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Mother pleads guilty in death of 8-year-old California boy

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| Pearl Fernandez's boyfriend, Isauro Aguirre, was convicted last year of the same charge. Jurors recommended the death penalty when he's sentenced March 8.

Deaths from gun violence: How the US compares to the rest of the world

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The U.S. has the 31st highest rate in the world: 3.85 deaths due to gun violence per 100,000 people in 2016. That was eight times higher than the rate in Canada, for example.

ICE detains more than 100 in Los Angeles area immigration raids

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The federal immigration enforcement agency said "uncooperative jurisdictions," like Los Angeles, were "putting officers, the general public and the aliens at risk."

How you can help choose the next LAPD chief

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The Los Angeles Board of Police Commissioners is inviting members of the public to attend any of six community meetings this month. Here are the details.

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Police say hundreds of illegal marijuana shops operate in LA

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Los Angeles has issued licenses to nearly 100 marijuana retailers but police estimate there are at least two times that number operating illegally in the city and undercutting those who are playing by the rules.

'Numerous fatalities' in Florida high school shooting — shooter is former student

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The shooter, who was equipped with a gas mask and smoke grenades, set off a fire alarm to draw students out of their classrooms shortly before the school day ended, officials said.

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Some California cities criminalize nuisance code violations

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A lawsuit filed Tuesday aims to halt what it sees as the criminalization of minor property code violations, which can hit homeowners with thousands of dollars in cost recovery fees.

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Episode 3: Witnesses in Uniform

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All four of the men Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Deputy Gonzalo Inzunza shot at were accused of a crime. Tennell Billups believes law enforcement purposefully sought trumped up charges, making Billups look dangerous and Inzunza appear as though he had to shoot. Did the evidence back the men’s claims?

Bullet still lodged in boy's head after school shooting, teacher says

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The former teacher says Sal Castro Middle School student Issa Al-Bayati will require another surgery and months of treatment.