It was supposed to put an iPad in the hands of every student in the Los Angeles Unified School District, but the $1 billion program has seen nothing but problems since it debuted about 2 weeks ago. Now the district has asked students at three high schools to hand back their tablets for an indefinite period of time.
It’s being reported that Al Jazeera reprimanded an employee for dropping an “F-bomb” on the floor of the newsroom. Swearing is not part of the Al Jazeera culture, the employee was reportedly told by management. Most company managers would likely agree, but aren’t there moments where swearing aloud in the office is acceptable?
A movement has been afoot in the U.S. in the last few years to reduce the number of years it takes to earn a medical degree. Medical schools in Canada have long adopted the trend of the 3-year M.D. degree, and more and more of their stateside counterparts are making the switch. New York University’s Langone Medical Center and Texas Tech University are two converts.
Debbie Wasserman-Schultz agreed to step down as head of the Democratic National Committee after an email leak showed possible bias against Bernie Sanders: we look at the biggest stories in advance of this week's Democratic convention; a new study shows that playing specialized brain training games can help prevent the onset of dementia; and a relationship coach outlines the questions you should ask your partner before saying “I do.”
We look back at the most surprising moments of the RNC; experts tell you what's next for Fox News after Chairman Roger Ailes departed amid sexual harassment allegations & KPCC film critics Wade Major, Claudia Puig, and Charles Solomon review this week's new releases, including the latest "Star Trek" installment. TGI-FilmWeek!
Faith in God has been a central theme of the RNC - we look deeper into our country's ongoing interweave of religion and politics; Leslie Jones & how Facebook & Twitter are trying to self-police for hate speech; Plus, how 'selfie culture' is changing the way we memorialize ourselves and others after death.
RNC speaker and Angeleno Jamiel Shaw talks about his conversations about Trump with other people of color, plus the CA delegate who started the second day of the RNC with a Sikh prayer; who could see their Covered CA insurance rates jump this year; and in light of the conversation swirling about Roger Ailes - has the way we talk about sexual harassment allegations changed over the last thirty years?
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