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What growing divisions within Democratic Party over Syria, Iraq mean for the party

What growing divisions within Democratic Party over Syria, Iraq mean for the party

Former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton shakes hands with an attendee as she signs her book ‘Hards Choices’ at the Bunch of Grapes bookstore on Martha’s Vineyard on August 13, 2014. Clinton on August 12 denied attacking US President Barack Obama over his foreign policy in Syria and Iraq, insisting she was looking forward [...]

When it comes to depression, what are the limits of neuroscience?

When it comes to depression, what are the limits of neuroscience?

The vast, complicated nature of the human brain make the intricacies of mental health and mental illness difficult to understand and to treat.; Credit: /iStockphoto The vast, complicated nature of the human brain make the intricacies of mental health and mental illness difficult to understand and to treat. Depression is especially hard to take on [...]

When it comes to depression, what are the limits of neuroscience?

When it comes to depression, what are the limits of neuroscience?

The vast, complicated nature of the human brain make the intricacies of mental health and mental illness difficult to understand and to treat.; Credit: /iStockphoto The vast, complicated nature of the human brain make the intricacies of mental health and mental illness difficult to understand and to treat. Depression is especially hard to take on [...]

Chief Beck to serve second term as head of LAPD

Chief Beck to serve second term as head of LAPD

LAPD Chief Charlie Beck finds himself in a tangle of controversies as the L.A. Police Commission decides whether he should have another five years as police chief. ; Credit: Erika Aguilar/KPCC Los Angeles Police Department Chief Charlie Beck has been reappointed for a second five-year term by a 4-1 vote of the L.A. Police Commission. [...]

Chief Beck to serve second term as head of LAPD

Chief Beck to serve second term as head of LAPD

LAPD Chief Charlie Beck finds himself in a tangle of controversies as the L.A. Police Commission decides whether he should have another five years as police chief. ; Credit: Erika Aguilar/KPCC Los Angeles Police Department Chief Charlie Beck has been reappointed for a second five-year term by a 4-1 vote of the L.A. Police Commission. [...]

Should some college students have the right to carry concealed weapons?

Should some college students have the right to carry concealed weapons?

Antique firearms displayed during the 8th Annual East Coast Fine Arms Show in Stamford, Connecticut January 6, 2013. ; Credit: TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images Dartmouth officials have rejected a student’s appeal to carry a gun on campus to protect her from a man accused of stalking her.Taylor Woolrich, 20, originally from San Diego and has [...]

Should some college students have the right to carry concealed weapons?

Should some college students have the right to carry concealed weapons?

Antique firearms displayed during the 8th Annual East Coast Fine Arms Show in Stamford, Connecticut January 6, 2013. ; Credit: TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images Dartmouth officials have rejected a student’s appeal to carry a gun on campus to protect her from a man accused of stalking her.Taylor Woolrich, 20, originally from San Diego and has [...]

Should some college students have the right to carry concealed weapons?

Should some college students have the right to carry concealed weapons?

Antique firearms displayed during the 8th Annual East Coast Fine Arms Show in Stamford, Connecticut January 6, 2013. ; Credit: TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images Dartmouth officials have rejected a student’s appeal to carry a gun on campus to protect her from a man accused of stalking her.Taylor Woolrich, 20, originally from San Diego and has [...]

Should some college students have the right to carry concealed weapons?

Should some college students have the right to carry concealed weapons?

Antique firearms displayed during the 8th Annual East Coast Fine Arms Show in Stamford, Connecticut January 6, 2013. ; Credit: TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images Dartmouth officials have rejected a student’s appeal to carry a gun on campus to protect her from a man accused of stalking her.Taylor Woolrich, 20, originally from San Diego and has [...]

The dangerous job of law enforcement officers patrolling roadways

The dangerous job of law enforcement officers patrolling roadways

; Credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images The LA District Attorney is investigating a crash involving an LA County Sheriff Deputy who fatally struck a bicyclist on Mulholland Drive last year. Records show the deputy, Andrew Francis Wood, might have been texting at or around the time he hit Milton Olin, Jr., 65. Police officers are exempt [...]