Photo: A woman reacts during a multifaith vigil for victims of the attack on the Manchester Arena, in Manchester, May 24, 2017. (Stefan Wermuth/Reuters)
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ISIS has claimed responsibility for the terrorist bombing in Manchester that killed 22 people. Authorities now have at least five people in custody and they are looking for more. We discuss the latest in the investigation and ISIS’s communication strategy, including the group’s use of social media
Rosa Parks kicked off the Montgomery bus boycott, and devoted her life to fighting for civil rights. But when she went home, she liked to cook. The Library of Congress released her personal documents, and among them is a recipe for “Featherlite Pancakes,” written on the back of a banking envelope.
Dan Pashman visited Rosa Parks' nieces Sheila McCauley Keys and Deborah Ann Ross to share a meal and learn more about their aunt. Photo courtesy of Dan Pashman.
Rosa Parks' pancakes recipe has a special ingredient: peanut butter. Photo courtesy of Dan Pashman.
Southern California has more than 1,000 licensed rehab centers, and many unlicensed sober living homes. But some of these rehab centers are taking advantage of a loosely regulated industry to exploit addicts. The addicts become a means for clinics to bilk both insurers and taxpayers out of hundreds of millions of dollars, while doing little to treat those desperate for help. That’s according to a new series in the O.C. Register.
Expensive ceramics, sack dresses, $30 packets of “Moon Powder.” All of this is part of a new aesthetic writer Jenni Avins calls, “Silverlake Shaman.” It is not a cheap look to cultivate, but Avins doesn’t expect the trend to go away anytime soon.
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How will Disney-Fox deal affect what you see in theaters and on TV? For $71 billion, Disney gets Fox’s TV and film studios, 60 percent of Hulu, the FX and National Geographic cable channels, and some properties in India and Latin America. The combined Disney and Fox movie studios have earned nearly 50 percent of the North American box office this year.
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.
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