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Security, diversity visa lottery, vetting: The latest on the NYC attack

Security, diversity visa lottery, vetting: The latest on the NYC attack

Investigators work around the wreckage of a Home Depot pickup truck, a day after it was used in an terror attack, in New York on November 1, 2017.; Credit: JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images AirTalk® Authorities say Sayfullo Saipov, the man responsible for Tuesday’s deadly truck attack in Manhattan, planned the attack for weeks, and left behind a […]

It’s open enrollment: Covered CA executive director answers your health insurance questions

It’s open enrollment: Covered CA executive director answers your health insurance questions

Covered California Executive Director Peter Lee.; Credit: Max Whittaker/Getty Images AirTalk® Open enrollment for Covered California, the health insurance marketplace for our state, opens November 1 and runs for 3 months, until January 31, 2018. There have been questions as to what recent moves by the Trump administration, such as the decision to stop paying […]

Kershaw, Dodgers came up short in heartbreaking Game 5 loss

Kershaw, Dodgers came up short in heartbreaking Game 5 loss

Alex Bregman #2 of the Houston Astros celebrates after scoring on a double by Jose Altuve #27 (not pictured) during the seventh inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers in game five of the 2017 World Series at Minute Maid Park on October 29, 2017 in Houston, Texas. ; Credit: Jamie Squire/Getty Images AirTalk® Jose Altuve, […]

Kershaw, Dodgers came up short in heartbreaking Game 5 loss

Kershaw, Dodgers came up short in heartbreaking Game 5 loss

Alex Bregman #2 of the Houston Astros celebrates after scoring on a double by Jose Altuve #27 (not pictured) during the seventh inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers in game five of the 2017 World Series at Minute Maid Park on October 29, 2017 in Houston, Texas. ; Credit: Jamie Squire/Getty Images AirTalk® Jose Altuve, […]

What’s next for Catalonia as the region declares independence?

What’s next for Catalonia as the region declares independence?

People holding Esteladas (Pro-independence Catalan flag) gather outside the Catalan parliament in Barcelona on October 27, 2017.; Credit: PAU BARRENA/AFP/Getty Images AirTalk® After a disputed independence vote earlier this month, the Catalan regional parliament declared independence from Spain. As reported by The Washington Post, just minutes after the parliament vote on Friday, the Spanish Senate […]

University of California launches center to study the 1st Amendment

University of California launches center to study the 1st Amendment

Janet Napolitano, president of the University of California, listens to a speaker during a discussion at The University of California Washington Center on September 21, 2017 in Washington, DC.; Credit: MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images AirTalk® As debates rage on college campuses over free speech and hate speech, the UC is launching a new center to study […]

With Flake, Corker’s criticism of Trump, what’s next for the GOP

With Flake, Corker’s criticism of Trump, what’s next for the GOP

Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ) and his wife Cheryl Flake leave the U.S. Capitol as they are trailed by reporters, October 24, 2017 in Washington, DC. Flake announced that he will not be seeking re-election and he will leave the Senate after his term ends in 14 months. ; Credit: Drew Angerer/Getty Images AirTalk® Arizona Senator […]

Do gun shows in Nevada increase injuries and deaths in CA?

Do gun shows in Nevada increase injuries and deaths in CA?

Gun show in Chantilly, Va., last December.; Credit: AFP/AFP/Getty Images AirTalk® Do gun-related injuries and deaths increase in California in the two weeks after an in-state gun show? What about if the gun show was in a nearby area of Nevada? UC Berkeley public health researcher Ellicott Matthay set out to find whether there was […]

What’s left of the JFK assassination documents might drop Thursday – why are some government agencies pushing back?

What’s left of the JFK assassination documents might drop Thursday – why are some government agencies pushing back?

US President John Fitzgerald Kennedy signs the order of naval blockade of Cuba, on October 24, 1962.; Credit: AFP/AFP/Getty Images AirTalk® On Saturday, Trump tweeted plans to disclose what’s left of the National Archives and Record Administration’s documents on President John F. Kennedy’s assassination. Subject to the receipt of further information, I will be allowing, […]

Californians will have the option to identify as nonbinary on birth certificates

Californians will have the option to identify as nonbinary on birth certificates

A reporter holds a copy of President Barack Obama’s long form birth certificate in the Briefing Room of the White House April 27, 2011 in Washington, DC.; Credit: Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images AirTalk® There will be a third option for Californians who neither identify as male nor female on birth certificates and driver’s licenses. As reported […]