Grassroots activists propel progressive wins in L.A. as California reform efforts fail

Progressive-leaning grassroots activists upended establishment favorites in California on Election Day, most notably Los Angeles’ first Black district attorney, who was targeted by Black Lives Matter protesters because of her close relationship with police officers and their unions. Yet the failures of several statewide measures, including one to repeal a ban on affirmative action and […]

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Alex Trebek, beloved ‘Jeopardy!’ host, dies after cancer battle at age 80

Longtime “Jeopardy!” host Alex Trebek, adored by generations of trivia mavens who instinctively shout out questions to answers, died Sunday after a battle with cancer. He was 80. The official “Jeopardy!” Twitter account confirmed the news, adding that he was surrounded by friends and family as he died at home in the early morning. “Jeopardy!” […]

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