For every creative cardboard sign drawn by a beggar there is a creative city ordinance to try to deal with beggars. This week, a Las Vegas county official introduced a new restriction to vex panhandlers. The ordinance would ban pets on the Strip in Vegas, because more beggars are using animals for sympathy donations. "Panhandlers aren't blind to the effect a sad-faced puppy or little kitten has on a passer-by," reported the Las Vegas Sun.
Attorney General Loretta Lynch faces bipartisan criticism of her private meeting with Bill Clinton; we look at the slew of gun bills passed by the California Legislature and outline the props that will be on the ballot in November; and KPCC film critics Amy Nicholson, Justin Chang, and Charles Solomon review this weekend’s new movie releases. TGI-FilmWeek!
Boris Johnson backed out of running for prime minister today, we look at the reasons why and who could be the next leader; the Academy responds to #OscarsSoWhite by bumping the percentage of members of color from 8 percent to 11 percent; and a psychologist shares the pros and cons of being your child's friend
Foreign policy experts explain the newly-released Benghazi report; Would temporarily removing guns from those with temporary restraining orders alleviate gun violence?; and Stanford University researches have found an enormous water reservoir in California – will it save the parched Golden State from the drought?
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