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Anthony Gray plays the puzzle with puzzlemaster Will Shortz and NPR's Scott Detrow.

An expert in urban planning and environmental policy explains how race has played a central role in how cities across America developed — often in ways that hurt minority communities.

College theater student Julian Bass got big affirmation for his video where he morphs into superheroes. He talks with NPR's Scott Detrow about his sudden fame — and his love for Spider-Man.

Sisters Este, Danielle and Alana discuss mining personal fears and pain to write their third album, which they've given the clever acronym <em>WIMPIII</em>.

Nineteen-year-old Ashima Shiraishi may be one of the most talented rock climbers in the world, but lofty titles aside, she wants kids to know that most of climbing — and life — is "just falling."

The president has focused on the economy and the culture wars, but these days he says little about the pandemic that has killed 130,000 Americans.

It's not that young adults aren't worried about the pandemic, psychologists say, but they are at far greater risk of dying by suicide. Finding ways beyond screens to foster social bonds is crucial.

The offers come as many NBA players have upped their involvement in social causes. Superstar LeBron James has a new group aimed at protecting Black citizens' voting rights.

Women have slowly made economic gains over the last half-century, and the gender wage gap is as narrow as it has ever been. But coronavirus could reverse those gains, and motherhood is a big reason.

Ellen Blackstone plays the puzzle with puzzlemaster Will Shortz and NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro.

The Texas Democrat says police violence is not associated with Latinos in the same way it is with African Americans, "but it has been a real problem for the Latino community."

"State and local governments have really quite broad authority" to mandate the use of face masks during a pandemic, says the head of American University's Health Law and Policy Program, Lindsay Wiley.

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The Los Angeles City Council has come under ramped-up scrutiny following ongoing protests for racial justice.

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As bars and restaurants reopened for dine-in service in June, hundreds of front-of-the-house workers bore the brunt of a new workplace.

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There are 66,000 people experiencing homelessness in LA County.

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There are 66,000 people experiencing homelessness in LA County.

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T  he LA County Board of Supervisors recently voted to close Men's Central Jail and replace it with permanent supportive housing at "Restorative Care Villages.” Supervisor Hilda L.

Men’s Central Jail is more than 50 years old. LA plans to close it

T he LA County Board of Supervisors recently voted to close Men's Central Jail and replace it with permanent supportive housing at "Restorative Care Villages.” Supervisor Hilda L.

from Greater LA

One of the biggest jail complexes in the world is located in downtown LA. Men’s Central Jail has enough space for more than 5,000 inmates.

LA County supervisors want to replace Men’s Central Jail with ‘Restorative Care Villages’

One of the biggest jail complexes in the world is located in downtown LA. Men’s Central Jail has enough space for more than 5,000 inmates.

from Greater LA

Chechnya is a lawless region of Russia. It’s tucked away in a remote corner of the Caucasus near the Caspian Sea.

‘Welcome to Chechnya’ looks at systematic persecution of LGBTQ people in the Russian republic

Chechnya is a lawless region of Russia. It’s tucked away in a remote corner of the Caucasus near the Caspian Sea.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

School is scheduled to begin on August 18 for more than half a million students in LAUSD.

Public school in LA starts next month. No one knows what it’ll look like

School is scheduled to begin on August 18 for more than half a million students in LAUSD.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The Supreme Court wrapped up its term today by handing a big blow to President Trump.

Supreme Court hands a big blow to Trump, says he must hand over his tax returns

The Supreme Court wrapped up its term today by handing a big blow to President Trump.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Nationally, President Trump is trailing Joe Biden by an average of about 10 points, and he’s behind Biden in key battlegrounds like Florida, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin.

Republican strategist on why Trump and moderate GOP senators need to go

Nationally, President Trump is trailing Joe Biden by an average of about 10 points, and he’s behind Biden in key battlegrounds like Florida, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

In two 7-2 rulings written by Chief Justice John Roberts, the court allowed a subpoena in a New York criminal case but told a lower court to consider separation of powers when it comes to Congress.

Supreme Court says Trump not 'immune' from records release, but hedges on House case

In two 7-2 rulings written by Chief Justice John Roberts, the court allowed a subpoena in a New York criminal case but told a lower court to consider separation of powers when it comes to Congress.

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