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The "back of the bus" has turned into the back of the plane — with discrimination based on class, social status… and money.

Will airline service ever be great again?

The "back of the bus" has turned into the back of the plane — with discrimination based on class, social status… and money.

from To the Point

A 10-year-old boy was killed earlier this week on a waterslide in Kansas City. The accident is raising a lot of questions about amusement park safety.

Who's regulating amusement, water park rides?

A 10-year-old boy was killed earlier this week on a waterslide in Kansas City. The accident is raising a lot of questions about amusement park safety.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Despite an improving economy, Americans aren’t saving much money. According to one recent survey, as many as 40 percent of adults in the country are living paycheck-to-paycheck.

The Myth of Extreme Saving

Despite an improving economy, Americans aren’t saving much money. According to one recent survey, as many as 40 percent of adults in the country are living paycheck-to-paycheck.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

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Stacey Abrams, who narrowly lost the Georgia governor’s race in November, is delivering the Democrats’ response to President Trump’s State of the Union address.

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Everyone is talking about Tuesday’s State of the Union, including us.

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Ambassador Wendy Sherman admits she “lost it,” and broke down in “tears of anger and frustration” as lead negotiator for the Iran Nuclear Deal.

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The Green New Deal targets climate change--but that’s not all.

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Amazon’s CEO accused American Media Incorporated of trying to extort him by threatening to publish embarrassing photos.

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Thirty-one thousand LAUSD teachers, nurses, librarians, and counselors went on strike this morning. They want a salary increase, smaller class sizes, and the hiring of more staff.

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Democrats seem unlikely to give in to President Trump’s wall funding demands, making another government shutdown likely.

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The government reopens (for now) after Trump caves on his wall demands.

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PG&E was found responsible for starting many of the fires that hit California these past few years. The utility faces billions of dollars in potential liabilities.

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