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Michael Brown & Eric Garner - a tipping point? The Orion spacecraft, and the first openly gay MLS star

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Robbie Rogers of the LA Galaxy was the first openly gay professional soccer player to come out. Rogers writes about what it was like to come out in his new book, "Coming Out to Play."
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Robbie Rogers of the LA Galaxy was the first openly gay professional soccer player to come out. Rogers writes about what it was like to come out in his new book, "Coming Out to Play."

Politicians and protesters call for a change to the justice system, but how to do it? The Orion spacecraft, and Grammy noms for Sam Smith.

Demonstrations in Ferguson, New York and across the country are calling for reforms after grand juries declined to indict police officers involved in several high-profile cases. Alex Cohen talks with Clarence B. Jones, former political advisor and personal lawyer for Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.
This week on the Flashback we'll talk to Jamelle Bouie from Slate, and here in studio, James Rainey, political reporter for the Los Angeles Times.
When the LA Galaxy takes the field this weekend for US soccer's highest prize, Robbie Rogers will be on the field.
NASA's Orion spaceIt was a no go for NASA's Orion spacecraft yesterday thanks to bad weather, but in the early morning hours today there was lift off!
It's a big day in the world of music, with the likes of Iggy Azalea, Taylor Swift, Meghan Trainor and more, all nominated for Grammys.
California is packed with motorcycle clubs, including dozens of African-American groups. Oakland's East Bay Dragons have been revving their engines the longest.
CicLAvia comes to South L.A. on Sunday. The street festival is now 4 years old. It's modeled after an event in Bogota, Columbia that's been happening for 40 years.
We hope you've perked back up after your rainy day soup and sweatpants, because we've got some fun ideas on how to enjoy your time off.
Starry Kitchen - one of the most popular restaurants in LA - is reaching out to the community to help save their balls... crispy tofu balls that is.
Book critic & founder of lending library Libros Schmibros in Boyle Heights, David Kipen shares his literary and California-inspired gift ideas.
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