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Is your credit score a dating deal breaker?

Is your credit score a dating deal breaker?

This picture taken on September 12, 2012 shows a couple embracing by a riverside. Credit: AFP/AFP/Getty Images Having trouble finding a date for New Year’s? Could your credit score be the problem? That’s the lament (or triumph) of some singles on the prowl, who say a bad credit score is increasingly seen as a dating […]

Too sexy for my office? Iowa woman fired for being ‘too attractive’

Too sexy for my office? Iowa woman fired for being ‘too attractive’

Can you be too attractive for the office? Iowa rules that employers can fire employees who they see as an “irresistible attraction.” Credit: Oleg Nikishin/Getty Images An Iowa Supreme Court composed of only male judges ruled unanimously that a dentist who fired his employee because he and his wife viewed her as a threat to […]

Gavin Newsom speaks up for legal marijuana in California

Gavin Newsom speaks up for legal marijuana in California

Marijuana plants for sale at Studio City’s Perennial Holistic Wellness Center. Credit: Bear Guerra/KPCC In the November Colorado and Washington passed legislation that will make recreational marijuana legal, leaving the two states to navigate the issues of enforcing state laws that are different from federal laws. Marijuana may be legal on a state level, but […]

Looking back at the top Science Stories of 2012

Looking back at the top Science Stories of 2012

A graphic showing traces of collision of particles at the Compact Muon Solenoid (CMS) experience is pictured with a slow speed experience at Universe of Particles exhibition of the the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN). Credit: FABRICE COFFRINI/AFP/Getty Images Exotic particles made headlines again and again in 2012, making it no surprise that the […]

FilmWeek: Zero Dark Thirty, The Impossible, On the Road, and more

FilmWeek: Zero Dark Thirty, The Impossible, On the Road, and more

Still from the film “Zero Dark Thirty” starring Jessica Chastain. Larry is joined by KPCC film critics Claudia Puig, Andy Klein, and Henry Sheenhan to review the week’s new film releases including Zero Dark Thirty, The Impossible, Not Fade Away, On the Road, This Is 40 and more. TGI-FilmWeek! Zero Dark Thirty: On the Road: […]

What’s the best way to prevent harm in a violent emergency?

What’s the best way to prevent harm in a violent emergency?

In this photo provided by the Newtown Bee, Connecticut State Police lead children from the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., following a reported shooting there Friday, Dec. 14, 2012. Credit: AP Photo/Newtown Bee, Shannon Hicks  Following the Sandy Hook massacre, national discussion about how to prevent future attacks is on the rise. But […]

Shared housing at risk in Los Angeles County

Shared housing at risk in Los Angeles County

A for sale sign is seen in front of a home on January 25, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. Credit: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images Last week, the Los Angeles Public Safety Committee unanimously passed the Community Care Facilities Ordinance. The proposal, put forth by L.A. City Councilman Mitch Englander (District 12, San Fernando Valley) would severely […]

Does yoga have a place in public schools?

Does yoga have a place in public schools?

A child poses during Yoga Education for Kids class in Santa Monica, California. In January, Encinitas School District will introduce the most comprehensive yoga program in public schools. Credit: Amanda Edwards/Getty Images Is teaching yoga in public schools a violation of the separation of church and state? The Encinitas Union School District is launching what […]

With Rice bowing out of the running for Secretary of State, who will succeed Clinton?

With Rice bowing out of the running for Secretary of State, who will succeed Clinton?

U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice leaves following a General Assembly vote granting Palestinians non-member observer status on November 29, 2012 in New York City. Credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images Last week, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice officially withdrew her name from consideration for Secretary of State. Once her name began to be floated, Republicans […]

Rice withdraws from Secretary of State consideration; who will succeed Clinton?

Rice withdraws from Secretary of State consideration; who will succeed Clinton?

U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice speaks to the media after a U.N. Security Council meeting on Syria on May 30, 2012 in New York City. Credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice has officially withdrawn her name from consideration for Secretary of State. Current Secretary of State […]