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Special Counsel Robert Mueller indicted a Russian internet troll farm for meddling in the 2016 election. It charges 13 Russians with conspiring to mislead Americans through social media, as well as spending money and forming relationships intended to influence the vote.
The Senate voted on four immigration bills this week, including a bipartisan plan and Trump’s proposal. All failed. We get reaction from an El Segundo-based woman who used to be a DACA recipient, but got a green card a few years ago. Her cousins are DACA recipients, and her brother and parents are undocumented. She says her parents are considering self-deporting.
Anabel Krishnan courtesy of Anabel.
ICE recently launched a new immigration sweep in LA, and at least 100 people have been detained so far. On Thursday night, a group of activists blocked an ICE van from accessing the Metropolitan Detention Center in downtown LA.
Rabbi Aryeh Cohen, Clergy & Laity United for Economic Justice; Bend the Arc: A Jewish Partnership for Justice
The top ICE attorney in Seattle has admitted to stealing the identities of immigrants, and using them to open credit cards and receive personal loans. He pled guilty to federal fraud charges, and resigned from his position. He’s expected to be sentenced in May.
Large crowds turned out last night for Marvel’s “Black Panther.” The movie is one of Fandango’s top five pre-sellers of all time. Our critics review “Black Panther,” plus “Early Man,” starring Tom Hiddleston and Eddie Redmayne.
U.S. Olympic stars Nathan Chen and Mikaela Shiffrin flamed out yesterday at the Winter Games. We talk to a sports psychologist about the incredible pressure these athletes are under.
Melissa Todd, sports psychologist
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Inside the Walmart that's now a shelter for migrant children President Trump’s “zero tolerance” policy has led to more than 1300 kids being separated from their families at the border. Many of those kids end up in government shelters. A Walmart in Brownsville, Texas has been converted into a shelter called Casa Padre. We learn what life is like inside. We also speak with a man who quit his job at an Arizona shelter after being forced to tell kids they can’t hug.
What the AT&T and Time Warner merger means for Hollywood A federal judge Tuesday approved the merger between AT&T and Time Warner. This rebuffs President Trump’s efforts to block the $85 billion deal. This new AT&T-Time Warner company would own CNN, the library of HBO, and wireless and satellite TV services across the country.
What it takes to make a living in the WNBA The LA Sparks are considered one of the top teams in the WNBA. Nneka Ogwumike is a power forward on the team. She says the pay is so low that many women play abroad in the off-season. She herself plays in Russia in the winter.
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