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Outside panel to review OC DA's use of jailhouse informants

An independent committee will review the district attorney's polices on using jailhouse informants after allegations of misconduct in the Dekraai case and others.

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People with brain injuries heal faster if they get up and get moving

Nurses Katherine Malinak and Amy Young lift Louis DeMattio, a stroke patient, out of his hospital bed using a ceiling-mounted lift at the Cleveland Clinic.

Doctors tell surgical patients to get out of bed as soon as possible, but people with brain injuries are encouraged to rest. Now it looks like activity can benefit brain injured patients, too.

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After sketchy science, Shark Week promises to turn over a new fin


Shark Week is here, and scientists are afraid. Not of the toothy swimmers — but of inaccuracies, bad science and the demonization of animals that aren't as ferocious as Discovery Channel has made out.

Politics More

California looks to curb deadly hit and run 'epidemic'

A bill in the California state legislature would send out emergency alerts to electric highway signs asking for the public's help in solving deadly accidents.

Arts & Entertainment More

Longtime Hollywood producer Jerry Weintraub dies at 77

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Weintraub became a top concert promoter in the 1970s, working with the likes of Elvis Presley and shaping John Denver's career. He then produced such films as "Oh, God," ''Diner" and "The Karate Kid" and its sequels.

US & World More

Obama: Fight against IS militants progressing, but still a long slog


Obama made his remarks after a rare visit to the Pentagon Monday to get an update on the campaign against so-called Islamic State fighters.

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Scot Breithaupt, BMX pioneer, found dead in California


Scot Alexander Breithaupt was a pioneer of bicycle motocross, or BMX, and helped popularize the sport in the 1970s. He was 57.

Education More

Summertime not easy living for some LAUSD students

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Increases in funding after years of cuts helped more Los Angeles Unified campuses open up summer classes, just in time for tougher graduation requirements.