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Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy announces retirement

Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy announces retirement

U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Anthony Kennedy is seen during a ceremony in the Rose Garden at the White House April 10, 2017 in Washington, DC.; Credit: Eric Thayer/Getty Images AirTalk® Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy announced Wednesday that he is retiring after more than 30 years.  His retirement will give President Donald Trump the chance […]

US budget watchdog projects record US debt, is the economy doomed?

US budget watchdog projects record US debt, is the economy doomed?

Visitors stand on the upper level next to the day’s final numbers following the closing bell at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), June 25, 2018 in New York City.; Credit: Drew Angerer/Getty Images AirTalk® A budget scorekeeper for U.S. lawmakers projects that federal debt compared to the size of the economy will reach 78 […]

Is it time for LA to start arresting people living on the street once again?

Is it time for LA to start arresting people living on the street once again?

Tents house the homeless on a street, November 10, 2017 in Los Angeles, California.; Credit: FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images AirTalk® More than a decade ago, Los Angeles officials agreed to allow people to spend the night on streets until the city builds enough homeless housing. This spring, Mayor Eric Garcetti launched plans to spend at […]

CA joins other states to sue Trump over family separations and a check-in from the border

CA joins other states to sue Trump over family separations and a check-in from the border

File: Attorney General Xavier Becerra.; Credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images AirTalk® California and at least nine other states are planning to sue the Trump administration over its separation of immigrant families at the U.S.-Mexico border, saying the president’s executive order halting the practice is riddled with caveats and fails to reunite parents and children who have […]

CA joins other states to sue Trump over family separations and a check-in from the border

CA joins other states to sue Trump over family separations and a check-in from the border

File: Attorney General Xavier Becerra.; Credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images AirTalk® California and at least nine other states are planning to sue the Trump administration over its separation of immigrant families at the U.S.-Mexico border, saying the president’s executive order halting the practice is riddled with caveats and fails to reunite parents and children who have […]

Among Asian-American families, stigma still grips mental illnesses

Among Asian-American families, stigma still grips mental illnesses

; Credit: Veronica Grech/Getty Images Bethany Wang | AirTalk® There is a silent killer that is still looming in the Asian-American community. Asian-Americans are three times less likely to seek medical care for mental illnesses than Whites according to the American Psychological Association. Even back in 2007 suicide was the second leading cause of death […]

Trump plans executive order to stop indefinite separation of detained families at the border. So what happens to those families next?

Trump plans executive order to stop indefinite separation of detained families at the border. So what happens to those families next?

View of a temporary detention centre for illegal underage immigrants in Tornillo, Texas, US near the Mexico-US border, as seen from Valle de Juarez, in Chihuahua state, Mexico on June 18, 2018.; Credit: HERIKA MARTINEZ/AFP/Getty Images AirTalk® President Donald Trump says he’ll issue an executive order to end the practice of separating families at the […]

California’s high housing costs and its impact on employment

California’s high housing costs and its impact on employment

SAN FRANCISCO – JUNE 06: Rows of houses stand June 6, 2007 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images); Credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images David Wagner | AirTalk® Plenty of workers still move West each year for a new job in California. But the state’s high cost of housing may be deterring many other […]

How AI is being used to help identify the next sports star

How AI is being used to help identify the next sports star

Sean Durzi #5 was ranked in the top 40 by an AI-powered analytics system; Credit: Dennis Pajot/Getty Images AirTalk® Artificial intelligence is taking a significant role in the world of sports. AI is using algorithms to analyze player performance statistics and identify talent for coaches and scouts. The argument is algorithms comb through data faster […]

Lawsuit against Harvard claims that Asian American applicants are consistently dinged on ‘personality’ scores

Lawsuit against Harvard claims that Asian American applicants are consistently dinged on ‘personality’ scores

Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts.; Credit: Darren McCollester/Getty Images AirTalk® Information and document pertaining to Harvard admissions process were unsealed this morning as part of a lawsuit alleging the Ivy League school for discriminating against Asian American applicants. The lawsuit was filed a few years ago by a group called Students for Fair Admissions, which […]