Albert Samaha

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Protests were peaceful Thursday in Dallas before shooting broke out.

Dallas Police Praised for Community-Policing Approach

Protests were peaceful Thursday in Dallas before shooting broke out.

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Two decades ago, California enacted a law to remove guns from people deemed too dangerous to be armed. But the measure, plagued by problems, has not achieved its promise.

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Coronavirus cases are rising in every state, fueled by the highly contagious Delta variant. In the last week, the U.S.

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Ken and Josh discuss Michael Avenatti’s decision to represent himself, the drama around Section 230, and the Tom Barrack indictment.

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Koreatown’s Wi Spa is the latest battleground in the culture wars — after a video went viral suggesting a transgender patron was admitted to a women-only section of the spa.

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As OC continues to debate whether ethnic studies should be included in the local K-12 curriculum, professor Theresa Montaño withdrew from the conservative-leaning OC Board of…

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Supervisor Kathryn Barger co-authored a motion with Supervisor Hilda Solis to create a blue-ribbon commission, saying the entire county needs to be brought to the table to study what’s…

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With the Tokyo Olympics opening this Friday, about 60 new COVID-19 cases have been reported, including among U.S. athletes Kara Eaker, Coco Gauff, and Katie Lou Samuelson.

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Ken and Josh discuss the Avenatti trial(s), the DOJ’s decision on Mo Brooks, and how you get really, really wealthy people to show up for court.

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Project Roomkey, a statewide effort to place medically vulnerable unhoused people in hotel rooms during the pandemic, is scheduled to close at the end of September.

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