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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?
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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 […]

Debate: Under CA bill, minors would be shielded from prostitution charges

Debate: Under CA bill, minors would be shielded from prostitution charges

A man folds up baby strollers that were taken from his confiscated car after his arrest by a female police officer posing as a prostitute on Holt Boulevard during a major prostitution sting operation in Pomona.; Credit: David McNew/Getty Images Two bills are going through the state legislature that would protect minors from being prosecuted […]

State bill to expand definition of ‘Asian American’ draws ire, praise

State bill to expand definition of ‘Asian American’ draws ire, praise

The California state Capitol building is in downtown Sacramento, California.; Credit: David Paul Morris/Getty Images AB1726, or the Accounting for Health and Education in API Demographics Act (AHEAD), would require higher education and public health institutions to collect data on more groups under the label, “Asian American.” There are currently only two categories to choose […]

New agreement could end LAX modernization stalemate

New agreement could end LAX modernization stalemate

A jet comes in for landing at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) in Los Angeles, California. ; Credit: David McNew/Getty Images Mayor Eric Garcetti announced a formal agreement Wednesday that could mark the end of a multi-year fight to modernize LAX. The proposed Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) and the […]

Expert: ‘Blue Cut Fire is the new normal’

Expert: ‘Blue Cut Fire is the new normal’

A firefighter watches the Blue Cut wildfire burning near Cajon Pass, north of San Bernardino, California on August 16, 2016. ; Credit: Ringo Chiu/AFP/Getty Images The Blue Cut Fire surged Monday to over 30,000 acres, chasing more than 80,000 people from their homes in San Bernardino County, all in just over 24 hours.  Several other […]

‘Ocean’s Eight’ continues the trend of remaking franchises with all female casts

‘Ocean’s Eight’ continues the trend of remaking franchises with all female casts

Actress Sandra Bullock speaks onstage during the Women In Film 2015 Crystal + Lucy Awards on June 16, 2015 in Century City, California. ; Credit: Charley Gallay/Getty Images for Women In Film The Ocean’s franchise is back, but it’s no longer a boys’ club. Sandra Bullock and Cate Blanchett are confirmed for Ocean’s Eight, a […]

Could you pass a citizenship test?

Could you pass a citizenship test?

Republican candidate for President Donald Trump holds a campaign event at the Kilcawley Center at Youngstown State University on August 15, 2016 in Youngstown, Ohio. In his address, Trump laid out his foreign policy vision for America, including an “ideological screening test” for Muslim immigrants. ; Credit: Jeff Swensen/Getty Images Donald Trump was challenged Monday […]

AirTalk politics 2016: More Clinton email fallout, Paul Manafort’s alleged ties to Russia, and the truthiness of Trump

AirTalk politics 2016: More Clinton email fallout, Paul Manafort’s alleged ties to Russia, and the truthiness of Trump

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump holds up a placard while addressing supporters during a campaign rally at Silver Spurs Arena, inside the Osceola Heritage Park in Kissimmee, Florida.; Credit: GREGG NEWTON/AFP/Getty Images AirTalk’s weekly political roundtable will preview the week ahead on the campaign trail and take a look at the history of Donald Trump’s […]