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Crime & Justice

Former LA County Sheriff Baca's prison term delayed

Less than 24 hours before former L.A. County Sheriff Lee Baca was due to surrender to prison officials, Baca requested the U.S. Court of Appeals allow him to remain free on bond pending his appeal. His surrender was automatically frozen until the appeals court decides on the bond request.

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Health

The Senate health care vote, simplified

The Senate is expected to vote Tuesday on whether to advance health care legislation to the Senate floor. But it's not clear exactly what they'll be voting on — or what they'll need to pass it. Here's what you need to know about  a situation that's complicated, even by health policy standards.
Health

Female athletes are closing gender gap when it comes to concussions

Athletes and the public are becoming more aware of the dangers of sports-related head injuries, but there's little data on athletes like fighter Gina "Danger" Mazany. That's because, unlike the vast majority of athletes studied, she's a woman. She's helping researchers learn more about head injuries and the female brain.
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Crime & Justice

LA Sheriff Baca's prosecutor: The corruption 'shocked' him

Former Assistant U.S. Attorney Brandon Fox reflects on his prosecution of ex-L.A. Sheriff Baca and the need "to stop that culture" of impunity. Baca was set to begin a three-year prison sentence Tuesday stemming from his conviction for obstruction of justice and lying to investigators, but received a stay pending appeal.

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Politics

Jared Kushner says 'I did not collude with Russia'

"I did not collude, nor know of anyone else in the campaign who colluded, with any foreign government," President Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser Kushner said in a statement ahead of a closed-door meeting before the Senate Intelligence Committee. Read his statement annotated by NPR reporters here.

SoCal, What's Good?

Peking Tavern

What it is:
Peking Tavern is a gastropub located on the basement floor of an old bank building. It’s downtown L.A.’s best basement hideaway.
Why it's cool:
The restaurant serves Authentic Northern Chinese eats such as hand-pulled noodles and fresh-made dumplings throughout their happy hour and late hours. Hand-crafted cocktails are mirrored with Asian flair and supported by a well-respected craft beer list.
You should know:
Happy hour is certainly the best time to visit to take advantage of their drink/food specials. If you dare, Bai Jiu (like sake) with a YanJing chaser is always a solid choice.