TSA Apologizes to Native American Traveler Who Said an Agent Pulled Her Braids and Said ‘Giddyup’ — TIME

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has apologized to a Native American traveler who says she faced a ‘humiliating’ encounter with an employee during a security pat-down.

While traveling through Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, Tara Houska, an indigenous rights activist and lawyer, said on Twitter last week that a TSA agent pulled her braids behind her…

via TSA Apologizes to Native American Traveler Who Said an Agent Pulled Her Braids and Said ‘Giddyup’ — TIME

Gerry Lewis, Steven Spielberg’s Marketing Consultant, Dies at 91 — Variety

Gerry Lewis, Steven Spielberg’s longtime international marketing consultant, died on Jan. 5 in London. He was 91. The London native worked for more than 50 years in marketing, publicity and distribution.

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Get your #FluShot! L.A. County Sees Jump in Flu Activity, With 70+ Deaths Reported Statewide — KTLA

Los Angeles County health officials are seeing an increase in influenza activity, with at least 70 flu-related deaths reported in the state so far this season. In an advisory on Friday, the L.A. County Department of Public Health said that it’s not too late to get a flu shot for the season…

via L.A. County Sees Jump in Flu Activity, With at Least 70 Deaths Reported Statewide — KTLA

Officials Propose Adding California Butterfly to List of Threatened Species — KTLA

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has proposed adding a California butterfly to the list of threatened species. The agency wants the Hermes copper butterfly added to the list in recognition of threats it faces in its home region of San Diego County, the San Diego Union-Tribune reports. Officials also proposed designating over 35,000 acres…

via Officials Propose Adding California Butterfly to List of Threatened Species — KTLA

#ElizabethWurtzel, Author of Prozac Nation and Influential Gen X Voice, Dies at 52 — TIME

Elizabeth Wurtzel, the best-selling author of several books including the 1994 memoir Prozac Nation: Young and Depressed in America, has died. She was 52. In 2015, the author announced she had been diagnosed with breast cancer after learning she had the BRCA gene mutation. According to the Washington Post, Wurtzel’s death was due to complications…

via Elizabeth Wurtzel, Author of Prozac Nation and Influential Gen X Voice, Dies at 52 — TIME