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Over 280,000 customers in the state were without power on Thursday evening. And one major utility service in the state said it did not know when it would be able to restore power.

The balloon has been spotted over U.S. airspace for a couple days, The Pentagon decided not to shoot it down due to risks of harm for people on the ground, officials said.

NCAA president Mark Emmert is stepping down from his position amid a turbulent time for the organization.

The biggest culprit was Amazon hefty investment in the electric automaker Rivian, whose value plummeted last year. Amazon also contends with the need to recalibrate after a pandemic-era upsurge.

For years, tourists have peered into multi-million-dollar apartments from the top of London's busiest art gallery. Britain's Supreme Court says that has to change.

The first round of tickets to Beyoncé's highly anticipated Renaissance world tour go on sale next week. Ticketmaster is under pressure to avoid a repeat of the Taylor Swift debacle in November.

The South African-based scientist who co-discovered the omicron variant of COVID-19 makes an intriguing argument.

Sanders was elected the governor of Arkansas in November. But she is not new to politics. She served as press secretary to President Trump and is the daughter of former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee.

The illness sends tens of thousands of babies to the hospital each year. If approved, the new injection would be the first broadly available prevention tool.

Republicans have cited the Minnesota Democrat's past controversial comments about Israel. Omar, who herself has faced anti-Muslim bigotry since taking office, called the move "purely partisan."

A storm of global issues, from the Russian invasion of Ukraine to the Taliban's takeover of Afghanistan, has exposed and exacerbated Pakistan's political, economic and security fault lines.

Insecurity is a huge issue in Nigeria, with a militant Islamist insurgency in the north east, banditry in the north west and a rise in kidnapping for cash countrywide.

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Los Angeles’ universal basic income pilot program, BIG:LEAP, is about to wrap up after a year. How did their no-strings-attached income affect Angelenos’ lives?

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The College Board has revised some of its new AP African American studies curriculum following criticism from Governor Ron DeSantis and other conservatives.

Revised AP African American studies course erases critical history, says UCLA professor

The College Board has revised some of its new AP African American studies curriculum following criticism from Governor Ron DeSantis and other conservatives.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The Laundry Truck LA helps unhoused Angelenos wash their clothes. The goal is to support families and help kids stay educated, says founder Jodie Dolan.

Laundry Truck LA partners with LAUSD to help kids get clean clothes

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Regenerative agriculture grows healthier food, captures carbon from the atmosphere, and fights climate change. So why isn’t every farmer doing it?

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Robot dogs made headlines in New York and San Francisco when those police departments added them to their forces. LA is next for the big debate.

Robot dogs stir heated debate in LA City Council

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Governor Gavin Newsom unveiled a new concealed carry bill this week, banning guns in public places. It’s a response to the latest California mass shootings.

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Governor Gavin Newsom unveiled a new concealed carry bill this week, banning guns in public places. It’s a response to the latest California mass shootings.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Other states, including Massachusetts and New York, are taking a page out of the California playbook and are working to improve and protect abortion access.

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Other states, including Massachusetts and New York, are taking a page out of the California playbook and are working to improve and protect abortion access.

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