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Deaths, 'self-inflicted violence' up in LA County jails

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L.A. County's inspector general tells the Sheriff's Civilian Oversight Commission that jail inmates appear to be harming themselves more often lately.

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Paid parking at Valley Red Line lots has freed up spaces

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Metro has begun charging $3 to park at the North Hollywood and Universal City stations. The lots, which used to fill by 7 a.m., haven't been as crowded.

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Timeline: Rodney King and the LA Riots

Rodney King Riots Timeline (ONE-TIME USE)

It's been 25 years since the start of one of the deadliest race riots in American history. This timeline looks at key events before, during and after the unrest.

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LA Council candidate loses key support after offensive posts

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City Council candidate Joe Bray-Ali says he's staying in the race against incumbent Gil Cedillo, although he's received a flood of criticism after his posting on online forums.

Environment & Science More

California is on its way to having an avocado crop year-round

The avocados on the right are Hass, America's favorite variety of the green fruit. At left are GEM avocados, the great-granddaughter of the Hass. GEM avocados grow well in California's Central Valley and, in taste tests, they scored better than the Hass in terms of eating quality.

Americans ate 2 billion pounds of avocados last year; many came from Mexico. That's because avocados grow year-round in Mexico's climate, but not California's. Researchers are working to change that.

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Want to finish college? Go full time, at least part of the time

Studies found that attending community college full time for at least one semester greatly increased chances of graduating.

Students who attend full time for at least one semester are 50 percent more likely to complete community college, a new study shows.

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LA considers tenant harassment crackdown

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Housing advocates say landlords are pressuring tenants to move out through different means, including by refusing to make repairs.

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Robert Siegel stepping down as 'All Things Considered' host in 2018

Robert Siegel, longtime host of NPR's All Things Considered, will be leaving his role in 2018.

Siegel has spent more than 40 years at NPR — and more than three decades as host of "All Things Considered." He says he will be leaving that role in January to "begin a new phase of life."