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Impatient reader's dogged persistence wins Anthem drug approval

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After two appeals, Anthem Blue Cross has approved coverage of Cymbalta for an Impatient reader who takes the drug for chronic pain associated with muscular dystrophy.

In immigration news: More young children at the border, controversy over migrant youth shelter, border crisis vs. executive action, more

Children detainees sleep in a holding cell at a U.S. Customs and Border Protection processing facility in Brownsville,Texas.

The share of unaccompanied minor children 12 and younger arriving at the U.S.-Mexico border has jumped from 9 percent in 2013 to 16 percent this year so far, according to a new analysis. This and more.

Getty mounts Minor White photography exhibit

The first White retrospective in 25 years opens the photog's work in two directions: his early Oregon past and the homoerotic realm he tried to keep hidden.

California Drought News: My burger, my burrito, my poor wallet

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Tuesday's drought news makes you question whether waiting so long in the drive-thru line will continue to be worth it.

LA schools shaving mental health for special ed students

Special Ed Testing

LAUSD was praised for boosting counselors for students in foster care, but a closer look at the budget shows many counselors may be transitioning from special education.

Confessions of a fair-weather Dodgers fan

Colorado Rockies v Los Angeles Dodgers

Each year, they come out of the woodwork: the die-hard Dodgers fans who don't really like baseball much. I am one of them.

Maven's Morning Coffee: Former Councilman Alarcon found guilty

City Councilman Richard Alarcon

Today is Thursday, July 24 and headlines include a former councilman's conviction, ongoing negotiations with the teachers' union, and the history of freeways in LA.

Cable TV series production grows, but California's share shrinks

Hilton Files Plans For Initial Public Offering

In its annual progress report on the state's film and TV tax incentive program, the California Film Commission looks closely at productions that missed out.

Happy birthday, Nikola Tesla! See a video of a working Tesla coil

Eccentric physicist and inventor Nikola Tesla would have turned 158 years old Thursday, and he's in his prime as a household name and scientific celebrity.

#FirstWorldProblems: Weird Al parodies the Pixies in new video

"Weird Al" Yankovic is in the middle of releasing eight videos over the course of eight days. The first of two weekend videos brings us "First World Problems."