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New details emerge from Texas’ deadliest mass shooting in history

New details emerge from Texas’ deadliest mass shooting in history

Law enforcement officials gather near the First Baptist Church following a shooting on November 5, 2017 in Sutherland Springs, Texas.; Credit: Erich Schlegel/Getty Images AirTalk® On Sunday, a gunman dressed in black opened fire outside First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, a small town about 30 miles east of San Antonio with a population […]

Doctors debate methodology, conclusions reached in new study suggesting stents don’t ease chest pain

Doctors debate methodology, conclusions reached in new study suggesting stents don’t ease chest pain

Recent studies have sparked controversy in the medical community regarding heart stents.; Credit: ANNE-CHRISTINE POUJOULAT/AFP/Getty Images AirTalk® A new study published in Lancet raised questions about the efficacy of heart stents to relieve chest pain. Heart stents are small wire cages used to open blocked arteries. As reported by the New York Times, inserting stents […]

Debating the newly unveiled GOP tax plan and its chance at passage

Debating the newly unveiled GOP tax plan and its chance at passage

House Way and Means Chairman Kevin Brady (L) (R-TX) and Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R) (R-WI), joined by members of the House Republican leadership, introduce tax reform legislation November 2, 2017 in Washington, DC. ; Credit: Win McNamee/Getty Images AirTalk® Thursday, House Republicans unveiled the first draft of the tax bill which outlines […]

Security, diversity visa lottery, vetting: The latest on the NYC attack

Security, diversity visa lottery, vetting: The latest on the NYC attack

Investigators work around the wreckage of a Home Depot pickup truck, a day after it was used in an terror attack, in New York on November 1, 2017.; Credit: JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images AirTalk® Authorities say Sayfullo Saipov, the man responsible for Tuesday’s deadly truck attack in Manhattan, planned the attack for weeks, and left behind a […]

It’s open enrollment: Covered CA executive director answers your health insurance questions

It’s open enrollment: Covered CA executive director answers your health insurance questions

Covered California Executive Director Peter Lee.; Credit: Max Whittaker/Getty Images AirTalk® Open enrollment for Covered California, the health insurance marketplace for our state, opens November 1 and runs for 3 months, until January 31, 2018. There have been questions as to what recent moves by the Trump administration, such as the decision to stop paying […]

Kershaw, Dodgers came up short in heartbreaking Game 5 loss

Kershaw, Dodgers came up short in heartbreaking Game 5 loss

Alex Bregman #2 of the Houston Astros celebrates after scoring on a double by Jose Altuve #27 (not pictured) during the seventh inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers in game five of the 2017 World Series at Minute Maid Park on October 29, 2017 in Houston, Texas. ; Credit: Jamie Squire/Getty Images AirTalk® Jose Altuve, […]

Kershaw, Dodgers came up short in heartbreaking Game 5 loss

Kershaw, Dodgers came up short in heartbreaking Game 5 loss

Alex Bregman #2 of the Houston Astros celebrates after scoring on a double by Jose Altuve #27 (not pictured) during the seventh inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers in game five of the 2017 World Series at Minute Maid Park on October 29, 2017 in Houston, Texas. ; Credit: Jamie Squire/Getty Images AirTalk® Jose Altuve, […]

What’s next for Catalonia as the region declares independence?

What’s next for Catalonia as the region declares independence?

People holding Esteladas (Pro-independence Catalan flag) gather outside the Catalan parliament in Barcelona on October 27, 2017.; Credit: PAU BARRENA/AFP/Getty Images AirTalk® After a disputed independence vote earlier this month, the Catalan regional parliament declared independence from Spain. As reported by The Washington Post, just minutes after the parliament vote on Friday, the Spanish Senate […]

University of California launches center to study the 1st Amendment

University of California launches center to study the 1st Amendment

Janet Napolitano, president of the University of California, listens to a speaker during a discussion at The University of California Washington Center on September 21, 2017 in Washington, DC.; Credit: MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images AirTalk® As debates rage on college campuses over free speech and hate speech, the UC is launching a new center to study […]

With Flake, Corker’s criticism of Trump, what’s next for the GOP

With Flake, Corker’s criticism of Trump, what’s next for the GOP

Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ) and his wife Cheryl Flake leave the U.S. Capitol as they are trailed by reporters, October 24, 2017 in Washington, DC. Flake announced that he will not be seeking re-election and he will leave the Senate after his term ends in 14 months. ; Credit: Drew Angerer/Getty Images AirTalk® Arizona Senator […]