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Priebus out as chief of staff in biggest White House shake-up yet

The former RNC chairman, a mild-mannered Wisconsinite, was never a natural fit with the flashy billionaire president. His exit signals a new chapter in the Trump presidency. John Kelly, who had been serving as Trump's secretary of Homeland Security, takes a key role at the White House after a week of staff turmoil and infighting.

Environment & Science

UCI uses stem cells as cancer-seeking missiles

Scientists say they've come up with an approach to cancer that's like a surgical strike: Modified stem cells seek out enzymes released by breast cancer tumors and bond with them. Stem cells then release an enzyme of their own, which activates a type of chemotherapy that's been injected into the patient.


7 things to do in SoCal this weekend

July is winding down, but the summertime events keep on keeping on. This weekend: Quote-Along "Labyrinth," all-you-can-eat watermelon, Higashi Obon Festival, the U.S. Open of Surfing, Halloween in July, Sunset Concerts at the Skirball and Summer Nights at NHM. See the list.

SoCal, What's Good?

The Triforium

What it is:
Designed by artist Joseph Young, the Triforium was initially supposedto be a "polyphonoptic" sculpture. Young wanted to use motion sensors and a computer system to translate the motions of passers by into psychedelic patterns of light, sound, and music.
Why it's cool:
The computer system never worked quite right, but it’s still a unique work of overlooked public art in downtown LA.
You should know:
Parking downtown can be tough. But taking the Red or Purple Line to Grand Park Station will put you within walking distance (about four blocks). Get directions.