Photo: A demonstrator holds a sign in support of U.S. special prosecutor Robert Mueller as she attends a protest against U.S. President Donald Trump and Republican congressman Darrell Issa (R-Vista) outside Issa's office in Vista, California, U.S., October 31, 2017. (Mike Blake/Reuters)
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Russian influence in the 2016 election is more extensive than anyone thought. The leaders of Facebook, Twitter, and Google are testifying on Capitol Hill about how many millions of users were exposed to fake Russian information. The question now: How are they going to prevent that from happening in the future?
The news spotlight yesterday was on the Paul Manafort indictment and George Papadopoulos plea deal. Conservative outlets covered the story through a prism that cast Hillary Clinton and the Democrats as the true villains. We look at why Fox and right-leaning outlets have such a different version of these events.
Coffee, beer, and pizza are humble food items, but when they’re transformed into pour overs, craft brews, and are wood fired, they spell gentrification. “There Goes the Neighborhood” explores what happens when the new, artisanal business moves in.
Rex Roberts and Lorena Jurado, owners of Little Ripper
coffee shop in Glassell Park. (By Saul Gonzalez)
Paul Manafort spent more than $500,000 at an unnamed clothing store in Beverly Hills over six years. If one wanted to drop that much cash on menswear fast, House of Bijan would probably be their first shop. The store manager has neither confirmed nor denied this theory. The store has dressed the rich and famous for decades, including George H.W. Bush and Vladimir Putin.
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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.
The challenges of being Native American in Oakland Tommy Orange is a member of the Cheyenne and Arapaho tribes of Oklahoma, but he grew up in Oakland. His new novel, “There There,” is set in Oakland. His many disparate characters -- all urban Indians -- struggle with what it means to be Native and struggle to connect with disappearing traditions.
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