Ben Smith

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Politicians from all sides are looking a lot more critically at Silicon Valley. Companies like Facebook, Google and Amazon are now thought of as too big and getting away with too much.

Washington v. Silicon Valley: Have tech companies gotten too big?

Politicians from all sides are looking a lot more critically at Silicon Valley. Companies like Facebook, Google and Amazon are now thought of as too big and getting away with too much.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Barack Obama's birth certificate says he was born in Hawaii on August 4, 1961. Local newspapers carried announcements at the time.

Obama, the 'Birthers' and the Anatomy of a False Accusation

Barack Obama's birth certificate says he was born in Hawaii on August 4, 1961. Local newspapers carried announcements at the time.

from Which Way, L.A.?

Donald Trump is among those currently making the claim that  Barack Obama  is not a "natural born citizen," as the Constitution requires a President to be.

The Birthers and the Anatomy of a False Accusation

Donald Trump is among those currently making the claim that Barack Obama is not a "natural born citizen," as the Constitution requires a President to be.

from To the Point

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President Trump’s legal remedies to overturn the election continue to fail, but does it even matter?

from LRC Presents: All the President's Lawyers

Los Angeles erupted when news broke that the presidential race had been called for Joe Biden. Fireworks went off in Echo Park.

from KCRW Features

Angela Merkel is the second-longest serving chancellor in modern German history.

from Studio Berlin

California on Monday recorded its highest number of new cases since the pandemic began — more than 13,000 .

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Before COVID-19, street vendor Heleo Leyva ran Quesadillas Tepexco, an East Hollywood food stand. But as the virus began to spread, he was forced to shut down.

from Greater LA

Starting Wednesday night, LA County will require restaurants to stop outdoor dining, which local health officials have linked to an uptick in new coronavirus cases.

from Greater LA

President-elect Joe Biden said on the campaign trail that he hopes to have a close relationship with his vice president.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

2020 has been a tough year for everyone. In this special episode of Left, Right & Center, host Keli Goff chats with creatives about how art changes minds and helps us cope.

from Left, Right & Center