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Protests against alleged sexual harassment of McDonald's employees are planned for 13 cities Thursday. And Democratic presidential hopefuls are targeting the company's shareholder meeting in Dallas.

from NPR

College Board considers a student's hardships on the SAT

Statistics have shown that kids from wealthy families generally score much higher on standardized tests than kids from poorer families.

Rep. Nanette Diaz Barragán on Trump plan to evict undocumented immigrants from public housing

At a hearing yesterday, HUD Secretary Ben Carson defended a new plan that would push undocumented immigrants out of public housing.

AB 1356 would force more cities to open cannabis shops

A new bill before the California Legislature would force cities and counties that banned recreational cannabis businesses to allow a certain number of them to open.

This may be the year that California finally gets to pick who’ll be the next president.

from Zócalo's Connecting California

The European Parliament elections just kicked off across Europe. It’s a four-day affair. The results could eventually determine whether the EU will remain a united Europe.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The Lovell Health House is at the edge of Griffith Park. The depression-era home was built in 1929 and was completely radical for its time.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

On Wednesday, three more parents pleaded guilty in the college admissions cheating scandal.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

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The Trump administration is backing off plans to put Harriet Tubman on the $20 bill.

Trump is keeping Harriet Tubman off the $20 bill

The Trump administration is backing off plans to put Harriet Tubman on the $20 bill.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

President Trump has invited Iran to “pick up the phone and call” him. He’s also threatened the “end” of that country. It’s the latest act  in a long international drama.

Does the Trump White House want war with Iran?

President Trump has invited Iran to “pick up the phone and call” him. He’s also threatened the “end” of that country. It’s the latest act  in a long international drama.

from To the Point

The fastest growing cities are in Arizona, Texas, Washington and North Carolina. Columbus, Ohio, is the only Midwestern city in the top 15 fastest-growing populations.

South and West continue rapid growth, according to new population data

The fastest growing cities are in Arizona, Texas, Washington and North Carolina. Columbus, Ohio, is the only Midwestern city in the top 15 fastest-growing populations.

from NPR

How’s President Trump’s legal strategy working out?

Delays work, until they don’t

How’s President Trump’s legal strategy working out?

from LRC Presents: All the President's Lawyers

American garlic growers have struggled to compete with cheaper Chinese imports of the aromatic kitchen staple.

California garlic farmers benefit from US-China trade war

American garlic growers have struggled to compete with cheaper Chinese imports of the aromatic kitchen staple.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Migrants are overwhelming detention centers along the border, so Customs and Border Protection officers are putting some of them on buses and dropping them off sometimes hundreds of…

As border agents leave migrants stranded, volunteers step in to help

Migrants are overwhelming detention centers along the border, so Customs and Border Protection officers are putting some of them on buses and dropping them off sometimes hundreds of…

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Like any daycare, Penny & Peggy Nairn’s 24 hour childcare and Early Education Center is full of toys and games and puzzles and paints.

When parents work the night shift, babies need a safe place to sleep

Like any daycare, Penny & Peggy Nairn’s 24 hour childcare and Early Education Center is full of toys and games and puzzles and paints.

from Greater LA

Former White House Counsel Don McGahn was a no-show at today’s House Judiciary Committee hearing. On orders from the White House, McGahn defied the committee’s subpoena.

Don McGahn is a no-show at today’s hearing and Democrats are furious

Former White House Counsel Don McGahn was a no-show at today’s House Judiciary Committee hearing. On orders from the White House, McGahn defied the committee’s subpoena.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Representatives of Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro and opposition leader Juan Guaido are trying to find a peaceful solution after months of bloody clashes and a failed uprising.

An inside look at life in Venezuela, a country in turmoil

Representatives of Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro and opposition leader Juan Guaido are trying to find a peaceful solution after months of bloody clashes and a failed uprising.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

New cases of asthma dropped dramatically in Los Angeles communities where air quality improved the most over 20 years. The results illustrate health benefits from pollution control.

When LA's air got better, kids' asthma cases dropped

New cases of asthma dropped dramatically in Los Angeles communities where air quality improved the most over 20 years. The results illustrate health benefits from pollution control.

from NPR

In the Chino Hills, just west of the city of Corona, the Prado Dam crosses the Santa Ana River and protects about 1.5 million people downstream in Orange County.

OC Line: Trouble at the Prado Dam

In the Chino Hills, just west of the city of Corona, the Prado Dam crosses the Santa Ana River and protects about 1.5 million people downstream in Orange County.

from Greater LA

Nearly two dozen Democrats are running for president. Many of them tried getting attention by doing town halls on Fox News, including Pete Buttigieg, Bernie Sanders, and Amy Klobuchar.

Is it smart for Democratic presidential candidates to do Fox News town halls?

Nearly two dozen Democrats are running for president. Many of them tried getting attention by doing town halls on Fox News, including Pete Buttigieg, Bernie Sanders, and Amy Klobuchar.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The right to an abortion is being challenged in several states, including Alabama and Georgia. We look at the future of Roe v. Wade. Also, the U.S.

Legal questions surrounding abortion rights

The right to an abortion is being challenged in several states, including Alabama and Georgia. We look at the future of Roe v. Wade. Also, the U.S.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

For every era in American history, there’s a pair of jeans to go with it: bell bottoms, cowboy wranglers, skinny hipster jeans, daisy dukes. They were invented in California.

How blue jeans started in LA

For every era in American history, there’s a pair of jeans to go with it: bell bottoms, cowboy wranglers, skinny hipster jeans, daisy dukes. They were invented in California.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand