Tailing a philandering mate used to be so messy, complicated – and expensive. Private detectives aren’t cheap, after all, and someone always seems to end up dead – at least in the movies. But nowadays, suspicious spouses don’t need to call on Philip Marlowe. You can shadow your significant other just by installing Spouse Spy, or one of many similar apps, onto his or her cell phone.
Long-term care is one of the major health expenses for which nearly all Americans are uninsured. Most people assume that only seniors need to be prepared for long-term care needs. But a debilitating car accident or sudden stroke can happen to anyone regardless of age. The cost of a part-time home health aide can average $450 a week and nursing homes can exceed $200 a day. Medicare doesn’t cover it and only 3 percent of Americans have private polices that do.
The Supreme Court is now slated to revisit the issue of mandatory union fees for non-union members. Also, Gov. Jerry Brown today signed into law one of the toughest school vaccine restrictions in the country. Then, the Los Angeles district attorney announced Monday that a team of veteran prosecutors will begin reviewing wrongful conviction claims from state prisoners who present new evidence of their innocence.
The Supreme Court is reinforcing the death penalty, upholding Arizona's congressional redistricting process and limiting the President’s power to limit pollution from power plants. Also, many conservative lawmakers are saying the Supreme Court decision on same-sex marriage is a violation on religious freedom laws. Then, South Carolina gun control activists hope to tackle the region's permissive gun law.
We are tracking reaction across social media this morning, and already we are seeing a lot of big and important names come out and share their thoughts on the Supreme Court’s ruling. Then, Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Justin Chang and Peter Rainer review this week’s new releases including “Max,” “Ted 2,” “A Little Chaos,” and more. TGI-Filmweek!
The Supreme Court today decided that federal subsidies under the Affordable Care Act are legal, leaving intact a core funding mechanism of the health care law. Also, what's in your sunscreen may be doing more harm than good. Then, L.A. has the second pick in the NBA draft, and the rumors have been swirling for months about who the Lakers might snatch up tonight at the two spot.
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