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As Mexico begins earthquake recovery, Puerto Rico braces for Hurricane Maria

9/20/2017
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Mexican rescue teams look for people trapped in the rubble at the Enrique Rebsamen elementary school in Mexico City on September 20, 2017. At least 21 children were killed and about 30 children are still missing at the school.; Credit: MARIO VAZQUEZ/AFP/Getty Images On Tuesday, a magnitude 7.1 earthquake hit Central Mexico, devastating the capital and the surrounding cities. Death toll rose to more than 200 the day after the quake and continues to climb. A number of buildings collapsed...

Duration: 00:21:31


After DACA recipients confront Pelosi, others weigh pros and cons of Dems dealmaking with Trump

9/19/2017
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House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) answers questions during her weekly press conference at the U.S. Capitol September 14, 2017 in Washington, DC. ; Credit: Win McNamee/Getty Images A group of young, undocumented immigrants interrupted a DACA press conference in San Francisco held by Nancy Pelosi on Monday. The interruption occurred as an apparent protest of the talks the House Minority Leader held with fellow Democrat Chuck Schumer and President Trump on an immigration deal that...

Duration: 00:23:56


Psychologist explains new study showing teenagers are in no rush to grow up

9/19/2017
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High school students take an exam.; Credit: FREDERICK FLORIN/AFP/Getty Images Rates of teenage drinking, dating and driving have significantly decreased since the 1970s, but not for the reasons you might think. Some might say that today’s pressures on adolescents are high – the path towards college seems to begin earlier as each year passes. It’s no wonder teenagers don’t have time to party. But a study from San Diego State University psychology professor Jean Twenge suggests otherwise....

Duration: 00:23:23


Trump addresses UN: ‘Rocket Man is on a Suicide Mission’

9/19/2017
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U.S. President Donald Trump speaks to the media at the United Nations after his speech on September 19, 2017 in New York City.; Credit: John Moore/Getty Images President Donald Trump addressed the United Nations in a speech Tuesday about the growing threats from several unstable regimes’ “reckless pursuit of nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles.” In his first address to the UN’s General Assembly, he called for all 193 member states to focus on the collective goal of denuclearizing...

Duration: 00:15:07


Who’s LBJ? Depends on your generation

9/19/2017
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(L-R) Pope Paul VI and US President Lyndon B Johnson during a visit to New York, October 8th 1965. Newer generations now associate "LBJ" with LeBron James.; Credit: Keystone/Getty Images The class of 2021 begins its first semester of college this year. Feeling old yet? No? Those students may have chosen to submit a listicle in lieu of an admissions essay. They’ve never known a world without emojis. To them, Bill Clinton has always been Hillary Clinton’s supportive husband. How about...

Duration: 00:24:49


LA Metro wants to launch its own Lyft-like service to solve the first mile/last mile problem

9/19/2017
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Passengers walk on the platform after exiting a train at the Universal City Metro train station on December 6, 2016 in Universal City, California.; Credit: ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images Los Angeles' transit agency already runs buses and trains throughout the county, but now it's looking into a brand new option for transportation — on-demand vanpools. Dubbed micro-transit, the vehicles could be hailed by riders at street corners who need to get to transit hubs or destinations not served by...

Duration: 00:08:57


Rose Bowl looks to sell the naming rights to its field, but it won’t be a corporate name

9/18/2017
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Fans stand outside the before the 98th Rose Bowl Game between the Oregon Ducks and the Wisconsin Badgers on January 2, 2012 in Pasadena, California. ; Credit: Stephen Dunn/Getty Images For the first time in its history, the field at the Rose Bowl could have a name. The Rose Bowl Operating Company is reportedly looking for approval Monday for a new name for the field which has played host to countless memorable football and soccer games. What may be a welcome surprise for some is that the...

Duration: 00:05:09


With CA’s possible ban on foie gras, a look at support and opposition to selling the delicacy

9/18/2017
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Foie gras dishes are prepared at Hot's Kitchen during a "Farewell Fois Gras" event on June 29, 2012 in Hermosa Beach, California.; Credit: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images Judges ruled in California’s 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals last week that the state may enforce a 2004 ban on the sale of foie gras. As reported by the Los Angeles Times, debate over the liver pate delicacy has been going through courts since the initial ruling on the ban, which was implemented in 2012, eight years...

Duration: 00:18:56


Week in politics: Analyzing Trump’s first UN appearance, plus what new poll shows about Americans' trust in Trump to handle North Korea

9/18/2017
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US President Donald Trump attends a meeting on United Nations Reform at the UN headquarters in New York on September 18, 2017.; Credit: TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images President Trump spoke before the United Nations General Assembly’s opening session in New York City Monday morning and called for across-the-board reform and a departure from “business as usual.” He called for the organization to cut red tape and get its spending under control, saying that the U.S. funds 22 percent of...

Duration: 00:39:17


California spared in Trump’s national monument review

9/18/2017
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The two bluffs known as the "Bears Ears" stand off in the distance at sunset outside Blanding, Utah. The Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monuments are under review by the Trump Administration.; Credit: George Frey/Getty Images The Trump administration has undertaken a review to adjust or reduce the size of national monuments designated in the last few decades. According to a memo obtained by The Wall Street Journal, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke has recommended changes...

