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CDC investigating error that caused live anthrax shipments

Gen. Ray Odierno, the Army chief of staff, told reporters the problem may have been a failure in the technical process of killing, or inactivating, anthrax samples.

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Free weekend? CicLAvia, Hollywood monster auction, mash-up Prom

Wiggle Waggle Walk

The weather is set to heat up this weekend and there is plenty to do in the City of Angels, like gourmet pizza and craft beer for a good cause, an outdoor movie, CicLAvia, and more.

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Response by owner of broken oil pipeline faces scrutiny


Firefighters, emergency workers and officials from Plains All American Pipeline had gathered last week at a fire station preparing to train for the worst — an oil spill. Then it happened.

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Fuel tank to join Endeavour down LA streets

NASA external tank

The California Science Center has acquired one of the giant orange external fuel tanks the shuttles once rode piggy-back into space, and it will be traversing surface streets to get there.

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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.

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Additional cost for repairs to LAUSD data system: $80M


The bill for Los Angeles Unified's customized student data software rises to more than $130 million as developers continue to fix bugs in the MiSiS system.

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What we know about tattoo reactions only goes skin-deep

A tattoo that starts as a personal statement can sometimes have medical consequences.

About a quarter of U.S. adults have at least one tattoo. Yet doctors say we still don't understand the full extent of the skin's reaction to tattoos.