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End California's ban on race-based university admissions, nonprofit says

Authors of a study from the nonprofit The Campaign for College Opportunity say the ban should be overturned to help improve college attainment rates for African-Americans.

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LA-area beaches could reopen after cleanup of oily goo

Manhattan Beach oil/ beach closure

U.S. Coast Guard spokesman Michael Anderson says officials are assessing cleanup efforts on the popular beaches Friday morning and would make a decision by midday.

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Why a journalist scammed the media into spreading bad chocolate science

Eating a chocolate bar daily can help you lose weight? Sorry, that study was a sweet lie — part of an elaborate hoax to school the news media about proper nutrition science journalism.

A lot of junk nutrition science gets reported in the media. It's a big problem. But did a science journalist's elaborate hoax to expose the crisis go too far?

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Palliative care doctors mixed on CMA assisted suicide policy shift

The California Medical Association is now neutral on a bill that would legalize the practice in the state. Some palliative care doctors approve; others don't.

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Susanna Hoffs: Why The Bangles broke up and got back together

The Bangles - Walk Like an Egyptian

Susanna Hoffs talks about why The Bangles broke up and got back together, her favorite songs to perform, and how it was partying with The Go-Go's in Las Vegas.

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CA bills reinstating penalties for some crimes fail

Supreme Court To Rule On California's Overcrowded Prisons

Several of the bills that stalled attempted to counter voters' approval of Proposition 47 in November, which reduced a range of felony crimes to misdemeanors.