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AirTalk for June 12, 2014

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Eric Cantor Holds Press Conference At Capitol One Day After Primary Defeat

Could Eric Cantor’s loss change the California GOP?

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor’s surprising primary loss may shake things up for California.
The militant group known as the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) vowed today to attack Baghdad and further destabilize the country. The Shiite-led government under Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki is seeking to declare a state of emergency, after ISIS seized control of the second largest city in Iraq, Mosul.
A till receipt is displayed on a bar on

Does new-tech tipping trick you into paying more?

Small businesses and restaurants are embracing apps that allow for easy tipping. You may already have used one — an iPad or phone plug-in that allows you to swipe your card and then asks how much you’d like to tip.
Do Fathers Matter? That is the question science journalist Paul Raeburn explores in his new book, “Do Fathers’ Matter: What Science is Telling Us About the Parent We’ve Overlooked.”
Home Prices Drop To Lowest Level Since 2006

How renters are dealing with SoCal’s rent crisis?

California’s economy continues to shine brighter compared to the rest of the country’s, according to the latest UCLA Anderson Forecast released Thursday.

LAFF filmmakers on Los Angeles as cinematic muse

The Los Angeles Film Festival is underway and this year, the festival is shining a spotlight on its namesake city with a new program called "LA Muse."
In his new book, The Orange and the Dream of California, author David Boulé recounts the history of the orange, tracing the story of the orange’s origins and its cultural and financial power.

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