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Election security under focus following news of cyberattack on local Congressional campaign

8/18/2018
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Orange County elections officials are ramping up security ever since reports emerged of Russian hacking during the 2016 election. Their efforts come in the midst of news that cyberattacks occurred during Orange County’s primary campaign.

Duration:00:01:00

A Caltech professors created an algorithm for drones to herd birds away from airports

8/17/2018
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In just the last four years, birds have hit aircraft at LAX more than 500 times. One bird caused $1.5 million dollars in damage when it hit a 747 two years ago.

Duration:00:00:53

The truth about peeing in public pools

8/17/2018
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The time may have passed when certain bodily functions were off limits in polite conversation. After all, social media's "poop" emoji got a prominent role in a recent kids' film.

Duration:00:04:17

Paul Gilding: How Do We Continue To Grow If The Earth Has Reached Its Limit?

8/17/2018
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Environmental activist Paul Gilding says the world has been growing too fast for too long. And now...the Earth is full. The only solution, he says, is to radically change the way we consume.

Duration:00:09:27

Politics Of Wildfires: Biggest Battle Is In California's Capital

8/17/2018
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Politics have always been part and parcel of fighting wildfires. With wildfires setting records across the West, political will is growing to change the way we manage forests and fight fires.

Duration:00:03:39

Calls For Widespread Change Challenge Incoming Head Of U.S. Olympic Committee

8/17/2018
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The incoming CEO of the U.S. Olympic Committee faces more challenges than just sexual abuse scandals. Elite athletes are calling for a complete overhaul of the USOC financial model.

Duration:00:04:02

Babies Born Dependent On Opioids Need Touch, Not Tech

8/17/2018
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A pediatrician is working to make sure every hospital in Kansas can give babies with neonatal abstinence syndrome the soft start they need, ideally right next to their mothers.

Duration:00:03:55

Veterans offered new kind of student housing at USC

8/16/2018
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Wednesday was move-in day for USC students. This year, 10 students moved into housing that has never been offered before: housing specifically for veterans.

Duration:00:00:55

Horse sues former owner for neglect, but can courts recognize animals as plaintiffs?

8/16/2018
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Last summer, an Oregon man pleaded guilty to criminal neglect for leaving his horse underfed in the outdoors.

Duration:00:12:28

So, your kid wants to be a stand-up comic: What happens when parents think their kids are chasing an impractical career

8/16/2018
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Imagine you’re the parent (and maybe you are) of a college-bound teenager who comes to you one day and says “I’ve found my calling. I’m going to pursue a career in stand-up comedy.”

Duration:00:18:46

Press versus Trump: Newspapers across the country publish editorials denouncing the president’s media attacks

8/16/2018
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Newspapers from Maine to Hawaii pushed back against President Donald Trump's attacks on "fake news" Thursday with a coordinated series of editorials speaking up for a free and vigorous press.

Duration:00:16:23

The queen is dead: Remembering the great Aretha Franklin

8/16/2018
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Aretha Franklin, the undisputed "Queen of Soul" who sang with matchless style on such classics as "Think," ''I Say a Little Prayer" and her signature song, "Respect," and stood as a cultural icon around the globe, has died at age 76 from pancreatic cancer.

Duration:00:47:42

Are Job Ads Targeting Young Workers Breaking The Law?

8/16/2018
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Many employers use online ads to attract younger workers. Several pending lawsuits are testing whether employers using highly targeted recruitment ads can be sued for age discrimination.

Duration:00:05:40

LA community colleges overhaul harassment, discrimination policies

8/15/2018
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The #MeToo movement is pushing organizations to overhaul harassment and discrimination polices. The LA Community College District is one of those organizations.

Duration:00:00:55

New rule would allow pot delivery anywhere in California, and some cities aren't happy

8/15/2018
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State cannabis regulators have proposed a new rule that would allow pot delivery anywhere in California — even in cities with local bans.

Duration:00:00:58

It's not just you. The mosquitoes really are bad this year.

8/15/2018
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Why? An invasive mosquito is spreading throughout Southern California that's far more aggressive than our native mosquito.

Duration:00:03:01

The ACLU says an Army vet who grew up in Koreatown is in danger of deportation

8/15/2018
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A U.S. Army veteran who grew up in Koreatown wants to become a U.S. citizen, but her application has been stalled for over two years.

Duration:00:00:58

US policies against Iran affect academic conference

8/15/2018
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Iranian studies scholars say tough policies against Iran are hurting intellectual discourse at a time when understanding between the two countries is needed.

Duration:00:03:43

State lawmakers introduced a series of bills in the wake of #MeToo. Where are they now?

8/15/2018
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California business groups are opposing a number of bills introduced in response to the #MeToo hashtag campaign.

Duration:00:18:29

It’s a moment. It’s a movement. How ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ has become more than a movie

8/15/2018
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‘Crazy Rich Asians’ directed by Jon M. Chu sparks an emotional movement for many Asian Americans.

Duration:00:22:13