AirTalk for August 20, 2014

Attorney General Eric Holder arrived in Ferguson, Missouri today to follow up on a pledge that the Justice Department will conduct a fair investigation into the shooting of Michael Brown. Also, Landlords and tenants in Los Angeles are supporting a new plan allowing permits for illegal apartments. Then, are you a digital hoarder?
Attorney General Eric Holder, seen here Monday, has supported changes in drug sentencing, but the Sentencing Commission went further than he preferred

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