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Eric Holder's trip to Ferguson, Mo., rooted in his civil rights pledge

latimes.com — Eric H. Holder Jr. 's planned trip Wednesday to the center of riot-torn Ferguson, Mo., in many ways began 5 1/2 years ago, when he became the nation's first African American attorney general and pledged to make federal civil rights enforcement a hallmark of his administration.
Aug 20, 2014

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Aug 20, 2014

RT @cparsons: AG Holder's trip to Ferguson began 5 1/2 years ago. Such a good read, from @RickSerranoLAT lat.ms/1w8qXEh

Aug 20, 2014

In contrast to Obama, AG Holder going all-in with unprecedented civil rights probe in #Ferguson @RickSerranoLAT latimes.com/nation/la-na-f…

Aug 20, 2014

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Aug 20, 2014

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Sacramento Kaiser hospital treating patient possibly exposed to Ebola

latimes.com — A person who may have been exposed to the Ebola virus is being treated at a Sacramento-area hospital, authorities said Tuesday. The unidentified patient is at Kaiser Permanente South Sacramento Medical Center in a specially equipped negative pressure room, according to a statement from Dr. Stephen Parodi, infectious diseases specialist at the hospital.
Aug 20, 2014

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Aug 20, 2014

RT @latimes: A person who may have been exposed to the Ebola virus is being treated at a Sacramento-area Kaiser hospital: lat.ms/1rlmzQ1

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Climber proposes to girlfriend, falls to death in Yosemite hours later

latimes.com — The family of an avid mountain climber is grieving after the man fell hundreds of feet to his death in Yosemite National Park just hours after his girlfriend accepted his marriage proposal. Brad Parker, 36, died when he fell from the face of Matthes Crest in Tuolumne Meadows, where he was climbing alone without ropes Saturday, the Santa Rosa Press Democrat reported.
Aug 19, 2014

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Aug 19, 2014

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RT @LATimesrainey: Expert rock climber proposes to girlfriend. She accepts. Hours later, he falls to his death in Yosemite. latimes.com/local/lanow/la…

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Video purports to show killing of U.S. journalist by Islamic State

latimes.com — A video posted online Tuesday purported to show the beheading of journalist James Foley by the militant group Islamic State, nearly two years after the American disappeared in Syria. A spokeswoman for the National Security Council, Caitlin Hayden, issued a statement saying that U.S.
Aug 20, 2014

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Aug 19, 2014

Personalized jihad evil aimed at humanity-centered civilization --Daniel Pearl, Fallujah four, now James Foley lat.ms/1tflO9I

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LAPD chief faces tense crowd over shooting of mentally ill man

latimes.com — The atmosphere in a South Los Angeles church was at times tense Tuesday night as residents and activists peppered Los Angeles police officials with questions about two officers' fatal shooting of a mentally ill man.
Aug 20, 2014

RT @katemather: #LAPD chief, top brass face tense crowd in meeting on #EzellFord shooting. My story: lat.ms/1qoyExs

Aug 20, 2014

@kamilahvictoria I sent dozens of tweets from the meeting about community concerns and frustrations. More here: lat.ms/1qoyExs

Aug 20, 2014

RT @katemather: #LAPD chief, top brass face tense crowd in meeting on #EzellFord shooting. My story: lat.ms/1qoyExs

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RT @katemather: #LAPD chief, top brass face tense crowd in meeting on #EzellFord shooting. My story: lat.ms/1qoyExs

Aug 20, 2014

#LAPD chief, top brass face tense crowd in meeting on #EzellFord shooting. My story: lat.ms/1qoyExs

Proposal to expand California film tax credit to get a show of support

latimes.com — California lawmakers are poised to quadruple funding for the state's film and TV tax credit program, but industry supporters aren't leaving anything to chance. An alliance of unions, producers, small businesses and crew members will converge on Sacramento on Wednesday to demonstrate their support for Assembly Bill 1839.
Aug 20, 2014

