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Space for public expression has been tightening in media, the arts — and now in higher education as well. Some university professors have been fired for expressing views outside the mainstream.

The U.S. space agency and the South Korean government teamed up for the most ambitious study of Korean air quality to date and found the majority of the toxic air is homegrown, and not from neighbors.

Y.A. Tittle was a famous quarterback for Louisiana State University, the San Francisco 49ers, and the New York Giants. Robert Siegel spoke to him back in 1995.

The touch screen systems in new vehicles are distracting, increasing the risk of accidents. That's according to a new study from the University of Utah. Researchers say all 30 systems they tested cause some level of driver distraction. A prominent safety advocate says automakers can make their systems safer by preventing drivers from using certain features when the car is moving.

Robert Siegel talks with UC Irvine's Stephen Lee about the history of family-based immigration and the consequences of ending it, which the White House says is among its immigration priorities.

Fast-moving wildfires in California's Napa/Sonoma wine country have destroyed homes and businesses and forced evacuations of thousands of residents. Robert Siegel talks with reporter John Sepulvado.

As President Trump is expected to take a step against the Iran nuclear deal, experts in weapons inspections see a strict process that is meant to follow nearly every bit of nuclear fuel in Iran — but still has some gray areas.

EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt announced Monday that he'll sign a proposed rule to withdraw from the Clean Power Plan, an Obama-designed plan to meet U.S. obligations under the Paris climate accord.

Those who favor lower levels of immigration have been effusive in their praise of the proposals the president released Sunday. Immigrant rights activists are outraged.

The Guajataca dam in northern Puerto Rico suffered a major breach in its emergency spillway. At one point up to 70,000 people were in immediate danger. The Army Corps of Engineers thinks it can fix the breach, but the dam is not secure and is yet another example of Puerto Rico's crumbling infrastructure that is barely standing after Hurricane Maria hit the island.




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