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Repeal the death penalty? 6 quotes from ‘yes’ and ‘no’ campaigns

Repeal the death penalty? 6 quotes from ‘yes’ and ‘no’ campaigns
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We gathered a panel of six guests from all sides of the argument. They fielded questions from the audience on topics that ranged from fiscal to racial implications.; Credit: Milan Kovacevic Voters will see two state measures that take very different approaches in changing how California handles capital punishment in November. Proposition 62 would repeal the […]

If it ain’t broke, fix it? Why Apple removed the headphone jack from iPhone 7

If it ain’t broke, fix it? Why Apple removed the headphone jack from iPhone 7

Apple Senior Vice President of Worldwide Marketing Phil Schiller speaks on the new Apple iPhone 7 during a launch event on September 7, 2016 in San Francisco, California.; Credit: Stephen Lam/Getty Images Apple announced the latest reincarnation of the iPhone today in its highly anticipated annual event. Besides the brand new finishes and improved cameras, […]

What Gretchen Carlson settlement means for future sexual harassment lawsuits, 21st Century

What Gretchen Carlson settlement means for future sexual harassment lawsuits, 21st Century

Gretchen Carlson speaks onstage. The former Fox co-host will be paid $20 million by Fox to settle her sexual harassment suit against Roger Ailes. ; Credit: Rich Polk/Getty Images for Variety Former Fox News Channel anchor Gretchen Carlson has settled her sexual harassment lawsuit against Roger Ailes, the case that led to the downfall of […]

49ers QB sits out national anthem, sparking debate over what’s protest and what’s disrespectful

49ers QB sits out national anthem, sparking debate over what’s protest and what’s disrespectful

Colin Kaepernick of the San Francisco 49ers speaks to media. Kaepernick recently sparked controversy for kneeling during the national anthem. ; Credit: Harry How/Getty Images 28-year-old Colin Kaepernick knelt stone-faced on the sidelines, a chorus of boos showering him from the stands as “The Star Spangled Banner” echoed throughout Qualcomm Stadium during Thursday night’s football […]

Analyzing the strategy behind Donald Trump’s change in tone on immigration, Mexico

Analyzing the strategy behind Donald Trump’s change in tone on immigration, Mexico

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally on August 31, 2016 in Phoenix, Arizona. ; Credit: Ralph Freso/Getty Images Donald Trump’s whirlwind day yesterday took him from Mexico City to Phoenix. In Mexico, he met with President Enrique Pena Nieto. After that joint news conference, Pena Nieto announced he’d told Trump at […]

Analyzing the strategy behind Donald Trump’s change in tone on immigration, Mexico

Analyzing the strategy behind Donald Trump’s change in tone on immigration, Mexico

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally on August 31, 2016 in Phoenix, Arizona. ; Credit: Ralph Freso/Getty Images Donald Trump’s whirlwind day yesterday took him from Mexico City to Phoenix. In Mexico, he met with President Enrique Pena Nieto. After that joint news conference, Pena Nieto announced he’d told Trump at […]

How to solve the EpiPen, triple-the-price problem? Treat it like a public utility say USC experts

How to solve the EpiPen, triple-the-price problem? Treat it like a public utility say USC experts

Despite nationwide debate over EpiPen pricing, many sufferers of fatal allergies will still fork out $300 for a two-pack of generic EpiPens. ; Credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images Despite nationwide debate over EpiPen pricing, many sufferers of fatal allergies will still fork out $300 for a two-pack of generic EpiPens prompting some to ask why patent-owner […]

Forecasting the future of free trade in California and the potential statewide impact of TPP

Forecasting the future of free trade in California and the potential statewide impact of TPP

People hold signs against the Trans Pacific Partnership during the Democratic National Convention. The TPP has become a hot-button issue. ; Credit: MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images With the sixth-largest economy in the world, it’s safe to say that there’s plenty at stake when we talk about the future of free trade in California and what the […]

AirTalk politics 2016: Trump calls out Hillary’s health, the ongoing drip of the email controversy, and polls showing Trump still in striking distance

AirTalk politics 2016: Trump calls out Hillary’s health, the ongoing drip of the email controversy, and polls showing Trump still in striking distance

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks at a campaign event in Reno, Nevada on August 25, 2016.; Credit: JOSH EDELSON/AFP/Getty Images Despite his recent campaign woes, Donald Trump remains only a few percentage points behind Hillary Clinton in national polls, according to RealClearPolitics’ poll average. One recent USC/L.A. Times poll showed a virtual tie between […]

Everything you need to know about the alt-right movement

Everything you need to know about the alt-right movement

Stephen K. Bannon talks with callers about Donald Trump officially becoming the Republican Presidential nominee. Bannon has bragged that his site has become a platform for the alt-right. ; Credit: Kirk Irwin/Getty Images for SiriusXM Hillary Clinton claims Donald Trump is embracing the alt-right philosophy, calling it a paranoid fringe movement that’s taking over the […]