AirTalk for July 27, 2015

Planned Parenthood is under fire after the release of two videos that bring to light its practices surrounding fetal tissue donations. Also, consumer advocates are asking California Attorney General Kamala Harris to look into record-high oil industry profits this year. Then, San Francisco now has nine public walls covered with a repellent paint that makes pee spray back on the person's shoes and pants.
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