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CA joins other states to sue Trump over family separations and a check-in from the border

CA joins other states to sue Trump over family separations and a check-in from the border

File: Attorney General Xavier Becerra.; Credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images AirTalk® California and at least nine other states are planning to sue the Trump administration over its separation of immigrant families at the U.S.-Mexico border, saying the president’s executive order halting the practice is riddled with caveats and fails to reunite parents and children who have […]

Among Asian-American families, stigma still grips mental illnesses

Among Asian-American families, stigma still grips mental illnesses

; Credit: Veronica Grech/Getty Images Bethany Wang | AirTalk® There is a silent killer that is still looming in the Asian-American community. Asian-Americans are three times less likely to seek medical care for mental illnesses than Whites according to the American Psychological Association. Even back in 2007 suicide was the second leading cause of death […]

Trump plans executive order to stop indefinite separation of detained families at the border. So what happens to those families next?

Trump plans executive order to stop indefinite separation of detained families at the border. So what happens to those families next?

View of a temporary detention centre for illegal underage immigrants in Tornillo, Texas, US near the Mexico-US border, as seen from Valle de Juarez, in Chihuahua state, Mexico on June 18, 2018.; Credit: HERIKA MARTINEZ/AFP/Getty Images AirTalk® President Donald Trump says he’ll issue an executive order to end the practice of separating families at the […]

California’s high housing costs and its impact on employment

California’s high housing costs and its impact on employment

SAN FRANCISCO – JUNE 06: Rows of houses stand June 6, 2007 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images); Credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images David Wagner | AirTalk® Plenty of workers still move West each year for a new job in California. But the state’s high cost of housing may be deterring many other […]

How AI is being used to help identify the next sports star

How AI is being used to help identify the next sports star

Sean Durzi #5 was ranked in the top 40 by an AI-powered analytics system; Credit: Dennis Pajot/Getty Images AirTalk® Artificial intelligence is taking a significant role in the world of sports. AI is using algorithms to analyze player performance statistics and identify talent for coaches and scouts. The argument is algorithms comb through data faster […]

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 […]