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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Trevor Noah on his brand of political comedy On Tuesday night, Trevor Noah spoke to Omarosa Manigault Newman, who’s been on the TV circuit promoting her anti-Donald Trump book. Trevor Noah has hosted The Daily Show for nearly three years. Now he’s nominated for an Emmy for the first time. We talk about that Omarosa interview, and using comedy to affect politics.
How bees play a crucial role in our food chain Much of the food we eat -- fruit, vegetables, nuts -- are all pollinated by bees. But bees are dying, and their hives are disappearing. Bees now have to be sent around the country to pollinate crops. We learn more about the nature of bees, and what’s at stake if their numbers continue to plummet.
Are short-term rentals taking over LA? When you think of short-term rentals like Airbnb, you might picture someone renting out a back house or a spare room. However, some LA property owners are turning entire apartment buildings into de facto hotels. That’s an issue for a city struggling with a housing shortage.
The fracturing of the far-right, one year after Charlottesville On Sunday, white nationalists plan to march on Washington -- one year after the rally in Charlottesville. We talk with a reporter who’s been tracking neo-Nazi groups behind that action, and investigating why law enforcement failed to intervene in the violence.
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