Puerto Rico Army National Guard members work on clearing Highway 511 from Ponce to Jayuya in Puerto Rico, in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma, Sept. 11, 2017. Photo credit: Puerto Rico Army National Guard photo by SPC. Agustin Montanez
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Phone and internet connections with Puerto Rico are extremely limited, leaving friends and relatives with lots of unanswered questions. In LA, family remembers are doing what they can to stay informed. Meanwhile, the relief effort is ramping up.
Facebook is coming under even more scrutiny for the ads it sold during the election. The company says it will turn over at least 3,000 ads to congressional investigators looking into Russian interference. The company say it is also changing some of its ad-buying system. This comes after it sold ads relating to offensive terms, including “jew hater.”
A political consulting firm that worked for the Trump campaign is under growing scrutiny for its activities in Kenya. Cambridge Analytica has ties to Trump, Steve Bannon and the Mercer family. Its involvement in Kenya is being highlighted by Hillary Clinton and others, after Kenya’s election results were thrown out by a court. A new vote is scheduled.
Alex Pasternack, Contributing writer to Fast Company
The big art show PST LA/LA is up and running. It’s at more that 70 museums, galleries and performance spaces around town. And there are some timely exhibitions, including four that deal with the current crisis faced by DACA recipients.
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Veterans against arming teachers Some veterans are coming out against the idea of arming teachers. They say they know from experience what semi-automatic weapons can do. They’ve been writing blog posts and op-eds, and tweeting with #VetsForGunReform. Bob Bateman and Joe Plenzler started the movement. They served in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Inside the job of a border patrol agent The hardening of the U.S. border means more migrants taking dangerous paths from Mexico to the U.S., traveling through deserts -- sometimes with little water. We talk with a former border patrol agent about what he saw and why he quit.
LA high school senior fights gun violence After the mass school shooting in Florida, many young people are taking action against guns. We talk about the growing protest movement with an 18-year-old activist in LA. We also look at what other countries have done to prevent shootings, like mandatory training and age restrictions.
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