AirTalk for June 19, 2014

President Obama Delivers Statement On Situation In Iraq

What’s next for the United States in Iraq?

Advances by the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) towards Baghdad have prompted questions and pressure on President Obama to assist the Iraqi government.
American Apparel CEO Dov Charney
In Los Angeles (the sultry, or is it slutty, or is it rape fantasy?), American Apparel ads are ubiquitous. Young women, scantily clad, in often compromising positions, sport the latest trends in fashion.

Tweens get into the direct-sales market

You can’t find Willagirl, a skincare startup marketed towards young girls, in stores. The company pulled its products from retailers in February and moved its business to a direct-sales model.
113/365 - Half Skull

Fake antibiotics fuel global epidemic of superbugs

Antibiotics have become one of the most counterfeited drugs in the world, and according to a new World Health Organization program, the use of these fake drugs are fueling the spread of drug-resistant superbugs.
Gentrification Sparks Culture Clash In Venice Beach

Appeals Court lifts ban on homeless living in cars

The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the city’s ordinance, banning people from living in cars or recreational vehicles on city streets or in parking lots, as unconstitutionally vague.
Former IRS official Lois Lerner, during March 5 testimony before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. Lerner has repeatedly invoked the Fifth Amendment during congressional appearances on the scandal.

The IRS emails: System breakdown or subterfuge?

An unknown number of emails on the computer of Lois Lerner, former head of the IRS tax-exempt status department, are lost.
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