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Headlines: Ashli Babbit’s Brother Charged With San Diego Hate Crime; South Bay Starbucks Staffers Eye Unionizing

8:00 AM PDT on March 14, 2022

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—The brother of Ashli Babbit, fatally shot by Capitol police on January 6, 2021, is being charged with a hate crime and battery after yelling slurs at and assaulting a Latino traffic controller in San Diego. [NBC]

—A reported surge of Ukrainians and Russians at the Tijuana border is leading to increased attention on the Biden administration's embrace of Title 42, the process initially invoked by Trump to mass-expel migrants from the U.S. [MSN]

—Starucks employees in Long Beach and Lakewood are seeking to unionize, part of a growing nationwide movement. [LBP]

—Oscar-winning actor William Hurt is dead at age 71. [THR]

—Uber is charging a gas fee that goes directly to drivers, in light of rising fuel prices. [ABC]

—An off-duty Las Vegas cop is being charged after robbing a casino with a department-issued gun, among other crimes. [NBC]

—A 52-year-old man was shot and killed while walking his dog in Mid-City Los Angeles early Saturday morning. [Wane]

—Legendary L.A. sports broadcaster Alan Massengale has died at age 63. [ESPN]

—A man was killed in a deputy-involved shooting in Palmdale on Sunday. [CBS]

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