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Public hearings into the impeachment inquiry started Wednesday.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

With support from Democrats as well as Republicans, President Trump agreed to release inmates from harsh prison terms due to the War on Drugs.  But his own Justice Department wants…

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William Taylor, the U.S. ambassador to Ukraine, testified today before the House Intelligence Committee. He sat alongside another career State Department official, George Kent.

Highlights and analysis: Day 1 of the public impeachment hearings

William Taylor, the U.S. ambassador to Ukraine, testified today before the House Intelligence Committee. He sat alongside another career State Department official, George Kent.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The public phase of impeachment has begun.

Impeachment, now in public

The public phase of impeachment has begun.

from LRC Presents: All the President's Lawyers

The Intelligence Committee chairman said bribery is a "breach of the public trust in a way where you're offering official acts for some personal or political reason, not in the nation's interest."

Rep. Adam Schiff: Trump's potentially impeachable offenses include bribery

The Intelligence Committee chairman said bribery is a "breach of the public trust in a way where you're offering official acts for some personal or political reason, not in the nation's interest."

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The Trump administration wants to end President Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, which allows young people who were illegally brought to the U.S.

How Angelenos feel about the Supreme Court’s looming DACA decision

The Trump administration wants to end President Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, which allows young people who were illegally brought to the U.S.

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Recipients of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals have been living in limbo for a long time.

The mental stresses DACA recipients may endure

Recipients of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals have been living in limbo for a long time.

from Greater LA

The impeachment inquiry enters a new public phase this week. Senior diplomats Bill Taylor and George Kent are scheduled to testify on Capitol Hill on Wednesday.

How will the GOP defend Trump amid public impeachment hearings?

The impeachment inquiry enters a new public phase this week. Senior diplomats Bill Taylor and George Kent are scheduled to testify on Capitol Hill on Wednesday.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Gomez has been archbishop of Los Angeles, the largest Roman Catholic diocese in the U.S., for most of the past decade. He has been vice president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops since 2016.

U.S. Catholic Bishops elect their first Latino president: Archbishop José Gomez

Gomez has been archbishop of Los Angeles, the largest Roman Catholic diocese in the U.S., for most of the past decade. He has been vice president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops since 2016.

from NPR

In California, the 2004 Paid Family Leave Act provides new mothers six partially paid weeks of bonding time with their children.

Why paid family leave may not pay for many new moms

In California, the 2004 Paid Family Leave Act provides new mothers six partially paid weeks of bonding time with their children.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

President Trump says he has the authority to end the DACA program, which President Obama created through executive order in 2012.

The legal arguments in the DACA cases before the Supreme Court

President Trump says he has the authority to end the DACA program, which President Obama created through executive order in 2012.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Another DACA recipient invested in the Supreme Court decision is a lawyers arguing in favor of the Obama-era legislation.

Attorney arguing before SCOTUS is also a DACA recipient

Another DACA recipient invested in the Supreme Court decision is a lawyers arguing in favor of the Obama-era legislation.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Dozens of demonstrators chanting “home is here” arrived in Washington DC on Sunday after a 230-mile march that began last month in New York.

DACA recipient’s 230-mile march for immigrants’ rights

Dozens of demonstrators chanting “home is here” arrived in Washington DC on Sunday after a 230-mile march that began last month in New York.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

President Trump’s denial of climate change has him at war with California.  Their battle over fuel emission standards has divided the auto industry as well as drivers.

Climate change: Trump vs. California

President Trump’s denial of climate change has him at war with California.  Their battle over fuel emission standards has divided the auto industry as well as drivers.

from To the Point

Some key polls spooked liberals one year away from the 2020 general election.

The polls, one year out

Some key polls spooked liberals one year away from the 2020 general election.

from Left, Right & Center

Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg is expected to file papers today to be on the Democratic presidential primary ballot in Alabama.

Why do billionaires think they can be great presidents?

Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg is expected to file papers today to be on the Democratic presidential primary ballot in Alabama.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Ever wonder why it seems like you’re always waiting forever on the phone to speak with someone at a store? Or why sometimes you can return items easily and sometimes you can’t?

Secret consumer scores influence whether you can return a purchase and more

Ever wonder why it seems like you’re always waiting forever on the phone to speak with someone at a store? Or why sometimes you can return items easily and sometimes you can’t?

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The PACT Act would be the first national law making severe animal cruelty and torture illegal. An earlier law only banned videos of such acts.

Trump is expected to sign bill making animal cruelty a federal crime

The PACT Act would be the first national law making severe animal cruelty and torture illegal. An earlier law only banned videos of such acts.

from NPR

Next week the Supreme Court hears arguments about the future of DACA. Most Americans say they support the DREAMers, but DACA also shows how hard it is to forge consensus on immigration.

Searching for 'common ground' on DACA

Next week the Supreme Court hears arguments about the future of DACA. Most Americans say they support the DREAMers, but DACA also shows how hard it is to forge consensus on immigration.

from NPR

Facial recognition software is touted as making us safer. Is it worth the risk of misidentification -- and the violation of privacy?

Does facial recognition software threaten our freedom?

Facial recognition software is touted as making us safer. Is it worth the risk of misidentification -- and the violation of privacy?

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