Photo: U.S. President Donald Trump gestures as he walks on the South Lawn of the White House upon his return to Washington, U.S., May 17, 2017. (Yuri Gripas/Reuters)
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The latest piece of bad news for President Trump is the reported existence of a memo that fired FBI Director James Comey wrote. The memo describes President Trump asking Comey to drop the FBI investigation into former NSA advisor Mike Flynn.
After Tuesday’s LA city election, it looks like charter school advocates will run the LA School Board. What will that mean for the district, which is losing money as more children go to charters? What will it mean for the teachers’ union?
In “The Lovers,” long-time married couple Michael and Mary can’t stand to be around each other, and both are having serious affairs. They say they’ll end the marriage as soon as they get through a visit from their college-aged son. Then a spontaneous moment of affection between them complicates matters.
It’s down to Los Angeles and Paris for the 2024 Olympics. It would be 100 years since Paris hosted, and 40 years since LA hosted. The 1984 Olympics here were a huge success, but now there are new challenges like terrorism.
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A story of abuse and neglect raises questions about homeschooling The house in the Inland Empire where 13 kids and adults were being imprisoned and abused was licensed as a home school. Almost anyone can operate a home school in California. We look at why these schools are so loosely regulated.
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