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Panetta And Dempsey Testify Before Senate Panel On Security Issues In Iraq

Disrespecting the dead: What is the fallout?

Well, it's not Abu Ghraib but the video of Marines urinating on dead members of the Taliban is embarrassing at best, a political disaster at worst and a clear violation of Geneva Convention rules governing the treatment of the dead during wartime.
2008 Global Leadership Awards

Interview with Ambassador Melanne Verveer

Last night, the Jewish World Watch presented its "I Witness Award" to U.S. Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women's Issues Melanne Verveer.
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According to the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2008, 2.2 million freshman students, or 68.6 percent of all high school graduates, were enrolled in college. Most of the high school graduates who attend college are full-time students, though just under 40 percent of non-traditional, older or working students went to college full-time.

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AirTalk for July 2, 2014

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AirTalk for July 1, 2015

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti says he will block enforcement of new measures that make it easier to dismantle homeless encampments. Also, Covered California will collect data on prescriptions, doctor visits and hospital stays, a move that has stirred serious concerns about data protection and privacy. Then, has hitchhiking become obsolete in today’s America?

AirTalk for June 30, 2015

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.

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