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Attorney General Merrick Garland announced the inquiry a day after a jury convicted former officer Dereck Chauvin on murder charges in the death of George Floyd.

The former president's book features his portraits of 43 immigrants — athletes, public servants, business leaders, educators — in an effort to join those saying, "The system's broken. Let's fix it."

"He always made people feel like they belonged," says a former Bourdain producer. <em>World Travel: An Irreverent Guide</em> is based on the TV chef's writings and an interview conducted just before his death.

A grassroots movement opposing privately run immigrant jails, which grew under former President Donald Trump, has continued and found a more receptive audience under President Biden.

The Minnesota Democrat was President Jimmy Carter's vice president and the Democratic nominee for president in 1984. He's lauded for humor and transforming the vice presidency, but also for decency.

Florida's new law increases penalties for violence and property damage committed during a protest. And it requires that those arrested likely be held in jail overnight.

Belugas play, a sperm whale nurses, and orcas teach their pups to hunt in a series of photographs from <em>National Geographic</em> photographer and explorer Brian Skerry.

A Tennessee court found Endo Pharmaceuticals liable for harm caused by its Opana ER opioid. The "harsh sanction" followed a court judgment that Endo made false statements and withheld key documents.

With the end of the pandemic possibly approaching, young Americans are getting ready to make up for lost time and lost partying, much like their great-grandparents did a century ago.

Environmental groups and business leaders are pushing President Biden to cut U.S. emissions 50% by 2030. The question is: what kind of climate policies will work that fast?

Nine activists and lawmakers were sentenced to prison terms Friday for their participation in the 2019 anti-government protests.

As a young teen, Najat Hamza fled Oromia, a regional state of Ethiopia, with her father to live in America. At StoryCorps, she spoke about what it means to leave "the familiar" behind.

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Ma'Khia Bryant felt she was in danger and called the Columbus police, according to her aunt. But when officers arrived at her home on Tuesday afternoon, the girl ended up dead.

from NPR

Californians reacted quickly to the news that former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was found guilty on all three counts related to the death of George Floyd.

from KCRW Features

Today, a jury found former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin guilty on all three counts in the trial of the death of George Floyd.

from KCRW Features

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Mayor Eric Garcetti’s so-called “justice budget” for the next fiscal year includes nearly $1 billion to fight homelessness.

Mayor Eric Garcetti pledges $1 billion to fight LA homelessness. Will it be enough?

Mayor Eric Garcetti’s so-called “justice budget” for the next fiscal year includes nearly $1 billion to fight homelessness.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

For this vaccination site in Watts, volunteers made sure it wouldn’t be cut off by gang territory lines. They also knocked on doors to assuage residents’ vaccination fears.

Meet one of the mobile teams vaccinating LA’s most vulnerable against COVID-19

For this vaccination site in Watts, volunteers made sure it wouldn’t be cut off by gang territory lines. They also knocked on doors to assuage residents’ vaccination fears.

from Greater LA

In Orange County, there have been 252,963 coronavirus cases and nearly 4900 deaths since the pandemic began, according to OC Health Care Agency.

To reduce vaccine hesitancy among OC Latinos, share personal stories and boost resource availability

In Orange County, there have been 252,963 coronavirus cases and nearly 4900 deaths since the pandemic began, according to OC Health Care Agency.

from Greater LA

Tonight we go to demonstrations and scenes around the state, as host Brian Watt of KQED helps us hear how our neighbors are processing the news.

Statewide Special: Californians react to the Chauvin verdict

Tonight we go to demonstrations and scenes around the state, as host Brian Watt of KQED helps us hear how our neighbors are processing the news.

The Derek Chauvin verdict: The former police officer charged with killing George Floyd faces three counts: second-degree unintentional murder, third-degree murder, and second-degree…

Live updates: The Derek Chauvin verdict

The Derek Chauvin verdict: The former police officer charged with killing George Floyd faces three counts: second-degree unintentional murder, third-degree murder, and second-degree…

Mayor Eric Garcetti’s so-called “justice budget” for the next fiscal year includes nearly $1 billion to fight homelessness.

LA’s $1 billion proposed plan to fight homelessness

Mayor Eric Garcetti’s so-called “justice budget” for the next fiscal year includes nearly $1 billion to fight homelessness.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Half a million people have died from an opioid overdose over the past two decades, according to the Centers for Disease Control.

California counties sue some drug makers, arguing they partially created the opioid crisis

Half a million people have died from an opioid overdose over the past two decades, according to the Centers for Disease Control.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand