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Airstrikes in Iraq, hackers in Vegas and super moons

Today, we talk about US airstrikes in Iraq in an attempt to head off the progress of ISIS. We also discuss the one day out of the year where hackers gather in Las Vegas to meet up. Later on, the moon will appear more massive this weekend, we check out the week's news and much more.

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High-speed rails, ride-share carpooling and how bears avoid diabetes

Today, we talk about how high-speed rails are a reality in other countries, but have yet to get on track in the U.S. We discuss the ride-sharing industry's foray into carpooling. We also talk diabetes-free grizzly bears, our weekly State of Affairs and a lot more.

Two young girls watch a World Cup soccer match on a television at the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Nogales Placement Center in Nogales, Ariz.

Another massive data breach, migrant shelters close, and military smartphones

Today, we look at an Internet breech blamed on a Russian syndicate that allegedly amassed 1.2 billion username and password combinations. Then we discuss the closure of temporary shelters for unaccompanied migrant children. Plus, the scoop on DARPA's special military smartphones, our weekly sports update, and more.

APTOPIX Mideast Israel Palestinians

The 'green ceiling', Gaza's weaponry, segregation in black market pot and more

Today, we talk about the underrepresentation of minorities in groups that support environmental causes. Then we discuss the variety of weaponry being used in Gaza and why experts believe collateral damage was unavoidable. Later on, we talk about the week in music, and much more.

The Los Angeles Times

Tribune Company, earthquake warnings, Gaza's displaced residents and more

Today, we talk about the Tribune Company's spinoff and what it means for readers of papers like the LA Times. We also discuss earthquake early warning systems, Gaza's displaced residents, the search for the missing Malaysia flight, California's rise in food stamp usage and much more.

House Republicans Hold Closed Party Conference

Border bill, James Brown film, stoned driving and more

Today, we talk about the efforts of House leaders to pass a bill regarding migrant children at the border before Congress leaves on vacation. Also, "Get On Up," the biopic of the "hardest working man in show business," James Brown, hit theaters today. Later on, we'll talk about the House's attempt to figure out what "driving under the influence" means when it comes to marijuana. We talk to Grover Norquist about why he's headed to Burning Man, and much more.