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Poverty rates are down, median income is up

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News today from the Census Bureau shows that the economic situation for millions of Americans got better last year: More than three million people escaped poverty and median income is up more than 5 percent. In South LA, violent crime is up. The LAPD is fighting the trend with the Community Safety Operations Center, a coordinated effort between precincts. It’s the 20th anniversary of the murder of Tupac Shakur in a drive-by in Las Vegas. Press Play looks at his legacy and influence. And Keith Morris, founding member of punk bands Black Flag and the Circle Jerks, has a new book out: “My Damage: The Story of a Punk Rock Survivor.” Finally, a new investigation shows that the sugar industry cooked the books about the health dangers of their product back in the 1960s.