Duration: 00:08:48


CA Legislative Session: What passed? What didn't? What stalled?

9/18/2017
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The dome and exterior of the California State Capitol building in 2015, in Sacramento.; Credit: George Rose/Getty Images The latest legislative session in Sacramento saw huge support for the state's affordable housing crisis and strong efforts to promote clean energy. A majority of California lawmakers supported a key package of bills set to pour money into veteran housing and affordable apartment complexes. They also supported a plan for spending $1.5 billion in cap-and-trade revenue....

Duration: 00:24:00


Where can you expect to find a pot shop in LA next year

9/15/2017
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Dave Warden, a bud tender at Private Organic Therapy (P.O.T.), a non-profit co-operative medical marijuana dispensary, displays various types of marijuana available to patients on October 19, 2009 in Los Angeles, California.; Credit: David McNew/Getty Images As the legalization date for selling pot approaches, Los Angeles is taking steps to shape how and where cannabis retailers will be allowed to open and operate their businesses. On Thursday, the city’s planning commission backed...

Duration: 00:28:55


Trump, Chuck and Nancy met, confusion over DACA ensues

9/14/2017
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Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) speaks at a news conference about President Donald Trump's decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program at the U.S. Capitol September 6, 2017 in Washington, DC.; Credit: Aaron P. Bernstein/Getty Images President Donald Trump met last night with Democratic leaders to discuss DACA, or Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. After having dinner with the President last night, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-San...

Duration: 00:14:59


Controversy erupts over ESPN’s handling of anchor’s anti-Trump tweet

9/14/2017
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Jemele Hill (L) and her cohost Michael Smith at the Celebrity Basketball Game during the 2017 BET Experience, at Los Angeles Convention Center on June 24, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. ; Credit: Paras Griffin/Getty Images for BET A tweet sent out earlier this week by ESPN anchor Jemele Hill has raised several questions. Hill’s comments about President Trump – whom she called a “white supremacist” via Twitter – has resulted in a public apology. But some are wondering why she wasn’t...

Duration: 00:14:08


Trump administration eyes lowering refugee quota dramatically

9/14/2017
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President Donald Trump meets with Democratic and Republican members of Congress, including Rep. Josh Gottheimer (L) (D-NJ) and Rep. Tom Reed (R) (R-NY), in the Cabinet Room of the White House on September 13, 2017.; Credit: Win McNamee/Getty Images The Trump administration is considering cutting the number of refugees that are allowed to come to the country. Under the Obama administration, the number of refugees admitted to the country stood at 110,000 in 2016. The Trump White House is...

Duration: 00:15:02


How to reconcile your age difference at work

9/14/2017
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Interim White House communications director Hope Hicks stands with deputy campaign manager David Bossie and campaign manager Kellyanne Conway on Election Day in the Devos Place November 8, 2016 in Grand Rapids, Michigan. ; Credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images Hope Hicks, who was named interim White House communications director in earlier this summer, has now been officially hired. An early addition to Trump’s presidential campaign, Hicks became the youngest White House communications...

Duration: 00:18:49


New CA poll: close to half surveyed wants to see ‘hate’ speech regulated

9/14/2017
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A member of the Ku Klux Klan shouts at counter protesters during a rally, calling for the protection of Southern Confederate monuments, in Charlottesville, Virginia on July 8, 2017.; Credit: ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS/AFP/Getty Images Forty-six percent of California voters says the state had gone too far in allowing white nationalists to demonstrate, according to a new study published by UC Berkeley. When divided along party lines, the survey shows that nearly half of Republicans...

Duration: 00:33:14


The Bernie Sanders solution: Is universal health care the best plan for the US?

9/13/2017
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Bernie Sanders speaks during a Stop Trumpcare emergency rally with MoveOn.org at Express Live on June 25, 2017 in Columbus, Ohio.; Credit: Duane Prokop/Getty Images for MoveOn.org Sen. Bernie Sanders will publicly unveil a new version of his single-payer healthcare bill today. Among his ticket of early supporters and 15 co-sponsors include Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Kamala Harris (D-Calif.), Cory Booker (D-New Jersey) and Tom Udall (D-New Mexico). Following a House bill...

Duration: 00:54:18


Checking in on Gen. Kelly’s West Wing regime and the history of chief of staff management styles

9/12/2017
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White House Chief of Staff Gen. John Kelly looks on as President Donald Trump speaks following a meeting on infrastructure at Trump Tower, August 15, 2017 in New York City.; Credit: Drew Angerer/Getty Images It’s been over a month since John Kelly left his post as Secretary of Homeland Security to become President Trump’s chief of staff, following the ouster of his predecessor, former Republican National Committee chairman Reince Priebus. The retired four-star Marine general was tapped...

Duration: 00:13:56


How ‘bout them Dodgers – and what’s with the epic losing streak?

9/12/2017
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Justin Turner #10 of the Los Angeles Dodgers hits a double that scored Corey Seager #5 in the sixth inning against the San Francisco Giants at AT&T Park on September 11, 2017 in San Francisco, California.; Credit: Ezra Shaw/Getty Images The Dodgers have just passed a threshold, and it’s not good. As reported by the Los Angeles Times, the team is going through its longest losing streak in 73 years. There were different lineup strategies to break the streak, but efforts to get a win...

Duration: 00:15:19

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