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AirTalk for May 14, 2014

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Ann Menasche
Laura’s Law, passed in California in 2002, allows court-ordered treatment of people with severe mental illness.
Anthem Blue Cross Rate Hike
A November ballot initiative would allow California’s insurance commission to reject health insurance rate increases, regulating Covered California in the same way it does property, casualty, and auto insurance.
The national unemployment rate might be dropping, but ask anyone, and they’ll tell you it still isn’t easy finding a job.
FOX 2014 Programming Presentation
The upfronts are here -- the time of year when television network executives present their shows to advertisers, as an opportunity for marketers to buy television commercial time.
The kidnapping of some 300 school girls in Nigeria by the Islamist militant group Boko Haram has outraged the world.

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