The president is trying to regain traction for federal gun control measures by visiting states that are moving forward on their own. Today he speaks in Colorado, where public outrage in the wake of mass shootings helped propel new legislation – and opponents promise political payback.
Border security quandary could kill immigration bill - USA Today From the story: "Lawmakers in the nation's capital are largely in agreement that the border must be secured, but the next battle will be how to secure it — and over what time period.
Although we may not keep the organs of deceased loved ones in drawers like Mary Shelley, author of “Frankenstein”, do we still need physical objects to venerate leaders and loved ones? Have societal views towards death shifted? How do we deal with death today? Is it healthy?
Associated Press, long the arbiter of style for journalists, announced a new revision to its Stylebook. “Illegal immigrant” is no longer allowed when referring to someone who is living or immigrating to a country illegally. Immigrant advocates say a change that’s long overdue.
After seven years, the housing market is finally recovering and sale prices are finally up again, according to a recent report by analytics firm CoreLogic. But do these numbers keep away real estate investors?
As we watch the Final Four of both men’s and women’s NCAA basketball this weekend, during commercial breaks we can debate whether student athletes should be paid or if they should play for the pure love of the game and their school.
Nearly a dozen states have passed mostly symbolic legislation supporting hemp farming. However federal law still prohibits the business. A new bill in California includes language that could legalize hemp production in California if the federal government changes its hemp laws.
How far should a coach go to motivate players? According to Rutgers University, men’s basketball coach Mike Rice went way too far. The university fired Rice today, a day after a video of his vitriolic coaching style was put online.
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When it comes to the controversial unmanned aircraft known as drones, business is booming. That could mean scores of new jobs for San Diego, but privacy defenders say courting the drone industry could cost us our civil liberties.
According to the Associated Press, the term illegal immigrant is no longer, well, legal. At least not for newsmedia. The AP, considered to be the guide for many news organizations, is dropping the word altogether.
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It's much easier for student vets to navigate college life if their school has a centralized center coordinating all of the services available for veterans on campus. But not all schools have these centers.
HBO's president of programming has said he sees piracy as a "compliment of sorts," but the company is taking the issue very seriously. Brian Steinberg, senior editor at Variety, joins the show with more.
The Washington Post reports that the President's first event is a $5,000 per-person cocktail reception at the home of philanthropist and environmentalist Tom Steyer. His host is hoping not only to raise money for the Democratic party, but also to refocus the political conversation on climate change.
The race for L.A. mayor is grabbing most of the headlines, but Tuesday's elections in Glendale stand to play a pivotal role in the city's master-plan for development. There is also controversy around the decision to limit languages on ballots to English and Armenian this year.
25 years ago today, the Los Angeles Times magazine published a special edition focused on life in the faraway year of 2013. In a lot of ways, it was surprisingly on target, though they didn't predict that the LA Times magazine would cease to exist.
"This concentration on these minute details is not just to be willfully obscure. It's like a scientist looking at the molecular structure of things. If you really want to see how things work, you have to go down to the small scale."