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FROM Guillermo Grenier
Thawing Relationship With Cuba Has Immigration Implications The thawing of relations with Cuba has sparked a new conversation about immigration policy here in the U.S. Specifically, should we throw out the law that favors Cuban immigrants over other immigrants? The 1966 law is called the Cuban Adjustment Act, and it says that any Cuban -- once they arrive in the U.S. -- can become a permanent resident after one year and a citizen after five. Now lawmakers in Washington are pushing for a new look at the law. We hear the pros and cons.
Accusations of lying fly between James Comey and White House During his testimony Thursday, former FBI Director James Comey accused President Trump and other White House officials of lying when they said the FBI was in disarray and its staff had lost confidence in him. President Trump’s lawyer said Comey was wrong -- that the president never asked for his loyalty, and never asked him to back off the investigation into former NSA director Michael Flynn.
Farewell LA freeways, Peter Shire is back Angelenos don't want more freeways but we seem not to want mass transit either. Metro has killed the 710 freeway extension, and bus and train ridership is down across the region. What's the future of getting around in LA? And, Peter Shire is having a comeback. What attracts a new generation to his playful ceramics and furniture?