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L.A. County’s Department of Children and Family Services - the agency that oversees the foster system - celebrated its graduating high school seniors Tuesday.

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Carol Folt navigated controversies at the University of North Carolina. She'll need that experience as she settles in as leader of LA's troubled university.

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