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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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John C. Fremont was instrumental in California becoming a state. He was one of the first two senators. He was the first Republican candidate for president in 1856.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

“We can’t act like nothing happened.” The service was a moment for his friends and family to remember him. But they also demanded answers from authorities.

from KCRW Features

The funeral for Robert Fuller was today at a church in Palmdale. Fuller was found hanging from a tree across the street from Palmdale City Hall on June 10.

from Greater LA

Less than a month after the police killing of George Floyd, the protests around the country continue.

from To the Point

Governor Gavin Newsom says the state is shutting down indoor operations at restaurants, wineries, tasting rooms, movie theaters, museums and more in 19 counties to curb the…

from Greater LA

Los Angeles City Councilman Herb Wesson and Council President Nury Martinez have introduced a motion that would create an alternative to police: a newly developed nonviolent…

from KCRW Features

Two LA City Councilmembers introduced a motion today that would replace some LAPD officers with unarmed, non-law enforcement workers tasked with responding to non-violent service…

from Greater LA

Bernie Sanders may never make it to the White House, but, just when we need them most, socialists like “Bigger than Bernie” co-author Meagan Day have picked up his torch.

from Scheer Intelligence

Josh Barro, Michael Steele and Christine Emba discuss the policy and news that made headlines this week

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