• Can we trust voting machines won’t be hacked?
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    Mike Bebernes

    Can we trust voting machines won’t be hacked?

    A nationwide effort to secure voting machines from hacking threats has been in the works for years. Is it enough or are elections systems at risk of being compromised.

  • How can California survive wildfires?
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    Mike Bebernes

    How can California survive wildfires?

    Wildfires in California have created a situation that can feel apocalyptic, but the state has the power to limit the damage the blazes do if it commits to substantial changes.

  • Jeff Sessions Senate bid: Can he overcome Trump?
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    Mike Bebernes

    Jeff Sessions Senate bid: Can he overcome Trump?

    Former Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced he is running for Senate to reclaim a seat he gave up to join the Trump administration. Will his high profile disagreement with the president keep him from getting back to Congress?

  • After elections, should GOP worry about 2020?
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    Mike Bebernes

    After elections, should GOP worry about 2020?

    Democrats look to have won big victories in Kentucky and Virginia in off-year elections. Are these victories a sign of things to come President Trump's reelection or are they outliers?

  • ‘OK Boomer’: Behind the generational divide
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    Mike Bebernes

    ‘OK Boomer’: Behind the generational divide

    The phrase "OK Boomer" has become a popular retort for members of younger generations critical of baby boomers. Is the resentment warranted or are boomers unfairly attacked?

  • How Beto went from Dem darling to dropping out
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    Mike Bebernes

    How Beto went from Dem darling to dropping out

    Former Texas Rep. Beto O'Rourke has dropped out of the Democratic presidential primary. How did he go from looking like the next progressive star to also-ran in less than a year

  • Should daylight saving time be eliminated?
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    Mike Bebernes

    Should daylight saving time be eliminated?

    A push to end the practice of changing clocks twice a year is gaining steam in parts of the U.S. Should daylight saving time be abolished nationwide?

  • How public hearings will change impeachment
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    Mike Bebernes

    How public hearings will change impeachment

    How will the impeachment inquiry into President Trump change as proceedings move from closed door testimony to high stakes public hearings?

  • Why Katie Hill’s resignation is so complicated
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    Mike Bebernes

    Why Katie Hill’s resignation is so complicated

    Freshman congresswoman Katie Hill announced her resignation after admitting to a relationship with a campaign staffer. But leaked photos and Hill's bisexuality make this case much more complex than the average sex scandal.

  • How will ISIS leader al-Baghdadi's death affect the war on terror?
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    Mike Bebernes

    How will ISIS leader al-Baghdadi's death affect the war on terror?

    Will the death of ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi have a major impact on the war on terror? Can the world's most feared terrorist endure without their figurehead or has it been crippled?

  • Are unions regaining their power?
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    Mike Bebernes

    Are unions regaining their power?

    For much of the 20th century, labor unions were a major force in American life. Are they making a comeback? And should they?

  • Is limiting impeachment to Ukraine a mistake?
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    Mike Bebernes

    Is limiting impeachment to Ukraine a mistake?

    Democrats have limited their impeachment inquiry into the president to just allegations involving Ukraine. Is this narrow scope a mistake or will a focused investigation yield the best results?

  • Should billionaires exist?
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    Mike Bebernes

    Should billionaires exist?

    Should billionaires, who own more wealth than half the world’s population, exist? Some progressive politicians have proposed plans that could make billionaires a thing of the past.

  • Is Russia the big winner in the Clinton-Gabbard clash?
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    Mike Bebernes

    Is Russia the big winner in the Clinton-Gabbard clash?

    Hillary Clinton's suggestion that Rep. Tulsi Gabbard was Russia's favorite candidate in the presidential primary sparked a harsh rebuke. Whose interests are served most by the public dispute between the two Democrats?

  • Is Medicare for All worth the cost?
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    Mike Bebernes

    Is Medicare for All worth the cost?

    To critics, Medicare for All is the embodiment of overreach and big-government spending. But the idea also faces criticism from Democrats, despite broad agreement within the party that significant change is needed in the health care system.

  • Can sanctions curb Turkey's assault on Syria?
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    Mike Bebernes

    Can sanctions curb Turkey's assault on Syria?

    President Donald Trump announced sanctions on Turkey after Turkish forces advanced into Syria. Can economic pressure stop Turkey's assault?

  • 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?
    Politics
    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.