Politics & Government

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Asian-Americans are the fastest growing ethnic group in California, now making up more than 14 percent of the population. It's a slice of the demographic pie that has tripled since 1980.

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Journalist Jamal Khashoggi remains missing this week. Khashoggi was critical of the Saudi government, and after he went into the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, Turkey, to get some routine papers, he never emerged.

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Hurricane Michael made landfall in the southeastern United States this week. As of Thursday afternoon, two people were confirmed dead as a result of the Catagory 4 storm. Michael is the strongest hurricane on record to hit the U.S. in 50 years.

A Republican congressman who should have waltzed to re-election is now in the fight of his career. Duncan Hunter, who has represented an inland Southern California district for a decade, was indicted in August on charges of using a quarter of a million dollars in campaign funds for personal expenses.

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Part 3 of the TED Radio Hour episode Hacking The Law.

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Brett Hennig says democracy — and the process of voting — is broken. To fix it, he has a radical suggestion: replacing politicians with a demographically representative selection of random citizens.

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There is one statewide issue on the ballot in this November’s election. Issue 1 proposes to reduce prison overcrowding in Ohio by reducing the sentences of non-violent, low-level drug offenders. Opponents argue, among other things, that it would make it harder to prosecute drug traffickers and take away power from judges to sentence or seek rehab where appropriate.

One thing is certain about Bill Clinton, the 42nd president of the United States.

That boy could talk up a storm.

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Hurricane Michael is now a tropical storm out in the Atlantic and moving away from us.

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