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L.A. County releases new report on child deaths

| The number of children dying in Los Angeles County has rise according to an annual report released by county officials.

Supreme Court Upholds Controversial Ohio Voter-Purge Law

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The Supreme Court upheld the most aggressive voter-purge law in the country. If a voter doesn't respond to mailings or hasn't voted in two consecutive elections, they are kicked off the rolls.

S.C. Man Pleads Guilty To Enslaving Mentally Disabled Man

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Former restaurant manager Bobby Paul Edwards admits that he used threats and physical violence and threats to force the man to work more than 100 hours a week without pay for years.

Little-known retired sheriff's lieutenant forces LA sheriff into a runoff

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Alex Villanueva retired earlier this year after serving in the sheriff's department for more than 30 years. Sheriff Jim McDonnell outraised him nearly 22 to one, but Villanueava parlayed his $27,000 war chest into a second-place finish in Tuesday's election with 33 percent of the vote.

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Michel Moore says raising morale would be a high priority as chief

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The day after Mayor Eric Garcetti selected him to be the next LAPD chief, Moore says boosting morale among the rank-and-file will be one of his top priorities if the city council confirms his appointment.

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Mueller's Team Accuses Manafort Of Witness Tampering

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Prosecutors say the former Trump campaign manager and an unnamed associate repeatedly tried to contact two potential witnesses. If a judge agrees, Manafort could land in jail as he awaits trial.

Michel Moore appointed LAPD chief to replace Charlie Beck

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The 37-year veteran of the force has held nearly every top job at the department, from running its counter-terrorism bureau to overseeing records management.

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In Narrow Decision, Supreme Court Decides In Favor Of Baker Over Same-Sex Couple

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The Supreme Court on Monday ruled that a local baker in Colorado was within his rights to refuse to bake a cake for a same-sex couple's wedding.

Meet the two men who want to replace LA Sheriff Jim McDonnell

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Here's a rundown of the positions of retired Sheriff's Cmdr. Bob Lindsey and retired Sheriff's Lt. Alex Villanueva, both of whom say McDonnell has failed on numerous fronts.

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