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'Angel City' time-lapse video tours viewers through nighttime LA

A new time-lapse video taken around Los Angeles takes viewers around L.A. in sped-up nighttime shots over the course of four minutes, from Griffith Observatory to downtown.

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Rand Paul urges California GOP to try new tactics

2012 Republican National Convention: Day 3

Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul is urging California Republicans to find new voters by embracing voting rights, reforming criminal drug sentences and talking to minorities.

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King Fire: Teams assess damage as California wildfire grows

The King Fire Continues To Burn East Of Sacramento
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Officials say assessment teams will be checking to see how many structures have been destroyed or damaged from a massive wildfire that is threatening thousands of homes.

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San Diego school district will get rid of controversial armored vehicle

The San Diego School District is sending back a military vehicle it had planned to use in rescue operations. The district had released renderings of what the MRAP might look like after its tan military color is repainted. This version shows it as a police vehicle.

San Diego officials had said the 18-ton MRAP would be used only as a rescue vehicle, in extreme circumstances — but that didn't satisfy the plan's critics.

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Pope names a moderate to be Chicago's new archbishop

Bishop Blase Cupich will replace Cardinal Francis George as the new archbishop of Chicago. He's seen here in 2011, presenting a Church study on clergy sex abuse.

Pope Francis has appointed Bishop Blase Cupich of Spokane, Wash., to succeed Cardinal Francis George, 77, a conservative who has spoken out on many social issues in his 17 years in the post.

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Actress detained by LAPD refuses to apologize

Screening Of Tribeca Film's "Struck By Lightning" - Red Carpet

An actress who was detained by Los Angeles police is refusing to apologize for claiming race played a role in the incident, despite calls from local civil rights leaders.

Immigration & Emerging Communities More

Scientist IDs bodies of migrants, helping families find closure

Lori Baker with her husband, Erich. Baker is founder and executive director of the International Consortium for Forensic Identification, Reuniting Families Project.

Lori Baker uses DNA samples to track down the loved ones of immigrants who died on their journeys. "I would love not to do this anymore, but I don't think I have it in me not to," she says.