The future prince of England and potential heir to the throne still remains nameless. The country is once again at odds about the name of the baby. Right now, the odds are in favor of George. Also, The Guardian decided to allow their website users turn off all the royal baby news. Just click, “Not a royalist.”
Major League Baseball has suspended Milwaukee Brewers slugger Ryan Braun without pay for the rest of the season, which equates to 65 games and an estimated $3.8 million. It is the first punishment doled out in the wake of the league’s investigation into Biogenesis, the Miami-based clinic accused of supplying performance-enhancing drugs to baseball players.
Suppose you’re a woman of a certain age and you’d like to have children. Chances are you’re concerned about your ability to conceive naturally. Advice is generally to pop those kids out while you’re still young, or risk never being able to. But is the fertility news really that bad for women in their 30s?
Maureen Dowd’s column in the New York Times this weekend speculated that Vice President Joe Biden might still be considering a run in 2016. Also, the White House released a report that suggests that occupational licensing for some professions may be doing more harm than good. Then, when news emerged last week that a big game hunter had killed a protected lion named Cecil in Zimbabwe, the outrage and sadness from public quarters were tremendous.
Larry sits down with former LAPD Police Chief and current NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton to get his take on the state of policing. Also, Amnesty International will meet next week in Dublin to debate a proposal to decriminalize prostitution. Then, Artistic Director Cameron Bailey is in Los Angeles this week to help Film Independent kick off a series on Canadian films at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.
As 14 large wildfires burn in California and the drought continues, two California members of Congress are working respectively to help the state combat both. Also, a study shows same-sex couples might be more effective when it comes to divvying up the chores. Then, as the nation marks the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act this week we look at the latest tech helping those with disabilities.
With republican candidates ranging from Jeb Bush to Donald Trump set to debate on Fox News next week, are national polls the best way to determine which candidates debate? Also, the Los Angeles City Council has unanimously voted to ban firearm magazines with a capacity of more than 10 bullets. Then, author Marc Lewis argues that addiction is not a disease and why the disease model prevents healing.
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