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Headlines: El Salvador’s Deadliest Day in 30 Years; Dangerous Chemicals Found in Your Fast Food Wrappers

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—Floyd Mayweather, Ronaldinho, and Mike Tyson are among the athletes featured in a recent propaganda video praising and promoting the combat training club of pro-Russian, anti-LGBT Chechen dictator Ramzan Kadyrov. [Karim Zidan/Twitter]

—El Salvador has declared a state of emergency over gang-fueled homicides, following a reportedly random killing spree that resulted in 62 homicides on Saturday, the country's highest one-day death toll in 30 years. [CNN/NY Times]

—After being slapped by Will Smith... live on stage... during The Academy Awards... Chris Rock declined to file a complaint with the LAPD. [LAT]

—Tributes continue to pour in for Taylor Hawkins, the talented Laguna Beach-raised drummer of Foo Fighters, following his death in Bogota, Colombia, before a scheduled festival concert last Friday. [MSN]

—Of all the Mexican restaurants in all of L.A., Vogue walks into Casablanca in Venice. [Vogue]

—LeBron James fucked up his ankle at a game on Sunday, throwing into question whether he'll miss any upcoming games. [ESPN]

—Southern California grocery workers have voted for a strike if supermarket owner don't meet their demands over wages. [NBC]

—The L.A. Sheriff's Department covered up a video of a March 2021 incident in which an officer knelt on a handcuffed suspect's head for three minutes. [LAT]

—Legislation that bans your ability to film police in action is on the upswing nationally, despite such footage shining the light on grievous abuses from authorities in the past. [Vice]

—A Consumer Reports study discovered concerning amounts of the dangerous chemicals known as PFAs in fast food packaging from restaurants including Burger King, Chick-fil-A, Sweetgreen, Nathan's Famous, Cava, Arby's, and Stop & Shop. [Consumer Reports]

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