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Sandy Banks

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Columnist for the Los Angeles Times; sister of Stanford Law Professor Ralph Richard Banks

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Last week, Liz Dwyer got a phone call that nobody ever wants to get. Her husband, Elarryo Bolden, had been hit by a truck while riding his bike. The driver fled the scene.

Hit-and-Runs in Los Angeles

Last week, Liz Dwyer got a phone call that nobody ever wants to get. Her husband, Elarryo Bolden, had been hit by a truck while riding his bike. The driver fled the scene.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

LA Unified has more charter schools than any other school district in the United States — with 15 percent of the student population.

A Downtown Charter and the 'Diverse Schools Dilemma'

LA Unified has more charter schools than any other school district in the United States — with 15 percent of the student population.

from Which Way, L.A.?

Fired police officer  Christopher Dorner  is charged with on murdering one cop and he's threatened many more.

LAPD Legacy Makes Dorner Case More than Just a Manhunt

Fired police officer Christopher Dorner is charged with on murdering one cop and he's threatened many more.

from To the Point

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American-born journalist Jason Rezaian spent a year and a half in one of Iran’s toughest prisons. He was accused of espionage.

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President Trump asked for unity from a newly divided Congress--which has more women than ever before.

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President Trump decides he’s done waiting for Congress to fund his border wall. He’s doing it himself, or at least trying to, anyway.

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Thirty-one thousand LAUSD teachers, nurses, librarians, and counselors went on strike this morning. They want a salary increase, smaller class sizes, and the hiring of more staff.

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More than 800,000 federal employees continue to go without pay in what could soon be the longest government shutdown yet.

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We’re not talking about the hamberders.

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President Trump is delivering his State of the Union address Tuesday night, a speech that had been delayed during the government shutdown.

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Politically, Trump’s great wall may not be worth the government shutdown. But it appeals to his base, including evangelical Christians.

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Listen to America change… one person at a time. For these six people, the politics of the Trump era have changed everyday life.

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