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Photo: U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions is sworn in before a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., June 13, 2017. (Jonathan Ernst/Reuters)

Jeff Sessions faces questions on Russia and the firing of FBI director 10 MIN, 38 SEC

Attorney General Jeff Sessions spoke before the Senate Intelligence Committee today. Sessions’ former colleagues wanted to know about his conversations with the President concerning Russia and former FBI director James Comey. And Senators also wanted to know why Sessions felt he could participate in firing Comey despite having recused himself from the Russia investigation.

Guests:
Dara Lind, Vox (@DLind)

More:
Jeff Sessions’s testimony on Russia: how we got here

Can Rep. Brad Sherman get Trump impeached? 7 MIN, 48 SEC

Rep. Brad Sherman, who represents the San Fernando Valley, sent his colleagues a draft article of impeachment, along with a letter asking for their support. That support has not come yet, save one fellow House Democrat. Sherman admits that articles of impeachment won’t pass the House any time soon, but suggests this is an important step forward in a long process.

Guests:
Brad Sherman, US House of Representatives (D-CA) (@BradSherman)

More:
Impeaching Donald John Trump, President of the United States, for high crimes and misdemeanors.
Rep. Brad Sherman knows Trump won't be impeached any time soon, but he's trying anyway

Definition of home is at heart of a new LACMA exhibit 6 MIN, 47 SEC

LACMA’s “Home: So Different, So Appealing” features work by about 40 artists from the Americas. This is the first show in Pacific Standard Time, a collection of art exhibitions taking over Southern California museums, galleries, and performance spaces. The theme is the “exploration of Latin American and Latino art in dialogue with Los Angeles”

Guests:
Carolina Miranda, Los Angeles Times (@cmonstah)

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Pacific Standard Time

Is Oliver Stone's 'The Putin Interviews' too flattering? 8 MIN, 2 SEC

Last night on Showtime, Oliver Stone met Vladimir Putin. It was the first of four nights of interviews and behind-the-scenes footage of Putin being himself, called “The Putin Interviews.” They talk about Syria, Ukraine, the U.S. election. Stone even sits down with Putin to watch a DVD of “Doctor Strangelove.”

Guests:
Matthew Zoller Seitz, RogerEbert.com; Author, "The Oliver Stone Experience" (@mattzollerseitz)

The Oliver Stone Experience

Matt Zoller Seitz

Summer TV: Lady wrestlers and a sexy thriller about therapy 8 MIN, 24 SEC

This summer Netflix will offer “Glow,” where Alison Brie plays a struggling actress who becomes wrestler in LA; and “Gypsy,” which comes from the director of “50 Shades of Grey.” On FX, “Snowfall” is about the drug war in South LA. We get a preview of what to binge.

Guests:
Alan Sepinwall, Uproxx (@sepinwall)

How charcoal-flavored black soft serve got so hip 8 MIN

Cupcakes, pies and donuts all have had their glamour moments. Now it’s soft serve ice cream’s turn. Many places around Los Angeles are offering unique flavors, like the charcoal cone that’s blowing up on Instagram right now.

Guests:
Josh Scherer, Los Angeles Magazine (@CulinaryBroDown)

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