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AirTalk asks: Who makes the best cup of coffee in SoCal?

AirTalk asks: Who makes the best cup of coffee in SoCal?
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A young woman samples freshly-brewed cappuccino. A growing number of so-called third wave artisinal coffee bean roasters are finding a niche market in Europe and the USA for their carefully-crafted and expensive coffee.; Credit: Sean Gallup/Getty Images What makes a cup of coffee undeniably delicious? Is it the type of coffee roast or is it […]

Trump adviser vs. Clinton adviser on Trump’s economic strategy

Trump adviser vs. Clinton adviser on Trump’s economic strategy

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump delivers an economic policy address detailing his economic plan at the Detroit Economic Club August 8, 2016 in Detroit, Michigan.; Credit: Bill Pugliano/Getty Images In front of a boisterous crowd at the Detroit Economic Club, presidential hopeful Donald Trump put policy specifics to broad goals as he laid out his […]

Men open up about why they identify as feminists

Men open up about why they identify as feminists

President Barack Obama hugs his daughter Malia Obama at the Fourth of July White House party on July 4, 2016 in Washington, DC. Maila Obama celebrated her 18th birthday during the party, which featured guests including singers Janelle Monae and Kendrick Lamar.; Credit: Pool/Getty Images President Barack Obama wrote an article for “Glamour” magazine Thursday […]

Why some voters simply won’t cast a ballot for a woman

Why some voters simply won’t cast a ballot for a woman

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and US Vice President nominee Tim Kaine acknowledge the crowd at the end on the fourth day of the Democratic National Convention at the Wells Fargo Center, July 28, 2016 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.; Credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images Few times in the history of the United States, if ever, have we […]

Did the US pay $400 M in ransom to Iran?

Did the US pay $400 M in ransom to Iran?

President Barack Obama, standing with Vice President Joe Biden, conducts a press conference in the East Room of the White House in response to the Iran Nuclear Deal, on July 14, 2015 in Washington, DC.; Credit: Pool/Getty Images The Wall Street Journal broke a story today that $400 million was secretly airlifted to Iran by […]

The powerful women in politics: Washington Post reporters on the rise of the female politician

The powerful women in politics: Washington Post reporters on the rise of the female politician

Rep. Linda Sánchez (D-CA) of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus delivers remarks on the first day of the Democratic National Convention at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia. She is profiled in the Washington Post’s “Women in Power” series.; Credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images Hillary Clinton’s nomination by the Democratic Party for President of the United States […]

How ice cream truck jingles and their sometimes dark history have evolved

How ice cream truck jingles and their sometimes dark history have evolved

People wait in line for ice cream in the Lower East Side neighborhood of New York City. ; Credit: Andrew Burton/Getty Images Even years into adulthood, the signature ice cream truck jingle can rekindle pleasant childhood memories. “It’s all a matter of nostalgia, recognizing the tune, having the right tempo and having the right symmetry […]

What did you think of the DNC & RNC?

What did you think of the DNC & RNC?

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton acknowledges the crowd as she arrives on stage during the fourth day of the Democratic National Convention at the Wells Fargo Center, July 28, 2016 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.; Credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images The general election is officially underway. On Thursday night, Hillary Clinton accepted the Democratic party’s nomination for president […]

‘Handcuffed’: What’s the primary goal of policing?

‘Handcuffed’: What’s the primary goal of policing?

Police recruits attend their graduation ceremony at LAPD Headquarters where rappers Snoop Dogg and The Game led a peaceful demonstration outside on July 8, 2016 in Los Angeles, California, in what they called an effort to promote unity in the aftermath of the deadly shootings of police officers in Dallas.; Credit: FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images […]

California Clinton delegate: ‘I’m confident Sanders supporters will come around’

California Clinton delegate: ‘I’m confident Sanders supporters will come around’

Delegates hold up signs and cheer on the second day of the Democratic National Convention at the Wells Fargo Center, July 26, 2016 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.; Credit: Win McNamee/Getty Images On a night filled with celebratory emotion, the unity that many Clinton supporters hoped would happen was absent as Sanders supporters left the convention hall […]