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OC cities to offer 700 shelter beds for the homeless

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| A hearing was held Wednesday in the legal case stemming from the eviction of homeless people from a large encampment in Orange County. The federal judge overseeing the case, David Carter, had asked cities to come up with new sites for emergency homeless shelters.

L.A. County releases new report on child deaths

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

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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.