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Jeb Bush at California startup (Eric Risberg / Associated Press)

Jeb Bush Ads Hit… California

California voters will not go to the polls for more than half a year. Yet ads featuring former Florida governor Jeb Bush have been popping up on California television in recent days.

Rahm Emanuel appeals for calm after Laquon McDonald video (Charles Rex Arbogast / Associated Press)

Arrests at Protests over Chicago Police Video

Chicago police have reportedly made three arrests–thus far–at demonstrations that broke out Tuesday evening following the release of a video showing the shooting death of 17-year-old Laquon McDonald last October. McDonald was shot 16 times by Officer James Van Dyke, who was recently charged with murder.

Jason Van Dyke shooting Laquon McDonald in Chicago (Screenshot / YouTube / DNAInfo / Chicago PD)

Chicago Police Release Video of Teen’s Shooting Death

The city of Chicago was on edge Tuesday evening as the Chicago Police Department prepared to release a video of the death of 17-year-old Laquan MacDonald, who was shot 16 times by Officer Jason Van Dyke in October last year. The teen was black, the officer white.

Blue State Blues (Breitbart)

Blue State Blues: Israel Solves the Water Puzzle

California will suffer severe shortages, with or without a warmer planet. We need to act soon. Water policy may not generate flashy headlines, and politicians who lay the foundations for reform may not be in office ten or twenty years from now, when credit is handed out. But it can be done. Israel has shown us how.

Donald Trump (Scott Olson / Getty)

How the Media Smeared Donald Trump as a Nazi

A story is making the rounds on Facebook that claims Republican frontrunner Donald Trump is calling for “ID badges” for American Muslims. The image on the story is of Jewish children wearing yellow starts during the Holocaust. Very frightening–and a lie.

AIr France diverted (Keith Rosso via AP)

Air France Flight from LAX Diverted After Threat

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) reports that Air France flight 65 from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) to Paris Charles de Gaulle (CDG) was diverted to Salt Lake City Tuesday evening after a bomb threat was received, KABC reports.

benjamin_netanyahu APOded Balilt

Spanish Judge Issues Arrest Warrant for Netanyahu

A Spanish judge issued an arrest warrant Tuesday for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and other Israeli officials over the 2010 raid on a Gaza flotilla that was attempting to break an Israeli blockade, the Jerusalem Post reports.

Megabots (Eric Risberg / Associated Press)

U.S. Robot Maker Challenges Japanese Firm to War

An American firm is challenging a Japanese company to an all-out giant robot battle. Oakland-based Megabots Inc. wants to pit its creation, the 15-foot Mark II, against the 13-foot Kuratas, made by Tokyo-based Suidobashi Heavy Industries.