Photo: President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump are welcomed with bouquets of flowers, Saturday, May 20, 2017, on their arrival to King Khalid International Airport in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. (Official White House Photo by Andrea Hanks)
FROM THIS EPISODE
It has been a week on the world stage for President Trump, with the NATO meeting and visits in Rome, Israel and Saudi Arabia. We take stock of where he stands as he heads home this weekend. We look at the battles awaiting him and how the White House plans to beef up its defenses.
In March, police picked up Guadalupe Plascencia on an outstanding warrant, then transferred her to the San Bernardino County Sheriff. As she was leaving jail, ICE arrested her. She insisted she was a US citizen. The American Civil Liberties Union has a pending lawsuit against ICE and the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department over the case.
LA billionaire Jerry Perenchio died this week. He produced hit movies and TV shows, transformed Univision into a media empire, and gave most of his personal art collection -- worth $500 million -- to LACMA.
Our critics review the fifth franchise of “Pirates of the Caribbean;” “War Machine,” in which Brad Pitt plays General McMahon and Ben Kingsley portrays Hamid Karzai; and “Baywatch,” a film adaptation of the old David Hasselhoff series. We also look at what’s been going on at the Cannes Film Festival.
A bridge collapse in Big Sur has cut off residents since February, and it could take more than a year to fix. On top of that, a massive landslide at Mud Creek this past weekend meant closing down Highway 1 for a 12-mile stretch, and could further complicate repairs.
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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.
Some undocumented immigrants consider self-deportation The Senate voted on four immigration bills this week, but all failed. We get reaction from an El Segundo-based woman who used to be a DACA recipient, but got a green card a few years ago. Her cousins are DACA recipients, and her brother and parents are undocumented. She says her parents are considering self-deporting.
What we know about the mass school shooting in Florida On Wednesday, 19-year-old Nikolas Cruz fatally shot 17 people at Marjory Stoneman High School in Parkland, Florida. The Anti-Defamation League says he was affiliated with a white supremacist group. We learn about this group, hear what politicians have to say about the incident, and remember those who’ve died at school shootings since Sandy Hook.
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