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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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The attempt to recall Governor Gavin Newsom has failed, according to a call by The Associated Press, allowing the governor to stay in office until at least 2023.

from News Stories

Andrew Cockburn brilliantly documents the motivations behind the U.S. military’s war lust in his new book, “Spoils of War.”

from Scheer Intelligence

The LA City Council has passed a motion that aims to curb street racing.

from Greater LA

Columnist Joe Mathews says two 1848 events — California’s Gold Rush and the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo — re-founded the United States with different peoples, borders, and aspirations.

from Zócalo's Connecting California

Governor Gavin Newsom signed into law a historic bill for California last week.

from Greater LA

Western wildfires pose a much broader threat to human health than to just those forced to evacuate the path of the blazes.

from KCRW Features

The Conscious Kid is a nonprofit that helps families and educators foster anti-racist conversations through books that feature characters from underrepresented communities.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

U.S. Representative Karen Bass officially announced plans to leave Washington D.C. and run for mayor of LA.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The Santa Ynez Band of Chumash is cultivating native plant species in its nursery — as a way to preserve its indigenous culture.

from Greater LA