the table is set for what to expect in November. We know that the governor’s race will be between Democrat Gavin Newsom and Republican John Cox, and that Kevin de Leon earned a spot to […]

Precision: its invention, perfection and rise in the modern world

Precision: its invention, perfection and rise in the modern world

Diagram of Watt’s improved steam engine, fig.s 119 – 122, and Hornblower’s steam engine, fig.s 123 – 125. Encyclopaedia Londinensis – pub. 1816 ; Credit: Hulton Archive/Getty Images AirTalk® Humans have a habit of measuring things. Our shoe size. The ingredients in our food. How long it takes to get to work, with or without […]

AirTalk’s election 411: Everything you need to know ahead of Tuesday’s California primary

AirTalk’s election 411: Everything you need to know ahead of Tuesday’s California primary

See KPCC’s Human Voter Guide for more information on Tuesday’s Primary.; Credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images AirTalk® Southern California is home to a half-dozen congressional districts where the fate of Republican seats could help decide which of the two major parties wins control of the U.S. House. Nearly all of the districts are in Orange County, […]