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Darlene Love's last Letterman 'Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)'


Darlene Love sang "Christmas (Baby Please Come Home" for David Letterman one last time Friday night, which she's song on Letterman's late night shows since 1986.

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Sony hack: Hollywood pros fear chilling effect; North Korea makes an offer

A worker carries a poster for the movie The Interview away from its display case at a theater in Atlanta. "It feels like the margin's narrowed about what kind of movies Hollywood will be making," says veteran Hollywood producer Stephanie Striegel.

Some in the entertainment industry are wondering if they'll have to be careful now about the stories they tell or the jokes they make in the wake of Sony's withdrawal of "The Interview."

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Redondo Beach crash: 4 victims die; driver pleads not guilty

Pedestrians Hit

A woman accused of killing four people, including a 6-year-old boy, while running her car into pedestrians outside a church appeared in court Friday and pleaded not guilty.

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Sony hack: Obama pledges proportional response; insiders speak out

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un with top brass in a photo released by the state-run KCNA. The chart in the background reportedly reads "U.S. mainland strike plan".

Employees at Sony learned they'd been victims of a massive hacking operation and the news keeps getting worse. One employee tells KPCC, "We've been outsmarted at every move."

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How peppermint tricks us into feeling cold


We have menthol to thank for the wonderful mouth-feel of peppermint. Menthol fools the brain by activating receptors involved with sensing cold, scientists say.

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Some early childhood experiences shape adult life, but which?

Having warm, supportive parents early on correlates with success in adulthood.

Nature and nurture both matter, and having love and support from parents early on makes academic and social success as an adult more likely, a study finds. But a child's temperament matters too.

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Details of the Education Dept's new college rating system

US Secretary of Education Arne Duncan sp

The interim outline indicates that such factors as access, affordability and student outcomes will be key to the system first announced by President Obama in 2013.

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Taylor Orci can't be the only person in LA afraid of waves

I've had terrible luck in the ocean. Every time I try, a wave wipes me out and I feel like I'm drowning. More than one person has told me, "But that's the FUN part!"