• Are fire season blackouts the new normal in California?
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    Mike Bebernes

    Are fire season blackouts the new normal in California?

    California's largest utility, PG&E, shut down power to 2 million customers to avoid sparking a wildfire during heavy winds. Will these blackouts be part of life for residents going forward or are there ways to avoid them?

  • What's causing record rates of STDs?
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    Mike Bebernes

    What's causing record rates of STDs?

    After decades of decline, rates of certain STDs have spiked to record levels, according to the CDC. What's causing the increase?

  • Should the NBA stand up to China?
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    Mike Bebernes

    Should the NBA stand up to China?

    A tweet from an NBA executive set off a backlash from China that has caused players and league officials to backtrack. Should the NBA push back or play ball with Chinese demands?

  • Trump’s stonewalling of Congress: Savvy or self-sabotage?
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    Mike Bebernes

    Trump’s stonewalling of Congress: Savvy or self-sabotage?

    The White House announced it won't cooperate with the impeachment inquiry in the House of Representatives. Will this strategy benefit the president or could it backfire?

  • U.S. pulls support for Syrian Kurds: What happens next?
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    Mike Bebernes

    U.S. pulls support for Syrian Kurds: What happens next?

    President Donald Trump's decision to pull U.S. troops out of parts of Syria has led to concerns that it may lead to Kurdish fighters in the area being slaughtered and a revival of ISIS. Are these worries founded?

  • Can safe injection sites help curb the opioid crisis?
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    Mike Bebernes

    Can safe injection sites help curb the opioid crisis?

    Safe injection sites, places where users can consume drugs like heroin under supervision, could be heading to the U.S. soon. Are these sites a solution to overdose deaths or a magnet for crime?

  • Could 'Joker' inspire real-world violence?
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    Mike Bebernes

    Could 'Joker' inspire real-world violence?

    The new superhero film "Joker" tells the origin story of one of the most iconic villains in comics. But could its disaffected main character inspire troubled young men to pursue violence in real life?

  • Dallas ex-cop's conviction: Was justice served?
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    Mike Bebernes

    Dallas ex-cop's conviction: Was justice served?

    Former Dallas police officer Amber Guyger was sentenced to 10 years in prison for the murder of her neighbor Botham Jean. Guyger said she had accidently entered Jean's apartment thinking it was her own and shot him because she believed he was an intruder.

  • Should sex work be decriminalized?
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    Mike Bebernes

    Should sex work be decriminalized?

    A push to decriminalize sex work has gained traction in parts of the U.S. Would removing penalties for buying and selling sex make women safer or would it only make matters worse. "The 360" looks at every angle of the argument.

  • Is Trump's Ukraine call an impeachable offense?
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    Mike Bebernes

    Is Trump's Ukraine call an impeachable offense?

    Details of a phone call between President Donald Trump and Ukraine's leader have led to an impeachment inquiry. Was the Ukraine call grounds for pursuing impeachment against Donald Trump?

  • College athlete endorsements: Fair or foul?
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    Mike Bebernes

    College athlete endorsements: Fair or foul?

    The question of whether college athletes should be paid got a new wrinkle thanks to a bill in California that would allow player to sign endorsement deals, in violation of NCAA rules. The 360 looks at the both sides of the debate

  • Should colleges end legacy admissions?
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    Mike Bebernes

    Should colleges end legacy admissions?

    The massive college admissions bribery scandal that has entangled Hollywood stars, wealthy elites and prestigious universities is drawing attention to a broader discussion of how colleges decide who to accept.

  • Would giving up meat really help save the planet?
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    Mike Bebernes

    Would giving up meat really help save the planet?

    With the global population set to explode by 2050, some experts are saying that humans need to reduce the amount of meat they eat to save the planet. Would vegetarianism really curb climate change?

  • Can youth activists inspire climate change action?
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    Mike Bebernes

    Can youth activists inspire climate change action?

    Young activists, led by 16-year old Greta Thunberg, have brought new energy into the fight to combat climate change. Can their enthusiasm bring real change or will they be stymied by politics and business interests?

  • Should more justices be added to the Supreme Court?
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    Mike Bebernes

    Should more justices be added to the Supreme Court?

    Faced with a conservative advantage on the Supreme Court that could last for many years, some liberals have proposed adding seats to rebalance the court if Democrats take over Congress and the White House.

  • Pumpkin spice: Autumn treat or seasonal scourge?
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    Mike Bebernes

    Pumpkin spice: Autumn treat or seasonal scourge?

    Monday is the first official day of fall. But the annual autumn flood of pumpkin-spice flavored products is already in full swing. Store shelves throughout the country feature just about every item imaginable seasoned with a familiar mix of pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, allspice and cloves.

  • New Kavanaugh claims: What’s the impact?
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    Mike Bebernes

    New Kavanaugh claims: What’s the impact?

    Will new allegations about Brett Kavanaugh's behavior from the New York Times have a political impact or will they just lead to a repeat of the same partisan argument?

  • Is Felicity Huffman’s jail sentence fair?
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    Mike Bebernes

    Is Felicity Huffman’s jail sentence fair?

    Actress Felicity Huffman's 14-day jail sentence for paying to rig her daughter's SAT score as part of the college admissions scandal has been called both too lenient and too harsh. Did her punishment fit her crime?

  • Would a four-day work week be better for everyone?
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    Mike Bebernes

    Would a four-day work week be better for everyone?

    A number of companies around the world are experimenting with a four-day work week that some say increases employee productivity and happiness. Is a shorter week a win-win for workers and their bosses?

  • Are too many Dems running for president?
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    Mike Bebernes

    Are too many Dems running for president?

    A historically-large field of Democratic primary candidates is vying for the party's presidential nomination. Does this large group help create a bigger tent for Democrats or is it muddling their 2020 message?

  • Is vaping a health crisis?
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    Mike Bebernes

    Is vaping a health crisis?

    A spate of vaping-related deaths has raised questions about whether the popular products alternative is a just as dangerous as the cigarettes they're intended to replace.

  • Should plastic straws be banned?
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    Mike Bebernes

    Should plastic straws be banned?

    Supporters of straw bans say they are a simple step that can help reduce the massive amount of plastic waste in our oceans that can be harmful to marine life. The bans are seen by some on the right as a cause championed by overzealous progressives.

  • Will fining drugmakers curb the opioid crisis?
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    Mike Bebernes

    Will fining drugmakers curb the opioid crisis?

    Drug manufacturers could face billions of dollars in penalties for their role in opioid crisis. Will these fines help end the cycle of addiction and death?

  • Will cities of the future be car-free?
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    Mike Bebernes

    Will cities of the future be car-free?

    Cities around the world are launching plans to reduce the number of cars on their streets. Will automobiles on city roads become a thing of the past?

  • Space Force: Innovation or science fiction?
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    Mike Bebernes

    Space Force: Innovation or science fiction?

    President Trump took the first major step in the proposed plan to establish a U.S. Space Force. Is the potential military branch needed for national security or a silly sci-fi fantasy