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President Trump says negative economic forecasts are fake news, but he’s also making nervous calls to his friends in the business world to ask if they’re true.

President Trump says negative economic forecasts are fake news, but he’s also making nervous calls to his friends in the business world to ask if they’re true.

from Left, Right & Center

The NRA in turmoil: financial scandals, power struggle at the top

President Trump has promised to keep guns away from people who suffer mental illness.

How San Diego's City Attorney is keeping guns away from potentially violent people

In San Diego,    Mara Elliott    was a mother of two young kids, working in finance and contracts, when the 2012 mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School changed the course of her…

LA’s newest councilmember is a lone Republican

Republican John Lee appears to be the winner of the special LA City Council election in the northwest San Fernando Valley, one of the most conservative sections of the city.

The Church of Scientology, known for its celebrity members and questionable recruitment practices, is facing another scandal.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

President Trump has praised dictators and autocrats such as Kim Jong Un and Vladimir Putin.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

When Beyond Meat first hit the market in 2014, few thought it would be a success. But Del Taco sold more than 2 million Beyond Meat tacos in two months.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Drug-resistant infections are one of the biggest threats to the 7.5 billion people on this planet.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

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AMC’s show "   Lodge 49   " portrays Long Beach as a magical center of self-discovery and alchemy. Season two started this week.

Wyatt Russell on his path from pro hockey to TV

AMC’s show " Lodge 49 " portrays Long Beach as a magical center of self-discovery and alchemy. Season two started this week.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Jeffrey Epstein was found dead in his cell at the Manhattan Correctional Center on Saturday, as he awaited trial. What happens next in the investigation?

What happens next in the Epstein investigation

Jeffrey Epstein was found dead in his cell at the Manhattan Correctional Center on Saturday, as he awaited trial. What happens next in the investigation?

from LRC Presents: All the President's Lawyers

If you’re a parent in LA, would it be helpful to you if you had a rating, like an Amazon or Yelp score, for a particular LA Unified school?

Should LAUSD grade its own schools?

If you’re a parent in LA, would it be helpful to you if you had a rating, like an Amazon or Yelp score, for a particular LA Unified school?

from Greater LA

The City of LA is encouraging the construction of accessory dwelling units (ADUs) in the backyards of Angelenos' homes.

Imagining LA full of backyard baby homes

The City of LA is encouraging the construction of accessory dwelling units (ADUs) in the backyards of Angelenos' homes.

from Greater LA

Two weeks after city renewed strict rules around living in vehicles, impacts were felt on the streets.

Parking restrictions make it hard on some living in their cars

Two weeks after city renewed strict rules around living in vehicles, impacts were felt on the streets.

from Greater LA

The Mississippi Delta is home to fertile soil that's excellent for growing crops. It was made that way by enslaved African Americans, who owned some of that land after Emancipation.

A million black farmers are cheated out of their land in the Mississippi Delta

The Mississippi Delta is home to fertile soil that's excellent for growing crops. It was made that way by enslaved African Americans, who owned some of that land after Emancipation.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Sometimes more money means more problems for the newly rich, including on the dating scene. Enter elite matchmaker Amy Anderson, known as the Cupid of Silicon Valley.

What it's like being a professional matchmaker for Silicon Valley millionaires

Sometimes more money means more problems for the newly rich, including on the dating scene. Enter elite matchmaker Amy Anderson, known as the Cupid of Silicon Valley.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Overcrowding and insufficient staffing plagues the L.A. County Jail, which is one of the most notorious in the nation for squalid conditions.

Why LA dropped a $1.7 billion plan to redesign the county jail

Overcrowding and insufficient staffing plagues the L.A. County Jail, which is one of the most notorious in the nation for squalid conditions.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The stock market has spent the last 10 years going up and up. But today was the worst day of the year on Wall Street.

Stocks tumbled today. Are we heading toward a recession?

The stock market has spent the last 10 years going up and up. But today was the worst day of the year on Wall Street.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Los Angeles and the rest of California are committed to getting 100% of its electricity from renewable sources by 2045.

The future of LA’s clean energy could be under a salt dome

Los Angeles and the rest of California are committed to getting 100% of its electricity from renewable sources by 2045.

from Greater LA

I n the novel “Fleishman is in Trouble,” Toby Fleishman is a recently divorced doctor in his 40s, doing his best to start dating again in the Tinder-era.

'Fleishman is in Trouble:' a novel about marriage, divorce, and gender equality

I n the novel “Fleishman is in Trouble,” Toby Fleishman is a recently divorced doctor in his 40s, doing his best to start dating again in the Tinder-era.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

"Her-story," "cis-hetero-patriarchy," and "Whiteness" (with a capital W) are terms included in a proposed ethnic studies curriculum that could become a graduation requirement for…

Criticism to new bill that says California high school students must take ethnic studies class to graduate

"Her-story," "cis-hetero-patriarchy," and "Whiteness" (with a capital W) are terms included in a proposed ethnic studies curriculum that could become a graduation requirement for…

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

A new Trump administration rule says legal immigrants must forgo all public programs like food stamps and Medicaid if they want to become U.S. citizens.

Trump administration: people on public assistance would be ineligible for citizenship

A new Trump administration rule says legal immigrants must forgo all public programs like food stamps and Medicaid if they want to become U.S. citizens.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Almost immediately after Jeffrey Epstein’s death was announced early Saturday, conspiracy theories roared into action on both the left and the right sides of Twitter.

Conspiracy theories, Epstein's suicide and political discourse

Almost immediately after Jeffrey Epstein’s death was announced early Saturday, conspiracy theories roared into action on both the left and the right sides of Twitter.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand