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AirTalk® FOR June 18, 2018

Week in politics: Trump’s ‘zero tolerance’ border policy sparks outrage, House might see immigration votes this week and more

AirTalk's weekly political roundtable covers the headlines you might have missed over the weekend and previews what to watch for this week in national politics. We also look into LA County's plan to create a transportation boarding school; examine the role of AI in the world of sports; and more. See full episode >
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How AI is being used to help identify the next sports star

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Artificial intelligence is taking a significant role in the world of sports.

Smile, Russia! Foreigners are coming

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In the U.S., smiles are everywhere, accompanying your coffee order, your pizza delivery, even an “excuse me” from a stranger pushing past you on a train. Smiles are considered pleasant, polite and expected.

The harder they fall: How a heralded, medical industry billionaire was revealed a fraud

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Federal prosecutors indicted Elizabeth Holmes on criminal fraud charges for allegedly defrauding investors, doctors and the public as the head of the once-heralded blood-testing startup Theranos.

A look at LA County’s plans to create a transportation boarding school

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Los Angeles County is looking at a plan to create a boarding school at a Vermont and Manchester avenues in South L.A.

Week in politics: Trump’s ‘zero tolerance’ border policy sparks outrage, House might see immigration votes this week and more

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AirTalk's weekly political roundtable covers the headlines you might have missed over the weekend and previews what to watch for this week in national politics.

Lawsuit against Harvard claims that Asian American applicants are consistently dinged on ‘personality’ scores

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Information and document pertaining to Harvard admissions process were unsealed this morning as part of a lawsuit alleging the Ivy League school for discriminating against Asian American applicants.

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DC Round Up: inspector general’s report, US-China tariffs and more

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The Department of Justice Inspector General released a 500 pages long report on Thursday on the handling of the Clinton email investigation.

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Apple to close security loophole that lets law enforcement crack into locked iPhones

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Apple is closing a security gap that allowed outsiders to pry personal information from locked iPhones without a password, a change that will thwart law enforcement agencies that have been exploiting the vulnerability to collect evidence in criminal investigations.

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The latest on the inspector general report on Comey and Clinton email probe

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The Justice Department's watchdog faults former FBI Director James Comey for breaking with protocol in his handling of the Hillary Clinton email investigation, but it says his decisions were not driven by political bias ahead of the 2016 election, according to two people familiar with the findings.

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Beyond the state flag: Petition to bring back grizzly bears to CA grows

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It’s been nearly a century since the last grizzly bear sighting in California was reported.

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Immigrants with falsified documents could have their citizenship revoked by new, LA-based investigative team

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The U.S. government agency that oversees immigration applications is launching an office that will focus on identifying Americans who are suspected of cheating to get their citizenship and seek to strip them of it.

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Let the bidding war begin: Comcast launches $65 billion offer for 21st Century Fox, dwarfing Disney’s bid

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Competing bids from Comcast and Disney for the bulk of Twenty-First Century Fox come as the media landscape changes and companies get more involved in both creating and distributing content.

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Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti check-in: homeless crisis, city street repairs, choice of new LAPD Chief and more

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Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti unveiled his yearly budget in April where he promised major progress in the reconstruction of the city’s worst roads.

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What a new take on the marshmallow test says about kids, gratification and future success

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The marshmallow test is considered one of the most famous studies on delayed gratification.

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