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SB 239 faces opposition


An effort to change how HIV transmission is treated faces opposition. One lawmaker says he's concerned it will make it harder to reduce the spread of HIV.

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LA lobbies for Olympics through 'What's Not in the Bid Book' videos

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Episode 1 of “What’s Not in the Bid Book,” which debuted Monday, follows L.A. 2024 Chairman Casey Wasserman on a tour of Universal Studios Hollywood.

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For Gideon, infection with a common virus caused rare birth defects


Cytomegalovirus is everywhere, and it usually doesn't make people sick. But if a woman gets infected while pregnant, in rare cases it can cause serious problems for the baby.

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What gave some primates bigger brains? A fruit-filled diet

Compared to leaf-eaters, primates who ate fruit had around 25 percent more brain tissue.

A new study suggests that diet had a big influence in driving the evolution of brain size in primates. Monkeys who thrive on fruit have bigger brains than their plant eating neighbors.

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Schiff calls on Nunes to recuse himself from Trump-Russia probe

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Citing Nunes' secret visit to the White House, Schiff tweeted: "I believe the public cannot have the necessary confidence that matters involving the President's campaign or transition team can be objectively investigated or overseen by the Chairman."

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USC professors push campus to lead in Trump resistance

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USC faculty say Trump's immigration policies will hurt U.S. higher education because they send the message that foreigners are not welcome in this country.

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Attorney general orders crackdown on 'sanctuary cities'

Attorney General Jeff Sessions delivers remarks during the daily White House press briefing on Monday.

The Justice Department's order to withhold $4.1 billion in federal grants over immigration enforcement could affect major cities including L.A., New York, Chicago and Washington, D.C.

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Comedy improv class helps veterans deal with civilian life

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Second City, known for producing top talent like Tina Fey, opens its doors to military veterans for a special class to build skills to deal with daily life.

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Drivers cautioned as winds sweep through Southern California


The National Weather Service has posted wind warnings and advisories for many areas on Monday, saying gusts topping 60 mph could be strong enough to bring down trees and power poles.

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Public memorial service to honor Fisher and Reynolds

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Stars and fans will gather Saturday for a public memorial to honor late actresses Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher nearly three months after their deaths.