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In Syria, war is woven into childhood

latimes.com — The baby-faced boy waited patiently for his turn at the small ice cream shop, his Kalashnikov balanced precariously over his shoulder. The rifle was pointed down and his hand occasionally cupped the muzzle, far from the proper way to carry a gun.
Great story & photo RT @LATgreatreads: "Their childhood has gone": What it's like to grow up during the war in Syria: lat.ms/1rpUvqY
RT @LATgreatreads: "Their childhood has gone": What it's like to grow up during the war in Syria: lat.ms/1rpUvqY
RT @LATgreatreads: "Their childhood has gone": What it's like to grow up during the war in Syria: lat.ms/1rpUvqY
RT @LATimeskraft: In a series of images from Syria, @RajaAbdulrahim captures the true, youngest faces of that war. latimes.com/world/la-fg-c1…
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Climbers pack up as Sherpas say they won't go up Everest

latimes.com — MUMBAI, India - Scores of mountaineers were departing Mt. Everest on Thursday after Nepalese officials failed to break an impasse with anguished Sherpa guides who want to halt climbing following last week's devastating avalanche.
Sherpas say they won't go up Everest after deadly avalanche; climbers pack up. lat.ms/1lK4uZh pic.twitter.com/V3OZKw8JcF
RT @SBengali: Sherpa who lost brother in avalanche says climbing Everest would be like walking on his grave: "He is still there" latimes.com/world/worldnow…
RT @latimesfirehose: Climbers pack up as Sherpas say they won't go up Everest lat.ms/1hq6bHn
RT @cjwilliamslat: Climbers leave Everest as Sherpas decline to ascend in respect of 16 fallen brothers latimes.com/world/worldnow… via @latimes
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Lawyer in Bryan Singer case: More sexual predator lawsuits coming

latimes.com — Plaintiff Michael Egan, left, and his attorney Jeff Herman attend a news conference. (Damian Dovarganes / AP / ) More civil lawsuits may be on the way against major Hollywood players in connection with sexual abuse allegations that have ensnared director Bryan Singer and other top entertainment industry figures.
RT @jtcorrigan: More suits alleging Hollywood sex abuse coming, says lawyer in #BryanSinger case. Our exclusive: lat.ms/1fuJmy6
Lawyer for Bryan Singer accuser: “I’ve heard from dozens and dozens alleging they were abused in Hollywood as minors” latimes.com/entertainment/…
Lawyer in Bryan Singer case aims to expose 'many' Hollywood predators latimes.com/entertainment/…
@RFaughnder has the latest: Lawyer in Bryan Singer case aims to expose 'many' Hollywood predators: latimes.com/entertainment/…
@JoeBelBruno: Hollywood anxious.Atty in Bryan Singer case: More lawsuits coming lat.ms/1hqbHcT pic.twitter.com/e0vJlPUurE” here we go
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In Syria, war is woven into childhood

latimes.com — The baby-faced boy waited patiently for his turn at the small ice cream shop, his Kalashnikov balanced precariously over his shoulder. The rifle was pointed down and his hand occasionally cupped the muzzle, far from the proper way to carry a gun.
RT @RajaAbdulrahim: In #Syria, child soldiers hold rifles, cemeteries fill with tiny graves, kids pretend to dodge sniper bullets for fun latimes.com/world/middleea…
Syria's "lost generation," the children whose innocence was stolen by this conflict, three years and counting latimes.com/world/middleea…
RT @RajaAbdulrahim: In #Syria, child soldiers hold rifles, cemeteries fill with tiny graves, kids pretend to dodge sniper bullets for fun latimes.com/world/middleea…
RT @BarinM: #Syria "Smooth-cheeked child soldiers hold rifles in a land where cemeteries fill with tiny graves" latimes.com/world/middleea…
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Fresno ranks No. 1 on California pollution list

latimes.com — FRESNO - The state's new effort to map the areas most at risk from pollution features hot spots up and down California. But nowhere are there more of the worst-afflicted areas than in Fresno - in particular a 3,000-person tract of the city's west side where diesel exhaust, tainted water, pesticides and poverty conspire to make it No.
Fresno tops California #pollution list: 'They always complain about headaches, especially when the wind blows.' lat.ms/PxmVBg
RT @DavanMaharaj: 'I look at this map and all I see is red.' A trip to Fresno, California's most polluted city. latimes.com/local/la-me-fr…
So sad. One of the reasons we left MT @DavanMaharaj: A trip to Fresno, California's most polluted city. latimes.com/local/la-me-fr…
Fresno is at the top of CA's toxic hit list. "I'm just used to [the smell]. I guess. It's the way things are." lat.ms/1iRtRF1
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'Jem and the Holograms' film gets its stars, releases first image

latimes.com — Barely a month after revealing plans for a live-action film version of "Jem and the Holograms," producers have announced who will bring the sparkly, neon-haired glam rock band to life. "Nashville" actress Aubrey Peeples has been cast in the titular role, according to the Hollywood Reporter.
'Jem and the Holograms' film gets its stars, releases first image latimes.com/entertainment/… via @latimes
Shouldn’t they be releasing a hologram? RT @latimesent: 'Jem and the Holograms' film gets stars, releases 1st image lat.ms/1hqUaBx
RT @PopHiss: 'Jem and the Holograms' film gets its stars, releases first image lat.ms/1ka8kH6

Dunkin Donuts to open 20 SoCal locations in the next few years

latimes.com — Dunkin Donuts is bringing its famous doughnuts, breakfast sandwiches and coffee to the San Fernando Valley and to South Orange County. The company has announced plans to open 20 locations in Southern California, the first expected to open by the end of the year, according to a spokesperson for the company.

Childhood vaccines save 731,700 lives and $1.7 trillion, CDC says

latimes.com — How much are childhood vaccines worth to America? Nearly $1.7 trillion, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. That dollar figure represents the net savings of 20 years' worth of vaccines administered to American children born between 1994 and 2013 over their entire lifetimes, according to a report in Friday's edition of the CDC's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.
Are vaccines worth it? ABSOLUTELY! @CDCgov says shots given over 20 yrs save $1.7 tril, avert 732K early deaths. lat.ms/1idRKqr
RT @latimeshealth: Routine childhood vaccines given over 20 years prevent 731,700 early deaths, save $1.7 trillion, @CDCgov says lat.ms/1idRKqr
Childhood vaccines save 731,700 lives and $1.7 trillion, CDC says latimes.com/science/scienc…

Colorado 4th-graders sold grandparents' pot at school, officials say

latimes.com — Several Colorado fourth-graders face disciplinary action for bringing their grandparents' legally purchased pot to school and apparently selling it to a few classmates, according to school officials. The pupils, three 10-year-old boys and a 10-year-old girl at Monfort Elementary School in Greeley, took the pot to school Monday for resale on campus, officials said.
RT @lauraelizdavis: Colorado 4th-graders are in trouble for bringing their grandparents' pot to school and apparently selling it: lat.ms/1rpr9t3
Colorado 4th-graders are in trouble for bringing their grandparents' pot to school and apparently selling it: lat.ms/1rpr9t3
Dudes, you're ruining it for everyone! -- Colorado 4th-graders sold grandparents' pot at school, officials say latimes.com/nation/nationn…
Colorado 4th-graders sold grandparents' pot at school, officials say lat.ms/1hpKuXS

Beyonce lands cover of Time's 100 most influential people issue

latimes.com — Beyonce has been named among this year's most influential people by Time magazine. The Grammy-winning singer, who locked in the 11th annual Time 100 main cover, joins this year's other honorees - director Robert Redford, General Motors CEO Mary Barra and out basketball player Jason Collins - who will be featured on the magazine's multiple inside covers.

