AirTalk for November 26, 2014

Protesters in LA have brought traffic to a halt, with more protests expected today. Also, the City Council unanimously voted Tuesday to begin drafting a new ordinance requiring handguns to either be locked up or disabled with trigger locks when they are not in use. Then, why is hard cider becoming more popular than beer for some drinkers?
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