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Supreme Court & Guns, The Costs of Cyber Monday, and Scooters in Santa Monica




The inbound operation area inside Amazon's one-million-square-foot fulfillment center in San Bernardino. Soon Amazon plans to open California's second fulfillment center, in Moreno Valley.
The inbound operation area inside Amazon's one-million-square-foot fulfillment center in San Bernardino. Soon Amazon plans to open California's second fulfillment center, in Moreno Valley.
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Scotus And Gun Rights

The Supreme Court heard its first gun rights case in a decade. A now-defunct New York City ordinance is at its heart, but it could have implications for California.

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File: People wait to enter outside the U.S. Supreme Court March 21, 2011 in Washington, D.C.
File: People wait to enter outside the U.S. Supreme Court March 21, 2011 in Washington, D.C.
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OC Sheriff's Evidence Mishandling

Orange County sheriffs and the region's top public defenders are clashing over the severity of evidence mishandling. Sheriff Don Barnes has downplayed the scope of the problem, but others say photos never booked into evidence by sheriff’s deputies could affect the outcome of some criminal cases.

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Purple Project - 14th Amendment 

On KPCC, this month familiar voices are reading amendments to the Constitution.  You'll hear Levar Burton on the amendment that ended slavery... and Roxane Gay on a citizen's right to vote.  Plus there's artist Shepard Fairey, actor Danny Trejo and many more.  It's part of the nationwide Purple Project for Democracy, a non-partisan campaign to recommit to democratic values and institutions. Today, Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! host, Peter Sagal recites the 14th amendment. 

Santa Monica & Scooters 

It’s now been two years since electric scooters first descended upon Santa Monica. Since then they’ve been embraced as a viable means of transportation in the city. On a given day over 2,000 e-devices are available to ride. A new report lays out exactly how that’s worked over the last year and how scooter-use can still improve.

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People ride shared electric scooters in Santa Monica, California, on July 13, 2018. - Cities across the U.S. are grappling with the growing trend of electric scooters which users can unlock with a smartphone app. Scooter startups including Bird and Lime allow riders to park them anywhere that doesn't block pedestrian walkways but residents in some cities, including Los Angeles, say they often litter sidewalks and can pose a danger to pedestrians. (Photo by Robyn Beck / AFP)        (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)
People ride shared electric scooters in Santa Monica, California, on July 13, 2018. - Cities across the U.S. are grappling with the growing trend of electric scooters which users can unlock with a smartphone app. Scooter startups including Bird and Lime allow riders to park them anywhere that doesn't block pedestrian walkways but residents in some cities, including Los Angeles, say they often litter sidewalks and can pose a danger to pedestrians. (Photo by Robyn Beck / AFP) (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)
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Amazon & Cyber Monday

Amazon’s famous speed and technological innovation have driven the company’s massive global expansion and a valuation well over $800 billion. It’s also helped make Amazon the nation’s second-largest private employer and its CEO, Jeff Bezos, one of the richest humans on Earth. Now, an investigation by Reveal from The Center for Investigative Reporting has found that the company’s obsession with speed has turned its warehouses into injury mills.

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Physician Shortage 

Physician shortages are expected to get worse over the next decade in California...but in rural and inner-city areas it is already happening. In the Inland Empire, the number of physicians needs to double just to reach the recommended amount to serve the population. As part of our California dream collaboration looking at solutions, CalMatter's Elizabeth Aguilera reports from Riverside.

Arctic Town 

As climate change shrinks sea ice in the Arctic, the U.S. military is preparing for potential missions in the newly navigable waters. And in the remote Alaska community of Adak, residents see the Pentagon's interest as an opportunity. Zachariah Hughes reports for the American Homefront Project.

Martini History 

The Martini is iconic. You got James Bond, you've got that tall, funnel-shaped glass that it's served in those neon signs in front of old school bars. The Martini even has its own emoji. And guess what? The drink was concocted right here in California...specifically in the Bay Area. But just exactly where the cocktail was invented, how it got its name, even what it's made of. That's where it gets muddled. Bianca Taylor has the story, it's part of the series Golden State plate about recipes invented right here in California.

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