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Start your day with The Daily Dive.News without the noise, told straight. Explore the most interesting news of the day.Connect with the writers, analysts and reporters that know the real story. Hosted by Oscar Ramirez in LA, this 15 minute podcast will be ready for you when you wake up. (Posted by 6 AM EST)... Show More

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America was first introduced to him in December 2001.  He became known as the “American Taliban” and he is set to be released from prison today.  John Walker Lindh is being released after serving 17 years of a 20 year sentence for providing support to the Taliban. John Woolfolk, reporter for the San Jose Mercury News, joins us for who the “American Taliban” is and the big questions how does a former jihadist get integrate... Read more

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Many more students, especially in affluent areas are getting extra time to take the SAT.  After the big college admissions cheating scandal came to light, there is more scrutiny on the whole process and a WSJ analysis shows that there has been an increase in special allowances that give students more time or other accommodations when taking tests. Doug Belkin, Higher education reporter for the WSJ, tells us about “504 designat... Read more

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President Trump has warned Iran not to threaten the U.S. again or it will face its “official end” shortly after a rocket landed near the US Embassy in Baghdad.  Iran quickly responded with a hashtag, #NeverThreatenAnIranian.  The US has deployed bombers and an aircraft carrier to the area, as Iran has increased its uranium enrichment production.  Nahal Toosi, foreign affairs correspondent for Politico, joins us to di... Read more

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As various restrictive abortion bills have been enacted recently, President Trump has weighed in saying he is “strongly pro-life” but also puts himself at odds with some of the more extreme bills.  Attorney General Bill Barr is ready to investigate the investigators, one GOP Rep. is calling for impeachment, and the trade war with China continues to hurt farmers. Ginger Gibson, political reporter for Reuters, joins us to break ... Read more

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The SAT, the college entrance exam that is taken by about two million students each year, is adding a new metric for college admissions officers to factor into their decisions… an “adversity score” to measure potential hardships faced by the students. The score is calculated using 15 factors including crime rates, poverty levels from the student’s high school and more. Doug Belkin, higher education reporter at the WSJ, joins us for... Read more

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It is called the “Human Life Protection Act” and it is the most restrictive abortion bill in the country.  The bill was just signed by Alabama Governor Kay Ivey and it criminalizes nearly all abortions except for cases where there is a serious health risk to the mother. Abbey Crain, reporter for Reckon by AL.com, joins us for what’s in the bill and what is could mean for the future of Roe. Vs Wade.Next, San Francisco has becom... Read more

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Some dogs Iowa have been quarantined after officials detected a vicious disease and humans could be at risk too.  Several cases of “Canine Brucellosis” coming from a commercial small-dog breeding facility have been confirmed, and the disease is zoonotic, meaning it can be passed from dogs to humans, although it is rare that it could happen.  My producer Miranda joins us for what to know.Next, there is another battle brewi... Read more

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Trade war continues… China has hit back with tariffs on $60 billion in U.S. goods after President Trump increased tariffs on $200 billion of Chinese goods last Friday. The moves were made after trade talks once again stalled between the two countries. Sabrina Rodriguez, trade reporter at Politico, joins us for the latest tit-for-tat and how Trump’s trade agenda is working out so far. Next, Operation Varsity Blues continues to ... Read more

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It’s called Munchhausen by Internet, the condition of faking illness online.  It’s a form of factitious disorder, a mental disorder where people fake illness or actually make themselves sick to get sympathy and attention. But one place online that experiences this at higher rates is in the cancer community.  People in online cancer support groups are routinely outed as healthy.  It seems almost impossible to think th... Read more

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The stem cell industry is booming in the U.S. and while some legitimate medical uses have been discovered, there is a growing industry of clinics and doctors offering poorly understood products often without much regulation.  Patients are paying thousands of dollars for unproven treatments that claim to heal a variety of ailments with some stem cell injections into a joint costing between $5,000 and $10,000.  Often these ... Read more

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President Trump’s taxes released… sort of.  The NY Times has obtained IRS tax transcripts for the president from 1985-1994 and what it shows is a lot of money lost.  During that time he lost money from his core businesses- casinos and hotels and totaled more $1 billion.  It also helped him to avoid paying taxes 8 of those 10 years.  Toby Eckert, tax editor at Politico, joins us for what we know and don’t know ab... Read more

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Michael Gargiulo, the so-called “Hollywood Ripper” is on trial this week to face two murder charges stemming from 2001 and 2008.  He is also connected to a 1993 murder in Chicago.  All of his victims were young women who lived nearby him. Tarpley Hitt, reporter for the Daily Beast joins us for who the Hollywood Ripper is and the dramatic court testimony from one of his survivors.Next, the fight between the White House and... Read more

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A new report is again making a dire prediction about the future of our planet.  The diversity of life on the planet is deteriorating much faster than we thought and up to 1 million species are threatened with extinction, many of which could be lost “within decades.” Andrew Freedman, science editor at Axios, joins us for the transformational change needed to avert this, and the good news, it’s not too late yet.Next, The US has ... Read more

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Tentative date set… House Democrats are eyeing a May 15 date for Robert Mueller to testify and set the record straight on Bill Barr’s roll out of his report on the Trump administration. Ginger Gibson, political reporter for Reuters joins us for all the fallout from the Attorney General’s hearing last week and a new poll that shows voters are loving what the president is doing with the economy.Next, the e-scooter craze is continuing... Read more

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