The US Supreme Court kicks off its new term today. Fascinating cases about hotly divisive issues are expected on the docket. The most politically-charged will look at the Obama Administration's health care law. At dispute is whether Congress has the power under the Constitution to require people to buy insurance. The 11th Circuit struck down that requirement in the Affordable Care Act, but the 6th Circuit upheld it. Now, the Supreme Court will hear it, and a decision could come just months before the 2012 presidential election.
On Friday, Muslim cleric Anwar al-Awlaki and propagandist Samir Kahn, both American citizens, were killed in a CIA drone strike in Yemen. Al-Awlaki has been accused by the government of aiding terrorists, including training and motivating three of the 9-11 attackers, communicating with the Fort Hood Shooter and helping the Christmas Day bomber plan his failed attack. Kahn is behind the al-Qaida web magazine, Inspire.
If you really want to maximize your career, sociologist Catherine Hakim thinks you need to tap into your erotic side. In her new book, "Erotic Capital: The Power of Attraction in the Boardroom and the Bedroom," Hakim introduces the idea of a fourth dimension to the already recognized financial, cultural and social capitals as a tool for one’s personal and occupational advancement.
Larry sits down with former LAPD Police Chief and current NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton to get his take on the state of policing. Also, Amnesty International will meet next week in Dublin to debate a proposal to decriminalize prostitution. Then, Artistic Director Cameron Bailey is in Los Angeles this week to help Film Independent kick off a series on Canadian films at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.
As 14 large wildfires burn in California and the drought continues, two California members of Congress are working respectively to help the state combat both. Also, a study shows same-sex couples might be more effective when it comes to divvying up the chores. Then, as the nation marks the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act this week we look at the latest tech helping those with disabilities.
With republican candidates ranging from Jeb Bush to Donald Trump set to debate on Fox News next week, are national polls the best way to determine which candidates debate? Also, the Los Angeles City Council has unanimously voted to ban firearm magazines with a capacity of more than 10 bullets. Then, author Marc Lewis argues that addiction is not a disease and why the disease model prevents healing.
Now that Boston is out of the picture, could L.A. beat out the likes of Rome, Paris and Hamburg for the 2024 Olympics? Also, tech giants are pushing back against a federal funding bill that would require the companies to report suspicious activity on their networks that could be terrorist-related. Then, an incident at an Atlanta Braves game has sparked a conversation on whether it is ethical to out unfaithful men and women.
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