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President Barack Obama chats with Neil Eggleston, counsel to the president, outside his office in 2014.

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Obama's White House counsel weighs in on Trump's lawyers

President Obama's top lawyer opened up about his relations with Congress, legal controversies and the chaos in the Trump administration in a recent talk at Columbia University.

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41 states to investigate pharmaceutical companies over opioids

The opioid industry expanded in the 1990s in response to the medical community's push to better treat pain and chronic pain with drugs such as oxycodone.

The states' attorneys general are banding together to investigate the makers and distributors of powerful opioid painkillers that have led to a spike in opiate addictions and overdose deaths.

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Angelina Jolie's 'First They Killed My Father' had therapists on set


Angelina Jolie discovered author Loung Ung's memoir 17 years ago while filming in Cambodia. Now, she's bringing Ung's experience of the Khmer Rouge regime to the screen.

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Key California farm district rejects governor's tunnels plan

Giant California Tunnels

The board of the nation's largest irrigation district on Tuesday rejected participation in Gov. Brown's $16 billion plan to build two giant tunnels to re-engineer California's north-south water delivery system, dealing a major blow to the project.

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Powerful 7.1 earthquake jolts central Mexico, killing at least 100

People remove the debris of a collapsed building looking for possible victims after the 7.1 magnitude quake rattled Mexico City on Tuesday.

Thirty-two years after a deadly earthquake, a magnitude 7.1 temblor rattled Mexico City and surrounding areas. Residents had marked the anniversary of the 1985 quake earlier in the day with drills.

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Rodriguez resigns as LAUSD president, will remain on board

Ref Rodriguez

Ref Rodriguez is giving up the role of president of the Los Angeles Unified School Board one week after the announcement he’d face felony charges for alleged campaign finance violations.

Politics More

California immigration bills headed to governor's desk


Most of the immigration-related measures aim to challenge the Trump administration's stricter immigration enforcement policies.

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Small quake rattles nerves, causes no damage in Los Angeles

Downtown Los Angeles Skyline

The U.S. Geological Survey says a magnitude-3.6 quake hit at about 11:20 p.m. Monday night. Its epicenter was about 3.6 miles (6 kilometers) northwest of Westwood.

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​Toys 'R' Us files for bankruptcy, but keeps stores open

Toys R Us Launches Holiday Shopping Season On Thanksgiving Day

The company said the proceedings are a way for Toys 'R' Us to work with its creditors on restructuring the debt beleaguering it. And it emphasized that its stores worldwide will serve customers while it works with suppliers and sells merchandise.

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LA County considers $4 million settlement for teen

LA County Probation

A $3.9 million settlement for a teenage boy left with brain damage and paralysis after a fight inside one of L.A. County's juvenile halls is up for approval.