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The vote for the Republican healthcare plan was set for this afternoon, but wasn’t going to get the votes needed to pass it. So what’s the political fallout? The investigation into Russia’s ties to the Trump campaign took another twist today. Will Democrats filibuster Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch?
8 things we won’t know about the AHCA until after the House votes on it
The Devin Nunes/Trump/wiretapping controversy, explained
What we learned about Neil Gorsuch during his Supreme Court confirmation hearing
LA County Sheriff Jim McDonnell has come out against a bill that would make California a sanctuary state. The California Values Act would bar state and local police from helping federal immigration officials detain undocumented immigrants. He says the bill would hinder the work of his agency, and force ICE agents into communities.
Jim McDonnell is sheriff of LA County (Photo courtesy of Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department)
TLC’s “Say Yes to the Dress” was the root of a massive corruption scandal in the African nation of Angola. It involved the daughter of a government official, nine custom-made dresses, and the single-biggest sales receipt in the history of the bridal shop at the center of the show.
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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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