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Peculiarly-themed museums in China boast concrete, socks and roast duck
Last year, a new museum opened its doors there almost every day. The museum boom in China is driven by the government's desire to improve the country's appeal.
Orange County man seeks burial place for Vietnamese vets
American veterans have the right to be buried in veteran cemeteries. But, you don't qualify if you fought alongside U.S. forces, like South Vietnamese troops did during the Vietnam War.
Growing up Nisei: The social clubs of Japanese-American girls
Thousands of second-generation Japanese-American girls joined L.A.-area clubs in the 1930s to play sports, do community service and, unofficially, meet boys.
This is the craziest thing all animals may have in common!
Estonia 'spy' dispute could be Russia making anti-NATO mischief
It could be the next big spy movie: an Estonian intelligence agent nabbed by Russia on spy charges. Estonia says he was kidnapped in a cross-border raid.
US call to fight militants stirs bitter memories for Iraq's Sunnis
President Obama wants Sunnis to join the battle against militants in Iraq and Syria. But those who helped fight al-Qaida several years ago feel abused by the Iraqi military, and now are not so eager to sign up.
Obama's hawkish plan for Islamic State puts doves in a quandary
The president's proposal to degrade and destroy the Islamic State poses a challenge for members of his own party, who have traditionally provided the anti-war voices in Congress.
Wendy Davis tells of her own difficult abortions in 'Forgetting'
A champion of abortion rights, the Texas gubernatorial candidate reveals she terminated two of her pregnancies — once because her life was endangered.
AG truancy report: student absences highest among low-income, black...
Low-income and African American elementary school students have the highest rates of chronic truancy and absences. Educators say chronic absences are red flags.
FAA awards another grant to Inglewood to help soften LAX jet noise
To soundproof more homes against noise from LAX jets, Inglewood is receiving another annual grant from the FAA, says Congresswoman Maxine Waters' office.
Allah-Las: How working at a record store helped the band get its start
Digging through stacks of vinyl is how some enthusiasts discover new music. But with L.A. garage-rockers Allah-Las, it's how the band actually formed.
Play the L.A. River launches a year-long festival of creativity and...
A group of artists, designers, scientists and urban planners conceived the event to encourage citizens to explore the waterway, which is targeted for revitalization.
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LA Rent: Has rent control been successful in Los Angeles?
A study found a third of renters didn’t know or were wrong about whether their units were rent-controlled. But in a city rated among the least affordable for renters, is it time to rethink the approach?
SeaWorld hopes new orca habitats will stem criticism post-'Blackfish'
SeaWorld says the "Blackfish" documentary critical of its orca attraction hurt its bottom line. Now, it's pushing back with plans for new habitats for its whales.
'Hungry' filmmakers talk about the strange world of competitive eating
Off-Ramp talks with the filmmakers behind "Hungry," a documentary that looks into the stories and lives behind one of America's strangest sports.
You: 'I am SO over it.' Dylan Brody: 'No, you're not.'
“I am SO over it” almost always means, “I am reviewing these recent events in my head constantly and expect never to be free of this internal cycle of rage and recrimination.”
Video game 'Destiny' breaks sales records by raking in more than $500...
Guardians of the Galaxy had a budget of about $170 million dollars, which is nothing next to the $500 million it cost to make the new video game called "Destiny."
Obama to push military campaign against Islamic State militants
Experts say it's not so much the American people that the president has to convince, but the Middle East leaders he's counting on for help.
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