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'Spice' suspected of sickening more on Skid Row

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| Fire officials believe the drug, a synthetic that mimics the effects of marijuana but can be much more potent, has sent more than 50 to the hospital since Friday.

3 LA pregnancy centers no longer violating notification law

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The centers had 30 days to come into compliance with the law, which is designed to ensure women know their options when dealing with unplanned pregnancies.

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Jordan Downs demo to start despite contamination concerns

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Activists call for more soil sampling and cleanup before buildings are torn down and more dust is stirred up, but the housing authority is moving forward.

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More soil tests for lead-tainted schools near Exide

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State toxics regulators took additional samples last week from four elementary schools near the shuttered battery recycler.

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What is Kratom and why won't the FDA approve it as medicine?

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The FDA says it causes health problems. Advocates say it cures a host of maladies.

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A program to help deaf and hard-of-hearing English learners

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These kids are at a double disadvantage in school. USC's Come Read with Me program works with children and their parents to close the learning gap.

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African-Americans get flu shots less than any other group

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UCLA researchers looked at health data on more than 27 million Californians and found that the rates of immunization varied by ethnicity.

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LA County sues SoCal Gas over shut-off valves

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In the wake of the massive Porter Ranch gas leak, the county seeks to force the company to install underground shut-off valves on all of its wells.

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