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The victims were all Asian males between 25 and 35. "Most of them had jerseys on," said the deputy police chief. "And it looks like something terrible happened."

from NPR

Personal medical records behind public health regulations are now stamped "confidential." If they aren’t opened up, the Trump EPA says it will ignore them.

from To the Point

Officials began testifying in public on live TV with millions of Americans watching.

from Left, Right & Center

Today’s impeachment hearing and the saga with Ukraine dominated the airwaves.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

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A powerful moment during this morning’s impeachment hearing: House Intelligence Committee chairman Adam Schiff informed Marie Yovanovich, former U.S.

Impeachment round-up and analysis: Marie Yovanovich testifies

A powerful moment during this morning’s impeachment hearing: House Intelligence Committee chairman Adam Schiff informed Marie Yovanovich, former U.S.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Our critics review “Ford v Ferrari,” starring Matt Damon as a British race car driver and Christian Bale as his car designer, and together they build a historic vehicle for Ford Motor…

‘Ford v Ferrari’ feels like you’re in the driver’s seat

Our critics review “Ford v Ferrari,” starring Matt Damon as a British race car driver and Christian Bale as his car designer, and together they build a historic vehicle for Ford Motor…

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

A shooting broke out early Thursday at Saugus High School in Santa Clarita. Two students have died: a 14-year-old boy and a 16-year-old girl. Several others have been injured.

A mom on Santa Clarita high school shooting

A shooting broke out early Thursday at Saugus High School in Santa Clarita. Two students have died: a 14-year-old boy and a 16-year-old girl. Several others have been injured.

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A controversial visa program that lets wealthy foreign investors earn a fast-track to permanent U.S. residency is about to get more expensive.

The price of a green card: Four questions about EB-5

A controversial visa program that lets wealthy foreign investors earn a fast-track to permanent U.S. residency is about to get more expensive.

from Greater LA

Public hearings into the impeachment inquiry started Wednesday.

TV coverage of impeachment is a lot different now than it was during Watergate

Public hearings into the impeachment inquiry started Wednesday.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

“Los Angeles, November 2019” is the opening shot of the iconic 1982 sci-fi thriller “Blade Runner.” In the movie, 2019 LA is an industrial wasteland.

What did ‘Blade Runner’ get right (and wrong) about LA 2019?

“Los Angeles, November 2019” is the opening shot of the iconic 1982 sci-fi thriller “Blade Runner.” In the movie, 2019 LA is an industrial wasteland.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Trader Joe’s has made itself an iconic California business by proving that less can be more.

Not your average Joe

Trader Joe’s has made itself an iconic California business by proving that less can be more.

from Zócalo's Connecting California

Carrie Fisher portrayed Princess Leia in “Star Wars,” but she was also America’s princess, born to Hollywood royalty.

Beyond ‘Star Wars,’ Carrie Fisher was a writer who talked honestly about mental illness

Carrie Fisher portrayed Princess Leia in “Star Wars,” but she was also America’s princess, born to Hollywood royalty.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

You can get a boyfriend by going on a dating app, but what if you need a best friend? There’s an app for that too, and traditional matchmaking services to find friends.

Can you find a long-term BFF through an app?

You can get a boyfriend by going on a dating app, but what if you need a best friend? There’s an app for that too, and traditional matchmaking services to find friends.

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…

Is Trump dumping justice reform?

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…

from To the Point

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

You’ve heard of Impossible Burgers and Beyond Burgers, which contain meat made from plants. Now there’s something called “air protein.” That’s meat made from air.

Making meat out of air: How does it work?

You’ve heard of Impossible Burgers and Beyond Burgers, which contain meat made from plants. Now there’s something called “air protein.” That’s meat made from air.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Nine USC students have died since school started in late August. While campus officials haven’t disclosed the causes behind all of deaths, three have been attributed to suicide.

Tainted drugs may be the cause of some USC student deaths

Nine USC students have died since school started in late August. While campus officials haven’t disclosed the causes behind all of deaths, three have been attributed to suicide.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

In the 1940s and 1950s, the U.S. conducted dozens of nuclear tests on the Marshall Islands. The tests forced people from their homes.

Climate change threatens Marshall Islands, where the U.S. has dumped a lot of nuclear waste

In the 1940s and 1950s, the U.S. conducted dozens of nuclear tests on the Marshall Islands. The tests forced people from their homes.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand