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SoCal girl tortured with her 12 siblings was bullied, frail

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| The oldest of the 13 California siblings who authorities said were imprisoned by their parents was frail, smelly and picked on as a grade school student in Texas, one of her classmates said in a heart-wrenching Facebook post.

Marijuana growers sue to block vast California pot farms

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An alliance of California marijuana growers is trying to block state rules that they fear could open the way for vast farms that would drive smaller cultivators out of business.

Sessions interviewed by Mueller team in Russia investigation

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Attorney General Jeff Sessions is thought to be the highest-ranking Trump administration official, and first Cabinet member, to be interviewed by Mueller's team.

LAPD Chief Beck’s successor? It could be a woman or a Latino

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First Assistant Chief Michel Moore and Assistant Chiefs Beatrice Girmala and Jorge Villegas would all be contenders if they choose to seek the top job.

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LAPD Chief Charlie Beck to retire after 40 years

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"Leading the men and women of the #LAPD -my family- has been a privilege I never thought I’d be worthy of," Beck tweeted Friday. He steps down June 27.

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Probe: Las Vegas shooting suspect's motive remains a mystery

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The Las Vegas gunman meticulously planned researching SWAT tactics, renting other hotel rooms overlooking outdoor concerts and researched targets in at least four cities.

USA Gymnastics severs ties to Karoyli Ranch where Olympians say they were abused

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Olympic gold medalist Simone Biles, who is competing in the 2020 Tokyo games, said on Monday it would break her heart to return to the training facility where she says she was abused.

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Accusations of 'frat house' behavior trail LA Times publisher's career

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Los Angeles Times CEO and Publisher Ross Levinsohn has been a defendant in two sexual harassment lawsuits; female colleagues have repeatedly challenged his conduct in the workplace at various firms.

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Parents of starved children plead not guilty to torture

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Riverside County District Attorney Mike Hestrin announced multiple charges of torture and abuse against David and Louise Turpin, saying "the victimization appeared to intensify over time."