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AirTalk for January 28, 2013

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Is viable immigration reform on the way?

Eight leading senators have reached a consensus proposal for immigration reform that allows a path to citizenship for the 11 million illegal immigrants in the United States, as long as they pay back taxes, a fine and pass a background check. Meanwhile, how will Obama and the House of Representatives respond?

Will the Obama administration limit drone strikes?

Senator John Kerry signaled a possible change of policy on the use of drones. His comments came on the heels of a United Nations announcement of launching an investigation into U.S. and U.K. drone strikes at the request of Pakistan and two unidentified permanent members of the U.N. Security Council. The investigation could change U.N. resolutions on drone strikes.
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How could transgender rights change in the next four years, socially and politically? What kind of federal legislation might feasibly pass? Should gender identity discrimination be handled on a national level, or by individual states?
Firemen cross a street as a broken 16-inch gas mai

Earthquake early warning system proposed for California

If an unexpected disaster of the magnitude of Hurricane Katrina or Superstorm Sandy hit populated areas of California, would we be ready?
Nate D. Sanders Auctions Collection Of Academy Award Oscar Statuettes Set To Be Auctioned

Awards overkill?

It’s awards season in Hollywood, but celebrities aren’t the only ones passing around golden statues. These days, you’re likely to see awards given out in every industry under the sun, from best closet organizer to longest beard.

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