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‘I take full responsibility’: How Kamala Harris dealt with a scandal as DA

Michael Kranish on some questions Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) might face about her record as a prosecutor as 2020 heats up. Science reporter Carolyn Y. Johnson on what we still don’t understand about pregnancy. Plus, LeBron James could break a record.
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Kamala Harris, district attorney
In 2010, a crime lab scandal rocked San Francisco’s criminal justice system. The city’s district attorney at the time was Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.), now a 2020 presidential candidate. Michael Kranish reexamines the 2010 case, interviewing Harris on how she takes “full responsibility” for the failure and shedding light on how she might conduct herself in the White House.

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Don’t expect lots of reliable scientific information when you’re expecting.
Can you still take that medication when you’re pregnant? Is it okay to eat sushi? What about lunch meat? Is it safe to have a baby if you have a disability? These are just a few of the questions that women can’t seem to get straight answers on during their pregnancy. And part of the problem, according to science reporter Carolyn Y. Johnson, is that shockingly little research has been done on pregnancy, childbirth and breast-feeding.

The assumption of researchers and regulators has long been that it’s essential to protect pregnant women from research, rather than ensure they benefit from its rapid progress. But concerted pressure from scientists and advocates is slowly beginning to change policy and research culture.

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LeBron expected to break Jordan’s record
LeBron James is expected to surpass Michael Jordan in total points scored when the L.A. Lakers face off with the Denver Nuggets Wednesday night. Ben Golliver covers the NBA for The Post, and he says this is a hugely symbolic moment for LeBron, who grew up idolizing Jordan.
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