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Investigation finds no Ferguson grand jury leak, but finds a 'hack'

latimes.com — The leaks from the grand jury investigating the police shooting of an unarmed 18-year-old in Ferguson, Mo., are not coming from the grand jurors themselves, officials said Thursday. The St. Louis area is tensely awaiting the grand jury's decision, expected to be handed down in November, as to whether Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson should be criminally charged for fatally shooting Michael Brown on Aug.
Oct 30, 2014

RT @latimesnational: Investigation finds no Ferguson grand jury leak, but finds a 'hack' lat.ms/13ndxYt

Oct 30, 2014

You should also read @mattdpearce’s take on Bob McCulloch’s “hack” investigation: latimes.com/nation/la-na-f… #Ferguson

Oct 30, 2014

RT @mattdpearce: Interesting security footnote: Twitter apparently keeps no records when you delete your tweets (!). latimes.com/nation/la-na-f…

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A call for authentic democracy in Mexico

latimes.com — There is finally a message of hope coming from south of the border. A powerful new social movement has emerged that could radically transform Mexico's corrupt political system. The disappearance and probable massacre of dozens of student activists by government officials in Iguala, Mexico, has led to an unprecedented outpouring of solidarity throughout the country and in more than 100 cities abroad.
Oct 30, 2014

RT @JohnMAckerman: It would be irresponsible for Obama & Congress to continue to blindly fund the Mexican “drug war” in present context: ht…

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RT @JohnMAckerman: It would be irresponsible for Obama & Congress to continue to blindly fund the Mexican “drug war” in present context: ht…

Oct 30, 2014

@JohnMAckerman: Mexican democracy protesters urgently need intl solidarity: ow.ly/DyIpC @ErinSiegal @Julito77 @Ciccmaher"

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RT @JohnMAckerman: It would be irresponsible for Obama & Congress to continue to blindly fund the Mexican “drug war” in present context: ht…

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With Benghazi film '13 Hours,' Michael Bay could enter political fray

latimes.com — Michael Bay, the four-time "Transformers" helmer, has long been a purveyor of militaristic action draped in apolitical big-budget fantasy. For his next directorial project, however, Bay could be applying his flair for pyrotechnics to an overtly political movie as he recounts a controversial chapter of recent history.
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RT @latimesent: With Benghazi film '13 Hours,' Michael Bay could enter political fray lat.ms/13mLRmE

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RT @ogettell: Michael Bay could be putting away his toys to direct the Benghazi political drama "13 Hours" latimes.com/entertainment/…

Oct 30, 2014

Michael Bay could be putting away his toys to direct the Benghazi political drama "13 Hours" latimes.com/entertainment/…

In India, a new-generation peon at your service

latimes.com — Aditya Giri had awoken at 4 a.m. for his newspaper route, sat through three hours of math and science lectures and hoofed across the city in head-pounding humidity. Now, the 19-year-old was standing in the cramped receiving area behind an upmarket Mumbai department store, getting an earful from a surly clerk.
Oct 30, 2014

Life as a peon, the lowliest and most essential of Indian vocations, from @SBengali. latimes.com/world/great-re…

Oct 30, 2014

RT @SBengali: What's it like to be a peon in Bombay? I found out by running around for a day with @getmypeon latimes.com/world/great-re…

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Paul Thomas Anderson takes on 'Inherent Vice'

latimes.com — If only Paul Thomas Anderson could remember what drew him to the story of "Inherent Vice" in the first place. Or, more specifically, by making a movie of cultural confusion, spiritual uncertainty and overall disorientation set in 1970 - perhaps not coincidentally the year Anderson was born - is he looking to say something about right now?
Oct 30, 2014

RT @IndieFocus: "He's on the case. I don't know if he knows what the case is, but he's on it." Paul Thomas Anderson & INHERENT VICE http://…

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"He's on the case. I don't know if he knows what the case is, but he's on it." Paul Thomas Anderson & INHERENT VICE lat.ms/1rEdvzN

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"He's on the case.I don't know if he knows what the case is but he's on it" Paul Thomas Anderson on his new hazy hero lat.ms/1rXuP3W

Once seen as a major race, campaign for controller is now a snoozer

latimes.com — The campaign for state controller, the job responsible for paying the state's bills, was expected to be one of the year's most hotly contested, the showcase for a rising Republican star from the Central Valley. But it hasn't worked out that way. Television advertising has been scarce, and fundraising light, by California standards.
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Instead of launching pad for Republican candidate, controller race could be reminder of barriers her party faces latimes.com/local/politics…

