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US-ENVIRONMENT-ECONOMY

California's quest to save the Salton Sea

The largest lake in CA might be on its way to recovery, now that the California Natural Resources Agency announced a 10 year, $383 million plan; House Republicans are scheduled to vote on the GOP’s proposal to replace the Affordable Care Act today; plus, Larry and film critics review the week's newest films, including "Power Rangers;" and more.

A marijuana plant is displayed during the 2016 Cannabis Business Summit & Expo last month in Oakland, Calif.

New bill calls for California to be a 'sanctuary state' for the cannabis industry

Six California legislators introduced a bill that would prohibit law enforcement from helping federal drug agents arrest and investigate marijuana license holders in the state - we hear what proponents and opponents of the bill are saying. We also cover the latest on the healthcare vote, yesterday's SCOTUS decision on special education; and more.

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Mayor Garcetti expands illegal immigration executive order for the city of Los Angeles

On Tuesday Mayor Eric Garcetti expanded Special Order 40, the LAPD's ban on stopping people suspected of living in the country illegally, to now apply to the Fire Department, Airport Police and Port Police. How has Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) responded? We also cover the Sierra snowpack overload and concerns of flooding; and more.

prescription pills medicine money

Allowing the terminally ill the 'right to try' non-FDA approved drugs as a last hope

This year, California adopted the ‘right-to-try’ law, which lets terminally ill patients access experimental therapies that haven’t been fully approved by the FDA - we debate the pros and cons. We also cover day two of Judge Neil Gorsuch's confirmation hearings; the impact of video games on male adolescent careers; and more.

Senate Holds Confirmation Hearing For Supreme Court Nominee Neil Gorsuch

Will Democrats push back on SCOTUS nominee Neil Gorsuch?

Senate confirmation hearings are underway for President Trump's pick to fill the seat of the late Justice Antonin Scalia, which has been vacant for more than a year. Will partisan politics block Judge Neil Gorsuch's nomination? We also cover the latest on FBI Director James Comey's testimony; how to handle bullying as a parent; and more.

SKOREA-US-DIPLOMACY

Are we prepared for a nuclear threat from North Korea?

During his official trip to Asia, Rex Tillerson has said all options are on the table in terms of dealing with a nuclear threat from North Korea - how serious is that threat? Why are we unprepared?; ex-convicts want their felonies off job applications; plus, we discuss the latest films and the coming barrage of Disney live-action remakes.