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AirTalk for July 7, 2014

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The Obama administration has repeatedly tried to quash the rumor it believes is driving the nearly 52,000 Central American minors who have illegally crossed over the border since October.
2014 LA Gay Pride Festival - Day 3

Mayor Garcetti reflects on inaugural year in office

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti has been in office for a little over a year. Returning efficiency, accountability and transparency to City Hall has been a priority of his administration.
Autism Treatment
In Anaheim, an eleven year old boy with autism was allegedly put into a cage by his family to control his violent outbursts.
Glendale Arson Fires

Inside the mind of an arsonist

California’s fire season seems nearly year-long recently, especially during a trying drought.
Should the takeoff change at John Wayne Airport?
A report from Orange County’s Grand Jury suggests that constraints on John Wayne Airport are limiting its economic impact.
Western medicine has questioned the medical benefits of meditation.
A study conducted by the University of Virginia found that 67 percent of men and 25 percent of women were more inclined to shock themselves with electricity rather than sit alone with their thoughts.

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