Whitey Bulger and the FBI, Media Hacking, and LA Tax Breaks

Rebekah Brooks, the former head of Rupert Murdoch’s British newspapers, has avoided jail time in the phone hacking scandal that caused an uproar in England. Plus: The Los Angeles City Council is considering giving 180 million dollars in tax breaks to two luxury high-rise developments downtown, even-though big-name developers and investors are already backing the projects. Also, we haven’t quite reached the halfway point of 2014, but already it’s been the worst year ever for car recalls in the United States. And we talk to the director of a new documentary that looks at the FBI’s relationship with mobster Whitey Bulger.

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