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Lakers to hire JJ Redick in 4-year deal as head coach

After 1½ months of searching, including a couple of twists, the Lakers have found their new head coach – a former player-turned-broadcaster who doesn’t have any previous head coaching experience.

Amazon fined nearly $6 million for violations at Inland Empire warehouses

California has fined Amazon nearly $6 million for violating a law meant to protect warehouse workers from misuse of production quotas, state officials announced Tuesday.

Survivor in Hemet fire was revived after going into cardiac arrest, authorities say

Two people survived a huge house fire in Hemet after first responders rescued one of the victims from inside the home and revived them after they went into full cardiac arrest, the Hemet Fire Department said Friday.

Hemet Motorcyclist ID’d As Victim Of Tuesday Night Head-On Crash

A 35-year-old motorcyclist was killed when he collided head-on with a pickup south of Hemet, authorities said Wednesday.

What comes next for children’s health coverage? A leading expert weighs in

Enrollment in Medicaid soared to record levels during the pandemic. With more than 80 million people now getting health coverage through Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program, more Americans rely on the public safety net than ever before.

Statement By President Obama and Mrs. Obama

On April 20th, a jury in Minneapolis did the right thing. For almost a year, George Floyd's death under the knee of a police officer has reverberated around the world - inspiring murals and marches, sparking conversations in living rooms and new legislation. But a more basic question has always remained: would justice be done?

Floyd verdict gives hope, if only fleeting, to Black America

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Relief, even if fleeting and momentary, is a feeling that Black Americans have rarely known in America: From slavery to Jim Crow segregation to enduring punishments for living while Black, a breath of fresh air untainted by oppression has long been hard to come by.

Survey: Black Americans attend church and pray more often

Black Americans attend church more regularly than Americans overall, and pray more often. Most attend churches that are predominantly Black, yet many would like those congregations to become racially diverse. There is broad respect for Black churches' historical role in seeking racial equality, coupled with a widespread perception they have lost influence in recent decades.

Under Our Skin: How racism leaves an unmistakable mark on Black Americans

I’m only now coming to grips with what it has meant to my soul – and my body – to have been born Black in the Deep South in the shadow of Jim Crow and raise my kids during the era of Donald Trump. I’m one of the fortunate ones because I’ve survived to tell my own story and lived long enough to see science begin to answer questions that have long lingered in my brain. In this excerpt from “Why We Didn’t Riot: A Black Man in Trumpland,” I try to capture that truth.

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Amazon fined nearly $6 million for violations at Inland Empire warehouses

California has fined Amazon nearly $6 million for violating a law meant to protect warehouse workers from misuse of production quotas, state officials announced Tuesday.

Survivor in Hemet fire was revived after going into cardiac arrest, authorities say

Two people survived a huge house fire in Hemet after first responders rescued one of the victims from inside the home and revived them after they went into full cardiac arrest, the Hemet Fire Department said Friday.

Hemet Motorcyclist ID’d As Victim Of Tuesday Night Head-On Crash

A 35-year-old motorcyclist was killed when he collided head-on with a pickup south of Hemet, authorities said Wednesday.

With fires burning again, is California becoming uninsurable?

Thursday marks the beginning of summer, but early wildfires have already scorched the outskirts of L.A. and the Bay Area.
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