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Life In A TikTok Mansion, Video Game Unionization And California's Climate Change Bills




Iconic video game character Mario is shown in the Nintendo booth at the Game Developers Conference 2014 in San Francisco on Wednesday.
Iconic video game character Mario is shown in the Nintendo booth at the Game Developers Conference 2014 in San Francisco on Wednesday.
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President Trump On Iran 

We turn to the tensions between the U.S. and Iran. Earlier today, President Trump gave a press conference where he said no U.S. troops were harmed after Iran fired missiles at American military bases. A lot has happened, so we wanted to catch you up to speed.

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Video Game Developers Are Looking To Unionize

Some people in the video game industry clock in 100 hours a week, according to reports about labor conditions in the video game industry. Those tough working conditions are why activists in Southern California launched an effort, yesterday, to create a union for game developers and others in the field.

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California's Green New Deal

The Green New Deal may not have passed in Congress last year, but lawmakers in California are working on a reboot just for the state. This California-specific proposal sets ambitious climate goals on a 2030 deadline, like doubling the availability of affordable housing and public transportation.

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Climate Change Disaster Bond 

The state legislature is considering a climate bond of 4.2 billion dollars. The money would be borrowed as a sort of insurance against wildfires and other climate disasters, but it needs to be acted on before the end of the month to stay alive in the legislature.

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On The Lot

Harvey Weinstein has coast to coast felony charges to face on his schedule. Plus, it's awards season, and the Academy has opted to go host-less again. 

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TikTok Collaboration Houses

Content creator collectives are the future, and Los Angeles is ground zero for them. In the past, these types of incubators have popped up in the city, but now with the rise of TikTok, more seem likely on the horizon.

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