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Judge Joseph A. Wapner


Joseph Wapner, judge on 'The People's Court,' dead at 97

Wapner decided real small-claims cases on the show from 1981 to 1993. He joined the show soon after retiring from Los Angeles courts.

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​Large sewage spill in Tijuana flows north of border


More than 140 million gallons of raw sewage spilled into the Tijuana River in Mexico and flowed north of the border for more than two weeks.

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Syrian who worked on nominated film can't attend Oscars

88th Annual Academy Awards - Preparations Continue

Khaled Khateeb was the cinematographer for "The White Helmets," a 40-minute Netflix documentary nominated for Best Documentary Short. The Department of Homeland Security said it found "derogatory information," a broad category that could include anything from terror connections to passport irregularities.

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White House bars LA Times, other news organizations from press briefing

Press Secretary Sean Spicer Holds Daily Press Briefing

Reporters from at least five news organizations were barred from attending an informal White House briefing Friday with spokesman Sean Spicer. The banned outlets included The New York Times, CNN, Buzzfeed News, Politico and the Los Angeles Times.

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Feds: Former LA County Sheriff Baca 'abused his power'

Sheriff Baca at court

Prosecutors say Baca tried to block an FBI investigation into abusive deputies at the L.A. County jails. But the defense says their case fall short — again.

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How robots could make US manufacturing competitive again


Amidst a national debate about the future of manufacturing, a new state-of-the-art Center for Advanced Manufacturing opened Friday at USC.

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Citrus growers see recent storms as a mixed blessing

Water-starved trees have largely benefited from Southern California's recent storms, though state infrastructure has taken a hit — up to $600 million.

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Hammer Museum helps families explore social issues with art

A is for Activism

How would you defeat racism? That's the question the Hammer Museum is urging families to explore this weekend as part of new series of art-making workshops.