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Cruz formally charged with 17 counts of murder

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| A grand jury returned an indictment against the 19-year-old for the Valentine's Day massacre at a Parkland high school in which 17 people died and 16 were wounded.

Here's how to prevent the next school shooting, experts say

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Hundreds of organizations and experts are calling for a public health approach to school-based violence.

Episode 6: The Light

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There are some who believe the public is not equipped to understand police behavior. But are these secretive laws protecting officers and their public employers from scrutiny?

LA Police Commission wants fewer homeless arrests

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The LAPD arrested more than 6,000 homeless people last year for misdemeanors like trespassing and drug offenses – even though the “guiding principle” in the mayor’s homeless strategy is “decriminalization.”

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LA Metro figured out how to scan for weapons — without the lines

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Body scanners in L.A.'s transit stations? Metro and TSA are testing technology that could make it possible — without the need to erect an airport-style checkpoint.

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5 killings, 3 states and 1 common neo-Nazi link

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Three young men have been charged separately with murders from Florida to Virginia to California. All appear to have links to the same white supremacist group: the "Atomwaffen Division."

Former student detained after threat at Cypress College

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A notice posted on the Cypress College website says police received a "credible report of possible violence against the campus." Monday morning classes were canceled.

Ex-Google recruiter sues, says company discriminates against white and Asian men

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Arne Wilberg's lawsuit alleges the tech giant pressured employees to "purge" eligible candidates in favor of Hispanic, African-American and female job seekers.

Feds say Pasadena police spokesman illegally sold dozens of guns

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A police lieutenant and department spokesman used his job to get around California's strict gun laws in order to resell dozens of guns without a license, federal prosecutors said Friday.