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Bob Greenblatt has been removed from his position as chairman of WarnerMedia entertainment. Kevin Reilly, the chief content officer of streaming service HBO Max, was also laid off.

Bob Greenblatt has been removed from his position as chairman of WarnerMedia entertainment. Kevin Reilly, the chief content officer of streaming service HBO Max, was also laid off.

from The Business

'Of course Black lives matter,' Dolly Parton tells Billboard

"Do we think our little white asses are the only ones that matter? No!" the singer, songwriter, philanthropist and businesswoman told the music magazine.

Pac-12 cancels fall sports. What does it mean for local athletes, coaches, fans?

The Pac-12 conference has decided to postpone all sporting events for the rest of the year. That means no soccer, no volleyball, and no football.

The rise of QAnon and what it means for the Republican party

Republican Marjorie Taylor Green won a close primary runoff in Georgia this week. That likely guarantees she’ll win the congressional seat in November.

KCRW talks about Kamala Harris’ family history, influences, and rise in politics — with Melanie Mason, who’s covering the 2020 presidential campaign for the LA Times.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Kamala Harris is both the first Black woman and the first South Asian woman to appear on a major party’s presidential ticket. Her mother is Indian.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Initial unemployment claims had been above 1 million for 20 straight weeks. The total receiving unemployment also dipped, to 28.3 million, as of July 25.

from NPR

The damage done to independent live music by the pandemic has been catastrophic – and a future where it thrives will, regardless and inevitably, arrive.

from NPR

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This week, the campaign for presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, former vice president Joe Biden    announced    Kamala Harris as his running mate.

This Week in Weed: Kamala Harris’s record on cannabis

This week, the campaign for presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, former vice president Joe Biden announced Kamala Harris as his running mate.

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The video app TikTok has been downloaded nearly 2.5 billion times around the world. In the U.S. alone, it has been downloaded more than 100 million times.

Trump bans TikTok and WeChat. What does this mean for employees and users?

The video app TikTok has been downloaded nearly 2.5 billion times around the world. In the U.S. alone, it has been downloaded more than 100 million times.

from Greater LA

Crystal Meza knows what it is like to distrust the federal government.   
  “I remember somebody came to my door and he was like, ‘You know, I'm part of the Census,’ Meza said. “And I…

Census count is ending 1 month earlier. What does that mean for an accurate count in Boyle Heights?

Crystal Meza knows what it is like to distrust the federal government.  “I remember somebody came to my door and he was like, ‘You know, I'm part of the Census,’ Meza said. “And I…

from Greater LA

In a historic pick, presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden has announced that Senator Kamala Harris will be his running mate.

Biden and Harris speak together in Delaware

In a historic pick, presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden has announced that Senator Kamala Harris will be his running mate.

Josh and Ken talk about NDAs, DNA and two major issues before the DC Circuit Court of Appeals: the charges against Michael Flynn and whether Congress can sue to force former White…

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Josh and Ken talk about NDAs, DNA and two major issues before the DC Circuit Court of Appeals: the charges against Michael Flynn and whether Congress can sue to force former White…

from LRC Presents: All the President's Lawyers

“A lot of people have been saying there’s a coin shortage.

Fewer coins are circulating through this pandemic economy. That’s hurting small businesses

“A lot of people have been saying there’s a coin shortage.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

U.S. Senator Kamala Harris is now the vice presidential running mate of Joe Biden. She’s also the first woman of color to run for vice president on a major party ticket.

Kamala Harris brings the energy that Joe Biden needs on the ticket, says Avis Jones DeWeever

U.S. Senator Kamala Harris is now the vice presidential running mate of Joe Biden. She’s also the first woman of color to run for vice president on a major party ticket.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

If Joe Biden and Kamala Harris win as president and vice president in November, Harris will have to give up her Senate seat.

If Kamala Harris and Joe Biden win in November, who might take her Senate seat?

If Joe Biden and Kamala Harris win as president and vice president in November, Harris will have to give up her Senate seat.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

"What we really see are these petition efforts to get him on the ballot, and those have all the hallmarks of being essentially run by Republican operatives,” says Rosalind Helderman,…

Kanye West could be on the presidential ballot in some swing states this November

"What we really see are these petition efforts to get him on the ballot, and those have all the hallmarks of being essentially run by Republican operatives,” says Rosalind Helderman,…

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Beyond making history, Biden showed his vision for the future, opened a window into his decision-making and picked someone who will likely be able to stand up well in a vice presidential debate.

5 takeaways on the new Biden-Harris presidential ticket

Beyond making history, Biden showed his vision for the future, opened a window into his decision-making and picked someone who will likely be able to stand up well in a vice presidential debate.

from NPR

Because of the pandemic, many students will be applying without standardized test scores and several other metrics selective schools have long relied on to make admissions decisions.

How the coronavirus has upended college admissions

Because of the pandemic, many students will be applying without standardized test scores and several other metrics selective schools have long relied on to make admissions decisions.

from NPR

Edwin Krupp of LA’s Griffith Observatory shares the optimal times and places for watching the Perseid meteor shower.

80 shooting stars per hour: How to catch the peak of the Perseid meteor shower tonight

Edwin Krupp of LA’s Griffith Observatory shares the optimal times and places for watching the Perseid meteor shower.

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Berlin schools reopened this week amid fears of a second COVID-19 wave, with about 370,000 students returning to the classroom.

Back to school amid the pandemic – how is Berlin keeping students and teachers safe?

Berlin schools reopened this week amid fears of a second COVID-19 wave, with about 370,000 students returning to the classroom.

from Studio Berlin

The campaign for presumptive Democratic presidential nominee     Joe Biden has      announced      Senator Kamala Harris as his running mate.

Biden selects Kamala Harris as Vice President pick — but some Californians are critical of her record

The campaign for presumptive Democratic presidential nominee   Joe Biden has   announced   Senator Kamala Harris as his running mate.

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