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Los Angeles’ homeless crisis: too many tents, too few beds

In Los Angeles’ Skid Row, tents line entire city blocks. These makeshift shelters for the city’s homeless are now an almost permanent fixture of the city’s landscape, with barbecue grills and clusters of bikes standing alongside them. Some residents have tethered their tents to nearby fences and industrial buildings. Others run long power cords from…MORE

Michel Platini taken into custody over 2022 Qatar World Cup corruption allegations

Disgraced former UEFA President Michel Platini has been taken into custody as part of a corruption investigation over the awarding of the 2022 World Cup to Qatar, the French financial prosecutor’s spokesperson told CNN on Tuesday. The ex-boss of Europe’s soccer governing body had been serving a four-year ban from the sport since 2015, over…MORE

Klobuchar lists actions she would take in first 100 days as president

Sen. Amy Klobuchar has outlined actions she will take to address climate change and health care atop a long list of wide-ranging priorities for her first 100 days in office if she’s elected president in 2020. According to an 18-page list obtained by CNN, on day one the Minnesota Democrat would have the US reenter…MORE

Inside Shake Shack’s unusual global strategy

Shake Shack is expanding its global empire with a location in Mexico City. The burger brand, which turns 15 this summer, is tiny compared to rival international chains. McDonald’s had nearly 38,000 restaurants worldwide at the end of 2018, and Burger King finished last year with nearly 18,000 locations. Shake Shack, on the other hand,…MORE

Poll shows Medicare for All is confusing to most Americans

“Medicare for All” is in the spotlight in the 2020 presidential campaign, but many Americans don’t understand what it is. A new Kaiser Family Foundation poll released Tuesday found that majorities of those polled have mistaken views about the government-run program backed by Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, an independent who is a leading candidate for…MORE

This steer’s nearly 11-foot horns just broke a Guinness World Record

A Texas longhorn from Alabama has broken the Guinness World Record for longest horns, measuring nearly 11 feet from tip to tip. The 7-year-old steer, named Poncho Via, had his record breaking measurement — 10 feet, 7.4 inches long — confirmed on May 8 in his hometown of Goodwater, Alabama, according to a news release…MORE

Nevada is suing opioid manufacturers and distributors. There are more than 40 defendants in the case

Citing an “ecosystem of addiction,” Nevada Attorney General Aaron D. Ford announced Monday he is expanding a complaint against manufacturers, distributors, pharmacies, and individuals the state says are responsible for the opioid addiction crisis in Nevada. The lawsuit lists more than 40 defendants, including Teva Pharmaceuticals, Actavis Pharma, Purdue Pharma, members of the Sackler family…MORE

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