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Health officials said the state has 30 days to repeal the requirement or some of its federal funds might be in jeopardy. The threat comes on the same day Trump addressed an anti-abortion rights march.

Health officials said the state has 30 days to repeal the requirement or some of its federal funds might be in jeopardy. The threat comes on the same day Trump addressed an anti-abortion rights march.

from NPR

Hollywood news banter: Major drama after Oprah backs out of a doc on Russell Simmons

Through her deal with Apple, Oprah Winfrey was set to back a documentary about alleged rapes committed by Russell Simmons, but  she pulled out shortly  before the film’s debut at…

Does anyone change their mind anymore?

Donald Trump’s impeachment trial is underway.

Billie Eilish’s rise to fame has put the spotlight on her eastside Los Angeles roots.

from Zócalo's Connecting California

The Environmental Protection Agency is stripping protections for streams, wetlands, and groundwater nationwide.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

On Thursday, House Democrats are expected to outline how the law applies to what they see as the president's "corrupt scheme" with Ukraine to tilt the 2020 election in his favor.

from NPR

Lead House impeachment manager Adam Schiff kicked off opening arguments in Trump’s impeachment trial: “A president this unapologetic, this lawless, this unbound to the Constitution and…

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

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Impeachment counts as a big legal problem, right?

The Senate trial begins

Impeachment counts as a big legal problem, right?

from LRC Presents: All the President's Lawyers

The Senate is holding a trial on the impeachment of President Trump, who is accused by the U.S. House of abusing his power and obstructing Congress.

Tune in: Senate impeachment trial

The Senate is holding a trial on the impeachment of President Trump, who is accused by the U.S. House of abusing his power and obstructing Congress.

House impeachment managers take to the Senate floor Wednesday, arguing their case for why President Trump should be removed from office. Trump, meanwhile, called the case against him a "hoax."

With the rules set, Senate trial opening arguments begin

House impeachment managers take to the Senate floor Wednesday, arguing their case for why President Trump should be removed from office. Trump, meanwhile, called the case against him a "hoax."

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This Tuesday through Thursday, Los Angeles County will conduct its annual “point in time” count of people experiencing homelessness around the region. We get the basics.

LA County conducts annual homeless count this week

This Tuesday through Thursday, Los Angeles County will conduct its annual “point in time” count of people experiencing homelessness around the region. We get the basics.

from Greater LA

Officers are accused of using bogus info to boost stats of traffic stops. As a result, 20 officers have been taken off the streets.

LAPD officers investigated for lying. That’s progress, says civil rights attorney

Officers are accused of using bogus info to boost stats of traffic stops. As a result, 20 officers have been taken off the streets.

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"If you raise the bar on what's impeachable, then you end up lowering the bar on what political behavior is acceptable. ...

Jon Meacham: Impeachment trial will bring out Trump’s most impulsive behavior

"If you raise the bar on what's impeachable, then you end up lowering the bar on what political behavior is acceptable. ...

from KCRW Features

Did President Trump abuse his power? That’s now up to the Senate. But is that even a crime? Democrats and Republicans agree on the facts, but not on the Constitution.

Trump’s impeachment: politics and the Constitution

Did President Trump abuse his power? That’s now up to the Senate. But is that even a crime? Democrats and Republicans agree on the facts, but not on the Constitution.

from To the Point

Now that the House has impeached President Trump, the process shifts to the Senate, which will vote on whether to convict him. Here is your guide to the steps and the people that matter.

How the Senate impeachment trial will work

Now that the House has impeached President Trump, the process shifts to the Senate, which will vote on whether to convict him. Here is your guide to the steps and the people that matter.

from NPR

Martin Luther King, Jr. grew up listening to and singing church songs, and saw gospel and folk music as natural tools to further the civil rights movement.

Special: A musical journey in the life of MLK, Jr.

Martin Luther King, Jr. grew up listening to and singing church songs, and saw gospel and folk music as natural tools to further the civil rights movement.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

It’s being called Europe’s “man on the moon moment”: The European Green Deal is Europe’s ambitious plan to become the world’s first climate neutral continent.

Unpicking the European Green Deal

It’s being called Europe’s “man on the moon moment”: The European Green Deal is Europe’s ambitious plan to become the world’s first climate neutral continent.

from Studio Berlin

The Major League Baseball cheating scandal is getting bigger and weirder. Three team managers were fired this week.

MLB cheating scandal: What does it mean for the Dodgers going forward?

The Major League Baseball cheating scandal is getting bigger and weirder. Three team managers were fired this week.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

We review “Dolittle,” the latest adaptation of Hugh Lofting’s fairy tale, starring Robert Downey Jr.; “Bad Boys for Life,” with Will Smith and Martin Lawrence returning for the third…

‘Dolittle’ is more of a disaster than ‘Cats,’ critics say

We review “Dolittle,” the latest adaptation of Hugh Lofting’s fairy tale, starring Robert Downey Jr.; “Bad Boys for Life,” with Will Smith and Martin Lawrence returning for the third…

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Kenneth Starr was the independent counsel who led the investigation into President Clinton that resulted in his impeachment.

Ken Starr and Alan Dershowitz: What they mean for Trump’s legal strategy

Kenneth Starr was the independent counsel who led the investigation into President Clinton that resulted in his impeachment.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

A new film, “   By Hand   ,” documents their 218-day journey. It premieres at the    Santa Barbara International Film Festival    this week.

Central Coast brothers paddle from Alaska to Mexico by hand

A new film, “ By Hand ,” documents their 218-day journey. It premieres at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival this week.

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