AirTalk for November 29, 2012

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Palestinians bid for UN recognition

Less than two weeks after a violent eight-day conflict between Hamas and Israel, the United Nations (UN) is set to approve recognition of Palestine’s status as a “non-member observer state.” This is the second time that Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas has applied for the status upgrade from “observer entity” after his first attempt was impeded last year. The resolution is expected to garner the necessary majority vote of the 193 members of the UN General Assembly, but there are strong petitions on both sides of the motion.
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Elephants have long been iconic symbols of circuses, but circuses visiting Los Angeles may have to cross the majestic animals off their list of attractions.
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State audit blasts LA Unified’s handling of child abuse

How should LAUSD handle alleged misconduct by their employees? Do the results of the state audit concern you?
Major General Anthony Jackson
Major General Anthony L. Jackson has just been sworn in as director of California’s department of Parks and Recreation. How does he plan to rehabilitate the beleaguered department?
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Report suggests independent regulator for British Press

Should government statutes regulate the press, or should any ‘policing’ be instituted voluntarily by the media?
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OC journalists’ roundtable

Larry and our talented trio of Orange County journalists riff on the latest news from the O.C.

LA Auto show preview

SoCal car enthusiasts and press from around the world are converging on the Convention Center this week for the 2012 LA Auto Show.
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