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With an opioid addiction crisis that shows no sign of abating, how we describe addiction and dependence matters.

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Orange County's wealthiest cities have biggest opioid problem

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In Orange County, the highest rates of opioid-related emergency room visits and deaths are in its wealthiest cities, according to a new report.

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Union Station changes call for more space for walkers, less for cars

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The public is invited to comment on LA Metro's planned changes to the areas surrounding Union Station. Comments can be submitted by email or at a Sept. 13 workshop.

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Water agencies chase billions in CA Prop 1 project money

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Groundwater storage projects are proposed for Orange and San Bernardino county water agencies. They are competing for funds with some big dam projects

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Killer of Chinese USC grad student sentenced to life without parole

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A 21-year-old man was sentenced Wednesday to life in prison without parole for beating to death a University of Southern California graduate student from China who was walking to his off-campus apartment.

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'Curious Incident' actor on playing a brilliant character whose mind works differently

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Adam Langdon stars in "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time," the story of an incredibly intelligent teen who can't articulate his emotions.

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Trump disbands advisory councils after string of resignations

Faced with a string of resignations from his advisory panels, President Trump has disbanded two groups he had formed to provide policy and economic guidance. He's seen here after a news conference Tuesday.

Eight executives quit Trump's manufacturing council this week, in the wake of his controversial remarks about white supremacists and violence in Charlottesville, Va.

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Mourners to honor Charlottesville victim, states debate Confederate statues

Tom Lever and Aaliyah Jones, both of Charlottesville, Va., put up a sign that reads "Heather Heyer Park" at the base of the Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee monument in Emancipation Park on Tuesday, in Charlottesville, Va.

Heather Heyer was killed when the driver of a car rammed into a crowd protesting a white nationalist rally in the Virginia city. Two people have filed a lawsuit against the car's driver and others.

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Community colleges tracking down alumni for fundraising

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Southern California community colleges are starting alumni organizations that campus leaders say will help raise money for student scholarships.

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What Californians should watch for as NAFTA talks begin

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Trade officials from Canada, Mexico and the U.S. are renegotiating NAFTA for the first time in more than 20 years. Here's what Californians need to know.