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Dave Archambault, chairman of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, stands outside a federal courthouse in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 5.

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In fight over ND pipeline, tribe leader calls for peace and prayers


Protests against the Dakota Access Pipeline have been raging. Tribe leader Dave Archambault II says he's telling supporters "not to react to any form of aggression that law enforcement brings."

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Suspect arrested in destruction of Trump's Hollywood star

Trump Star Vandalized

Los Angeles police have arrested a man suspected of using a sledgehammer to destroy Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

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Twitter is laying off 9 percent of employees amid $103 million loss


There was some good news in Twitter's third-quarter earnings report, including revenue of $616 million. But to be more efficient, it'll cut around 350 jobs.

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California counties turn to private firm to run new mental hospital


Facing a statewide bed shortage, a consortium of counties Is hiring a private corrections company to set up and run a new state psychiatric facility.

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Prop 59: Voters face rare advisory measure on campaigns

Occupy Courts Onlookers

Voters will see a measure on the ballot that would direct elected officials to do what they can to overturn the campaign financing ruling called Citizens United.

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Los Angeles sued over gang injunctions affecting thousands

Los Angeles City Attorney Carmen Trutani

The suit says an estimated 10,000 mainly black and Latino men face parole-like restrictions without having a previous court hearing or other chance to prove they aren't gang members.

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Advocates urge Long Beach schools to reform student discipline

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While school districts in Los Angeles and Oakland have overhauled student discipline, advocates say Long Beach schools have fallen way short.

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Culver City, Newport Beach to sue FAA over new flight paths

Should the takeoff change at John Wayne Airport?

The two cities will contest the environmental assessments that concluded the new flight routes would not significantly increase noise over homes.

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Norman Lear and the power of TV to start conversations

American Masters: Norman Lear - Just Another Version of You

TV writer-producer Norman Lear reflects on his brand of shows about real people dealing with some of the most important issues of the day and how he thinks TV can start necessary conversations.

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A history of election cake and why bakers want to #MakeAmericaCakeAgain

Election cake, as made by OWL Bakery in Asheville, N.C.

Bakers Susannah Gebhart and Maia Surdam are reviving election cake: a boozy, dense fruitcake that was a way for women to participate in the democratic process before they had the right to vote.