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It would take 30 minutes for a nuclear missile to travel from North Korea to Los Angeles. How close is that possibility? Many experts are saying the ratcheting up of tensions -- fueled by President Trump -- is needlessly worrying.
On Monday, Google fired engineer James Damore, who wrote an internal memo saying “biological causes” are partially to blame for the low numbers of women in tech. Damore has filed a complaint with the National Labor Relations Board. Google is also under investigation for paying female employees less.
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Strong female characters are more common in movies and TV now, but women are often still playing stereotypes. They might be hanging with the guys, swilling beer, bragging about hook-ups or still waiting for their happy ending. A new book of essays examines the role of women in pop culture.
Today is the third anniversary of the killing of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. The new film “Whose Streets” tells the story of Ferguson from the perspective of the people who live there, those who protested and the movement that was created in the aftermath.
Riot Police in Ferguson, MO in "Whose Streets?"
Activist Alexis Templeton in "Whose Streets?"
A memorial for Michael Brown Jr. in Ferguson, MO featured in "Whose Streets?"
The Beatles had Yoko Ono; Journey may have Donald Trump. That’s an observation one journalist made as he wrote about the growing split in Journey. The band’s co-founder and guitarist was upset about his three bandmates visiting the White House and posing for a photo op with President Trump.
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President Trump dials back his rhetoric on Russia President Trump today says he misspoke at yesterday’s disastrous news conference with Vladimir Putin. He explained that he said “would” instead of “wouldn’t.” Why wouldn’t it be Russia who meddled in the election? That explanation stretches credulity, but it may be enough to satisfy Republicans who’ve been critical. We talk with Democratic Congressman Adam Schiff about what Congress needs to do next.
The challenges of being Native American in Oakland Tommy Orange is a member of the Cheyenne and Arapaho tribes of Oklahoma, but he grew up in Oakland. His new novel, “There There,” is set in Oakland. His many disparate characters -- all urban Indians -- struggle with what it means to be Native and struggle to connect with disappearing traditions.
Justice Department indicts 12 Russians for election hacking The Department of Justice says it has enough evidence to charge 12 members of the Russian military with hacking the Clinton campaign, the Democratic National Committee, and the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee.
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