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Los Angeles Struggles To Manage Rising Homelessness Beyond Skid Row

Homelessness in Los Angeles has spread far beyond the area known as Skid Row. The number of people living on the streets has risen 12 percent in the past two years. And now some parts of the city are struggling to manage big homeless populations they've never seen before.
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Barring Syrian Refugees From The West Would Be Bad For The Middle East

Millions of Syrians are crowding into Jordan and Lebanon as well as Turkey. Aid efforts there are already at the breaking point.
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U.S., French, Russian Airstrikes Continue To Attack ISIS Targets In Syria

Russian, French and U.S. warplanes continue to attack ISIS targets inside Syria. But despite an increase in resolve since Friday's attacks in Paris and vows by President Obama to "intensify" operations, there has been no new coordination between the U.S.-led coalition and the Russians.
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3 Killed By Storm-Felled Trees In Washington State

Utility companies say high winds knocked out power for more than 350,000 people. A number of school districts closed. Swollen rivers blocked roads.
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In Tennessee, Giving Birth To A Drug-Dependent Baby Can Be A Crime

The state's "fetal assault" law punishes women whose babies are born with drug withdrawal symptoms. Proponents say the law spurs women to seek treatment, while opponents say it deters them.
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A Tiny Pill Monitors Vital Signs From Deep Inside The Body

Sensors that work inside the body are gaining new skills. The latest version can track heart rate and respiratory rate, as well as temperature, as it travels through the digestive system.
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Ferguson Hires A New City Manager, Looking Toward A New Era

Former City Manager John Shaw stepped down in March after a federal investigation found the Ferguson Police Department's practices "are shaped by the City's focus on revenue."
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Candidates Go On Air, Raise Money In Response To Paris Attacks, Refugee Crisis

The issue of whether to allow Syrian refugees to relocate to the U.S. has become a top issue in this weekend's bitter Louisiana governor's race. Presidential hopefuls also have ads out on the debate.
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Is Sex Once A Week Enough For A Happy Relationship?

A study of thousands of people, most in committed relationships, finds that having sex about once a week correlates best with happiness and well-being. More didn't turn out to be better.
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Congressional LGBT Caucus Launches Task Force On Transgender Equality

The new group of House members was announced during Trans Awareness Week. The LGBT caucus also held the first-ever congressional forum on violence against trans people.

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