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George Gascon Enters Race for District Attorney in Los Angeles

For months, George Gascon, a former beat cop, police chief and then district attorney of San Francisco, has weighed a run for the same job in Los Angeles. On Monday morning, with a backdrop at the hulking Men’s Central Jail in downtown Los Angeles, a symbol of the city’s place as the nation’s largest jailer, Mr. Gascon said he was finally entering the race, setting up what activists have described as the most important district attorney’s race in America.

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