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Take Two for September 27, 2013

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The latest on the fatal stabbing of Dodgers fan Jonathan Denver

The stabbing appears to have stemmed from an argument surrounding fans of the two teams, although the stabbing occurred four blocks from where the game was being played.
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Why do sports sometimes spur violence among rival fans?

What is it about sports that compels fans to get so heated that it can sometimes lead to violence?
Jackson V AEG Rebuttal Arguments

Decision in Jackson-AEG trial now in jury's hands

At long last, a negligence lawsuit by Michael Jackson's mother against concert promoter AEG is in the hands of a jury.
March For Jobs Protests Illegal Immigration, Lack Of Jobs
In this week's Friday Flashback, our weekly analysis of the news, we'll chew on the reality and absurdity behind the Congressional battle over the budget and the national debt.

LA Beer Week celebrates LA's thriving suds scene

If you want to catch the final days of L.A.'s Beer Week festivities you'd better start planning. It wraps up this Sunday and there are only a handful of events left to hit.

La Santa Cecilia wins a Grammy for best latin rock album

It's been ten years since the gleaming, swooping silhouette of the Walt Disney Hall became part of the LA skyline and it's kicking off its birthday celebrations this Sunday with a free concert just down the hill in Grand Park.
President Obama Speaks on Climate Change

IPCC report shows humans are changing Earth's climate

A report released by scientists for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change today says that it is "extremely likely" that humans are changing the Earth's climate.
new fish

419-million-year-old fish fossil shows origin of modern jawbone

An old fish is usually a bad thing, but one 419 million-year-old fish is proving to be very helpful. A new fossil that was recently discovered in China might completely change the way scientists understand how humans evolved.
Halloween Theme Park

SoCal theme parks prepare for Halloween battle

Knott's Berry Farm kicked off one of the first Halloween scare fests. Now the theme park competition is on, to deliver the most "boo" for your buck.

Drought spurs native farmers to use non-traditional irrigation methods

Severe drought has been gripping much of the southwest for years and New Mexico has gotten the worst of it. The lack of water is forcing many native farmers to consider more non-traditional methods of irrigation.

New research shows fear memories can be reduced through sleep

Perhaps you're afraid of things like centipedes or you're set on edge by the fear of falling. New research from Northwestern University has some promise for you.
Proud Bird

Proud Bird restaurant at LAX to close at end of year

Travelers often began their adventures with a meal at a restaurant called the Proud Bird. We were sad to learn this morning that the Proud Bird will be closing by the end of the year.
Hospital Toddler Check Up

ACA enrollment tools delayed for small businesses, Spanish language

Starting October 1, individuals can pre-enroll for health insurance in the marketplace created by the Affordable Care Act. Federal officials say some online tools wont be ready by then, and this will impact states like Arizona and Texas that are using the federally-run marketplaces.
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What's behind Mexico City's odor problem?

If you've traveled to Mexico City lately and landed at the airport, you probably noticed an unfortunate stench. AP Reporter Olga Rodriguez wrote about the persistent odor earlier this week and says that it "wafts from the manholes and leaves the morning air smelling fresh as a septic tank."
Los Angeles Dodgers v Minnesota Twins
The morning of June 22, the Dodgers were in last place in the National League West. Their record of 30-42 was not what fans were expecting from a team with a robust payroll of over $200 million.

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