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This play is keeping alive the 'hidden history' and memories of Chicanos who served in Vietnam

9/26/2018
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It’s hard to quantify how many Latinos served in the military during the Vietnam War, because at the time, the Pentagon didn’t officially keep track of ethnicity. All Latino troops were identified as white in official documents.

Duration:00:06:22

It's National Voter Registration Day, even in LA County jails

9/26/2018
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County officials partnered with ACLU Tuesday to inform and register the 63 percent of people (roughly 10,000) in county jails who are eligible to vote.

Duration:00:00:52

LA renters have been shut out of solar. That's about to change.

9/26/2018
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A new LADWP program would let renters buy solar electricity from shared panels installed on city buildings, and lock in low rates.

Duration:00:00:49

LA women join national walkout against Kavanaugh

9/25/2018
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"Time's Up" told women nationwide to dress in black and walk out in support of Kavanaugh accuser Christine Blasey Ford. Dozens of protesters chanted in Studio City.

Duration:00:00:41

Anita Hill Says Kavanaugh Accuser Hearing 'Cannot Be Fair'

9/25/2018
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As it stands now, Hill tells NPR, the hearing cannot provide senators "with enough information to reach a reasonable conclusion." She testified in 1991 that Clarence Thomas sexually harassed her.

Duration:00:07:31

The political dimension of the Kavanaugh interview

9/25/2018
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Brett and Ashley Kavanaugh went on Fox News yesterday for an exclusive interview, in which Judge Kavanaugh denied two two sexual misconduct allegations leveled against him by former classmates.

Duration:00:28:52

No tipping was all the rage a couple years ago, but how sustainable is the trend?

9/25/2018
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Tipping hit its tipping point a few years back when some restaurants started implementing service fees and flat-rate menu prices in lieu of service gratuities.

Duration:00:21:00

Rounding up the bills Governor Brown has signed and vetoed, plus what’s left on his desk

9/25/2018
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Governor Jerry Brown has until Sunday to decide whether to sign or veto any legislation that remains on his desk from the most recent legislative session.

Duration:00:17:06

President Trump to United Nations: ‘America first’ and a strong rebuke of globalism

9/25/2018
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President Trump addressed the United Nations for the second time this morning. His first speech to the UN General Assembly was made was infamous by referring to Kim Jong-Un as “rocket man.”

Duration:00:09:31

The ever-shrinking legroom problem on planes — and what Congress wants to do about it

9/25/2018
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The Federal Aviation Administration would be required to set new minimum requirements for seats on airplanes under legislation to be considered in the House this week, possibly giving passengers a break from ever-shrinking legroom and cramped quarters.

Duration:00:18:58

Year-Round Fire Season Means Always Living 'Evacuation Ready'

9/25/2018
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More people are living in places that are prone to wildfires. That means during fire season, they live with the very real possibility of having to evacuate on very short notice.

Duration:00:03:55

Need Help Paying For College? There's An App For That

9/25/2018
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The U.S. Department of Education has developed a new smartphone app that it hopes will make the notoriously difficult Free Application For Federal Student Aid a little easier.

Duration:00:03:42

LA officials fear Trump immigration proposal could prompt local families to drop public benefits

9/25/2018
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Local officials say they're worried immigrant families could drop out of public medical, food or housing programs even if the rule does not affect them.

Duration:00:01:02

How Trump's new tariffs on Chinese goods will affect one SoCal auto parts company

9/24/2018
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Wheels are on the list of $200 billion worth of Chinese goods subject to new 10 percent tariffs. That's bad news for Fullerton-based Ultra Wheel.

Duration:00:01:49

How A Rising Star Of White Nationalism Broke Free From The Movement

9/24/2018
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Derek Black once promoted a racist agenda by making speeches, hosting a radio show and starting a website. His change of heart is the subject of a new book, written by journalist Eli Saslow.

Duration:00:41:44

Why do we keep building houses in places that burn down?

9/24/2018
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Hint: it has to do with who benefits from new housing development, and who pays the cost to defend houses built in risk areas.

Duration:00:04:27

Here's the next kind of president USC wants

9/24/2018
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A year of abuse scandals led USC's president to resign. USC's board of trustees wants to hear what students, faculty, and staff want in a new leader.

Duration:00:00:55

As second Kavanaugh accuser comes forward, we discuss where the Senate confirmation stands

9/24/2018
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Just as negotiators reached agreement on an extraordinary hearing for Brett Kavanaugh and his accuser, a second allegation of sexual misconduct by the Supreme Court nominee put the White House and Senate Republicans on the defensive and fueled calls from Democrats to postpone further action on his confirmation.

Duration:00:29:28

Yale-MIT study suggests number of undocumented immigrants may be double earlier estimates, we discuss methodology

9/24/2018
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A new study released Friday suggests that the number of undocumented immigrants living in the U.S. may be double what was previously thought.

Duration:00:18:17

What happens to the Mueller investigation if Rod Rosenstein leaves the DoJ?

9/24/2018
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The White House says President Donald Trump and his embattled Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein spoke on Monday and will meet Thursday at the White House amid uncertainty about Rosenstein's fate.

Duration:00:47:52