FROM Edmund Malesky
Nowadays in Vietnam From the capture of Saigon, which marked the end of the Vietnam War, we fast forward 40 years to the present day. Saigon, now called Ho Chi Minh City, is virtually unrecognizable from how it looked in 1975. It’s a thriving, modern metropolis of nearly 8 million people. And the rest of the country has changed too, from a very traditional communist society where food was rationed, to one that’s more open and westernized. So, how did it get from there to here?
Lead poisoning hits LA County It’s been three years since the lead crisis in Flint, Michigan began. Flint residents are still drinking bottled water. In LA County, there are areas with even higher rates of lead contamination, and in places you wouldn’t expect, like wealthy San Marino.
What's at stake if Hollywood writers strike? Writers in Hollywood just finished voting yay or nay to go on strike. The vote is expected to be in favor, but that doesn’t necessarily mean they’ll walk off the job. We get the details and look at the effects of the last strike.
Trump cuts protections for ICE detainees, and Alaska saves Obamacare With the crackdown on illegal immigration, jail space is becoming harder to find. So the Trump administration is cutting back some of the regulations on immigrant detention centers. Also, when it comes to healthcare, Alaska’s insurance marketplace was on the brink of implosion until the state came up with a plan to save Obamacare.