A recent study out shows that the number one predictor that a Jewish person will give to charity is their connectedness to the Jewish community. This connection made Jews more likely to give to Jewish organizations, as one might expect, but it also made them more likely to give to non-Jewish organizations as well. Jews, the study found, were far more likely than other groups to give.
Is Bigfoot real? What about the Loch Ness monster? Or the Yeti? Legends of these mythical creatures have permeated throughout our history. We hear of Bigfoot sightings from time to time, but aside from a blurry cell phone photo, there’s no real proof that these creatures exist. So why have their stories continued to be a part of our culture?
US-based social media and internet companies have agreed to enforce a code of conduct for so-called hate speech in Europe, but the rules also call on the companies to promote "counter-narratives" to hate speech. What does that mean? Then a look at the line between community policing and entrapment in gay sex stings; plus, what the latest research says about gluten-free diets
Based on the issues Californians have identified as most important to them in the latest field poll, how do the presidential candidates measure up - and who's best for the state? Then, the coauthor of a letter sent by 150 public health experts calling for the 2016 Olympic games to be moved from Rio makes his case; Plus, the candidates for the Los Angeles County 5th District Supervisors seat debate
Could Gawker's lawsuit have a "chilling effect" on tabloid news? One of the major sources of funding for CA's high speed rail project was revenue from cap and trade auctions of carbon credits, but last week's auction was a bust; then, a state bill would free passersby of liability if they break someone's car window to rescue a hot dog inside - will owners avoid bringing dogs for fear of overzealous animal lovers breaking into their cars to free a dog that's just fine? And a closer look at why it's taken so long to cleanup Exide.
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