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NSA Surveillance: The debate over security and privacy

While privacy advocates have raised concern about the NSA's programs, supporters — including those inside the White House — have said the programs are important tools in stopping terrorist attacks on the US.

Who birthed 'Jamzilla' on the Sepulveda Pass?

Jamzilla is coming! But remember 2011's Carmaggedon? Who's coming up with these names? Turns out, the LA MTA is taking over that responsibility
Great Western Forum
The Forum in Inglewood was built in 1967, and for over 30 years was arguably the entertainment capital of Los Angeles.

Technology is the true star at the Detroit Auto Show

The North American International Auto Show kicked off in Detroit this week. The star of the show? Technology.
Los Angeles Lakers v Houston Rockets

Sports Roundup: Lakers, youth sports, Cubs mascot and more

The Purple and Gold is all black and blue after 143 years, a first in Chicago and the Nike swoosh equals cha-ching! It's time for sports with Andy and Brian Kamenetzky, who've covered sports for the L.A. Times and ESPN.
Should Coffee Shops have limits on free WiFi?

Northridge: Digital dependence makes us vulnerable in quake

These days though, digital technology is everywhere. It helps us in many ways, but our reliance on connectivity may also end up hurting us after a major quake. KPCC science reporter Sanden Totten reports.
House Speaker Boehner Speaks On 1.1 Trillion Dollar Budget Plan

Speaker John Boehner to address GOP's immigration reform plan

In advance of President Obama’s State of the Union address, Speaker of the House John Boehner is expected to release his new plan for immigration reform.
Level App
Solving problems with apps, that's what App Chat is about. This week we're going to take a look at four apps that'll help with your personal finances.
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A federal appeals court gave a mixed ruling on Internet access regulations yesterday. The DC Circuit Court affirmed that the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has authority to create open-access rules.
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‘Casa Del Jardin’ offers girls a life after prostitution

A recent high-profile case in San Diego netted dozens of arrests for sex trafficking, but there are few resources for victims on the Mexican side of the border. A resident of San Diego has opened a shelter in Tijuana for victimized girls.
PAWS sanctuary

PAWS sanctuary a paradise for performing elephants

Deep in the foothills of California’s Gold Country, there is a peaceful home for animals that may seem a little out of place. Located in San Andreas, the Performing Animal Welfare Society (PAWS) cares for elephants, big cats, bears and other wildlife with a history of performing for humans.
Las Marthas
In Laredo, Texas, the community gets together each year for a lavish celebration that may seem out of place in the mostly Mexican-American border town: It's a debutante ball on the occasion of George Washington's birthday.

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