Oct 30, 2014

The race for California controller, expected to be hotly contested, has been lukewarm at best latimes.com/local/politics…

Oct 30, 2014

RT @reedgalen: In which I provide profound insight MT @LATpoliticsCA: Once seen as major race, campaign for Controller now a snoozer ow.ly/DBiEV

Oct 30, 2014

RT @LATpoliticsCA: Once seen as a major race, campaign for controller is now a snoozer lat.ms/13oEJ9a

Seth Rogen as Steve Wozniak: When comedians go biopic

latimes.com — Like a new iProduct, Sony's Steve Jobs movie keeps adding the intriguing features. A week after writer Aaron Sorkin confirmed the casting of Christian Bale as the lead character, the Danny Boyle film looks to bring on Seth Rogen as Steve Wozniak. The Los Angeles Times has confirmed that Rogen is in talks for the untitled film.
Oct 30, 2014

RT @ZeitchikLAT: Seth Rogen as Steve Wozniak, a move out of Sorkin's Moneyball playbook, offers an appealing element to each side latimes.com/entertainment/…

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Seth Rogen as Steve Wozniak, a move out of Sorkin's Moneyball playbook, offers an appealing element to each side latimes.com/entertainment/…

After 50 years, closing the book on Pool's-eye view of humanity

latimes.com — In July of 1985, L.A. Times reporter Bob Pool was motoring through Reseda when he spotted a potential story. To be honest, it didn't have a lot going for it. A mail carrier, working her route on foot, appeared to be quite pregnant. That's it. No editor would assign such a story.
Oct 30, 2014

Reporter Bob Pool, retiring after 50 years, covered the quirks of Los Angeles, turning a giant city into a small town lat.ms/1pZpXdY

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How Ebola nurse Kaci Hickox sullied her heroine status

latimes.com — News for Kaci Hickox: There are a fair number of laws around that aren’t based on good science. Some of them, for example, restrict abortion even when it would be in the best medical interests of the woman. That doesn’t mean doctors can ignore those laws.

Lake Mission Viejo isn't feeling California drought - yet

latimes.com — Lake Mission Viejo is Southern California at its most idyllic and, when it comes to water, its most extravagant. Multimillion-dollar homes surround a 1.2-billion-gallon lake created solely for recreation, where sailboats sway under sunny afternoon skies as children frolic on pristine sandy beaches.
Oct 30, 2014

RT @MattStevensLAT: A 1.2 billion gallon recreation lake raises questions about how Californians use water: latimes.com/local/orangeco… #CAdrought

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A 1.2 billion gallon recreation lake raises questions about how Californians use water: latimes.com/local/orangeco… #CAdrought

Oct 30, 2014

RT @BoomCalifornia: "This exemplifies water abuse. You want lakes? Move to Minnesota." Orange County's fake lake @latimes latimes.com/local/orangeco…

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"This exemplifies water abuse. You want lakes? Move to Minnesota." OC's fake lakes via @MattStevensLAT latimes.com/local/orangeco…

L.A. officials to consider ballot measures to change election years

latimes.com — Can changing when Los Angeles votes reverse a long-term decline in turnout? Los Angeles lawmakers Friday are set to consider letting voters decide whether city elections should be moved to even-numbered years. The City Council has asked its lawyers to prepare two measures for the March 3 ballot aligning city and school board elections with state and arefederal contests.
Oct 30, 2014

RT @DavidZahniser: LA council to vote Friday to send voters plan for changing election dates; foes warn the move could reduce turnout latimes.com/local/cityhall…

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LA council to vote Friday to send voters plan for changing election dates; foes warn the move could reduce turnout latimes.com/local/cityhall…

L.A. officials: No active quake fault under Hollywood development site

latimes.com — The Los Angeles Department of Building and Safety has signed off on geology reports that found that no active earthquake fault runs under the site of a proposed 16-story development just east of the Millennium Hollywood project.
Oct 30, 2014

L.A. officials side with developer, say there's no active fault running under Hollywood Millennium site @RosannaXia latimes.com/local/lanow/la…

LeBron James says Cleveland opener may be biggest sporting event ever

latimes.com — LeBron James thinks his return to Cleveland in the Cavaliers' home opener against the New York Knicks on Thursday is a big deal. In fact, he says, it may be one of the most important events ever. "For me, I know all of us shouldn't take this moment for granted," James said, according to ESPN.
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RT @latimessports: LeBron James says Cleveland opener may be biggest sporting event ever lat.ms/13ni3Gm

