Posts Tagged ‘race’

Debunking two myths about politics and the 2020 presidential election

Beto O’Rourke’s announcement Thursday that he’s joined the Democratic scrum means the party’s field of presidential candidates is nearly set.

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California Sounds: A closer look at the Los Angeles-area artists headed to the Grammys

One of the less obvious storylines in the race for Grammy Award glory is the role geography plays in this year’s prominent races. The eight nominees in the record of the year category, for example, represent a half dozen North American metropolitan areas — and one rural German town.

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Africa is increasingly open to women in politics. In Congo, they have a fight on their hands

When citizens of the Democratic Republic of Congo go to the polls Sunday, the world’s attention will be focused on the race to succeed Congo’s president of nearly 18 years, Joseph Kabila.

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California Rep. Barbara Lee falls short in bid to become the first black woman in House leadership

California Rep. Barbara Lee on Wednesday lost her bid to become the first black woman elected to a House leadership position and the first woman to lead the House Democratic Caucus

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Osaka wins bid to host 2025 World Expo, plans futuristic fair on a man-made island

The Japanese city of Osaka will host the World Expo in 2025, after beating out cities in Russia and Azerbaijan in the race to host an event expected to draw millions of visitors and showcase the local economy and culture. Shouts of joy in Japanese erupted in the Paris auditorium when the 170 member…

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Faced with lawsuits and an FBI raid, Richelle Huizar drops her campaign for L.A. City Council

Richelle Huizar announced Wednesday she was dropping out of the race for Los Angeles City Council, following a tumultuous month marked by two lawsuits against her husband and an FBI raid of her home. Huizar, wife of Councilman Jose Huizar, had launched a bid for her husband’s seat two months ago…

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Flower vendor sues Riverside County Sheriff’s Department over alleged unlawful arrest due to her race

A flower vendor has filed a lawsuit against the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department, alleging that she was unlawfully arrested as she sold leis at a high school graduation. Joaquina Valencia’s attorneys said sheriff’s deputies targeted the woman because of her race and used excessive force when..

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Kayser plans to end run for his former L.A. school board seat

Bennett Kayser said Monday that he plans to drop out of the race to fill the L.A. school board seat he once held — which has been open since Ref Rodriguez resigned from the board in July.

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NASCAR makes a final run during an imperfect season

NASCAR’s season of doom and gloom sputters toward the checkered flag with a stout championship field but the inability to distance itself from everything that’s gone wrong during this trying year. Martin Truex Jr.’s team is closing after the race because his primary sponsor is leaving the sport….

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A relative novice in cross-country, UCLA’s Erika Adler is quickly making up ground

Erika Adler ended her freshman season with the UCLA cross-country team lying on a table, as a medic sewed stitches across a gash in her leg.

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