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Laura Coates sparks unique conversations and covers the most interesting stories of the day through a news, legal and pop culture lens.

The DEI debate: necessary policy or flawed strategy? Laura Coates Live
Judge Juan Merchan has rejected yet another attempt by former President Trump to delay his criminal hush money trial set to begin in New York on Monday. Merchan issued an order denying a motion from Trump’s attorneys to delay the trial due to excessive pretrial publicity. Plus, a roundtable discussion on DEI and why it is dividing America.
Apr 13, 2024
O.J. Simpsons dies at 76 Laura Coates Live
O.J. Simpson, the former NFL star and broadcaster whose athletic achievements and fame were eclipsed by his 1995 trial in the brutal killings of his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ron Goldman, has died of cancer, his family announced Thursday on X. He was 76. Murder trial witness, Kato Kaelin, a friend of Nicole Simpson, joins to discuss the impact and legacy of the trial.
Apr 12, 2024
Monday: jury selection begins in Trump’s New York trial Laura Coates Live
Sen. Raphael Warnock joins to discuss the hot-button issue of abortion after Trump and Biden both weigh-in. Plus, for the third time in three days, a New York appellate judge has denied an attempt by former President Donald Trump to delay his hush money trial.
Apr 11, 2024
Parents of school shooter sentenced to 10-15 years in prison Laura Coates Live
The parents of the teenager who killed four students in the 2021 school shooting in Oxford, Michigan, were each sentenced Tuesday to 10 to 15 years in prison, weeks after being convicted of manslaughter. Plus, the Arizona Supreme Court ruled Tuesday the state must adhere to a 160-year-old law barring all abortions except in cases when “it is necessary to save” a pregnant person’s life – a significant ruling that will make a Civil War-era abortion law enforceable in the state.
Apr 10, 2024
Trump jurors to be asked if they support QAnon, Proud Boys Laura Coates Live
CNN has obtained the jury questionnaire in Trump’s New York hush case. Prospective jurors will be quizzed on their feelings about Trump and asked if they or anyone in their circle have ever been to a Trump rally or worked or volunteered for a Trump presidential campaign, the Trump presidential administration, or any other political entity affiliated with Trump. But they won’t be asked explicitly what political party they belong to, who they’ve voted for or who they have made political contributions to. Plus, Donald Trump elaborated on his position on abortion, saying it should be left to individual states to determine abortion legislation.
Apr 9, 2024
Trump loses bid to dismiss classified docs case Laura Coates Live
Former President Donald Trump was dealt two major setbacks Thursday in his efforts to derail the criminal cases against him, with judges in the Georgia election interference case and in the federal classified documents case both rejecting bids by the presumptive 2024 GOP presidential nominee to have those cases thrown out. Plus, musician Ne-Yo joins to discuss AI and music.
Apr 5, 2024
Biden, Netanyahu to hold first call since strike on aid workers Laura Coates Live
President Biden faces a red line moment and a high-stakes call over the deadly strike against aid workers in Gaza. Will it change anything? Plus, new footage from inside the raid on Diddy’s home and new reporting on the interviews federal agents are now conducting.
Apr 4, 2024
Taiwan hit by its strongest earthquake in 25 years Laura Coates Live
Wisconsin is sending a message to President Biden that could very well spell trouble come the November election. Plus, the strongest earthquake in Taiwan in nearly a quarter of a century strikes the country. Also, Trump seeks to remove the judge with 13 days left until the hush money trial in New York.
Apr 3, 2024
Bailed out: Trump secures $175M bond through insurance company Laura Coates Live
The judge in the New York Trump hush money trial expands the gag order on the former president after his attacks on the judge’s daughter. Plus, former Trump aide Hope Hicks is expected to be called as a witness in the hush money case. Also, for now, Trump has avoided the seizure of his assets after posting his $175 million bond. Trump’s stock falls 21% after reporting it lost $58 million in 2023.
Apr 2, 2024
American Evan Gershkovich marks one year in Russian prison Laura Coates Live
Donald Trump and several of his co-defendants in the Georgia election subversion case are appealing a judge’s ruling that let Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis remain on the election subversion case. Plus, on Friday, Evan Gershkovich marked the grim milestone of one year in Russian detention. Shortly after his arrest, the Wall Street Journal reporter was charged with espionage — an accusation vehemently denied by Gershkovich, his employer and the US government.
Mar 30, 2024
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