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Top Intelligence Officials Brief U.S. House Of Reps On Russian Election Hacking Scheme

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Making sense of the Inspector General’s investigation into the FBI, Justice Department

First, the Justice Department's Inspector General is investigating the Department and the FBI about controversial actions in the months before the Presidential election.
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Recent storms push the dial on Southern California drought, but how much?

We’re not out of the woods yet, but thanks to this series of storms, more than 40 percent of California is seeing an end to the drought.
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Debating BuzzFeed’s decision to publish the Trump-Russia dossier

BuzzFeed's decision to publish an unverified dossier purporting to detail Russia's compromising material on Donald Trump has fired up a vigorous debate about 21st Century journalism.
San Diego Chargers v San Francisco 49ers

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How the Chargers will fit in to LA’s already crowded nation of NFL fans

After more than two decades without NFL football, Angelenos now officially have two hometown teams.
Senate Confirmation Hearing Held For Rex Tillerson To Become Secretary Of State

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After Trump presser, recapping what we missed from Tillerson confirmation hearing

As the Senate Foreign Relations Committee grilled Secretary of State nominee and former Exxon-Mobil CEO Rex Tillerson yesterday on Capitol Hill, much of the political world’s attention turned northward to New York City, where President-elect Donald Trump’s first press conference since being elected was chock full of highlights to unpack.
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CA Congressman Darrell Issa introduces bill to reform the H1B visa

With the topic of U.S. jobs filled by foreign workers fanning the heat of the presidential campaign, there's a new House bill that would restrict a controversial visa program for highly skilled overseas employees.
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Are police jobs getting tougher?

A new study by Pew Research Center has cast light on how police view their jobs.
President-Elect Donald Trump Holds Press Conference In New York

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Unpacking Trump’s first post-election news conference

A verbal tussle with a CNN reporter, the President-elect's denial of everything in a dossier purported to detail Trump's involvement with Russia, the claim that Congress will repeal and replace the ACA very soon, that's for starters.
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Supreme Court case may change public school education for disabled students

As reported by the Los Angeles Times, the Supreme Court is deciding a case today that may change the legal standard of how public schools provide education for disabled students.
Best Buy Expands Geek Squad To Office Depot

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The legality of the FBI’s paid Best Buy technician informants

United States of America v. Mark A. Rettenmaier has brought to light a small group of paid Geek Squad informants which the FBI has been cultivating over a four-year period – a relationship which will be explored by the defense attorneys in a Los Angeles hearing starting Wednesday.