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After Shooting, LAPD Uses Friendlier Face To Avoid Ferguson's Woes

In LA, police shot and killed an African-American man during a scuffle with officers Monday. While it angered many black members of the community, it hasn't sparked the same unrest as in Ferguson, Mo.
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Southern California Cities Ask Residents To Scrap Water-Guzzling Lawns

To combat the ongoing drought, Southern California cities are offering rebates to property owners willing to tear up their green lawns for more climate-appropriate alternatives. Some entrepreneurial landscaping businesses are taking advantage.
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'You're Not Alone': Dads Who Blog Redefine Modern Fatherhood

The time fathers spend with their kids has nearly tripled in a generation. No surprise, then, that hundreds of dads are now blogging about parenting — and challenging stereotypes about fathers.
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Has Health Law Helped Young People Get Mental Health Treatment? Maybe

The Affordable Care Act has allowed many young adults to stay on their parents' insurance. A study suggests the coverage may be helping more of them get treatment for mental health issues.
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While Films And TV Shows Miss Latinos, A YouTube Outlet Grows

Since it was created in 2012, the MiTú network has been rapidly expanding to meet demand for Latino Web content. Now, it's partnering with Televisa, a Spanish-language media company.
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In Hawaii, Storm-Battered Area Becomes A Kingmaker

Sen. Brian Schatz leads Rep. Colleen Hanabusa in the Democratic Senate primary by a slim 1,635 votes. Two remote precincts, damaged by Tropical Storm Iselle, could hold the decisive ballots.
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Indonesian Police Detain U.S. Couple In Murder Probe

A 19-year-old woman and her 21-year-old boyfriend are being held in connection with the brutal death of the woman's mother on the resort island of Bali.
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Ferguson Police Release Name Of Officer Who Shot Michael Brown

Ferguson Police Chief Thomas Jackson says the officer who shot an unarmed black teenager is Darren Wilson, a six-year veteran. Police also released data about a robbery they say is related.
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'They're Talking To People': Tensions Ease In Ferguson As Police Change Tactics

Instead of meeting demonstrators with tear gas, police walked with them.
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When Snails Lose Their Way

There are happy snails. There are lonely snails. And there are lost snails. This one is lost. Totally. But it sings.

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