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Rio de Janeiro struggled to prepare to host the Summer Olympic Games.

Re-Imagining the Olympics

Rio de Janeiro struggled to prepare to host the Summer Olympic Games.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

This year's NCAA basketball championships will generate $1.5 billion; Division One athletics are major business.

The Crazy Money behind "March Madness"

This year's NCAA basketball championships will generate $1.5 billion; Division One athletics are major business.

from To the Point

Donald Sterling owned the NBA Clippers franchise for 30 years — not any more.

Clippers Sell for $2 Billion to Ex-Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer

Donald Sterling owned the NBA Clippers franchise for 30 years — not any more.

from Which Way, L.A.?

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After several guilty pleas, prosecutors won a conviction in the first trial connected to a wide-ranging corruption scandal that has exposed the dark side of LA politics.

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Actress and author Selma Blair talks about her multiple sclerosis, addiction struggles, and sexual assault.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

LA has been preparing for more traveling patients seeking abortions. Meanwhile, anti-abortion advocates plan to now focus on states like California where the procedure remains legal.

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Writer Daniel Bergner goes on a journey to better understand modern psychiatry, and discovers little has changed over the last 40 years when it comes to treatment.

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Former Mideast CIA operative John Kiriakou discusses his recent trip covering Biden in Saudi Arabia and what he’s learned about America’s “special relationship” with the country.

from Scheer Intelligence

Panelists discuss how President Biden is addressing fears of a recession, the latest January 6 hearing, and former President Trump’s potential 2024 run.

from Left, Right & Center

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from Greater LA