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September LA County EDM festival canceled, future event changes

The announcement comes in wake of the deaths of teenagers Tracy Nguyen and Katie Dix at an EDM event. It's suspected that they may have been using drugs.

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Poseidon plans to reapply for desal plant permit

Poseidon Water officials say they plan to submit a new application for a state permit to build a desalination plant in Huntington Beach in a month or two.

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Can you use that in a sentence? OED adds new words

The Oxford English Dictionary added new words including "manspreading," "rando" and "awesomesauce."

The Oxford English Dictionary was updated with a number of new words, so, naturally, NPR held a contest to see who could use the most in a single sentence.

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FDA warns tobacco companies advertising 'natural' cigarettes


Unless a cigarette is safer than others it can't be labeled "natural" or "additive-free," the Food and Drug Administration told three manufacturers.

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California tax donations lost in bureaucracy

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Nearly $10 million sat unspent in government accounts at the end of last year and some of the funding never reaches its intended target.

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Californians increasingly back Medi-Cal for immigrants, poll finds

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The Field Poll found 58 percent of registered voters support extending Medi-Cal services to immigrants not currently eligible for coverage under the Affordable Care Act.