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If you thought IUDs were just for moms, think again

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IUDs were once marketed as the birth control for moms. But they're gradually gaining traction and acceptance among young women.

County cops seek to renew federal-local immigration enforcement partnership

The federal government has scaled back the voluntary program known as 287(g) in recent years; LA County is one of two local counties still participating.

World's oldest play, 'Persians,' has message for today

Aeschylus' message from 2,500 years ago to the 21st Century: "Indulging in pointless wars can destroy even the greatest nation.”

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.

Few LA students using Pearson's iPad software, survey shows

Urban Teens Exploring Technology

Only 30 of 245 classrooms used iPads for English and Math instruction. Most used it as word processor, to watch non-academic movies or play games.

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: Garcetti talks economics in the Valley

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Today is Thursday, Sept. 18 and headlines include Mayor Garcetti's economic talk, the giant water slide in downtown, and the LA Times' support for the LAUSD superintendent.

How many jobs will Warner Bros. cut to hit financial target?

Warner Bros. says there's no headcount reduction target, but there is a substantial financial target.

Heat hacks: How to stay cool without air conditioning

Heat Wave Hot Los Angeles

The county declared a heat alert on Thursday as high temperatures keep threatening to break records. Find a cooling center near you and get tips for the air-conditionally challenged.

X-Men franchise's Deadpool finally gets his own movie in 2016

Comic Con Fans Attend The Annual Convention In San Diego

If you like fourth-wall breaking, second-person addresses, you may be in the target audience for the long-in-development "Deadpool," which Fox has announced for February 2016.