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Big Banks Are Once Again Taking Risks With Complex Financial Trades, Report Says

6/19/2018
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Are banks exploiting a loophole in U.S. rules that allows some derivatives traders to escape federal regulation? "We've seen this movie already," said the report's author, Michael Greenberger.

Duration:00:03:54

California Lottery Sales Are Shattering Records — But Schools Aren’t Hitting The Jackpot

6/19/2018
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The California Lottery is minting money. This year, revenues will soar to $6.9 billion. That should be good news for the state’s schools, the lottery's only beneficiary. Yet even as ticket sales have skyrocketed, California schools aren’t seeing much of a return on that investment

Duration:00:05:19

As Carbon Dioxide Levels Rise, Major Crops Are Losing Nutrients

6/19/2018
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As the level of carbon dioxide in the air rises because of climate change, scientists are trying to pin down how plants are impacted. There's evidence that it's changing many important plants we eat.

Duration:00:03:59

How Virtual Advisers Help Low-Income Students Apply To College

6/19/2018
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Nearly one-fourth of high-achieving students from low-income families apply to college completely on their own. One approach to make the experience better? Pair students up with a virtual adviser.

Duration:00:08:19

The Science Behind South Korea's Race-Based World Cup Strategy

6/18/2018
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South Korea's men's soccer team tried to confuse scouts from Sweden's team by swapping jerseys so their opponent couldn't tell the players apart. But could a strategy like that actually work?

Duration:00:02:44

Officials by Friday to count ballots of voters whose names went missing from LA County rolls

6/18/2018
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It’s been over a week since a printing error left about 118,000 names off voter rolls in Los Angeles County during the primary election on June 5. Here's an update.

Duration:00:05:06

Grants supporting arts for system-involved youth get big funding boost

6/18/2018
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The state budget allowed for a $750,000 increase in grants given to arts programs that work with youth in the justice system.

Duration:00:00:53

Is California’s expensive housing scaring away job seekers?

6/18/2018
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California employers and job recruiters find it tough to lure out-of-state workers at a time when unemployment rates are falling and housing prices are rising.

Duration:00:03:23

What EBT users need to know about this weekend's outage

6/18/2018
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This coming weekend people who rely on the state food and cash assistance program, known as EBT, will be out of luck, at least temporarily.

Duration:00:00:59

Domestic Violence Expert Resigns From NFL Players Association Commission

6/16/2018
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The Commission on Violence Prevention was created in response to several cases of alleged domestic violence by NFL players. Law professor Deborah Epstein says the effort was essentially a "fig leaf."

Duration:00:08:26

Votes of those left off rolls in LA County now counted

6/16/2018
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Late Friday, L.A. County finished tabulating the votes of all those whose names were missing from primary day rosters. About 118,000 people were affected. Even though those voters' ballots are now counted, there are still about 220,000 remaining ballots to go before the vote count can be certified.

Duration:00:00:44

Teaching L.A.'s kids to swim -- at little to no cost to families

6/16/2018
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New 2028 Olympics funding inspires the creation of SwimLA, a program designed to teach kids to swim for little to no cost.

Duration:00:00:53

FilmWeek: ‘Incredibles 2,’ ‘TAG,’ ‘Superfly’ and more

6/15/2018
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Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Amy Nicholson, Wade Major and Charles Solomon review this weekend’s new movie releases.

Duration:00:28:46

Lawsuit against Harvard claims that Asian American applicants are consistently dinged on ‘personality’ scores

6/15/2018
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Information and document pertaining to Harvard admissions process were unsealed this morning as part of a lawsuit alleging the Ivy League school for discriminating against Asian American applicants.

Duration:00:13:06

DC Round Up: inspector general’s report, US-China tariffs and more

6/15/2018
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The Department of Justice Inspector General released a 500 pages long report on Thursday on the handling of the Clinton email investigation.

Duration:00:20:00

Apple to close security loophole that lets law enforcement crack into locked iPhones

6/15/2018
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Apple is closing a security gap that allowed outsiders to pry personal information from locked iPhones without a password, a change that will thwart law enforcement agencies that have been exploiting the vulnerability to collect evidence in criminal investigations.

Duration:00:14:19

Keeping sequels suave: How Michael Giacchino makes superhero music cool in ‘Incredibles 2’

6/15/2018
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2004’s “Incredibles” was the catalyst for Michael Giacchino’s work with Pixar, and it’s clear that the composer slipped right back into the 1960’s-style groove while scoring “Incredibles 2.”

Duration:00:18:55

California evangelicals joining opposition to family separations at border

6/15/2018
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Evangelicals in California voice support for immigration reform that keeps families together at the border.

Duration:00:01:07

ICE Drops Deportation Threat Against Chinese Student Joining U.S. Army

6/15/2018
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The immigrants were brought into the military — which offers a track to citizenship — because they provide hard-to-find skills and languages. A slow-moving vetting program had put their visas at risk.

Duration:00:02:51

Looking Back: Reflecting On The Past To Understand The Present

6/15/2018
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So often we get stuck in the past, rehashing what we should have done, and what we no longer have. But researchers say our obsession with the past can tell us something important about our future.

Duration:00:50:23