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Cities across California – and around the country – witnessed protests and unrest this weekend, following the recent death of George Floyd at the hands of police officers in…

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Cities across California – and around the country – witnessed protests and unrest this weekend, following the recent death of George Floyd at the hands of police officers in…

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Attorney General Merrick Garland has announced he’s appointing a special counsel to look into the handling of classified documents tied to President Joe Biden.

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Larry Gross, author of the LGBTQ civil rights treatise, “Up From Invisibility,” honors the achievement of the new same-sex marriage law with only feint appreciation for the president…

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Historian Joel Beinin uses his personal experiences to paint a picture of Israel, past and present, as a country and an idea.

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LA City Councilmember-elect Hugo Soto-Martinez credits his South LA-based upbringing, union organizing, and time studying criminology at UC Irvine for giving him a different…

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Burbank Congressman Adam Schiff discusses potential criminal charges against Donald Trump, plus his relationship with Kevin McCarthy, and his serious consideration of a Senate run.

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Panelists discuss the looming battle over raising the debt ceiling, the far-right gaining power in the House, and how the U.S. should respond as Israel moves toward a theocracy.

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Mayor Karen Bass has picked a new head of LA’s homeless services authority. Will a new regime make a difference in reducing the city’s unhoused population?

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The department told CalMatters it can’t say how many cases it chose not to investigate during the past 18 months under a new state law, which aimed to ensure state oversight of police…

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As Congresswoman Karen Bass is officially announced as LA’s next mayor, the homelessness crisis here keeps growing, and Angelenos are losing trust in City Hall.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand