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LA Fire team in Houston has rescued 50, expects to help more

The waters are receding, but there are still more people who are stranded. According to LA Fire Department Captain Brian Wall, those folks may be low on supplies

The Binge: 'Blue Ruin,' 'Green Room' and 'I Don't Feel at Home in This World Anymore'

Every month we get a list of great movies and shows that are available for streaming. Writer Mark Jordan Legan is our guide.

The Binge: From the seas to the forests

Every month Take Two contributor Mark Jordan Legan stops by with a curated list of the best things to stream on the web, we call it - THE BINGE!

Ear Hustle - looking at life inside San Quentin State Prison

We talk to Earlonne Woods, an inmate at San Quentin State Prison, and also the co-host and co-creator of the podcast, Ear Hustle.

Popular security measure called ineffective, how do we make airports safe?

At the heart of President Trump's travel ban is the idea that terrorists are planning to sneak into the country under the guise of refugees. And, like a lot of our concern about terrorism, the travel ban has been playing out at our nation's airports.

New music from Bell Biv DeVoe, Omar, Kid Koala and more

Every week we'll get the latest and freshest in new tunes. This week music supervisor Morgan Rhodes and Oliver Wang from bring in their selections.

The Binge: The best new streaming shows

Take Two contributor Mark Jordan Legan offers his picks of the best streaming content.

Mel Brooks and the behind the scenes story of Young Frankenstein

Alex Cohen talks to legendary actor, director and comedian Mel Brooks about his work, life and his recent book about one of his most signature films, Young Frankenstein.

OC Assemblyman stands by claim California legalized child prostitution

Travis Allen wrote a provocative piece criticizing a new law aimed at treating child sex workers as victims, writing "teenage girls (and boys) ... will soon be free to have sex in exchange for money."

Arrest of heavily-armed suspect in Santa Monica rattles LA Pride event

Law enforcement officials arrested a heavily-armed suspect in Santa Monica early Sunday who told police he had been heading to L.A.'s Pride event.

Implicit bias - how it might play a role in the courtroom

Does the subconscious mind play more of a role in the legal system than most people have assumed?

Creepy critters to liven up your Halloween

Do you have a favorite Halloween treat? Candy corn and chocolate might top some people's list, but at Salt & Straw, they prefer treats of the critter kind.

The trans movement - is this the transgender community's moment?

With the recent Vanity Fair cover shot of Caitlyn Jenner, and the attention that Orange is the New Black trans actress Laverne Cox are getting, many people feel that we are living in a transgender movement.

The life and tragic downfall of Amy Winehouse

Nearly a decade ago, singer Amy Winehouse took the world by storm with the release of her second album, Back To Black and the single Rehab. 

Mark Bittman shares 'How to Cook Everything Fast'

For anyone who puts off cooking because of the time it takes, New York Times food columnist Mark Bittman’s new book, "How to Cook Everything Fast," has a solution.