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The statement comes in response to <a href="https://apnews.com/58043910be7bdc6818344bdee2096bc2">r</a>emarks made earlier this week by a longtime International Olympic Committee member who suggested a late May deadline to decide the fate of the Tokyo Games.

The controversial NYPD program resulted in multiple lawsuits which were settled. Muslim American advocates and civil rights groups condemned Bloomberg's defense.

Lawyers for Lee Boyd Malvo, who shot and killed 10 people as a teen and was sentenced to life in prison without parole, pulled the case from the high court. Under a new law, he could seek parole.

A massive 656-ft. cargo ship filled with thousands of new cars has been stuck, capsized off the Georgia coast for months. Now, crews are getting ready to dismantle the ship and remove it piecemeal.

Brain scans show that when people listen to songs, an area in the left hemisphere decodes speech-like sounds while one on the right processes musical information.

One in 5 American children struggles with anxiety. To help students cope, more and more schools are turning to mindfulness — but the explosion of interest has some researchers advising caution.

During Pence's governorship, an HIV outbreak occurred that some health experts say could have been prevented or lessened with a better response.

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talks to the pop superstar and former One Direction member about the creative and commercial pressure behind making his sophomore album.

In a few short years, Scotland has turned periods from a stigmatized subject to a selling point. The bill takes aim at "period poverty": when girls and women struggle to access menstrual products.

The Court of Appeal said the major international hub's plans for an additional runway failed to consider the government's pledges on carbon emissions. It's a big win for climate activists.

Italy says its cases of the COVID-19 coronavirus spiked by more than 50% in just 24 hours. Fears over the virus are forcing top-level soccer matches to be played without any fans present.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says he expects senators to take up the plan in the next two weeks.

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The CDC confirmed on Wednesday that a Northern California woman had coronavirus. Several new countries have reported cases in the last 24 hours, including Brazil, Greece, and Georgia.

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This year, L.A. replaced the traditional polling place with revamped voting centers. There aren’t as many locations, but voters can go to any of them.

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The Ahmanson Foundation has donated $130 million worth of art to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), but they won’t be doing that anymore.

LACMA loses Ahmanson Foundation support as it undergoes redesign

The Ahmanson Foundation has donated $130 million worth of art to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), but they won’t be doing that anymore.

On Wednesday, President Trump put Vice President Mike Pence in charge of the U.S.

Mike Pence now oversees US coronavirus response. What’s his science record?

On Wednesday, President Trump put Vice President Mike Pence in charge of the U.S.

The CDC confirmed on Wednesday that a Northern California woman had coronavirus. As it spreads, we have a UC Davis doctor answer your questions. How likely will you get coronavirus?

Coronavirus questions answered

The CDC confirmed on Wednesday that a Northern California woman had coronavirus. As it spreads, we have a UC Davis doctor answer your questions. How likely will you get coronavirus?

California has made voting more accessible, but not more understandable.

A tale of two elections

California has made voting more accessible, but not more understandable.

from Zócalo's Connecting California

Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders is leading the delegate race in the Democratic primary. He’s been the top vote getter in all three state primaries so far.

Democratic Party concerned about Bernie Sanders as frontrunner

Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders is leading the delegate race in the Democratic primary. He’s been the top vote getter in all three state primaries so far.

Next Tuesday, voters will decide LA County’s next district attorney, who oversees the largest prosecutorial office in the country. Jackie Lacey is the current DA.

Profile: LA District Attorney candidate Rachel Rossi

Next Tuesday, voters will decide LA County’s next district attorney, who oversees the largest prosecutorial office in the country. Jackie Lacey is the current DA.

What’s next for Stone?

Stone sentenced

What’s next for Stone?

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As we get closer to California’s primary on March 3, we’re taking another look at the candidates in the LA County District Attorney’s race.

Profile: LA District Attorney candidate George Gascon

As we get closer to California’s primary on March 3, we’re taking another look at the candidates in the LA County District Attorney’s race.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand