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President Trump warned there may be tapes of conversations he had with ousted FBI Director James Comey. Democrats quickly called for those tapes to be turned over, but Republicans didn’t make much comment. The president also threatened to do away with White House briefings.
LA City Council District 1 candidate Joe Bray-Ali is hoping to unseat veteran politician Gil Cedillo. But some offensive comments he made online have given some of his supporters pause. He defends himself, explains why he failed to pay $48,000 in taxes, and suggests what he’ll do if he loses Tuesday’s election.
Flying is often stressful for travelers. But at Los Angeles International Airport, if you can pay $7500 a year -- plus a couple extra thousand per visit -- you can get private TSA security lines, a full bar, and a chauffeured BMW directly to your airplane.
Wallace Shawn is famous for “My Dinner with Andre” and “The Princess Bride.” He also writes plays. His latest play, “The Designated Mourner,” is running for two weeks at REDCAT.
Wallace Shawn, actor, playwright, essayist and comedian
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