Photo: Director of "Moonlight" Barry Jenkins holds Best Adapted Screenplay Oscar - 89th Academy Awards - Oscars Vanity Fair Party - Beverly Hills, California, U.S. - 27/02/17 (Danny Moloshok/ Reuters)
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There was a lot of confusion onstage after the envelope mixup that led Faye Dunaway to accidentally announce “La La Land” as Best Picture. “Moonlight” was the actual winner. Today some people are saying never mind the embarrassing snafu -- “Moonlight’s” win was historic.
In the Central Valley, Donald Trump has a lot of supporters, but there are also undocumented workers who are the backbone of the farm economy. Now that they face deportation, what will that mean for the state’s agriculture?
When Omar Saif Ghobash’s father, a diplomat, was assassinated, he started to question the world around him and contemplate violence in the Arab world. Now he’s written a personal yet political book -- in the form of letters to his young son -- about what it means to be a Muslim now.
Omar Saif Ghobash
Author Laura Ingalls Wilder’s 150th birthday is this month. An anniversary collection of her books is out. The stories are set in post-Civil War America. Children’s books editor for the New York Times, Maria Russo, says there’s much to learn from how the frontier family navigated that time, especially as we navigate today’s fractious era in America.
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Will the government meet the deadline to reunify families separated at the border? Next week is the deadline to reunite the thousands of kids separated from their parents at the border. The Department of Homeland Security said yesterday that they’re working to meet the deadline, but will not “cut corners.” We get an update on where these families are now.
How will Disney-Fox deal affect what you see in theaters and on TV? For $71 billion, Disney gets Fox’s TV and film studios, 60 percent of Hulu, the FX and National Geographic cable channels, and some properties in India and Latin America. The combined Disney and Fox movie studios have earned nearly 50 percent of the North American box office this year.
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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