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Establishment GOP candidate defeats tea party opponent in Alaska race

latimes.com — In one of the final primary season fights between battling Republicans, former Alaska Atty. Gen. Dan Sullivan took an early lead over tea party favorite Joe Miller for the party's nomination for a much-desired U.S. Senate seat. The winner will take on Democrat Mark Begich, a first-term incumbent who glided to his party's nomination.
Aug 20, 2014

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Football participation increases despite concussion concerns

latimes.com — Despite concerns over the risk of concussion injuries, football participation among high school students increased for the first time in five years, with an additional 6,607 boys participating in 11-man football during the 2013-14 school year, according to the annual High School Athletics Participation Survey conducted by the National Federation of State High School Assns.
Aug 20, 2014

Baseball has the most new participants among boys in high school sports last school year. latimes.com/sports/highsch…

'Another Cats Show' at 356 Mission is all about fun with felines

latimes.com — There's the proud cat: A regal, white feline sits erect on a plush, red chaise, its ears pricked and tail swooping below, as depicted in a painting by Anais Lozano. There's the freaky cat: Peter Shire's "Mew-tant of Echo Park" is a robotic, Frankenstein-like creature with a jagged, upright tail.
Aug 20, 2014

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'Variety' owner Penske Media to acquire Fairchild Fashion

latimes.com — Jay Penske's media company is buying Fairchild Fashion Media, the owner of such fashion industry publications as Women's Wear Daily, Footwear News and Beauty Inc. Conde Nast, which currently owns Fairchild Fashion Media, said Tuesday that it wanted to sell its U.S.-based fashion trade brands to better focus on its flagship properties, including Vanity Fair, Vogue, and the New Yorker.
Aug 19, 2014

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Aug 19, 2014

RT @MegJamesLAT: Will @Variety_Claudia have a fashion column in Women's Wear Daily? Will @blowryontv pen dispatches on footwear?? :-) latimes.com/entertainment/…

Aug 19, 2014

RT @MegJamesLAT: Will @Variety_Claudia have a fashion column in Women's Wear Daily? Will @blowryontv pen dispatches on footwear?? :-) latimes.com/entertainment/…

Wildfire near Yosemite slows; anxious evacuees return home

latimes.com — Residents living near Yosemite National Park were returning to their homes Wednesday as firefighters continued to make progress in their battle against a wildfire that has burned more than 600 acres.

NHTSA launches online search tool on auto recalls

latimes.com — Car owners and buyers will be able to look up whether a vehicle has been recalled and fixed under a new federal program launched late Tuesday. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has developed an online search tool where drivers can find out if a specific car has been recalled and why.

Views of Maliki encapsulate Iraq's stark sectarian split

latimes.com — This poor, sun-scorched village on the Euphrates is like so many in Iraq: The electricity is spotty, the sewer system a mess, the main road an obstacle course of potholes. Oddly, many residents see these problems as a credit to Junaja's most famous native, former Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri Maliki.
Aug 20, 2014

RT @cparsons: The western portrayal of Nouri Maliki couldn't be more different from his image in Iraq's Shiite heartland @SBengali lat.ms/1uWmVgF

Aug 20, 2014

The western portrayal of Nouri Maliki couldn't be more different from his image in Iraq's Shiite heartland @SBengali lat.ms/1uWmVgF

Arts funding on the November ballot

latimes.com — This year, election day in Los Angeles County will be about arts funding as well as politics. Among the decisions voters will face on the Nov. 4 ballot is whether to absorb $23 in annual per-parcel property taxes over the next 30 years for improvements to parks and cultural facilities within them as well as recreational facilities, beaches and wildlife areas.

L.A. again carries a torch for 1984 Olympic murals, their artists

latimes.com — The party Aug. 24 has a name: "The Olympic Freeway Murals: Celebrating 30 Years." The guests of honor: nine of the country's most lauded muralists, gathered together for the first time in three decades, to commemorate the anniversary of artwork they painted for the 1984 Summer Games in Los Angeles.
Aug 20, 2014

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