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The five-year, half-trillion dollar farm bill is currently in the House. Last week, the Senate passed its version of the bill, meanwhile, the White House is threatening to veto the farm bill if cuts to the food stamp program run too deep.
Activists Protest House Farm Bill Plan To Cut Food Assistance Program

Rep. Matsui reflects on her food stamp challenge

California Congresswoman Doris Matsui from Sacramento spent several days trying to understand what it was like to eat on food stamps, and what cuts to the program would mean.
2013 Google Developer Conference Continues In San Francisco

Are people still excited about Google Glass?

Google Glass could be called: a wearable computer, the next wave of always-on engagement online, or to haters, ugly and invasive.
Burr Settles

What's the difference between a geek and a nerd?

Do you know the difference between a geek and a nerd? Believe it or not, there has been plenty of discourse on this subject. Finally, science may be helping to shed some light on the debate.
Border Patrol amusement park

Fake border crossing as an amusement park attraction

An unusual amusement park attraction in the central Mexican state of Hidalgo offers visitors the thrills and chills of an illegal border crossing. Irina Zhorov from the Fronteras desk reports.
Time for our weekly romp through sports with Andy and Brian Kamenetzky, brothers who have covered sports for the L.A. Times and ESPN.
Orange County Register
The Orange County Register has been praised for being one of the few newspapers in the country that's expanding in an industry that's contracting. But the reaction to one of the Register's latest additions has been met with some controversy.
If you have a child in LAUSD, you might soon find them coming home with an iPad. Yesterday, the school district awarded Apple with a $30 million contract; enough to provide each student with an iPad.

OC arts high school connects students to Hollywood

The Orange County School of the Arts put on its second-ever showcase this year. The event brought the school's top acting students to L.A. to perform for agents.
Midnight in Mexico
Mexico's drug war has resulted in the death of more than 80,000 people in the last six years. It's a story that has proven dangerous to report , as journalist Alfredo Corchado learned.
Republicans want to tie any path to citizenship to an increase in security along the U.S.-Mexico border. Supporters of the Senate version of the bill, including Republican Marco Rubio, argue the plan already includes the toughest border security measures in U.S. history.
Hollywood Towers
This week real estate developers made an unusual concession. Millennium Partners, creators of the controversial skyscraper project Hollywood Towers backed down to public pressure and agreed to reduce the height of two residential towers by 25 percent.
McDonalds Prepares Chipotle For IPO
Chipotle has begun to mark which ingredients contain genetically-modified organisms, or GMOs. Other food chains have also made changes to their menu boards.
McDonald's new egg white breakfast sandwich.
Major food companies are trying to capitalize on the latest food trend: The homemade look.

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