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Millions will lose coverage under proposed new healthcare legislation

The Congressional Budget Office and the Joint Committee on Taxation (JCT) estimate that in 2018, 15 million more people would be uninsured under the proposed senate health care legislation than under the current law—popularly known as Obamacare. In addition, the proposal would reportedly reduce federal deficits by $321 billion over the coming decade.

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Changing the channel of L.A.’s music scene for youth

Years ago, when it came to learning to play an instrument, it was not a matter of students understanding how to bang a drum, and make noise. It was learning to count and moving to the different rhythms.

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Sheriff’s department remains on alert in wake of terror attacks

Security measures at major venues throughout the city continue to ramp up in light of the recent terrorist attacks following a concert in Manchester, England. “Our thoughts and prayers are with the people of Manchester, England, as they work to deal with the challenging and troubling circumstances created by the horrific attack by Isis sympathizers,” acccording to a statement released by the Los Angeles Sherriff’s Dapartment.

Senate sets sights on revamping healthcare

As a coalition of senators prepare once again to roll up their sleeves to begin to wrestle with crafting a health care bill that meets the needs of most Americans, Sen. Kamala Harris has laid out a substantial laundry list of items she said concerns her about the recently passed House version of the American Health Care Act (AHCA).

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Underlying economics of 1992 unrest

On Saturday, nearly 200 Angelenos turned out for a special teach-in at the corner of Western Avenue and Adams Boulevard that offered participants a chance to reflect on and hear thoughts about the lesson(s) learned from the 1992 civil unrest. Called “Lessons From LA’s Civil Unrest 25 Years of Recovery, Revitalization and Resilience,” the event was hosted in part by Los Angeles County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas and featured scholars from UCLA as well as labor officials.

State prepares accountability plan

The state board of education is expected to vote May 10 on a draft proposal of the plan officials expect to submit to the federal government that details California’s plan detailing the accountability they will use under the newly reauthorized Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA).

‘Soul food King’ succumbs

Adolf Dulan, the self-proclaimed “King of Soul Food,” who began learning to cook on a farm in Luther, Okla., while working next to his mother as she made the family’s meals has died. He was 83 years old.

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L.A. Uprising: A look at the city 25 years later

Twenty-five years ago on April 29, the world got a first-hand demonstration of how dangerous unchecked racism and prejudice can be. It began with an attempted police stop of a motorist that spiraled out of control and ended with four members of the Los Angeles Police Department charged with assault and excessive use of force. A video of the incident in Lake View Terrace, taken by amateur videographer George Holliday, was widely screened.

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L.A. Uprising: A look at the city 25 years later

Twenty-five years ago on April 29, the world got a first-hand demonstration of how dangerous unchecked racism and prejudice can be. It began with an attempted police stop of a motorist that spiraled out of control and ended with four members of the Los Angeles Police Department charged with assault and excessive use of force. A video of the incident in Lake View Terrace, taken by amateur videographer George Holliday, was widely screened.

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Facebook Killer’s actions could have lasting ramifications

Pennsylvania police confirmed Monday that the killer of a 74-year-old Cincinnati grandfather, Robert Godwin Sr.—a retired foundry worker with nine children and 14 grandkids—was shot by a children’s behavioral center worker. Godwin was walking home from Easter dinner with his family, when he randomly encountered and was shot by 37-year-old Steven Stephens, who then fatally turned the gun on himself the following day after leading police on what turned into a two-day chase. At one point, police said the search covered at least five states.

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