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Atomic scale data storage

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Writing data onto single atoms, scientists store the longest text yet

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With atomic memory technology, little patterns of atoms can be arranged to represent English characters, fitting the content of more than a billion books onto the surface of a stamp.

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Chinese rocket re-enters atmosphere near California

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Did you see a streak of light in the sky last night? At the same time social media lit up with photos of the light, a Chinese rocket re-entered the atmosphere.

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Trio of construction projects to close down roads near LAX

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Three separate infrastructure projects will temporarily close down portions of Century Boulevard, along with 405 Freeway on- and off-ramps, through most of August.

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Fact-checking Jerry Brown's claim that Mike Pence 'denies evolution'

PolitiFact California: Jerry Brown Makes True Claim: Mike Pence 'Denies Evolution'

California Gov. Jerry Brown came out swinging against Republican Indiana Gov. Mike Pence Wednesday. Here's a fact check.

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Director Paul Greengrass focuses 'Jason Bourne' on issue of cyberespionage

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The filmmaker explains that it was Matt Damon who convinced him to give the Bourne character another go, nearly 10 years after the previous movie in the franchise.

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LAUSD soft-launches parent portal for attendance, grade data

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LAUSD is giving its online portal a second try after a problematic launch two years ago. The portal will allow parents to see their children's grades and absences.

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All gay men urged to get meningitis vaccine

AIDS Healthcare Foundation Offers Free Meningitis Vaccinations

About 19 people have reportedly contracted the disease this year in Los Angeles County, including six from Long Beach. About half of them identify as gay or bisexual.

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John Hinckley, who tried to kill Reagan, wins his freedom

John Hinckley Jr. is escorted by police in Washington, D.C., following his arrest after shooting and seriously wounding president Ronald Reagan on March 30, 1981.

A federal judge in Washington will allow John Hinckley to leave a mental institution and to live full-time with his mother. Hinckley shot President Ronald Reagan and three others in 1981.