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The 2016 Academy Awards and race, re-capping CA Democratic Convention, the KKK in So Cal

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HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 28:  Cast and crew of 'Spotlight,' including actors Brian d'Arcy James, Michael Keaton, writer-director Tom McCarthy, actor Mark Ruffalo, producers Nicole Rocklin and Blye Pagon Faust, screenwriter Josh Singer, producer Michael Sugar, actors Rachel McAdams and Liev Schreiber, and producer Steve Golin accept the Best Picture award onstage during the 88th Annual Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre on February 28, 2016 in Hollywood, California.  (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
Kevin Winter/Getty Images
HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 28: Cast and crew of 'Spotlight,' including actors Brian d'Arcy James, Michael Keaton, writer-director Tom McCarthy, actor Mark Ruffalo, producers Nicole Rocklin and Blye Pagon Faust, screenwriter Josh Singer, producer Michael Sugar, actors Rachel McAdams and Liev Schreiber, and producer Steve Golin accept the Best Picture award onstage during the 88th Annual Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre on February 28, 2016 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Chris Rock's monologue, Leo DiCaprio's win and Alejandro Iñárritu being played off are just some of the highlights from the 2016 Oscas.

The 88th Academy Awards started off with a bang as host Chris Rock took on the lack of diversity in Hollywood with some very pointed jokes and never let go.
Writer Alynda Wheat thinks his edgy bits went exactly where they needed to go. Actress Anne-Marie Johnson says he "completely missed the point."
Lady Gaga might start a trend with her white hybrid gown-jumpsuit.
Kamala Harris has solidified her position as front-runner for an open US Senate seat by securing a key endorsement from the state Democratic Party.
Salaam Reads is thought to be the first-ever imprint focused on delivering more Muslim characters and stories. Co-creator Zareen Jaffery, joined the show to discuss.
Five Ku Klux Klan members arrested by Anaheim police have now been released, according to officials. The KKK members clashed with counter protesters Saturday in Anaheim. The confrontation quickly grew violent and three people were stabbed, one critically.
It's a 150-year-old public space for which there's been a lot of vision but not a whole lot of results. A new design competition aims to get Pershing Square right.
Last year, more than 3,000 sea lions were found stranded throughout the Pacific Coast. So far this year the number is lower, but that might not be a good thing.
A scientist at San Francisco State University first noticed the strange behvior, and is leading the effort to track the 'zombie bees.'
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