KPMG partner who gave tips to golf buddy sentenced for insider trading

latimes.com — A former partner with accounting giant KPMG was sentenced to 14 months in federal prison for giving confidential information about his firm's clients to a golfing buddy, who used it to make more than $1 million in profits trading stocks.
RT @RobertFaturechi: partner who got cash, concert tix and a Rolex for insider tips gets 14 months in prison latimes.com/business/money… @spfeifer22
partner who got cash, concert tix and a Rolex for insider tips gets 14 months in prison latimes.com/business/money… @spfeifer22
KPMG partner who gave client insider info to buddy gets 1 year in prison for #insidertrading latimes.com/business/money… #whitecollar $HLF $SKX
KPMG partner who gave tips to golf buddy sentenced for insider trading latimes.com/business/money… via @latimes

1888 shipwreck in San Francisco Bay hailed as big historical find

latimes.com — The rediscovery near the Golden Gate Bridge of a 202-foot-long passenger steamship that sank in 1888 is being hailed as restoring an important historical link to San Francisco's early Chinese American community. The City of Chester was headed up the California coast to Eureka with 90 passengers on Aug.
RT @RosannaXia: Found: 1888 shipwreck fills gap in Bay Area's ethnic history, early #Chinese American community latimes.com/local/lanow/la… via @leeromney
Found: 1888 shipwreck fills gap in Bay Area's ethnic history, early #Chinese American community latimes.com/local/lanow/la… via @leeromney
1888 shipwreck hailed as historical find, from "a time when racism & anger were set aside by the heroism of a crew" lat.ms/1ij9KLf

Adrianne Wadewitz dies at 37; helped diversify Wikipedia

latimes.com — When Adrianne Wadewitz became a Wikipedia contributor 10 years ago she decided to use a pseudonym, certain that fellow scholars at Indiana University would frown on writing for the often-maligned "free encyclopedia that anyone can edit." But Wadewitz eventually came out as a Wikipedian, the term the encyclopedia uses to describe the tens of thousands of volunteers who write and edit its pages.
Demystifier of all things Wikipedian: Adrianne Wadewitz dies at 37; helped diversify Wikipedia latimes.com/obituaries/la-…
. @ewooLATimes obit on Oxy post-doc fellow Adrianne Wadewitz takes you behind the curtain at Wikipedia. lat.ms/1rnglLK

Print Edition -- Los Angeles Times -- Kindle -- E-edition

latimes.com — Most articles from the print edition of the Los Angeles Times appear on our website, latimes.com, but not always in the same format or length as in print. Sometimes articles are combined or separated for print or Web. Different versions of a wire service story may be displayed.
RT @NoamLevey: Cost of war: don't miss today's gripping LAT front page photo and story about a lost generation of children in Syria latimes.com/la-print-editi…
RT @NoamLevey: Cost of war: don't miss today's gripping LAT front page photo and story about a lost generation of children in Syria latimes.com/la-print-editi…
Cost of war: don't miss today's gripping LAT front page photo and story about a lost generation of children in Syria latimes.com/la-print-editi…

Cliven Bundy's 'better off as slaves' remark about blacks draws fire

latimes.com — LAS VEGAS -- Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy's battle against the federal government over land rights took an unexpected detour after a newspaper quoted the 67-year-old grandfather suggesting African Americans were "better off as slaves" because slavery taught work skills and enhanced family life.
Cliven Bundy's 'better off as slaves' remark about blacks draws fire latimes.com/nation/nationn…
Irony Alert: Nevada public lands rancher Cliven Bundy rips "Negros' for taking government subsidies. latimes.com/nation/nationn…
RT @jonhutson: Nevada welfare rancher Cliven Bundy wonders about "the Negro": "Are they better off as slaves?" lat.ms/1mEmZeA #BundyRanch #p2
Cliven Bundy's 'better off as slaves' remark about blacks draws fire lat.ms/1hpYLDU
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