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RAND expert: ‘Islamic State itself appears to be trying to figure out who Nice attacker was’

RAND expert: ‘Islamic State itself appears to be trying to figure out who Nice attacker was’
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People gather and lay tributes on the Promenade des Anglais on July 15, 2016 in Nice, France. A French-Tunisian attacker killed 84 people as he drove a lorry through crowds, gathered to watch a firework display during Bastille Day Celebrations. The attacker then opened fire on people in the crowd before being shot dead by […]

Beyond Emmys: 2016 Nominations and your under-the-radar gems

Beyond Emmys: 2016 Nominations and your under-the-radar gems

Actors Anthony Anderson and Lauren Graham present the 68th Emmy Awards nominations announcement at the Saban Media Center on July 14, 2016 in North Hollywood, California.; Credit: Kevin Winter/Getty Images Aside from the most celebrated Emmy contenders today such as “Game of Thrones” and “The People vs. O.J. Simpson,” the nominations recognize shows from newer […]

Republicans move to the right of Trump in party platform – how much does platform matter?

Republicans move to the right of Trump in party platform – how much does platform matter?

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump (L) speaks with Reince Priebus, chairman of the Republican National Committee, at a debate at the Fox Theatre on March 3, 2016 in Detroit, Michigan. ; Credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images A GOP committee appears ready to approve a platform that’s not only to the right of previous stances, but out […]

Dallas memorial: Reactions to President Obama’s remarks

Dallas memorial: Reactions to President Obama’s remarks

US President Barack Obama speaks during a press conference at the White House in Washington, DC.; Credit: Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images AirTalk listeners react to President Obama’s remarks following last week’s shootings.  Call us at 866-893-5722 with your comments and analysis of the president’s speech. Read the Full Story at KPCC Blogs

AirTalk election 2016: Candidates’ response to recent violence, Trump meets with GOP, and the Dems evolving platform

AirTalk election 2016: Candidates’ response to recent violence, Trump meets with GOP, and the Dems evolving platform

US President Barack Obama speaks at a campaign event for Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton (L) in Charlotte, North Carolina, on July 5, 2016.; Credit: NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images In AirTalk’s weekly political segment, a look at how the recent shootings in Texas, Louisiana, and Minnesota have impacted the presidential race and political rhetoric. As the […]

Wife of SoCal police officer: ‘I was afraid for him today’ following Dallas shooting

Wife of SoCal police officer: ‘I was afraid for him today’ following Dallas shooting

Dallas police stand watch near the scene where four Dallas police officers were shot and killed on July 7, 2016 in Dallas, Texas.; Credit: Ron Jenkins/Getty Images The grief and shock from an already tumultuous week took on a new dimension after Thursday evening’s sniper attack on police officers during a demonstration in Dallas — […]

Alton Sterling, Philando Castile police shootings reignite criticism of law enforcement

Alton Sterling, Philando Castile police shootings reignite criticism of law enforcement

Protesters gather in front of a mural painted on the wall of the convenience store where Alton Sterling was shot and killed, July 6, 2016 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Sterling was shot by a police officer in front of the Triple S Food Mart in Baton Rouge on Tuesday, July 5, leading the Department of […]

California makes vaccines mandatory for schoolchildren — which side are you on?

California makes vaccines mandatory for schoolchildren — which side are you on?

As California’s new law requiring almost all children entering day care, kindergarten or 7th grade to be vaccinated against various diseases took effect Friday.; Credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images As California’s new law requiring almost all children entering day care, kindergarten or 7th grade to be vaccinated against various diseases took effect Friday, opponents filed a […]

Congressional leaders promise new vote on Zika funding deadlock

Congressional leaders promise new vote on Zika funding deadlock

David Henrique Ferreira, 5 months, who was born with microcephaly, is kissed by his mother Mylene Helena Ferreira in Recife, Pernambuco state, Brazil.; Credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images An emergency funding bill dedicated to combating the Zika virus is expected to come up for another contentious vote in Congress this week. Republicans and Democrats are quarrelling […]

LA Magazine food critic details his three requirements for food to be considered ‘artisanal’

LA Magazine food critic details his three requirements for food to be considered ‘artisanal’

The cover of Patric Kuh’s newest book, “Finding the Flavors We Lost.”; Credit: Harper Collins Terms like “artisanal” and “farm to table” are used widely in our food-obsessed culture today. But what do those terms really mean? Where do they come from? Los Angeles Magazine’s award-winning restaurant critic Patric Kuh explores the origins of these […]