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AirTalk for June 23, 2014

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Mayor Garcetti And Gov. Brown Sign Bill Allowing Illegal Immigrants Driver's License Eligibility

Proposition 187, 20 years later

Twenty years ago, the citizens of California qualified Proposition 187 for the ballot, a law that would have withheld public services from those in the country illegally.
Janet Napolitano
The UC system has announced the creation of a sexual assault task force to oversee efforts to prevent sexual violence at UC campuses. It includes two members of the UC Board of Regents, campus police officials, UC and campus administrators, representatives from victim advocacy groups,
Senator Jim Beall authored SB 131 that would extend the statute of limitations for victims of sexual abuse in California.
California's Assembly Public Safety Committee is slated to vote on a proposed bill tomorrow that would give mandatory sentences to minors convicted of sexually assaulting unconscious or disabled victims.
USA v Portugal: Group G - 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil
Team USA and Portugal tied in their World Cup faceoff yesterday. USA was leading 2-1, but a late goal from Portugal’s Silvestre Varela in the 95th minute equalized the game, vastly complicating the US team’s chances of advancing to the next round of the competition.
Florida Doctor Sees Patients As House Debates Health Care Reform Repeal Act
Enter Price Check, an exciting project that KPCC is launching today, in collaboration with KQED in San Francisco and, a health costs transparency company that has been gathering cost data on a variety of medical tests, procedures and services from around the country.

Explore fossils and the Ice Age at the La Brea Tar Pits

The Observation Pit at the La Brea Tar Pits will reopen this weekend after being closed to the public for decades.

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