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California DMV hiring 900 to serve immigrant drivers

The DMV is also opening four new processing centers and putting employees through diversity training.

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Eric Lynch, Howard Stern's diminutive foil, dies

Eric "The Actor" Lynch originally called in to Howard Stern's radio show 12 years ago to rant against Stern, but the calls persisted, the two became friends and Lynch was frequently on the show.

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White House security breach: Intruder had 800 rounds in car

White House Security

The accused intruder, former soldier Omar J. Gonzalez, had been arrested earlier in the summer in Virginia with a carful of weapons, authorities said, and a prosecutor noted Gonzalez had a map with The White House circled.

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LA County sheriff's deputies testing body cameras

LAPD Body Camera

Dozens of sheriff's deputies at selected stations in Los Angeles County are testing body cameras during a six-month pilot program that started this month.

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In California, less water means more West Nile virus

Low water levels, like at this reservoir near Gustine, Calif., bring birds and mosquitoes together and help transmit West Nile virus to humans.

You'd think that mosquitoes wouldn't like drought, but that's not what's happening in California, where stagnant water breeds more mosquitoes. Cases of West Nile virus have doubled since last year.

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3 Afghan Army officers disappear while training in U.S.

Missing Afghan Soldiers

The men are described as senior Afghan army officers who were vetted before being allowed to participate in the exercise. They are not considered a threat, officials say.

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Activision hires Giuliani to fight Noriega lawsuit

Manuel Noriega in Call of Duty: Black Ops II

Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani has joined Activision's fight to dismiss a lawsuit filed by disgraced Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega against the company's popular "Call of Duty" video game franchise.

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San Diego school district will get rid of controversial armored vehicle

The San Diego School District is sending back a military vehicle it had planned to use in rescue operations. The district had released renderings of what the MRAP might look like after its tan military color is repainted. This version shows it as a police vehicle.

San Diego officials had said the 18-ton MRAP would be used only as a rescue vehicle, in extreme circumstances — but that didn't satisfy the plan's critics.

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Scientist IDs bodies of migrants, helping families find closure

Lori Baker with her husband, Erich. Baker is founder and executive director of the International Consortium for Forensic Identification, Reuniting Families Project.

Lori Baker uses DNA samples to track down the loved ones of immigrants who died on their journeys. "I would love not to do this anymore, but I don't think I have it in me not to," she says.