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In 1914, 80 African men, women and children were brought to Oslo for the sole purpose of being gazed upon in a thatched hut village for five months by Norwegian natives.
California's intense drought has increased the risk of wildfire, and also made it more difficult for fire crews to safely conduct controlled burns.

Amid statewide drought, California races to burn wildfire fuel

Officials are trying to protect fire-prone areas by targeting the grasses, brush and trees that fires feed off of. But until recently, conditions for controlled burning have been too dangerous.
Airshow crash
A vintage biplane crashed Sunday while performing at a Northern California air show attended by thousands of people.
Pali Fire
Los Angeles fire authorities say they have a brushfire that broke out near homes in the Pacific Palisades area has been extinguished.
Tokyo earthquake
A magnitude-6.0 earthquake has struck near Tokyo, but no tsunami warning was issued.
Legume Chef Trevett Hooper and butcher Tyler Mossman with large beef cuts in the restaurant's kitchen.
Just about every bite of meat a Pittsburgh chef served in 2013 was raised Pennsylvania. But he learned from his locavore experiment that diners prefer prime cuts of beef over sausage and offal.
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti addresses Donald Sterling controversy
On CBS' "Face the Nation," L.A.'s mayor said he didn't think Sterling would step down as the team's owner and said he was bracing for a "painful" fight.
A group of children visit the Avila Adobe, the oldest existing house in Los Angeles, Calif. When the house built in the early 19th century, the state had a large population of Spanish descendants.
For the first time, Latinos are the largest population group in California. But it's not the first time that Californians of Spanish descent have outnumbered non-Hispanic whites in the state.
California Drought Desalinization
With California in a drought, the coastal city of Santa Barbara is thinking about firing up a desalination plant that has been in storage for more than two decades.
While House Speaker John Boehner is almost certain to win re-election in his suburban Cincinnati district, his prospects of being re-elected as speaker are far less clear.

Boehner plays it loose with his speakership at stake

While House Speaker John Boehner is almost certain to win re-election in his suburban Cincinnati district, his prospects of being re-elected as speaker are far less clear.
Bully
Alarmed by reports of teen suicide, city officials in Carson want to crack down on teen bullying.
Fans dressed as storm troopers and Darth Vader march in front of the Colosseum in central Rome on May 4, Star Wars Day.

May the fourth be with you: It's Star Wars day

Darth Vader walks the Earth today. And by that, we mean he's walking all over the place — fans of the sci-fi franchise are celebrating Star Wars Day, or May 4 for the less geek-inclined.
ETIWANDAFIRE

Etiwanda Fire in Rancho Cucamonga 94 percent contained

Firefighters are winding up their fight against a wildfire that forced the evacuation of about 1,600 foothill homes east of Los Angeles.
Participants at a rally attack a police station in Odessa as they demand the release of people arrested after recent street battles between pro-Russian and pro-Ukrainian supporters in the Black Sea port city.

Ukraine: Pro-Russia crowd surrounds police station in Odessa

Urging the release of separatists detained during Friday's unrest that left dozens dead, more than 100 pro-Russia activists surrounded a police station in the southern Ukrainian city of Odessa.

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