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The disappearance of Carolyn DeFord's mother is among countless cases of missing Indigenous women. Without closure, DeFord continues to grieve. But a special memory and a new grandson give her hope.

Pfizer researchers looking for a drug to treat SARS found clues that gave the company a head start in its quest for a pill to treat COVID-19, including the omicron variant.

NASA's TESS telescope finds a small, iron-rich planet which could help explain the origins of Mercury, the innermost planet in our solar system

Glenstone Museum in Potomac, Md., is hosting five decades worth of art by Canadian Jeff Wall, a photographer who begins a work "by not photographing."

Among his new steps to fight COVID surges this winter: requiring private health insurers to reimburse people for at-home tests. It also calls for more people to get vaccines and boosters.

At issue is whether to reverse the court's nearly half-century-old decision, <em>Roe v. Wade</em>, and subsequent decisions declaring that women have a constitutional right to terminate a pregnancy.

In his new memoir, <em>From Staircase to Stage</em>, rapper Raekwon recalls watching as that relatively serene New York City neighborhood rapidly declined, succumbing to the wildfires of the crack epidemic.

<em>Getting To Know The President</em> is written by an ex-CIA officer, published by the spy agency's research wing and freely available on the CIA's website.

Beverly Glenn-Copeland is the subject of a recent documentary and a forthcoming tribute album, both paying homage to his artistry and his status as a Black trans elder.

Saudi Arabia is putting on the Formula One Grand Prix this weekend. And China is hosting the Winter Olympics. Both countries face major accusations of rights abuses — and sportswashing.

Opening statements in the highly anticipated trial of Ghislaine Maxwell begin on Monday in a Manhattan federal court. This is what the defense is expected to say, and what we're waiting to find out.

An isolated city on the Amazon illustrates why Peru has the highest COVID death rate in the world. One infectious disease expert called the country's awful record the result of a "perfect storm."

More from KCRW

Around 150 million people around the world could be forced to move because of climate change within the next few decades, according to the World Bank.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Josh, Liz and Ross talk about the omicron variant, vaccine fatigue and how we can get to a normal that makes sense.

from Left, Right & Center

The Native American activist’s attorney Kevin Sharp tells Robert Scheer why Peltier’s imprisonment is one of the worst miscarriages of justice this country has ever seen.

from Scheer Intelligence

The Latest

Homelessness is one of LA’s most divisive issues, and politicians are fighting over what to do about it.

Should LA fight homelessness via long-term housing developments or short-term shelters?

Homelessness is one of LA’s most divisive issues, and politicians are fighting over what to do about it.

from Greater LA

Many veterinary clinics slashed their hours during the pandemic, causing a backlog of appointments that’s putting extra stress on an already burnt-out, under-staffed workforce.

Veterinarian workforce can’t keep up with demand, face same challenges as regular doctors

Many veterinary clinics slashed their hours during the pandemic, causing a backlog of appointments that’s putting extra stress on an already burnt-out, under-staffed workforce.

from Greater LA

One in six veterinarians have contemplated suicide in 2020, says a report by the American Medical Veterinary Association.

LA veterinarians feel under-resourced, unappreciated

One in six veterinarians have contemplated suicide in 2020, says a report by the American Medical Veterinary Association.

from Greater LA

With the Omicron variant in the U.S., including California, President Joe Biden announced new plans today to mitigate COVID spread, which includes new travel restrictions, getting more…

At-home COVID tests are pricey. President Biden wants to change that

With the Omicron variant in the U.S., including California, President Joe Biden announced new plans today to mitigate COVID spread, which includes new travel restrictions, getting more…

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

A nuclear meltdown near the San Fernando and Simi Valleys was kept secret for 20 years.

California breaks promise to clean up radioactive pollution from nuclear meltdown

A nuclear meltdown near the San Fernando and Simi Valleys was kept secret for 20 years.

from To the Point

San Francisco is at times known for its rough-and-tumble approach to local politics. But now a more bruising political fight is playing out in the City by the Bay.

Local school boards: Time to get rid of them?

San Francisco is at times known for its rough-and-tumble approach to local politics. But now a more bruising political fight is playing out in the City by the Bay.

from Zócalo's Connecting California

Many Native American boarding schools closed long ago and are viewed as sites of trauma, but Sherman Indian High School in Riverside is different.

Indigenous community brings healing to complex history of Inland Empire boarding school

Many Native American boarding schools closed long ago and are viewed as sites of trauma, but Sherman Indian High School in Riverside is different.

from Greater LA

The U.S. confirmed its first case of the Omicron COVID-19 variant in California today.

Omicron variant is likely in LA — so vaccines, masks and tests are super important: Barbara Ferrer

The U.S. confirmed its first case of the Omicron COVID-19 variant in California today.

from Greater LA