Photo: Donald Trump kisses his son Donald, Jr. at a campaign event at Regents University in Virginia Beach, Virginia February 24, 2016. (Joshua Roberts/Reuters)
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Donald Trump Jr. recently tweeted an email exchange in which he was promised incriminating information on Hillary Clinton via the Russian government. Those emails lay out plans for a meeting between Trump Jr. and a Russian lawyer named Natalia Veselnitskaya. She’s been described as both a Kremlin insider and also a low-level one-issue activist.
The latest numbers show homelessness is up more than 20 percent in LA. We meet a woman who lives in a motel with her 11-year-old son -- if she can earn enough cleaning the motel to afford a room each night. Anna Scott and Saul Gonzalez are reporting on LA housing issues for an upcoming podcast called “There Goes the Neighborhood.”
Homelessness and poverty are also problems outside the city. The growth of poverty in American suburbs is one of the most important, and overlooked, demographic changes in the last 40 years, according to one scholar.
Scott W. Allard
The LAPD has one of the worst records for officer-involved shootings in the U.S., but it’s actually done a lot to avoid potentially fatal encounters between armed police and suspects on the run. Their strategy is to release the dogs. Police departments nationwide admire the LAPD for is its K-9 unit. In fact, other departments have come here to learn the best way to train police dogs.
On a patch of grass overlooking Dodger Stadium head LAPD K9 unit
trainer Sgt. Michael Goosby plays fetch with Robbie a Dutch Shepherd
training to be a bonafide police dog (Courtesy of David Weinberg)
We have an appreciation --- if that’s the right word -- for the last two porn theaters in Los Angeles.
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President Trump dials back his rhetoric on Russia President Trump today says he misspoke at yesterday’s disastrous news conference with Vladimir Putin. He explained that he said “would” instead of “wouldn’t.” Why wouldn’t it be Russia who meddled in the election? That explanation stretches credulity, but it may be enough to satisfy Republicans who’ve been critical. We talk with Democratic Congressman Adam Schiff about what Congress needs to do next.
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