'Fire and Fury' book cover image. Courtesy of Henry Holt & Co.
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What does author Michael Wolff make of the president’s reaction to his book “Fire and Fury?” He says “it’s nutso.” We talk to him about his time inside the White House, and what Steve Bannon might say to Robert Mueller’s investigators.
Michael Wolff by David Bailey.
Michael Wolff, author, “Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House”
Whatever happened to the “do not call” list? It still exists, but robocallers and scammers can easily get around it. We find out why, and whether you should ever answer your phone again.
In December, the value of one bitcoin skyrocketed to $19,000. But in the past 24 hours, that value dropped to $9,700. It’s been called a cryptocurrency bloodbath. Is this the bursting of the bitcoin bubble? Or just another fluctuation in a currency no one really understands.
Google has a fun app that pairs your face with a work of art. To use it, you upload your photo. But are you unwittingly sharing private information? Is Google building a massive database of selfies and what could it do with that information?
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Drug education in the era of legal weed D.A.R.E. was once the most widely used school-based substance abuse prevention program in the country, and it was invented right here in Los Angeles. With pot now legal here in California, LAUSD is trying more a more subtle approach to educating kids about the dangers of marijuana use.
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