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Kimberly Grayson took her high schoolers to the African American history museum in D.C. When students pressed their white teachers to take the same trip, a revised history curriculum quickly followed.
Davon McNeal was one of several children killed by gun violence over the July Fourth weekend while doing everyday things: playing in the yard, walking through a mall, watching fireworks.
Conspiracy theories need the right ingredients to take off, and the coronavirus pandemic has been a breeding ground for them. Here's how fear, wealth and social media all play a role.
Through a partnership between state and local government, volunteers and city workers in Richmond, Va., are passing out PPE in at-risk neighborhoods.
The Byzantine-era architectural marvel has been used as a museum since 1934 and is widely regarded as a symbol of peaceful religious coexistence. A court ruling Friday revoked its museum status.
Pirette McKamey, the principal at Mission High School in San Francisco, says anti-racist education "makes you want to keep growing and changing and doing better by your students."
Cameo has become one of the fastest-growing tech startups by letting anyone pay for birthday wishes and other greetings recorded by celebrities and influencers. But will its Silicon Valley hype last?
In two 7-2 rulings written by Chief Justice John Roberts, the court allowed a subpoena in a New York criminal case but told a lower court to consider separation of powers when it comes to Congress.
Pollsters and political scientists question how much of an impact — if any — these GOP critics might have on President Trump's fate in November.
Travis Bristol, an assistant professor of education at the University of California at Berkeley, explains how teacher training and the presence of Black teachers can help reshape education.
When the city of Mobile, Ala., took down a statue of a Confederate naval officer it sparked a conversation about what the statue meant, and how the city's Confederate history should be portrayed.
Experiments in people have long shown that the presence of indifferent bystanders hurts the chances that someone will help a stranger in an emergency. Rats, it turns out, behave the same way.
LA County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas talks about whether businesses must shut down again, getting Angelenos to comply with safety orders, and balancing public health with economic…
from Press Play with Madeleine Brand
NBC is preparing to launch its new streaming service Peacock on July 15. A slate of shows and movies will be aimed at casual viewers.
from The Business
Josh Barro, Megan McArdle and Dorian Warren talk about the coronavirus response, the end of the Supreme Court term and the visit of the Mexican president.
from Left, Right & Center
Los Angeles County is spending hundreds of millions of dollars a year to combat homelessness. Yet the problem is getting worse. Why?
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There are so many lawyers, lawsuits and legal news surrounding President Trump that we needed to call our own lawyer.
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NBC’s Peacock launches on July 15, and one way it hopes to stand apart from other streamers is price. A basic ad-supported version of the service will be free.
from Hollywood Breakdown
Throughout the uprisings inspired by the killings of Eric Garner, Breonna Taylor, Freddie Gray and so many other Black victims, white leaders refused to learn from Black Lives Matter,…
from Scheer Intelligence
Several states already require people to wear masks in public spaces like coffee shops to slow the spread of the coronavirus, but many still have no such requirement.
Fuller's death on June 10 was initially ruled a suicide, but that conclusion outraged his family, who insisted that he would not take his own life.
There are 66,000 people experiencing homelessness in LA County.
from Greater LA
T he LA County Board of Supervisors recently voted to close Men's Central Jail and replace it with permanent supportive housing at "Restorative Care Villages.” Supervisor Hilda L.
One of the biggest jail complexes in the world is located in downtown LA. Men’s Central Jail has enough space for more than 5,000 inmates.
Chechnya is a lawless region of Russia. It’s tucked away in a remote corner of the Caucasus near the Caspian Sea.
from Press Play with Madeleine Brand