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Rep. Karen Bass Weighs in on Police Reform, Thousands of Barrels of DDT found Dumped Off Coast, OTL: Producers Guild Tackles Bullying




Rep. Karen Bass (D-CA) speaks during a House Judiciary Committee at a hearing on police accountability on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC on June 10, 2020. - The brother of George Floyd, whose killing by police sparked worldwide protests against racism, made an emotional plea to the US Congress Wednesday to
Rep. Karen Bass (D-CA) speaks during a House Judiciary Committee at a hearing on police accountability on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC on June 10, 2020. - The brother of George Floyd, whose killing by police sparked worldwide protests against racism, made an emotional plea to the US Congress Wednesday to "stop the pain" and pass reforms that reduce police brutality. (Photo by Erin Schaff / POOL / AFP) (Photo by ERIN SCHAFF/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)
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Rep. Karen Bass Confident Congress Will Pass George Floyd Justice in Policing Act 

In March of this year, the House passed the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act, which would, among other things, ban chokeholds and no-knock warrants and give the US Attorney more oversight of state and local police. It awaits consideration in the Senate. Congresswoman Karen Bass authored the bill, and she joins A Martinez to discuss its chances and the importance of it passing.

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President Biden Recognizes Community Colleges in 'American Families Plan'

In primetime address tonight, President Biden is expected to outline the “American Families Plan" that would, among other things, subsidize two years of community college for low- and middle-income families.

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Saving Military Bases from Climate Change 

The Pentagon is trying to make some of the nation's most crucial military bases less vulnerable to the effects of climate change. The effort comes more than two years after a pair of hurricanes caused billions of dollars in damage to bases in the southeast. From Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, Jay Price reports for the American Homefront Project - a public radio collaboration. 

 

Thousands of Barrels of Pollutant DDT Found Off Coast - What Can Be Done?

Long suspected, Scientists from NOAA and Scripps College have confirmed a dumping ground of thousands of barrels of the toxic pesticide DDT right off the coast of Catalina Island. It has significant environmental effect, but what can be done about it? 

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OTL: Producers Guild Tackles Bullying and the spontaneity behind Glenn Close's 'Da Butt'

The Producers Guild of America moves to tackle bullying in Hollywood in the wake of allegations against producer Scott Rudin. Plus, Citizen Kane has lost its perfect score on Rotten Tomatoes. 

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