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Legal scholars parse 9th Circuit ruling on President Trump’s EO, explain what’s next

Legal scholars parse 9th Circuit ruling on President Trump’s EO, explain what’s next

People arrive at the international terminal of Los Angeles International Airport on February 8, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. ; Credit: FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images AirTalk® After deliberating for a couple of days, a three judge panel from the 9th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals in San Francisco has ruled unanimously that President Donald Trump’s […]

Sunday’s 2017 Grammy Awards to feature Adele, Chance the Rapper, and more

Sunday’s 2017 Grammy Awards to feature Adele, Chance the Rapper, and more

Singer Adele poses in the press room at the 54th Annual GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on February 12, 2012 in Los Angeles, California.; Credit: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images AirTalk® Coming up this Sunday night, the 59th Grammy Awards will stage performances by top contenders including Chance the Rapper, Sturgill Simpson, and Adele, plus Daft Punk, […]

Oscar-nominated ‘Watani: My Homeland’ follows Syrian family from conflict to refuge

Oscar-nominated ‘Watani: My Homeland’ follows Syrian family from conflict to refuge

A picture taken on on February 1, 2017 shows a displaced Syrian child, fleeing from Deir Ezzor city besieged by Islamic State (IS) group fighters.; Credit: DELIL SOULEIMAN/AFP/Getty Images AirTalk® While most images of the Syrian conflict show seemingly generic destruction and anonymous victims, the documentary “Watani: My Homeland” follows a singular family – with […]

Oscar-nominated ‘Watani: My Homeland’ follows Syrian family from conflict to refuge

Oscar-nominated ‘Watani: My Homeland’ follows Syrian family from conflict to refuge

A picture taken on on February 1, 2017 shows a displaced Syrian child, fleeing from Deir Ezzor city besieged by Islamic State (IS) group fighters.; Credit: DELIL SOULEIMAN/AFP/Getty Images AirTalk® While most images of the Syrian conflict show seemingly generic destruction and anonymous victims, the documentary “Watani: My Homeland” follows a singular family – with […]

Arab Spring six years later: progress and heartaches

Arab Spring six years later: progress and heartaches

Syrian mourners, one carrying the pre-Baath national flag adopted by the rebel movement, carry the body of a youth reportedly killed in violence. AFP PHOTO/BULENT KILIC (Photo credit should read BULENT KILIC/AFP/Getty Images); Credit: BULENT KILIC/AFP/Getty Images AirTalk® Six years ago, the death of a fruit vendor in Tunisia set off a chain of events […]

Monday politics: Battle over immigration EO continues

Monday politics: Battle over immigration EO continues

Trump supporters lead a counter-protest of the executive order by US President Donald Trump, banning immigrants from seven majority-Muslim countries at Los Angeles International Airport.; Credit: AFP/AFP/Getty Images AirTalk® President Trump’s moratorium on travel from seven Muslim-dominant countries is on hold. Late Friday, a Seattle federal judge issued a sweeping restraining order against it. The […]

First fortnight flashback: reviewing Trump’s last week in office

First fortnight flashback: reviewing Trump’s last week in office

U.S. President Donald Trump delivers opening remarks at the beginning of a policy forum.; Credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images AirTalk® Lots has happened under the new Trump administration. President Trump’s executive order on a travel ban for people from seven Muslim-majority countries dominated the week in news. But that’s not only action coming from Congress and […]

Trump says he wants to expand political activity of tax-exempt religious organizations

Trump says he wants to expand political activity of tax-exempt religious organizations

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump speaks at the Bethel United Methedoist Church on September 14, 2016 in Flint, Michigan. / AFP / MANDEL NGAN (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images); Credit: MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images AirTalk® As reported by the New York Times, at the National Prayer Breakfast Thursday, President Trump said he would take […]

In wake of Quebec City shooting, Muslim leaders in Southern California come together

In wake of Quebec City shooting, Muslim leaders in Southern California come together

People place candles near a mosque that was the location of a shooting spree in Quebec City, Quebec on January 31, 2017.; Credit: ALICE CHICHE/AFP/Getty Images AirTalk® A gunman on Sunday night opened fire in a mosque in Quebec City, Canada, killing six people and critically wounded many more. The suspect was later identified as […]

What to expect with Steve Bannon in high-ranking position on National Security Council

What to expect with Steve Bannon in high-ranking position on National Security Council

Steve Bannon, Chief Strategist and Senior Counselor to U.S. President Donald Trump attends the swearing in ceremony for Nikki Haley as the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations January 25, 2017 in Washington, DC. ; Credit: Win McNamee/Getty Images AirTalk® President Trump has signed an executive order putting his chief strategist, former Breitbart News Network […]