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Wave Of Arsons Blisters Jim Morrison's Former Home In The Hollywood Hills

When Jim Morrison sang, "Come on baby, light my fire," he couldn't have dreamed of what would happen Friday in Los Angeles.

Arsonists torched car after car across a 2-square-mile swath of Hollywood during the wee hours after midnight, and in several cases, the flames leapt onto nearby houses. The Associated Press reports that firefighters scrambled to contain 21 blazes in less than four hours. No arrests had been made by Friday night.

The reason we mention Morrison? One of the homes that burned was where the late singer and his girlfriend Pamela Courson once lived. According to the Los Angeles Times, the Laurel Canyon house was built in 1922 and famously served as the inspiration for the 1968 Doors song "Love Street."

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Cult Survivor Documents 2 Decades Inside 'Holy Hell'

Will Allen directed the documentary Holy Hell, which depicts his experience as a videographer and member of The Buddhafield cult. Allen used his own footage, as well as his interviews with other former members, to make this documentary.
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Evaporated Cane Juice? Puh-leeze. Just Call It Sugar, FDA Says

Companies cultivating a healthful image often list "evaporated cane juice" in their products' ingredients. But the FDA says it's really just sugar, and that's what food labels should call it.
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Friday News Roundup - Domestic

Donald Trump now has enough delegates to clinch the Republican nomination, according to the Associated Press. A State Department review criticizes Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server. And 11 states sue the federal government over a transgender bathroom directive. A panel of journalists joins guest host Sabri Ben-Achour for analysis of the week's top national news stories

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After Departure Of Uber, Lyft In Austin, New Companies Enter The Void

Earlier this month, voters in Austin, Texas, rejected an effort to overturn the city's rules for ride-hailing companies. Uber and Lyft tried to prevent fingerprinting of their drivers, and now both have left town. A few other ride-share companies have popped up to help fill the void. NPR explores how people are getting around town without Uber and Lyft.

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