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AirTalk election 2016: Candidates gin up support in New York with primary a week out

AirTalk election 2016: Candidates gin up support in New York with primary a week out
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Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks to the crowd at a Pearl Harbor Day Rally at the U.S.S. Yorktown December 7, 2015 in Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina. ; Credit: Sean Rayford/Getty Images It was a weekend for the underdogs as Bernie Sanders and Ted Cruz both bolstered their delegate counts with victories out west. Bernie […]

A look at what’s in Cal State University’s deal to avert a strike

A look at what’s in Cal State University’s deal to avert a strike

Faculty from campuses all over California, are joined by students, during a rally outside the California State University Board of Trustees meeting at the Chancellor’s office in Long Beach, California.; Credit: Nick Ut/AP California State University administration and its faculty union ended a year-long impasse over salary increases and averted a planned strike, the two […]

Social workers charged with child abuse in death of 8 year old

Social workers charged with child abuse in death of 8 year old

Gabriel Fernandez, 8, of Palmdale, was tortured and murdered, allegedly by his mother and her boyfriend. Four county child services workers involved with his case have been charged with child abuse and falsifying public records.; Credit: NBC4 In what’s an extremely rare circumstance, the Los Angeles district attorney has charged four social workers at the […]

Social workers charged with child abuse in death of 8 year old

Social workers charged with child abuse in death of 8 year old

Gabriel Fernandez, 8, of Palmdale, was tortured and murdered, allegedly by his mother and her boyfriend. Four county child services workers involved with his case have been charged with child abuse and falsifying public records.; Credit: NBC4 In what’s an extremely rare circumstance, the Los Angeles district attorney has charged four social workers at the […]

Social workers charged with child abuse in death of 8 year old

Social workers charged with child abuse in death of 8 year old

Gabriel Fernandez, 8, of Palmdale, was tortured and murdered, allegedly by his mother and her boyfriend. Four county child services workers involved with his case have been charged with child abuse and falsifying public records.; Credit: NBC4 In what’s an extremely rare circumstance, the Los Angeles district attorney has charged four social workers at the […]

Energy expert argues a warning of summer blackouts following Porter Ranch is alarmist

Energy expert argues a warning of summer blackouts following Porter Ranch is alarmist

A woman takes her morning walk near the SoCal Gas Aliso Canyon storage facility in Porter Ranch, California.; Credit: FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images Critics of keeping the Aliso Canyon gas storage field open after its blowout disaster are at odds with California state energy officials who say the partial shutdown of the facility could lead […]

Energy expert argues a warning of summer blackouts following Porter Ranch is alarmist

Energy expert argues a warning of summer blackouts following Porter Ranch is alarmist

A woman takes her morning walk near the SoCal Gas Aliso Canyon storage facility in Porter Ranch, California.; Credit: FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images Critics of keeping the Aliso Canyon gas storage field open after its blowout disaster are at odds with California state energy officials who say the partial shutdown of the facility could lead […]

Should flight attendants wear headscarves on flights to the Middle East?

Should flight attendants wear headscarves on flights to the Middle East?

Air France has capitulated on requiring its flight attendants to wear headscarves on flights to Iran. ; Credit: -/AFP/Getty Images Air France has capitulated on requiring its flight attendants to wear headscarves on flights to Iran. The company sent a memo to employees detailing the dress code in March, which includes pants and loose-fitting clothing […]

Examining the role of Superdelegates in selecting a Democratic nominee

Examining the role of Superdelegates in selecting a Democratic nominee

Democratic presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders (D-VT) speaks to guests at a campaign rally at the Wisconsin Convention Center on April 4, 2016 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.; Credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images Senator Bernie Sanders has been casting himself more and more as the most electable Democrat in the general election, an effort targeted at wooing superdelegates, […]

AirTalk Election 2016: Dem and GOP candidates fight hard for Wisconsin primary voters

AirTalk Election 2016: Dem and GOP candidates fight hard for Wisconsin primary voters

Democratic Presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (D-VT) speaks at an event March 30, 2016 in Madison, Wisconsin.; Credit: Darren Hauck/Getty Images Larry Mantle is joined by NPR’s political team for a roundup of the week ahead on the campaign trail as candidates battle over Wisconsin’s primary. Speaking in LaCrosse today, GOP candidate Donald Trump said […]