President Trump is again in Washington, the place issues are something however quiet. I am Davan Maharaj, editor-in-chief of the Los Angeles Occasions. Listed here are some story strains I do not need you to overlook at the moment.
D.C. Forecast: Scorching, Muggy and a Russia Storm
Washington is often in the summertime doldrums in mid-July, however these usually are not regular occasions. President Trump’s ballot numbers hit a historic low within the newest polling. A vote to overtake Obamacare is on maintain till Sen. John McCain recovers from surgical procedure to take away a blood clot. However what’s actually taking the oxygen out of D.C.’s air-conditioned rooms is the persevering with drama over Russian interference within the election. As extra details about a June 2016 assembly involving Donald Trump Jr. comes out, the president has continued to assault the “pretend information media” whereas prime Democrats at the moment are saying the disclosures might be a turning level.
— What’s the silver lining for Trump within the ballot numbers? He has largely stored help inside his personal social gathering.
— Darrell Issa was President Obama’s hardest critic, however he’s all of a sudden sounding like a average.
— Caitlyn Jenner, the Olympic gold medalist, actuality present star and transgender activist, is weighing a run for the U.S. Senate representing California.
The Double Lifetime of a USC Med Faculty Dean
In USC’s lecture halls, labs and government workplaces, Dr. Carmen A. Puliafito was a towering determine. The Keck Faculty of Drugs dean was a famend eye surgeon whose talent within the working room was matched by a present for attracting cash and expertise to the varsity. However there was one other aspect to Puliafito, who resigned as dean final yr. Throughout his tenure, Puliafito stored firm with a circle of criminals and drug customers who stated he used methamphetamine and different medicine with them, a Occasions investigation has discovered. Pictures and movies captured a few of their exploits.
For the ‘Dreamers’ and These Who Oppose Them, It’s a Nightmare
Almost six months into Trump’s presidency, the so-referred to as Dreamers — those that have been given short-term immigration aid beneath the Deferred Motion for Childhood Arrivals program — don’t know what to assume. As a candidate, Trump vowed to finish it. As president, he’s stated the Dreamers “should not be very fearful.” And because the again-and-forth has continued, they aren’t the one ones unnerved by the shortage of readability: Anti-unlawful immigration activists need the president to make good on his marketing campaign promise.
Hey, Snowflake: Do You Just like the GOP Healthcare Plan?
As Sen. McCain recuperates, Arizona’s junior senator, Jeff Flake, is caught in a political vise surrounding the GOP healthcare invoice. Whichever approach he decides, a large number of individuals again residence can be sad, and he simply so occurs to be up for reelection subsequent yr. That is maybe greatest illustrated within the city the place his mom lives — Snowflake. (Sure, it’s actually referred to as that. If for no different purpose, learn the story to seek out out why.)
Hollywood Bids Farewell to Two Legends
One was a veteran actor of movie and TV who gained an Oscar enjoying Bela Lugosi of Rely Dracula fame. The opposite was the father of the fashionable zombie film and creator of the “Night time of the Dwelling Lifeless” franchise. With the deaths of Martin Landau at age 89 and George Romero at seventy seven, Hollywood misplaced two males who discovered methods to transcend their respective crafts.
OUR MUST-READS FROM THE WEEKEND
— Someplace in California, one baby’s medical bills totaled $21 million in 2014. It’s only one instance of how a tiny variety of sufferers pose an enormous problem for Medi-Cal.
— An L.A. County sheriff’s deputy made no less than six giant drug busts alongside a stretch of the 5 Freeway; now his credibility is being questioned in courtroom.
— A new era of giant rockets made by area begin-ups, aerospace giants and the area businesses of the USA, Russia and China will quickly take to the skies.
— “I watched her die”: The final push for Mosul, from those that lived by way of the ferocious battle.
— Authenticity in casting: From “colorblind” to “shade acutely aware,” the brand new guidelines are something however black and white.
— Report snowmelt has triggered flooding within the Sierra Nevada, and controlling it isn’t straightforward.
— Get a first take a look at Disney’s new “Star Wars land” … nicely, a mannequin of it anyway.
— Alfred Angelo bridal shops closed with out warning, leaving many brides with out wedding ceremony robes or bridesmaids’ clothes.
— The town of Anaheim has responded to complaints concerning the rising homeless inhabitants round Disneyland by eradicating bus benches.
— A former Compton official and his spouse have pleaded responsible in a $three.7-million embezzlement scheme.
— Maryam Mirzakhani, a Stanford College professor who was the primary and solely lady to win the Fields Medal in arithmetic, has died at age forty.
— This is what to observe for within the vote to increase California’s cap-and-commerce program.
HOLLYWOOD AND THE ARTS
— Winter is right here: “Recreation of Thrones” started its seventh season and, as TV critic Lorraine Ali writes, it seems as if the narratives of the present’s feminine characters will take middle stage.
— In the meantime, the brand new Physician Who will probably be performed by Jodie Whittaker, the primary lady within the position.
— What can you actually study from Steve Martin, James Patterson and Jane Goodall in a web-based workshop?
— Disney has unveiled some sneak previews of “A Wrinkle in Time,” “Mary Poppins Returns,” a reside-motion model of “The Lion King” and extra.
Although he by no means stated, “You soiled rat,” James Cagney performed massive-metropolis robust guys in lots of his movies. His solely Oscar? For enjoying a music-and-dance man in “Yankee Doodle Dandy.” He was born on this date in 1899, and though he was praised as one of many greats of his era, he most popular a easy life.
— At the very least 9 individuals died after a flash flood in Arizona tore by way of a gaggle of relations cooling off in a creek.
— Thirty individuals have been shot, three fatally, throughout an 18-hour interval from Saturday to Sunday in Chicago.
— British police have charged a young person with a spate of London acid assaults, as authorities think about whether or not harder sentences would cease such assaults.
— Wastewater on a stick: the popsicles from Taiwan that you actually, actually don’t need to eat.
— Cleveland, as soon as referred to as “the error on the lake,” is on the cusp of cool.
— Not simply the “Amazon showroom”: how Greatest Purchase rebounded to keep away from turning into one other retail casualty.
— Sure, you would lose your property to squatters.
— Why did Donald Trump Jr.’s emails floor? As a result of particular counsel Robert S. Mueller III is already altering Washington’s mendacity methods.
— Republicans are enjoying politics with the fuel tax once more. No marvel they haven’t any energy in California.
WHAT OUR EDITORS ARE READING
— Made in China, Indonesia and Bangladesh: inside Ivanka Trump’s style model. (Washington Publish)
— A quick historical past of the time period “nothing burger.” (Atlanta Journal-Structure)
— Ann Coulter wasn’t too glad about being moved on her Delta flight. (MarketWatch)
ONLY IN L.A.
Tim Damon employs two full-time welders and fabricators and has a storage filled with supercharged Porsches. Are you able to guess what he does for a dwelling? When you stated, “Shoot automotive commercials,” then begin your engines. Right here’s a glance behind the scenes at how his Gardena-based mostly firm sells the necessity for velocity.
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