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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What’s next for Rod Rosenstein and Brett Kavanaugh? We ask what happens if Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein resigns or is fired later this week. We also discuss Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, who is facing a second allegation of sexual misconduct. Deborah Ramirez says Kavanaugh exposed himself at a party during his freshman year at Yale. Kavanaugh denies it happened, and calls it a smear.
Drug education in the era of legal weed D.A.R.E. was once the most widely used school-based substance abuse prevention program in the country, and it was invented right here in Los Angeles. With pot now legal here in California, LAUSD is trying more a more subtle approach to educating kids about the dangers of marijuana use.
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