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Scarborough: Trump's 'not going anywhere until Bob Mueller says he’s going somewhere' 21.8.2017 The Hill
MSNBC's Joe Scarborough predicted Monday morning that President Trump isn't "going anywhere until Bob Mueller says he's going somewhere," pushing back on what he described as heightened social media speculation that the p...
California Inc.: Eclipse day is here, but be careful of some safety glasses 21.8.2017 LA Times: Commentary

Welcome to California Inc., the weekly newsletter of the L.A. Times Business Section.

I'm Business columnist David Lazarus, and here's a rundown of upcoming stories this week and the highlights of last week.

Stocks took a pounding last week as the political turbulence in Washington and terror attacks...

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Essential California: How the USC med school scandal could affect a major court case 21.8.2017 LA Times: Commentary

Good morning, and welcome to the Essential California newsletter. It’s Monday, Aug. 21, and here’s what’s happening across California:

TOP STORIES

Long shadow of a scandal at USC

Of the many consequences of the drug scandal involving former USC medical school dean Carmen Puliafito, few are as high-stakes...

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Pebble Beach 2017: Final automobile auction numbers down from 2016 21.8.2017 LA Times: Commentary

A new record was set for a British car sale, a new record was set for a McLaren car sale, and a new auction house joined the action during the just-concluded Monterey Car Week, but the total auction sales figure was down slightly from 2016.

RM Sotheby broke existing British car records when it...

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Vegas visitors can now use their electronic wallet to pay hotel bills or buy show tickets, but not for gambling 21.8.2017 LA Times: Commentary

Next time you visit Las Vegas, you might be able to leave your credit cards at home. Many hotel-casino resorts along the city’s famed Strip now let guests use their digital wallets to pay for their room, meals and more — but not for gambling.

MGM Resorts has begun accepting various digital forms...

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Palestinian leader reportedly says he can't figure out Trump's Mideast peace plan 21.8.2017 LA Times: Commentary

Palestinian leaders are hoping that a meeting this week with a high-level team from the White House will provide some clarity about President Trump’s plan to get peace talks started again between Israelis and Palestinians.

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas told a visiting delegation...

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Trump to announce new strategy — and probably more troops — for Afghanistan 21.8.2017 LA Times: Commentary

President Trump has settled on a new military strategy in Afghanistan after months of bitter internal debates by his national security team and will announce a plan Monday expected to provide U.S. commanders with additional troops and broader authority to pursue militant forces.

Trump is expected...

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Truth and Lives vs. Career and Fame 20.8.2017 ConsortiumNews.com
Exclusive: As President Trump considers sending more troops to Afghanistan, it’s worth recalling the modern U.S. dynamic of politicians and generals making misguided judgments about war, writes ex-CIA analyst Ray McGovern. By Ray McGovern Fifty years ago, I could have…Read more →
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Pebble Beach 2017: Petersen to partner with Porsche on new exhibit 20.8.2017 LA Times: Commentary

The Petersen Automotive Museum will transform its Mullin Grand Salon into a Porsche platform, starting early next year.

The Wilshire Boulevard car museum has entered into an agreement with Porsche Cars North America to convene a yearlong exhibit of what its officers call “one of the most comprehensive...

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Housing a top priority for California lawmakers after recess 20.8.2017 AP Politics
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- Gov. Jerry Brown and Democratic legislative leaders have promised to tackle California's affordable housing crisis in their final weeks of work this year by pushing a package that includes regulatory reforms and money for low-income housing....
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Why Los Angeles is still a segregated city after all these years 20.8.2017 LA Times: Commentary

Every metropolitan area in the nation is racially segregated, and Los Angeles is no exception. We tolerate residential segregation because we’re convinced that it happened informally — because of personal choices and private discrimination. But what cemented our separate neighborhoods is something...

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Soaring trash fees for L.A. condos, apartment buildings spark outrage 20.8.2017 LA Times: Commentary

El Sereno resident Scott Toland is another unhappy customer of L.A.’s new refuse and recycling program.

Toland recently learned that the monthly trash bill at the 10-unit condominium complex where he lives could double — at a minimum. And that’s only if his homeowner association cuts back on regular...

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L.A. warns homebuilders, but not residents, of traffic pollution health risks 20.8.2017 LA Times: Commentary

For five years, Los Angeles has been issuing health advisories to housing developers, warning of the dangers of building near freeways. But when the city moved to alert residents as well, officials rejected it.

Planning commissioners axed a provision to require traffic pollution signs on some new,...

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Don't let foreign exchange rate overcharges go unchallenged 20.8.2017 LA Times: Commentary

Catharine Hamm was much too kind when describing the situation involving currency exchange rates (“The Five Words You Never Want to Say When You’re Paying by Credit Card in a Foreign Country,” On the Spot, online, July 30, lat.ms/currencyexchange).

I do an annual London theater binge and always...

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Is there anyone left willing to defend the president? 20.8.2017 LA Times: Commentary

When a van plowed into pedestrians in Barcelona last week, President Trump didn’t wait for investigators to determine who the attackers were. Within minutes of the first reports, he tweeted: “The United States condemns the terror attack in Barcelona, Spain, and will do whatever is necessary to...

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In Gaza, we get four hours of electricity a day — if we're lucky 20.8.2017 LA Times: Commentary

Some friends threw me a surprise birthday party last month. They placed a chocolate cake lit with candles before me and told me to make a wish for the year ahead. I immediately blurted out, “24-hour electricity and air conditioning.” They laughed and suggested I wish for something more realistic.

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Dick Gregory, who rose from poverty to become a groundbreaking comedian and civil rights activist, dies at 84 20.8.2017 LA Times: Commentary

Dick Gregory, who became the first black stand-up comic to break the color barrier in major nightclubs in the early 1960s, a decade in which he satirized segregation and race relations in his act and launched his lifetime commitment to civil rights and other social justice issues, died Saturday....

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Mourning family calls for probe into man's overdose death in home of Democratic donor 20.8.2017 LA Times: Commentary

The family and friends of 26-year-old Gemmel Moore, who died in the West Hollywood home of a prominent Democratic donor, called this weekend for authorities to do a thorough investigation into his death.

L.A. County Sheriff Jim McDonnell said Monday that homicide detectives will conduct a follow-up...

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Dick Gregory, groundbreaking comedian and activist who ran for Chicago mayor, dies at 84 20.8.2017 LA Times: Commentary

Dick Gregory, who became the first black stand-up comic to break the color barrier in major nightclubs in the early 1960s, a decade in which he satirized segregation and race relations in his act and launched his lifetime commitment to civil rights and other social justice issues, died Saturday....

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Trump advisor Carl Icahn resigned ahead of negative magazine article 20.8.2017 LA Times: Nation

Billionaire investor Carl Icahn, who resigned Friday from an unpaid post as President Trump's advisor on deregulation efforts, stepped down as the New Yorker was preparing to publish a lengthy article detailing Icahn's potential conflicts of interest and questioning the legality of his actions.

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