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It looks like the LA Times is getting a new owner: bio-tech billionaire Patrick Soon-Shiong. He's a physician and founder of NantHealth, which is based in Culver City. Soon-Shiong is also a major shareholder of Tronc, the Times' parent company.
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Death Row Records co-founder Suge Knight won’t stand trial for murder until late April. But it’s already been chaotic. Last week, Knight’s fiance was sentenced to three years in jail. Two of his lawyers were arrested late last month, then released. Prosecutors say a third lawyer may have helped Knight violate a court order. And detectives want to question two filmmakers making a documentary about him.
Polish President Andrzej Duda has signed a controversial bill that aims to erase his country’s connection to the Holocaust. The law makes it illegal to describe Nazi death camps like Auschwitz as “Polish,” even if they were in Poland. The bill has drawn criticism from the US and Israel.
Lemi Zumas is author of "Red Clocks." (Courtesy of Hachette Book Group)
A new novel imagines a future America where fetuses have legal rights, in-vitro fertilization and abortions are illegal, and only two-parent families can adopt.
SpaceX launched its Falcon Heavy rocket today from the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida. They used a historic launch pad -- the same one that sent Neil Armstrong to the moon. Elon Musk put his personal Tesla Roadster onboard the Falcon Heavy.
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Multiple fatalities in Texas high school shooting en people were killed Friday at Santa Fe High School in South Eastern Texas, including nine students and one teacher. The alleged shooter is a student named Dimitrios Pagourtzis. Local law enforcement also confirmed the presence of explosive devices both on and off campus.
Calif. Governor's race: Gavin Newsom interview Gavin Newsom has been the Lieutenant Governor of California since 2011. Before that, he was the mayor of San Francisco. He talks to us about expanding early childhood education, tackling the housing crisis, and why he’s committed to passing a single-payer healthcare system.
Calif. Governor's race: Antonio Villaraigosa interview Democrat Antonio Villaraigosa was the mayor of Los Angeles from 2005 to 2013. Since then, he’s been advising big corporations and teaching at USC. Now, he hopes to get back into politics by running to be California’s next governor. He talks to us about his political track record, the high-speed rail project, and how he plans to spur housing growth.
Calif. Governor's race: John Chiang interview Democrat John Chiang has been state treasurer since 2015. Before that, he was the state controller for two terms. He talks to us about reducing the cost of college, tackling homelessness, and why he’s confident he’ll be among the top two candidates with the most votes.
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