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Got writer’s block? Lin-Manuel Miranda has a playlist for you

March 23, 2017 | Source: Michael Schaub

If you’re afflicted with writer’s block, “Hamilton” creator Lin-Manuel Miranda doesn’t want you throwing away your shot — and he’s made a Spotify playlist to help you put pen to paper.

The Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright revealed his literary-themed playlist, titled “Write Your Way Out,” on Spotify

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Mikey Garcia reluctant to enter boxing’s slumping pay-per-view market

March 23, 2017 | Source: Lance Pugmire

Mikey Garcia is an unbeaten world champion like Gennady Golovkin, but as the 29-year-old lightweight assesses boxing’s television landscape, he’d prefer exposure over the chance for a few extra bucks.

The boxer from Riverside is looking forward to scouting his future opponent Saturday when he…

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Flash flood warning for Sand fire burn area as powerful storm moves into Antelope Valley

March 23, 2017 | Source: Matt Hamilton

A powerful storm moving through the Antelope Valley on Wednesday triggered a flash flood warning for those living in the Sand fire burn area. The National Weather Service issued the warning about 7:40 p.m. and urged residents to take immediate precauti…

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Thursday’s TV highlights: ‘Baskets’ on FX

March 23, 2017 | Source: Ed Stockly

SERIES The History of Comedy This new episode explores the evolution of racial humor and how comedy can cross cultural barriers. 7 and 10 p.m. CNN Superstore Jonah and Cheyenne (Ben Feldman, Nichole Bloom) try to give Mateo (Nico Santos) legal advice…

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For one day, Occidental quarterback Bryan Scott gets to perform like a Division I player at USC’s pro day

March 23, 2017 | Source: Sam Farmer

Occidental College is nine miles from USC.

In football terms, the schools are galaxies apart.

Somehow, quarterback Bryan Scott bridged that divide. The four-year starter from Occidental handled the throwing duties Wednesday at USC’s pro day. He deftly distributed the football to a collection of…

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California files brief supporting challenge to Trump’s threat against ‘sanctuary’ cities and counties

March 23, 2017 | Source: Patrick McGreevy

Essential Politics: Gov. Jerry Brown visits Washington, D.C., Schwarzenegger blasts Trump’s approval ratings March 22, 2017, 7:46 p.m. This is Essential Politics, our daily look at California political and government news. Here’s what we’re watching ri…

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Essential Politics: Gov. Jerry Brown visits Washington, D.C., Schwarzenegger blasts Trump’s approval ratings

March 23, 2017 | Source: L.A. Times - Africa

Essential Politics: Gov. Jerry Brown visits Washington, D.C., Schwarzenegger blasts Trump’s approval ratings March 22, 2017, 7:46 p.m. This is Essential Politics, our daily look at California political and government news. Here’s what we’re watching ri…

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Safe to drink?

March 23, 2017 | Source: BBC News - Africa

A recent court case in Nigeria highlights concerns that locally made drinks may be considered unsafe for human consumption.

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‘Vegetable ivory’

March 23, 2017 | Source: BBC News - Africa

A look at how the seed of a South American tree is increasingly being used as an alternative to ivory.

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On a day honoring agricultural workers, not everyone’s celebrating

March 22, 2017 | Source: L.A. Times - Africa

Everything President Trump has tweeted (and what it was about) March 22, 2017, 11:45 a.m. His tweets have the power to shape international relations, send stock prices up – or down – and galvanize the American public.We’re watching how Donald Trump is …

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