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With the murder of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, what's next for those against President Putin? Navalny’s wife says she'll take up her husband's cause.

With the murder of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, what's next for those against President Putin? Navalny’s wife says she'll take up her husband's cause.

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New Wisconsin legislative maps could wipe out GOP supermajority

A new redistricting map in Wisconsin could undo a decade-plus of Republican control in the state's legislature. And an Alabama Supreme Court decision says frozen embryos are children.

Party’s over! LA supes roll out rules for short-term rentals

A new ordinance regulating short-term rentals in unincorporated LA County areas requires homeowners to live on-site. The goal: more housing, fewer party houses.

The final words from Palestinian journalists killed in action

Eighty-three Palestinian journalists and counting have died while documenting Israel’s war against Hamas in Gaza. Here are some of their stories.

The Committee to Protect Journalists’ annual report says more journalists died in Gaza in just three months than in any single country over the span of a year — the most ever recorded.

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In “Filterworld,” author Kyle Chayka examines how algorithms built into apps like Instagram, Spotify, and Netflix dictate our choices and erode our individual taste.

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As Katie Porter exits her House seat, two Democrats vying to replace her are airing nasty attack ads. Could this swing the district back to a Republican?

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Violent crime in Oakland increased by more than 20% last year. Alameda County District Attorney Pamela Price is teaming up with Gov. Gavin Newsom to address the issue.

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Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. co-opted his uncle’s famous 1960 campaign ad for a Super Bowl spot . Many members of his family aren’t happy about it .

RFK, Jr. calls back to JFK’s presidential campaign in Super Bowl ad

Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. co-opted his uncle’s famous 1960 campaign ad for a Super Bowl spot . Many members of his family aren’t happy about it .

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A media frenzy ensued following last week’s special counsel report questioning Biden’s mental faculties. Critics argue the coverage goes too far.

Does the media overblow Biden’s memory problems?

A media frenzy ensued following last week’s special counsel report questioning Biden’s mental faculties. Critics argue the coverage goes too far.

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State supreme court rulings on gun control and abortion rights rebuke recent U.S. Supreme Court decisions.

States push back against Supreme Court decisions on guns, abortion

State supreme court rulings on gun control and abortion rights rebuke recent U.S. Supreme Court decisions.

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The ACLU is hosting a forum with 12 candidates running for LA County District Attorney tonight. Much of the attention will be on controversial incumbent George Gascon.

LA DA debate: What to know about contenders vying to unseat Gascon

The ACLU is hosting a forum with 12 candidates running for LA County District Attorney tonight. Much of the attention will be on controversial incumbent George Gascon.

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Will failing to pass a border security bill backfire on Republicans? Can Joe Biden reconnect with Arab and Muslim communities? Plus, a moving Grammys duet provides a lesson.

Do legislative failures this week signal trouble in the GOP?

Will failing to pass a border security bill backfire on Republicans? Can Joe Biden reconnect with Arab and Muslim communities? Plus, a moving Grammys duet provides a lesson.

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SCOTUS justices seem skeptical of Colorado’s decision to disqualify former President Donald Trump from the primary ballot. Their decision is crucial for the 2024 election.

SCOTUS hears arguments on disqualifying Trump from 2024 election

SCOTUS justices seem skeptical of Colorado’s decision to disqualify former President Donald Trump from the primary ballot. Their decision is crucial for the 2024 election.

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Designed to quickly channel water out to sea, the concrete waterway protects lives and property but limits how much rain percolates into groundwater reservoirs.

Much maligned LA River kept flooding catastrophe at bay

Designed to quickly channel water out to sea, the concrete waterway protects lives and property but limits how much rain percolates into groundwater reservoirs.

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Join KCRW and NPR as the Supreme Courts hears arguments over the Colorado State Supreme Court's decision to disqualify former President Donald Trump from the state's primary ballot.

NPR Special Coverage: Trump ballot eligibility Supreme Court arguments

Join KCRW and NPR as the Supreme Courts hears arguments over the Colorado State Supreme Court's decision to disqualify former President Donald Trump from the state's primary ballot.

For decades, the promise of higher education was the recipe for success. But many people today are now searching for an alternative to traditional college.

Why Americans lost faith in college education

For decades, the promise of higher education was the recipe for success. But many people today are now searching for an alternative to traditional college.

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Congress is stalling on more funding for Israel, which has been the largest recipient of U.S. aid of any country since its founding in 1948.

What does dwindling US aid mean for Israel’s war in Gaza?

Congress is stalling on more funding for Israel, which has been the largest recipient of U.S. aid of any country since its founding in 1948.

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NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory plans to lay off 500 employees and dozens of contractors. How will that affect space exploration?

Will NASA JPL layoffs set back Mars mission?

NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory plans to lay off 500 employees and dozens of contractors. How will that affect space exploration?

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A bipartisan immigration bill is paralyzing Congress. It leaves billions in aid for Ukraine in limbo, as their war with Russia grinds on.

What Ukraine will lose without US aid

A bipartisan immigration bill is paralyzing Congress. It leaves billions in aid for Ukraine in limbo, as their war with Russia grinds on.

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A bipartisan group of senators announced an immigration deal with added funds for Ukraine, Israel, and Taiwan. Despite initial optimism, it’s now likely to fail.

Biden calls on GOP to ‘show some spine’ and approve immigration bill

A bipartisan group of senators announced an immigration deal with added funds for Ukraine, Israel, and Taiwan. Despite initial optimism, it’s now likely to fail.

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Greenland’s Jakobshavn glacier is one of the fastest deteriorating glaciers in the world. But some researchers say they may have figured out a way to save it.

To try to save a fast-melting glacier, scientists use geoengineering

Greenland’s Jakobshavn glacier is one of the fastest deteriorating glaciers in the world. But some researchers say they may have figured out a way to save it.

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