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What’s next for Raqqa as US-backed Syrian forces take control of the city?

What’s next for Raqqa as US-backed Syrian forces take control of the city?

Rojda Felat, a Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) commander, walks with her group’s flag at the iconic Al-Naim square in Raqa on October 17, 2017.; Credit: BULENT KILIC/AFP/Getty Images AirTalk® A U.S.-backed alliance of Syrian fighters said Tuesday they had seized control of the northern Syrian city of Raqqa. The city has been considered the headquarters […]

Week in Politics: Divisions within the GOP, Iran nuclear deal gets decertified, NAFTA is being renegotiated and more

Week in Politics: Divisions within the GOP, Iran nuclear deal gets decertified, NAFTA is being renegotiated and more

U.S. President Donald Trump (R), joined by U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson speaks to the media during a meeting with his cabinet at the White House on October 16, 2017 in Washington, DC.; Credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images AirTalk® We discuss the latest from last week, the weekend and the biggest stories pending for the […]

Week in Politics: Divisions within the GOP, Iran nuclear deal gets decertified, NAFTA is being renegotiated and more

Week in Politics: Divisions within the GOP, Iran nuclear deal gets decertified, NAFTA is being renegotiated and more

U.S. President Donald Trump (R), joined by U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson speaks to the media during a meeting with his cabinet at the White House on October 16, 2017 in Washington, DC.; Credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images AirTalk® We discuss the latest from last week, the weekend and the biggest stories pending for the […]

Triple play: Larry, Nick and A on the National League Championship Series

Triple play: Larry, Nick and A on the National League Championship Series

The Chicago Cubs celebrate during a team photo after the final out of Game 5 of the National League Divisional Series at Nationals Park on October 13, 2017 in Washington, DC.; Credit: Win McNamee/Getty Images AirTalk® The Dodgers are ready to open the National League Champion Series in LA on Saturday. As reported by the […]

What Trump’s new executive order means for the ACA and Covered CA

What Trump’s new executive order means for the ACA and Covered CA

U.S. President Donald Trump shows an executive order after he signed it as Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY), Vice President Mike Pence, Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-NC) and Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta look on during an event in the Roosevelt Room of the White House October 12, 2017 in Washington, DC.; Credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images AirTalk® […]

So, did Catalonia actually declare independence or not?

So, did Catalonia actually declare independence or not?

Catalan regional government president Carles Puigdemont arrives to address the Catalan regional parliament in Barcelona on October 10, 2017.; Credit: PAU BARRENA/AFP/Getty Images AirTalk® Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy said today that Spain could limit or rescind Catalan autonomy if the region moves forward with its proposed secession. The prime minister’s remarks marked the first […]

Sheriff watchdog: agency was sharing inmate info with ICE

Sheriff watchdog: agency was sharing inmate info with ICE

An immigration detainee stands near an US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) grievance box in the high security unit at the Theo Lacy Facility, a county jail which also houses immigration detainees arrested by ICE, March 14, 2017 in Orange, California.; Credit: ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images AirTalk® A report released Monday from the independent watchdog agency […]

How Dianne Feinstein’s re-election bid encapsulates the divide within the Democratic Party

How Dianne Feinstein’s re-election bid encapsulates the divide within the Democratic Party

Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) talks with reporters as she heads for her party’s weekly policy luncheon at the U.S. Capitol May 16, 2017 in Washington, DC.; Credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images AirTalk® Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) has announced today that she will seek a sixth term in the U.S. Senate. <blockquote class=”twitter-tweet” data-lang=”en”><p lang=”en” dir=”ltr”>I am […]

Another dean out at USC med school – this time, over a long-settled sexual harassment claim

Another dean out at USC med school – this time, over a long-settled sexual harassment claim

USC Keck School of Medicine; Credit: Aaron Logan/Flickr Creative Commons AirTalk® USC is once again looking to fill the top spot at its medical school for the second time in less than two years. Dr. Rohit Varma has been dismissed as dean of the medical school, as the Los Angeles Times was preparing to publish […]

Should Uber and Lyft drivers be required to do biometric testing for background checks?

Should Uber and Lyft drivers be required to do biometric testing for background checks?

In this Photo Illustration, a phone displays the Uber ride-hailing app on September 22, 2017 in London, England.; Credit: Leon Neal/Getty Images AirTalk® State regulators will not require Uber and Lyft drivers to do biometric background checks, such as fingerprinting, a subject that’s been hotly debated by taxi groups and the rideshare companies. What remains […]