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This is the first time that President Obama will meet with China's new leader since he assumed the presidency in March.

Sunnylands: A desert retreat for presidents, politicians and movie stars

This weekend, the Sunnylands estate in Rancho Mirage will serve as the backdrop for the meeting between President Obama and Chinese president Xi Jinping.
Sen. Feinstein And Chambliss Discuss The Newspaper Report Detailing NSA Collection Of Records From Verizon
We take another look at this week's biggest news stories with Matthew Cooper, national correspondent for the National Journal and James Rainey, political columnist for the LA Times.
Guy Erwin First Gay Lutheran Pastor
Recently the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America elected its first openly gay bishop to oversee churches in Southern California. The move followed the church decided allowed openly gay men and lesbians to serve as clergy nearly four years ago.
Border Wait times

Delays in border trade cost the US billions of dollars

Time is money anywhere, but especially at the US-Mexico border. The U.S. and Mexico trade more than a billion dollars in goods every day, and all that commerce comes through land crossings that spread from California to Texas.
This morning, we're following breaking news on the San Onofre nuclear plant. Southern California Edison announced in a press release that it is closing the generating station due to uncertainty over the plant's future.
Koci Instagram Profile
If you're on the photo-sharing app Instagram, chances are you've come across the work of Richard Koci Hernandez. He has more than 160,000 followers and he's become something of an evangelist of a new form of "mobile social photography."
The Natural History Museum Insects
LA's Natural History Museum is celebrating its 100th anniversary with new exhibits, parties, and an expansive outdoor garden. The new green space is more than a new attraction, and it'll also function as a research laboratory.
Richard Ramirez during a court appearance in Los Angeles, Ca., in October of 1985.
Serial killer Richard Ramirez died this morning of natural causes at Marin General Hospital while awaiting execution on death row at San Quentin State Prison.

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