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Juliann Ashcraft, the wife of deceased firefighter Andrew Ashcraft, right, shares a moment with her son, Choice Ashcraft, 1, and her daughter, Shiloh, 4, before the baseball game between the Arizona Diamondbacks and the Los Angeles Dodgers on Monday,...

The firefighters died in the line of duty. Why are their families denied full benefits?

08/08/13 08:26PM

On July 1, 19 "Hotshot" firefighters from Prescott, AZ., died in a massive forest fire. The city immediately pledged that it was “first and foremost committed to assisting” the families they left behind. But one month later Juliann Ashcraft, one of the Hotshots' widows, says the city is falling short on its pledge. Because her husband Andrew was technically classified as a temporary employee, she says she is being denied the survivors' benefits she needs to support her four children. read more

New York is not Detroit

New York is not Detroit

08/08/13 08:24PM

New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg warned that New York could soon become Detroit. Ezra Klein talks with Josh Barro, Politics Editor for Business Insider,... watch

#click3 'Shark Week' extends to NYC subway

08/07/13 08:39PM

1. Colbert Report Daft Punk dance party + Ashton Kutcher + Jeff Bridges + Jimmy Fallon + Nick Cannon Matt Damon - DAFT PUNK! 2. It is 'Shark Week' on the Discovery Channel and on the N train. 3. Only robot on Mars sings 'Happy Birthday' to itself, should have opted for "One is the Loneliest Number." read more

Click3: Wake up, Al!

Click3: Wake up, Al!

08/07/13 08:35PM

Ezra Klein shares the three most awesomest things on the Internet for Tuesday: Al Roker sleeps in; Wall-E is brought to life; the stars of "The Office" were... watch

Who owns the news?

Who owns the news?

08/07/13 08:27PM

Ezra Klein is joined by Michael Moynihan from The Daily Beast, Jay Rosen from New York University, and John Cassidy of The New Yorker to discuss the future... watch

Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca tosses a pistol onto a pile of guns to be melted at the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department's 20th annual Gun Melt at the Gerdau Steel Mill in Rancho Cucamonga, California, July 30, 2013. Thousands of weapons...

California: Did tough gun control laws cut firearms deaths?

08/07/13 06:46PM

Do gun control laws work? New figures from the nation’s most populous state, which also happens to have the nation’s toughest statewide gun laws, suggest they do. California passed some of the nation’s toughest gun laws over the past two decades, and gun deaths across the state have declined by more than half, according to a new study by a California-based nonprofit research group. read more

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