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Weekend Magazine: Info Equity, Cost Of Courage, And Oldest Cold Case

You can listen to the broadcast of Weekend Magazine with KCBS Public Affairs Director Liz Saint John every Sunday morning from 3:00am-4:00am and again from 5:00am-6:00am on KCBS All News 740 AM and 106.9 FM. […]

07/01/2015

An Uber car.

2 Uber Executives Arrested, Ordered To Stand Trial In France

Two Uber France managers have been ordered to stand trial on behalf of the San Francisco-based company on charges including “deceptive commercial practices” and complicity in illegal activities linked to its low-cost ride-hailing service.

06/30/2015

French Taxi drivers burn tires as they protest in the southern city of Marseille on June 25, 2015 as they demonstrate against UberPOP, a popular taxi app that is facing fierce opposition from traditional cabs. Taxi drivers in France are furious over an Uber service called UberPOP, which puts customers in touch with private drivers at prices lower than those of traditional taxis. AFP PHOTO / ANNE-CHRISTINE POUJOULAT (Photo credit should read ANNE-CHRISTINE POUJOULAT/AFP/Getty Images)

French Taxi Drivers Riot In Anti-Uber Protest

French taxi drivers pulled out the throttle in an all-out confrontation with the ultra-cheap San Francisco-based Uber car service Thursday, smashing livery cars, setting tires ablaze and blocking traffic during a nationwide strike that caught tourists and celebrities alike in the mayhem.

06/25/2015

Irish Senator Katherine Zappone (L) kisses her wife Ann Louise Gilligan. 
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Where In The World Is Same-Sex Marriage Legal?

As America awaits the Supreme Court decision on whether to make same-sex marriage the law of the land in the United States, here is a list of other countries around the world where it already is.

06/24/2015

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16-Year-Old French Shortstop Becomes 1st Female Player On Major League Baseball Eligibility List

A female 16-year-old French shortstop has been added to the Major League Baseball’s international registration list, the first known female baseball player to added to the list, which makes her eligible to be signed by a Major League club on July 2.

06/23/2015

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Cheese May Be The Secret To A Healthier Life

A team of Dutch scientists trying to figure out the French paradox discovered that cheese and dairy consumption may be the secret to a healthier lifestyle.

04/29/2015

Sign at the entrance of Google offices in Brussels.  (Photo credit should read GEORGES GOBET/AFP/Getty Images)

European Union Threatens To Slap Google With $6 Billion Fine Over Alleged Antitrust Violations

Google is battening down the hatches after the European Union issued a formal list of grievances accusing the Mountain View-based company of abusing its power as the world’s most dominant search engine.

04/16/2015

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In France You Can Be Too Thin

French lawmakers hope that by banning excessively thin models on runways, women might stop starving themselves to death to look like them. Modeling agencies risk the threat of steep fines, even imprisonment if they don’t comply.

04/07/2015

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Nude Painting Banned On Facebook Could Trigger Avalanche Of Legal Challenges For Social Media

The painting is good enough for the famed Musee d’Orsay, but it’s too risqué for Facebook, and now after banning a photo of a nude painting of a woman’s crotch, the American company–whose terms of service declare users must sue in Northern California–may still face the first of potentially many lawsuits over how it does business overseas.

03/10/2015

A sign outside of a Google office in Mountain View, California. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

French Minister Visits Twitter, Google, Facebook; Asks For Help Removing Terrorist Propaganda

The French interior minister said he asked Google, Facebook and Twitter to work directly with French officials during investigations and to immediately remove terrorist propaganda when authorities alert them to it.

02/21/2015

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