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Miles Tackett of Breakestra back with solo album

Miles Tackett lit up the funk scene in LA for over a decade with his band Breakestra, but now he's back with a solo album that calls to his roots in Topanga Canyon, CA.

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Maven's Morning Coffee: Metro Purple Line gets contractor

Purple line to reach La Cienega

Today is Friday, July 25 and headlines include Mayor Garcetti's chairmanship of Metro, a contractor for the Purple Line, and LAPD officers consider a new contract.

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No name brand: Chefs and doctors buy generic more than you do

The soup isle at a grocery store in Washington, D.C, Tuesday, November 22, 2011.

Experts are more likely than the general public to buy generic products — but not always. Here's a breakdown of which foods and drugs experts buy generic.

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Australia sending 190 police to secure MH17 wreckage

Australia's Prime Minister Tony Abbott speaks during a news conference in Sydney, Australia, last week. Abbott has announced the deployment of 190 police to help secure the MH17 wreckage site, where 37 Australians were killed.

The Netherlands, which lost 193 of its citizens in the shoot-down of the Malaysia Airlines flight, is also negotiating to send 40 unarmed police to the site in eastern Ukraine.

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Torrance police to pay $1.8M for Dorner manhunt shooting

The Torrance Police Department said Thursday it will settle with a 38-year-old surfer who was injured when his truck was rammed and shot up after police mistook it for manhunt suspect Christopher Dorner.

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The weird, underappreciated world of plastic packaging

Food companies spend a lot of time and resources coming up with the perfect plastic packaging to keep their products fresh.

So much of the food we eat these days is encased in plastic. And behind it is a whole lot of research and innovation. We dive into some of the materials that keep food fresh and portable.