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It looks like the LA Times is getting a new owner: bio-tech billionaire Patrick Soon-Shiong. He's a physician and founder of NantHealth, which is based in Culver City. Soon-Shiong is also a major shareholder of Tronc, the Times' parent company.
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Death Row Records co-founder Suge Knight won’t stand trial for murder until late April. But it’s already been chaotic. Last week, Knight’s fiance was sentenced to three years in jail. Two of his lawyers were arrested late last month, then released. Prosecutors say a third lawyer may have helped Knight violate a court order. And detectives want to question two filmmakers making a documentary about him.
Polish President Andrzej Duda has signed a controversial bill that aims to erase his country’s connection to the Holocaust. The law makes it illegal to describe Nazi death camps like Auschwitz as “Polish,” even if they were in Poland. The bill has drawn criticism from the US and Israel.
Lemi Zumas is author of "Red Clocks." (Courtesy of Hachette Book Group)
A new novel imagines a future America where fetuses have legal rights, in-vitro fertilization and abortions are illegal, and only two-parent families can adopt.
SpaceX launched its Falcon Heavy rocket today from the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida. They used a historic launch pad -- the same one that sent Neil Armstrong to the moon. Elon Musk put his personal Tesla Roadster onboard the Falcon Heavy.
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#MeToo boomerang: Asia Argento accused of sexual assault Italian actress Asia Argento was one of the first women to accuse Harvey Weinstein of sexual assault. She has been one of the most outspoken members of the #MeToo movement. Now the New York Times reports that Argento quietly paid a young actor who accused her of sexual assault.
Trevor Noah on his brand of political comedy On Tuesday night, Trevor Noah spoke to Omarosa Manigault Newman, who’s been on the TV circuit promoting her anti-Donald Trump book. Trevor Noah has hosted The Daily Show for nearly three years. Now he’s nominated for an Emmy for the first time. We talk about that Omarosa interview, and using comedy to affect politics.
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