Photo: U.S. President Donald Trump gestures as he walks on the South Lawn of the White House upon his return to Washington, U.S., May 17, 2017. (Yuri Gripas/Reuters)
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The latest piece of bad news for President Trump is the reported existence of a memo that fired FBI Director James Comey wrote. The memo describes President Trump asking Comey to drop the FBI investigation into former NSA advisor Mike Flynn.
After Tuesday’s LA city election, it looks like charter school advocates will run the LA School Board. What will that mean for the district, which is losing money as more children go to charters? What will it mean for the teachers’ union?
In “The Lovers,” long-time married couple Michael and Mary can’t stand to be around each other, and both are having serious affairs. They say they’ll end the marriage as soon as they get through a visit from their college-aged son. Then a spontaneous moment of affection between them complicates matters.
It’s down to Los Angeles and Paris for the 2024 Olympics. It would be 100 years since Paris hosted, and 40 years since LA hosted. The 1984 Olympics here were a huge success, but now there are new challenges like terrorism.
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California case: free speech v. abortion rights Crisis pregnancy centers are generally run by pro-life groups that aim to convince pregnant women not to get abortions. A California law requires that employees tell their clients that the state offers free and low-cost abortions and other family planning services. Now a group of these centers is arguing that the law violates their freedom of speech.
Does copyright law cover graffiti? Clothing company H&M did a fashion shoot in Brooklyn featuring models standing against a gray wall painted with black waving lines. The graffiti was the work of an LA-based street artist, who wanted compensation. H&M responded by filing a lawsuit against him, then dropped it a few days later.
Taylor Mac takes on U.S. history in 246 songs, two dozen costume changes Taylor Mac will perform his “24-Decade History of Popular Music” starting Thursday in LA. It’s divided into four shows on four separate nights. It’s about this history of oppression and activism in the U.S. -- from 1776 to present day.
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