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Update on Congressman Nunes, LA Iranian Protest, How Prohibition Shaped SoCal




WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 30: Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA), Chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, walks away from a meeting with House GOP members, on Capitol Hill January 30, 2018 in Washington, DC.  (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 30: Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA), Chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, walks away from a meeting with House GOP members, on Capitol Hill January 30, 2018 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
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Rep Nunes Update

Congressman Devin Nunes, the top Republican on the House Intelligence Committee, is now at the center of a report that broke late Friday alleging that he met with a former Ukrainian prosecutor last year to obtain information on former Vice President Joe Biden. Nunes has not confirmed a meeting and says he intends to sue the outlets reporting the story. All this happens amid impeachment hearings.

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Mayors and Homelessness

Homelessness is probably the single most pressing problem in Southern California. And it was the subject of a discussion at UCLA Friday, where a who’s who of the LA’s influential and powerful gathered for a day of discussion.

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LA Iranian Protest

Last week, tens of thousands of Iranians took part in nationwide protests after the government raised gas prices by 50 percent. Violence broke out between demonstrators and local security forces and more than 100 protestors are reportedly dead, but the toll is likely much higher. Numerous others were injured and arrested. It makes for an emotional time for LA's Iranian community who are watching from afar; Los Angeles has the largest concentration of Iranian-Americans in the country.  

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Purple Project Prohibition

As part of our Project Purple coverage, we explore the effects of the 18th amendment on Southern California and how it influenced the Los Angeles we know today.

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SoCal Storm

Southern California is expected to be hit with several inches of rain and even thunderstorms this week, according to the National Weather Service. Cold temperatures in low elevation may lead to snow—and potential road closures in the midst of holiday travel. Meanwhile, heavy rain could set off mudslides in recent wildfire burn areas. 

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American Cuisine

Tis' the season — for gathering with loved ones around the dinner table. Perhaps you're dusting off old recipes, those handed down from family for dishes like roast turkey and stuffing, green bean casserole or sweet potato pie. Dishes that seen quintessentially American but are they? What is American food, anyway?

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Iranian Jewish Reunion

At an L.A. country club recently, there's a sign for Homecoming Queen, School Stud, High School Sweethearts. And in huge glittery numbers: "1977." This isn't your typical high school reunion because just as this class was graduating, their country was gripped by revolutionary riots. As teenagers, most of them left Iran as it became an Islamic republic. Reporter Asal Ehsanipour tells us that on this 40th anniversary of the Iranian revolution, this reunion takes them back to a place that feels like a world away.