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How much should a vasectomy cost?

Filling out the forms is part of the ritual of going to the doctor. But with the Affordable Care Act, it's more complicated.

I called several urological specialists in the Los Angeles area and, to the amusement of my co-workers, asked about the cost of a vasectomy. It pays to ask.

In immigration news: How executive action could prompt a budget war, voluntary return settlement, an immigration court judge speaks out, more

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Opposition from some GOP lawmakers to President Obama's immigration plans could lead to a budget showdown this fall. 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.

Conservation groups seek protection of monarch butterfly

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A sharp decline in the monarch butterfly population has lead conservation groups to petition for protection of the butterfly under the Endangered Species Act.

LA schools iPads: Top officials got free tablets, resort trips

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Los Angeles Unified officials evaluating bids for a massive technology project received iPads and attended a weekend sales pitch in Palm Springs.

Confessions of a fair-weather Dodgers fan

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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.

10 little-known facts about labor and Labor Day

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Holiday trivia: The first Labor Day parade was almost cancelled for lack of a band. But hundreds of Jewelers Union members poured into Manhattan to save the day.

Governor, legislators reach deal to boost CA film tax credit

$330 million isn't the $400 million many supporters were hoping for, but it's still more than triple what California now offers to film and TV productions.

Quiz: How much do you know about your water use?

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Part of the confusion is whether you irrigate a yard or use water-saving devices, but no matter how you measure it, California is in a serous drought.

Michael Jackson's 56th birthday: Listen to 56 great covers

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It's late pop music legend Michael Jackson's 56th birthday, just over five years since he passed away. Listen to 56 great covers of the King of Pop and share your own.