Afternoon Update: How George Gascón Could Upset Jackie Lacey in November

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» Despite nearly avoiding a runoff in March, District Attorney Jackie Lacey could lose to progressive challenger George Gascón in November. Looking at a map of primary results, the Los Angeles Times determined that Gascón could forge a path to victory if he’s able to rally enough support in densely populated neighborhoods in the middle of the county. [Los Angeles Times]

» Rapper Megan Thee Stallion was reportedly shot while in Los Angeles on Sunday. TMZ initially reported that Megan had cut her foot during an incident outside a home in the Hollywood Hills, but she clarified on Instagram that, “On Sunday morning, I suffered gunshot wounds, as a result of a crime that was committed against me and done with the intention to physically harm me. I was never arrested, the police officers drove me to the hospital where I underwent surgery to remove the bullets.” [Billboard]

» According to prosecutors, alleged Jeffrey Epstein accomplice Ghislaine Maxwell has a husband, but won’t reveal who it is. Maxwell was seeking release on a $5 million bond, but the U.S. Attorney opposed that idea, citing the accused sex trafficker’s refusal to reveal who would co-sign the bond. (Prosecutors reportedly wouldn’t say if they believe she is, in fact, married to anyone.) [New York Daily News]

» On Wednesday, Senator Kamala Harris introduced the COVID-19 Bias and Anti-Racism Training Act, which aims to ensure that patients of color are receiving equal care and to hold medical professionals responsible for biases. According to statistics, Black Americans die from COVID-19 at 2.3 times the rate of white Americans. [The Grio]


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