Photo: People protest against President Donald Trump's firing of FBI Director James Comey, on Trump's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles, California, U.S. May 12, 2017. (Lucy Nicholson/Reuters)
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California could be key to switching the House from red to blue in next year’s midterm elections. Activists this weekend will talk strategy and pick a new leader. There are two main candidates in the running. Eric Bauman is a party insider, gay activist, and union organizer from LA. Kimberly Ellis is an outsider from the Bay Area, supported by the Bernie Sanders wing of the party. She would be the first person of color to lead California’s Democratic party.
Aleppo was once Syria's largest city. But since the war, buildings have become hollowed out shells. There’s rubble everywhere, food is scarce and electricity spotty. There’s the constant threat of bombs falling from Syrian or Russian aircraft. A small group of civilian volunteers called the White Helmets were on the ground to help people buried under the rubble. The documentary “Last Men in Aleppo” follows a few of them.
Our critics review “Alien: Covenant,” the latest alien franchise from director Ridley Scott, in which a crew is sent to colonize another planet; “Wakefield,” starring Bryan Cranston and Jennifer Garner; and the Danish film “The Commune.”
Seth Meyers talks about how he mines comedy out of the daily news, and why telling Donald Trump jokes never gets old.
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Multiple fatalities in Texas high school shooting en people were killed Friday at Santa Fe High School in South Eastern Texas, including nine students and one teacher. The alleged shooter is a student named Dimitrios Pagourtzis. Local law enforcement also confirmed the presence of explosive devices both on and off campus.
Calif. Governor's race: Gavin Newsom interview Gavin Newsom has been the Lieutenant Governor of California since 2011. Before that, he was the mayor of San Francisco. He talks to us about expanding early childhood education, tackling the housing crisis, and why he’s committed to passing a single-payer healthcare system.
Calif. Governor's race: Antonio Villaraigosa interview Democrat Antonio Villaraigosa was the mayor of Los Angeles from 2005 to 2013. Since then, he’s been advising big corporations and teaching at USC. Now, he hopes to get back into politics by running to be California’s next governor. He talks to us about his political track record, the high-speed rail project, and how he plans to spur housing growth.
Calif. Governor's race: John Chiang interview Democrat John Chiang has been state treasurer since 2015. Before that, he was the state controller for two terms. He talks to us about reducing the cost of college, tackling homelessness, and why he’s confident he’ll be among the top two candidates with the most votes.
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