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Analyzing the strategy behind Donald Trump’s change in tone on immigration, Mexico

Analyzing the strategy behind Donald Trump’s change in tone on immigration, Mexico
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Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally on August 31, 2016 in Phoenix, Arizona. ; Credit: Ralph Freso/Getty Images Donald Trump’s whirlwind day yesterday took him from Mexico City to Phoenix. In Mexico, he met with President Enrique Pena Nieto. After that joint news conference, Pena Nieto announced he’d told Trump at […]

How to solve the EpiPen, triple-the-price problem? Treat it like a public utility say USC experts

How to solve the EpiPen, triple-the-price problem? Treat it like a public utility say USC experts

Despite nationwide debate over EpiPen pricing, many sufferers of fatal allergies will still fork out $300 for a two-pack of generic EpiPens. ; Credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images Despite nationwide debate over EpiPen pricing, many sufferers of fatal allergies will still fork out $300 for a two-pack of generic EpiPens prompting some to ask why patent-owner […]

Forecasting the future of free trade in California and the potential statewide impact of TPP

Forecasting the future of free trade in California and the potential statewide impact of TPP

People hold signs against the Trans Pacific Partnership during the Democratic National Convention. The TPP has become a hot-button issue. ; Credit: MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images With the sixth-largest economy in the world, it’s safe to say that there’s plenty at stake when we talk about the future of free trade in California and what the […]

AirTalk politics 2016: Trump calls out Hillary’s health, the ongoing drip of the email controversy, and polls showing Trump still in striking distance

AirTalk politics 2016: Trump calls out Hillary’s health, the ongoing drip of the email controversy, and polls showing Trump still in striking distance

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks at a campaign event in Reno, Nevada on August 25, 2016.; Credit: JOSH EDELSON/AFP/Getty Images Despite his recent campaign woes, Donald Trump remains only a few percentage points behind Hillary Clinton in national polls, according to RealClearPolitics’ poll average. One recent USC/L.A. Times poll showed a virtual tie between […]

Everything you need to know about the alt-right movement

Everything you need to know about the alt-right movement

Stephen K. Bannon talks with callers about Donald Trump officially becoming the Republican Presidential nominee. Bannon has bragged that his site has become a platform for the alt-right. ; Credit: Kirk Irwin/Getty Images for SiriusXM Hillary Clinton claims Donald Trump is embracing the alt-right philosophy, calling it a paranoid fringe movement that’s taking over the […]

Everything you need to know about the alt-right movement

Everything you need to know about the alt-right movement

Stephen K. Bannon talks with callers about Donald Trump officially becoming the Republican Presidential nominee. Bannon has bragged that his site has become a platform for the alt-right. ; Credit: Kirk Irwin/Getty Images for SiriusXM Hillary Clinton claims Donald Trump is embracing the alt-right philosophy, calling it a paranoid fringe movement that’s taking over the […]

New study waters down the amount of H20 believed to be in Mars ‘dark streaks’

New study waters down the amount of H20 believed to be in Mars ‘dark streaks’

This image from NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows dark, narrow streaks on the slopes of Hale Crater that were thought to be created by water, but are now under question. ; Credit: NASA/Getty Images The scientific community was elated last summer when NASA scientists found long, dark streaks on the surface of Mars that they […]

Italian lawmakers consider ban of veganism for kids — what are the pros and cons?

Italian lawmakers consider ban of veganism for kids — what are the pros and cons?

Three-year old Leonard and his five-year old sister Amelie enjoy eating a strawberries during the opening of the crop season on May 19, 2010 in Luedinghausen, western Germany.; Credit: VOLKER HARTMANN/AFP/Getty Images Restricting kids to a vegan diet could be considered child abuse punishable by jail time in Italy if a new proposal by a […]

As Italian lawmakers consider veganism ban, looking at pros and cons of raising vegan kids

As Italian lawmakers consider veganism ban, looking at pros and cons of raising vegan kids

Three-year old Leonard and his five-year old sister Amelie enjoy eating a strawberries during the opening of the crop season on May 19, 2010 in Luedinghausen, western Germany.; Credit: VOLKER HARTMANN/AFP/Getty Images Restricting kids to a vegan diet could be considered child abuse punishable by jail time in Italy if a new proposal by a […]

Kidnapping victim Elizabeth Smart campaigns against ‘the new drug:’ pornography

Kidnapping victim Elizabeth Smart campaigns against ‘the new drug:’ pornography

Honoree Elizabeth Smart addresses the audience during the 2nd Annual Diller-von Furstenberg Awards at United Nations on March 11, 2011 in New York City.; Credit: Michael Loccisano/Getty Images Elizabeth Smart, who was kidnapped in 2002 at the age of 14, has spoken out against pornography, saying that it played a role in her abuse. In […]