Is it higher to attempt to fail, and attempt to fail and check out …? The GOP is again to the drafting board on healthcare. 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 this time.


The Return of ‘Repeal and Delay’?

The timing couldn’t have been extra pointed: Simply as President Trump was eating on the White Home with a number of supporters of the GOP Senate healthcare invoice, Sens. Mike Lee of Utah and Jerry Moran of Kansas stated they might be a part of two different Republicans to oppose it. With that, it was again to the drafting board. Now Trump and Senate Majority Chief Mitch McConnell are returning to a technique the GOP tried in 2015 however President Obama vetoed: repeal Obamacare with a two-yr delay to discover a alternative. In the meantime, Sen. John McCain simply needs Congress to “return to common order.” That may be one thing.

Extra Politics

— President Trump will wait for an additional day to “rip up” the Iran deal. The administration is certifying that Iran is complying with the nuclear deal that Trump has condemned.

— “Rent American”? Homeland Safety introduced a one-time improve of 15,000 extra visas for low-wage, seasonal staff this yr.

— Threatened by Trump’s finances, a tsunami warning system has acquired backing from a key congressional panel.

— A authorities watchdog says will probably be making public customer logs for Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort. What secrets and techniques may they disclose?

At USC, the Eye Physician Will No Longer See You Now

USC officers say Carmen A. Puliafito, the previous dean of the college’s medical faculty, is on depart and not seeing sufferers after the Los Angeles Occasions reported that he related to criminals and drug customers who stated he abused methamphetamine and different medicine. Right here is the newest from the aftermath of our investigation.

A Extra Average Local weather in Sacramento

Washington, take word: It’s potential to cross get together strains to cross laws. Look no additional than Sacramento, the place lawmakers voted to increase the state’s landmark program on local weather change that Gov. Jerry Brown has fought so onerous to maintain. The variety of Republican votes for the cap-and-commerce program wasn’t overwhelming — even with some notable names resembling Pete Wilson, George Shultz and Arnold Schwarzenegger chiming in with help — nevertheless it does stand in stark distinction to D.C.’s partisan gridlock.

The Battle for Boyle Heights, or a Tempest in a Espresso Pot?

In Boyle Heights east of downtown L.A., some locals really feel the very soul of the neighborhood is being threatened. Others simply want to drink a cup of espresso or take a look at some artwork. In current months, anti-gentrification activists have protested a coffeehouse and galleries with pickets and aggressive techniques; profane graffiti has focused “white artwork.” However to date, they’ve did not rally numerous residents to their trigger.

A Nice Good Night With Mr. Lincoln

Right here’s the pitch: Can one man convey our divided nation collectively, if just for a number of hours? If that man is Vin Scully, and the phrases he’s studying are these of Abraham Lincoln, why not? On Thursday he joined the L.A. Philharmonic and Music Director Gustavo Dudamel to relate Aaron Copland’s 1942 work “Lincoln Portrait,” they usually’ll be again for a repeat efficiency tonight. Even after sixty seven years because the voice of the Dodgers, Scully admitted to some pregame jitters: “My first thought was, ‘Whoa, that’s sort of out of the ballpark for me.’ ”


— The combined message from Trump on the DACA program for immigration aid sparks frustration.

— A homeless encampment in a flood management channel alongside the Santa Ana River is moved.

— Members of the “Recreation of Thrones” forged reveal what awaits their characters in Season 7.


— A wildfire burning within the Central Valley has unfold throughout hundreds of acres, forcing residents to flee their houses.

— The chancellor of the state group school system says intermediate algebra ought to not be required to earn an associates diploma outdoors math and science fields.

— After the thought was repeatedly rejected by Los Angeles County voters, a proposal to increase the county Board of Supervisors is gaining traction within the state Legislature.

— Momofuku chef David Chang says journey-sharing has modified the eating scene in L.A.


— Movie critic Justin Chang remembers zombie grasp George A. Romero, “one of some filmmakers who not solely formed a storytelling custom, he nearly breathed it into being.”

— Actress Lily Collins and director Marti Noxon say private expertise helped them deal with the subject of anorexia in “To the Bone” on Netflix.

— Selfie artists, take word: Capitalizing off the recognition of Yayoi Kusama’s “Infinity” mirror room, the Broad may have a bigger exhibition of Kusama’s rooms later this yr.

— Even within the age of YouTube, “America’s Funniest Residence Movies” stays a surprisingly well-liked present, thanks partially to household viewing.


Once you get caught between the moon and New York Metropolis.… This week in 1981, the movie “Arthur” was launched in theaters. Star Dudley Moore can be nominated for an Oscar, and supporting actor John Gielgud in addition to the music “Arthur’s Theme” would go on to win on the Academy Awards.


— The Trump administration is taking a look at a wildlife refuge within the Rio Grande Valley in Texas for its first portion of the border wall.

— Afghanistan’s protracted struggle killed a report variety of civilians in the course of the first six months of this yr, in accordance with a U.N. report.

— Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif could possibly be introduced down once more by a scandal involving leaked paperwork, London flats and a Microsoft font.

Pache, a stew of sheep and cow innards, might not look appetizing to the uninitiated, however the individuals of Mosul adore it.


— Wells Fargo will not be completed shedding companies, because it rethinks its operations after a sham-accounts scandal.

— As its losses and debt develop, can Frontier stay a participant within the telephone enterprise?


— How does Dodgers pitching ace Clayton Kershaw keep on prime of the mound? By tweaking his technique to stay forward of hitters.

— Rams operating again Todd Gurley coaches at youth soccer clinics whereas getting ready for his third season with the staff.


— California must maintain its ballots spin-free.

— Why the Supreme Courtroom wants 18-yr time period limits.


— An estimated seven hundred to 900 ladies within the U.S. died from being pregnant-associated causes in 2016; listed here are one hundred twenty of their tales. (ProPublica)

— Is the White Home making an attempt to kill off the every day press briefing? (CNN)

— George Strait has been a nation music icon for many years, however can he cling on when radio appears to have forsaken him? (The New Yorker)


No one bikes in L.A.? Not true. Almost 24,000 commute to work on bicycles, and one of many editors in The Occasions’ Opinion part is amongst them. With this 360-diploma video, you possibly can journey three miles in his footwear and see what it’s like from the other aspect of the automotive steering wheel.

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