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Education secretary calls for expansion of preschool

Arne Duncan, U.S. education secretary, told preschool advocates in Los Angeles that early education should be made available to more children.

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LA County to divert 75 percent of trash in 10 years

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The Board of Supervisors approve a ten-year plan to divert 75 percent of trash from landfills. One strategy calls for recycling food scraps into natural gas.

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In more cities, that doggie in the window is not for sale

A puppy waits at an adoption event in Miami last year. The city is now considering a ban on the sale of puppies in retail pet stores. Cities and towns in several states have passed similar bans, aimed at cracking down on substandard, large-scale puppy breeders.

Almost 50 U.S. cities and towns have banned pet stores from selling puppies. The laws are aimed at cracking down on substandard, large-scale breeders.

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Ebola vaccine could start testing in Africa by January

Patients in a clinic line up to get a smallpox shot on Feb. 24, 1962, Leopoldville, Congo. Health workers used vaccination campaigns to finally eradicate smallpox by 1980.

The World Health Organization says two vaccine candidates now undergoing small-scale tests of dosage and safety in people might be ready in early 2015.

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7 cartoons that will make your halloween spook-tacular

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In preparation for Halloween, Off-Ramp animation expert Charles Solomon compiled a list of spooky cartoons sure to bring both frights and fun.

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LAPD deploys fewer patrol officers than needed

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An internal report finds five Los Angeles Police Department stations consistently deployed fewer patrol officers than needed in high-crime areas.