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Obama praises Nipsey Hussle for his Los Angeles community work

The late rapper Nipsey Hussle
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President Obama first heard Nipsey Hussle's music thanks to his daughters, and though he never met the musician, that didn't stop him from offering his condolences in a letter at Hussle's funeral procession, praising the Grammy-nominated rapper for his work in southern Los Angeles.

Details: Obama's letter was read aloud by hip-hop personality Karen Civil at Hussle's memorial at the Staples Center. The procession spanned 25.5 miles and went through the neighborhoods he had been active in, the New York Times reports.

"Stand up to hatred," Sanders urges Americans during LA mosque visit

Bernie Sanders paid a visit to a Los Angeles mosque while campaigning in California Saturday.
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Bernie Sanders said Saturday during a visit to a Los Angeles mosque to honor New Zealand's terrorist attack victims Americans should "stand up to hatred of all kinds," the Los Angeles Times reports.

The details: The 2020 presidential hopeful said at a later event in downtown Los Angeles the attacks on the two Christchurch mosques "shocked and disgusted" him, according to the LA Times.