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Department of Homeland Security to collect social media data on immigrants

Department of Homeland Security to collect social media data on immigrants

Facebook’s homepage. ; Credit: Karen Bleier/AFP/Getty Images AirTalk® Last week, the Department of Homeland Security updated one of its Federal Register pages to say it will collect publicly available social media information about incoming immigrants for more stringent screening. The new language says the DHS will collect “social media handles, aliases, associated identifiable information, and […]

Department of Homeland Security to collect social media data on immigrants

Department of Homeland Security to collect social media data on immigrants

Facebook’s homepage. ; Credit: Karen Bleier/AFP/Getty Images AirTalk® Last week, the Department of Homeland Security updated one of its Federal Register pages to say it will collect publicly available social media information about incoming immigrants for more stringent screening. The new language says the DHS will collect “social media handles, aliases, associated identifiable information, and […]

Former Playboy playmate, employees on Hefner’s divisive legacy

Former Playboy playmate, employees on Hefner’s divisive legacy

Playboy founder Hugh Hefner arrives at Stansted Airport on June 2, 2011 in Stansted, England.; Credit: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images AirTalk® On Wednesday, Hugh Hefner, the founder of “Playboy” magazine, passed away in his home at age 91. Hefner, known to most as simply “Hef,” started the iconic publication in his kitchen in Chicago with $8,000. […]

LA’s on the verge of saying goodbye to (most of) its iconic palm trees

LA’s on the verge of saying goodbye to (most of) its iconic palm trees

Los Angeles’ iconic palm trees are disappearing.; Credit: David McNew/Getty Images AirTalk® The Los Angeles skyline is on its way to losing its iconic palm-frond silhouette. Due to a fatal fungus and an invasive weevil, palm trees are on their way out, and with the exception of six historic areas, the city will be replacing […]

What environmentalists, developers are saying as Newhall Ranch gets a new city

What environmentalists, developers are saying as Newhall Ranch gets a new city

Santa Clarita as seen from the Angeles National Forest. Newhall Ranch will be located on undeveloped land in the Santa Clarita Valley.; Credit: Photo by Jeff Turner via Flickr / Creative Commons AirTalk® An historic deal was made Monday when environmental groups agreed to let developers move forward with plans for a new city at […]

What environmentalists, developers are saying as Newhall Ranch gets a new city

What environmentalists, developers are saying as Newhall Ranch gets a new city

Santa Clarita as seen from the Angeles National Forest. Newhall Ranch will be located on undeveloped land in the Santa Clarita Valley.; Credit: Photo by Jeff Turner via Flickr / Creative Commons AirTalk® An historic deal was made Monday when environmental groups agreed to let developers move forward with plans for a new city at […]

North Korea says US ‘declared war’ – the latest in escalating tensions

North Korea says US ‘declared war’ – the latest in escalating tensions

North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong-ho leaves his hotel in New York on September 25, 2017. US President Donald Trump has “declared a war” on North Korea, the country’s foreign minister said Monday while conveying a threat to shoot down US bombers.; Credit: JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images AirTalk® In the latest installment of the escalating verbal […]

How much would CVS’s 7-day limit on painkiller prescriptions help solve the opioid crisis?

How much would CVS’s 7-day limit on painkiller prescriptions help solve the opioid crisis?

A pedestrian walks by a CVS store on June 15, 2015 in San Francisco, California.; Credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images AirTalk® The opioid crisis has reached epidemic status. And today, the country’s largest pharmacy chain has pledged its support to help. CVS Pharmacy has announced it will limit opioid prescriptions to seven days for certain conditions […]

How much would CVS’s 7-day limit on painkiller prescriptions help solve the opioid crisis?

How much would CVS’s 7-day limit on painkiller prescriptions help solve the opioid crisis?

A pedestrian walks by a CVS store on June 15, 2015 in San Francisco, California.; Credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images AirTalk® The opioid crisis has reached epidemic status. And today, the country’s largest pharmacy chain has pledged its support to help. CVS Pharmacy has announced it will limit opioid prescriptions to seven days for certain conditions […]

Debating the economics of Graham-Cassidy, GOP’s (supposed) last-gasp push to repeal the ACA

Debating the economics of Graham-Cassidy, GOP’s (supposed) last-gasp push to repeal the ACA

U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) (3rd L) speaks as (L-R) Sen. Roy Blunt (R-MO), Sen. John Barrasso (R-WY), Senate Majority Whip Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX), Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-LA), and Senate Majority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) listen during a news briefing after the weekly Senate Republican policy luncheon at the Capitol September 19, 2017 […]