Photo credit; U.S. border patrol agent Alessio Faccin walks along the border fence separating Mexico from the United States near Calexico, California, U.S. February 8, 2017. Picture taken February 8, 2017. (Mike Blake/ Reuters)
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Garcia de Rayos was deported after showing up for a routine meeting with a local immigration officer. In past years, officials reviewed her case, then released her. But this time was different because we have a new president. And President Trump signed an executive order in January that expanded the definition of criminal aliens.
In a recent leaked call with France’s president, Trump reportedly went on a tirade about China and NATO. Phone conversations with other countries like Germany, Mexico and Russia have State Department officials concerned about the future of diplomacy.
Climate models show that LA will keep getting hotter. Mayor Garcetti wants to do something about it -- reduce our average temperature by 3 degrees over the next 20 years. We find out how.
These days, there’s populist anger behind Donald Trump’s election, anger against immigrants and refugees. There’s ISIS and terrorism. If all this seems unprecedented, it isn’t. A new book traces the roots of our current fury.
Pankaj Mishra, Author, "Age of Anger: A History of the Present”
Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly told Congress that his department is getting more serious about the vetting process, which means travelers from certain countries might have to hand over their social media passwords before entering the US.
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Why is it so hard to publish stories critical of powerful men? One of the main reasons the Harvey Weinstein stories didn’t get out sooner was that the Hollywood press couldn’t -- or wouldn’t -- publish them. KCRW’s Kim Masters has a story about another big executive: Amazon’s Roy Price.
Can Kevin de Leon unseat Sen. Dianne Feinstein? California Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de Leon announced his challenge to Senator Dianne Feinstein. He is capitalizing on a fury in the state against the president, and painting Feinstein as too accommodating of Trump.
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