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Pressure on Saudi Arabia to face realities of ISIS, terrorism

Pressure on Saudi Arabia to face realities of ISIS, terrorism
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A meeting of Gulf foreign ministers on December 7, 2015 in the Saudi capital Riyadh, a few days ahead of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) summit. ; Credit: FAYEZ NURELDINE/AFP/Getty Images In the multi-national effort to get Syrian President Bashar Assad out of power, Saudi Arabia is a notable ally. The powerful desert kingdom can […]

Sanders’ camp data breach looms large over Dem debate on national security

Sanders’ camp data breach looms large over Dem debate on national security

Democratic president candidates Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton debate at Saint Anselm College December 19, 2015 in Manchester, New Hampshire.; Credit: Andrew Burton/Getty Images The Democratic presidential candidates took the stage for their third debate over the weekend. The topic at hand was national security and other domestic issues, but what many tuned in to […]

Sanders’ camp data breach looms large over Dem debate on national security

Sanders’ camp data breach looms large over Dem debate on national security

Democratic president candidates Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton debate at Saint Anselm College December 19, 2015 in Manchester, New Hampshire.; Credit: Andrew Burton/Getty Images The Democratic presidential candidates took the stage for their third debate over the weekend. The topic at hand was national security and other domestic issues, but what many tuned in to […]

President Obama addresses the nation at his annual year-end press conference

President Obama addresses the nation at his annual year-end press conference

President Barack Obama makes a statement on the climate agreement in the Cabinet Room of the White House on December 12, 2015 in Washington, DC. ; Credit: Pool/Getty Images President Barack Obama will hold his annual year-end press conference at the White House Friday, before taking his holiday vacation to Hawaii. After the news conference, […]

Branding experts on restaurant chains sacrificing quality for convenience

Branding experts on restaurant chains sacrificing quality for convenience

A customer walks in to a Pizza Hut restaurant during lunchtime on April 19, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. ; Credit: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images It’s 2015 and you can get the cuisine of your choice delivered to your door with a few taps on your smartphone screen. But how much does quality matter to you […]

Hung jury in Freddie Gray case

Hung jury in Freddie Gray case

File: William Porter, one of six Baltimore city police officers charged in connection to the death of Freddie Gray earlier in the year, walks to a courthouse for jury selection in his trial on Nov. 30, 2015 in Baltimore, Maryland.; Credit: Pool/Getty Images In the case involving the death of Freddie Gray, the jury has […]

LAUSD families scramble after threat shuts down 1,000-plus schools

LAUSD families scramble after threat shuts down 1,000-plus schools

; Credit: Annie Gilbertson/KPCC Parents were notified of the LAUSD closures this morning, due to a “credible threat,” not long before school bells were scheduled to ring – leaving hundreds of thousands of families scrambling for childcare. Some parents were informed of campus closures this morning via cell phone, while others heard of the news […]

Can the K-1 visa program be relied on to vet terrorists?

Can the K-1 visa program be relied on to vet terrorists?

Anthony Ramos, a Customs and Border Protection officer, checks Chris Layman, Katy Layman, 21 months old, and Natalie Layman in at the passport control area ; Credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images Last week the FBI revealed that Tashfeen Malik, the woman who is a suspect in the recent mass shooting in San Bernardino, was radicalized before […]

The pros and cons of nontraditional resumés in the digital era

The pros and cons of nontraditional resumés in the digital era

A job seeker fills out an application during a career fair at the Southeast Community Facility Commission on May 21, 2014 in San Francisco, California. ; Credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images Gone are the days when applying to jobs meant filling out extensive paperwork and uploading a resume. Southern California job-seekers can now blast out their […]

We used to listen to politicians and laugh at comedians…now what?

We used to listen to politicians and laugh at comedians…now what?

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump references fellow candidate Jeb Bush at a Pearl Harbor Day Rally at the U.S.S. Yorktown December 7, 2015, in Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina. ; Credit: Sean Rayford/Getty Images Presidential elections offer prime material for comedians and satirists who try to sprinkle a little truth-based humor among the sea of political […]