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Last of the Maywood fire evacuees can go home

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| Last month's explosive industrial fire forced the evacuation of 43 households. Officials say they have now removed all toxic metals that landed in yards and homes.

High lead levels found at 5 schools near Exide

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Tests find elevated levels in yards where kids play before and after class at two elementary schools. Regulators have not yet decided whether to remove the tainted soil.

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Blood banks' new summer challenges: Zika, donor iron levels

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The summer is always tough for blood banks. But new rules regarding Zika virus and male hemoglobin levels are aggravating a blood supply shortage.

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SoCal trauma centers: No surge in July 4th fireworks injuries

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At least three Southern Californians suffered severe hand injuries, but several regional trauma centers saw just a handful of people hurt by fireworks.

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Opponents sue to overturn California’s new vaccination law

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Plaintiffs say the law's elimination of the Personal Belief Exemption violates the state constitution's guarantee of public education for all kids.

An inside look at the world of drug presentations

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Drug makers paid Dr. Jason Kellogg $355,000 in 2014, mostly in speaking fees. He defends the practice against critics, calling it an effective way to educate providers.

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Maywood fire: LA moves displaced to motels, cleanup continues

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Two weeks after the huge industrial fire, nearly 200 people have accepted L.A. County's offer to put them up in motel rooms until they get the all-clear to go home.

SoCal Gas wrapping up cleaning of Porter Ranch homes

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The company says the court-ordered project cleaned the interiors of about 1,700 homes belonging to those still displaced by the natural gas leak.