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It’s Thursday, Feb. 20 And Here Are The Stories We’re Following Today

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It’s another perfect, mid-70’s degree day in Los Angeles, and we've got your usual roundup of weekend events.

Meanwhile, the race to be the city’s next district attorney is heating up. Currently, both challengers are trying to claim the epithet of “most progressive.” And the incumbent says she's a "reasonable reformer." Who will persuade voters they have what it takes to run the nation's largest prosecutor's office?

Here's What We're Covering Today:

  • In their bids to unseat L.A. County District Attorney Jackie Lacey, candidates George Gascón and Rachel Rossi both say they're progressives. Reporter Emily Elena Dugdale looks at whether we're ready for a progressive prosecutor, something unthinkable here not that long ago.
  • All the DA candidates weighed in on reporter Aaron Mendelson’s investigation into PAMA Management.
  • A verdict is due any day now in the trial of fallen movie mogul Harvey Weinstein, who faces charges of predatory sexual assault and could face life in prison if convicted. Twelve men and women in New York have been slowly deliberating over his fate. We’ll update you as soon as we learn of their decision.
  • Reporter Brianna Lee offers up yet more voting guides for the primaries (we really want you to be prepared!).
  • And Christine Ziemba has her always stellar weekend events roundup.

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