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AirTalk® FOR June 25, 2018

It it time for LA to restart arresting people living on the street?

This spring, Mayor Eric Garcetti launched plans to spend at least $20 million on new shelters and cleanups to stop homeless encampments. We also recap the latest on the Trump admin family separation policy; examine the legal parameters of ‘the right to refuse service’ in light of Sarah Huckabee Sanders' incident; and more See full episode >
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It it time for LA to restart arresting people living on the street?

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More than a decade ago, Los Angeles officials agreed to allow people to spend the night on streets until the city builds enough homeless housing.

Come at meme, bro: How a proposed European copyright law could drastically change internet meme culture

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European Parliament is currently considering a sweeping new copyright law that many prominent technologists and open internet advocates are claiming could change the way memes are shared across the internet.

After Sarah Huckabee Sanders gets kicked out of restaurant, we discuss legal parameters of ‘the right to refuse service’

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On Friday, the owner of Virginia restaurant Red Hen asked Sarah Huckabee Sanders to leave, because of her role in defending the Trump administration.

Week in politics: Explaining the latest on Trump admin family separation policy, trade war back-and-forth continues and more

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AirTalk’s weekly political roundup recaps the headlines you might have missed over the weekend and the stories to watch for this week in Washington, D.C.

CA joins other states to sue Trump over family separations and a check-in from the border

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California and at least nine other states are planning to sue the Trump administration over its separation of immigrant families at the U.S.-Mexico border, saying the president's executive order halting the practice is riddled with caveats and fails to reunite parents and children who have already been torn apart.

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Misrepresentation or powerful symbol? The media ethics behind Time’s new cover

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The new cover of Time Magazine, which shows Trump looking down on a crying toddler with the words “Welcome to America” emblazoned against a red backdrop, has elicited both praise and backlash from readers and media watchers.

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Ahead of Mexico-South Korea game, we hear your most interesting World Cup traditions

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The World Cup saga continues with the much-anticipated game of Mexico v. South Korea this Saturday.

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Among Asian-American families, stigma still grips mental illnesses

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There is a silent killer that is still looming in the Asian-American community.

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California’s 48th District: The fight for the second spot in November’s general election

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The 48th congressional district in Orange County is seeing a tight race between Businessman Harley Rouda and stem cell scientist Hans Keirstead.

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How CA Republicans might influence immigration votes, plus the legality of Trump’s executive order

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President Donald Trump abruptly reversed himself Wednesday and signed an executive order halting his administration's policy of separating children from their parents when they are detained illegally crossing the U.S. border.

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The impact of the Supreme Court’s decision on online sales tax

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The Supreme Court has cleared the way for states to collect sales taxes from online retailers.

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DIY Biohackers aim to democratize science – but what are the risks?

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Search “biohacker” into YouTube and you’ll find women and men injecting themselves with homemade vaccinations, steroids and even (unsuccessfully) superhuman powers.

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Trump administration v California: Checking in on the legal battle over ‘sanctuary state’ laws

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On Wednesday, there was a federal court hearing on three of California’s “sanctuary state” immigration laws.

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Trump plans executive order to stop indefinite separation of detained families at the border. So what happens to those families next?

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President Donald Trump says he'll issue an executive order to end the practice of separating families at the border.

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