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Sundance documentaries show how people escape through movies

"Escaping into a movie" is a phrase that can be thrown around a little too casually. But in the case of two new documentaries at the Sundance Film Festival, it's real.

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'Dope' Filmmaker gets courted at Sundance

2015 Sundance Film Festival Portraits - Day 2

Sundance 2015: The filmmaker of "Dope" one of the buzziest movies at the festival talks about the wild ride of premiering the movie.

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Obama wants funding for research on more precise health care

Harvard University student Elana Simon introduces President Obama before he spoke at the White House Friday about an initiative to encourage research into more precise medicine.

Doctors and scientists could learn a lot more about diseases if they were able to tap into more information about people who get sick and those who stay healthy.

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Motorcycle crash victim meets donors whose blood saved him

The 40-year-old Internet executive would have died in a motorcycle crash last year had it not been for nearly 200 people who donated blood to keep him alive.

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The true costs of community college

Tyfanni Edwards and Dominique Bell, both 19, have part time jobs and also attend Berkeley City College part time.

President Obama has proposed making tuition at community colleges free. But Youth Radio reporter Tylyn Hardamon found that paying for school is just one of many challenges facing today's students.

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Ezell Ford case: LAPD officer had history in neighborhood

Ezell Ford Candles

LAPD Officer Sharlton Wampler has patrolled the neighborhoods of South LA since at least 2008. He and another officer fatally shot the unarmed Ezell Ford in August.

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Andrew Do wins by 43 votes in OC supervisorial race

Unofficial final results give Republican candidate Andrew Do the win over Democratic candidate Lou Correa in the Orange County Board of Supervisors First District.

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California Drought: Los Angeles to capture, use stormwater

For the first time, L.A. is talking about making rainfall a small but reliable part of the city’s water sources — about 4 percent of annual supplies.

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Balloon crew nearing North America surpasses duration record

Balloon Challenge

Pilots Troy Bradley of Albuquerque and Leonid Tiukhtyaev of Russia were headed south along the California coast when they surpassed the previous duration record.