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RT @latimessports: LeBron James says Cleveland opener may be biggest sporting event ever lat.ms/13ni3Gm

Back to the basement with Bob Dylan

latimes.com — It's the most famous room in the annals of pop music, its history equal parts legend and truth. In the decades since its use as a rehearsal space, this subterranean refuge has become known as the birthplace of some of America's most examined (non-Paris-Hilton-sex, non-Watergate) tapes.
Oct 30, 2014

RT @bretisrael: Actually, they shud be "The Garage Tapes" @LilEdit on the mythology & majesty wrought in the Catskills of '67 http://t.co/…

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Actually, they shud be "The Garage Tapes" @LilEdit on the mythology & majesty wrought in the Catskills of '67 lat.ms/1yKp6TC

Authorities seek to discourage Halloween problems in Isla Vista

latimes.com — The warning is blunt: "Safety is a community effort. Look out for each other. And if you're from out of town looking for trouble, you're better off staying away."
Oct 30, 2014

RT @katemather: After months of amping up safety efforts, Halloween will be a big first test for Isla Vista. @amcovarrubias reports: lat.ms/104XTiy

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RT @katemather: After months of amping up safety efforts, Halloween will be a big first test for Isla Vista. @amcovarrubias reports: lat.ms/104XTiy

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After months of amping up safety efforts, Halloween will be a big first test for Isla Vista. @amcovarrubias reports: lat.ms/104XTiy

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RT @latimes: Authorities use social media to try to keep people away from Halloween revels in Isla Vista lat.ms/1tTw7T5

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Authorities seek to discourage Halloween problems in Isla Vista latimes.com/local/californ…

CHP: Biker arrested in videotaped taunting of pursuing officer

latimes.com — A motorcyclist may have turned out to be the best eyewitness in the case of a group of riders caught on videotape shooing and taunting a California Highway Patrol officer in the Bay Area. Unfortunately for the camera-wielding motorcyclist, he was also one of the principal taunters, police said.
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RT @LANow: CHP: Biker arrested in videotaped taunting of pursuing officer lat.ms/13nG93L

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RT @LANow: Motorcyclist who filmed riders shooing #CHP officer away on Bay Area interstate is arrested, police say lat.ms/1tWbrK7

Clippers' Chris Paul cried after Game 5 loss to Thunder in playoffs

latimes.com — Chris Paul is notoriously hard on himself. The Clippers' superstar point guard has been known to criticize himself after getting double-doubles in points and assists in games, focusing instead on a single turnover he committed. So it's no surprise that he took the team's Game 5 loss to Oklahoma City in the second round of the playoffs last season very personally.
Oct 30, 2014

RT @melissarohlin: Clippers' Chris Paul cried after Game 5 loss to Thunder in playoffs latimes.com/sports/sportsn…

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Clippers' Chris Paul cried after Game 5 loss to Thunder in playoffs latimes.com/sports/sportsn…

San Francisco police make 40 arrests after Giants' World Series win

latimes.com — Police arrested 40 people in San Francisco on Wednesday night after celebrations over the Giants' World Series-clinching victory turned violent, sending six people, including three officers, to local hospitals. The Giants' win in Kansas City stirred up overjoyed fans -- some of whom police said threw bottles at officers and vandalized nine patrol cars.
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People shot, stabbed and apparently jumped over fire after SF's World Series win last night: lat.ms/1q5fX2D @VeronicaRochaLA

Oct 30, 2014

RT @LANow: Police say they arrested 40 people -- mostly for public intoxication -- after @SFGiants' World Series win lat.ms/1E6K16p

Charlie Crist holds narrow lead in Florida, poll shows

latimes.com — Florida's bitterly close race for governor is closing with a slight edge to Republican-turned-Democrat Charlie Crist, a new poll indicates. The survey, by Quinnipiac University, shows Crist leading incumbent Gov. Rick Scott, a Republican, 43% to 40% -- up from a tie in the same poll last week.
Oct 30, 2014

RT @DavidLauter: Latest Qpac poll shows what Crist needs to win #FLgov. He leads cuz winning 45% of 2-party white vote. Obama got 39%. latimes.com/nation/politic…

Oct 30, 2014

Latest Qpac poll shows what Crist needs to win #FLgov. He leads cuz winning 45% of 2-party white vote. Obama got 39%. latimes.com/nation/politic…