SoCal Event Planners Find Niche Market In Indian Weddings

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More than a dozen Indian wedding planners have come together in the region's most densely-populated Indian areas to capitalize.



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Dispatches From Abroad: New Delhi, Birthplace Of The Indian Comic Book Superhero

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If Raj Comics is the Marvel of India, then Nagraj the Snake King is its Spiderman.



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LA Lost Millions In Parking Ticket Income

With the city millions in debt, report unconvers some lax enforcement by parking officials



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Protests In Paris On First Day Of French Veil Ban

VIDEO: Two women in full-face veils arrested on the first day of a controversial new law.



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Veteran Political Reporter David S. Broder Dies

Pultizer Prize-winning Washington Post reporter dies of diabetes-related complications.



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Gaddafi's 'Envoy Of Death' Not Included On U.N. Sanctions List

Minister earned the macabre nickname for plotting assassinations.



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Head Of L.A. Memorial Coliseum Resigns After Rave Scandal

Patrick Lynch allegedly allowed his top assistant to help plan the contentious Electric Daisy Carnival.



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Obama On Egypt: "Orderly Transition Must Begin Now"

Obama on the Egyptian regime: "An orderly transition must be meaningful, it must be peaceful and it must begin now." 



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The Status At The United States-Mexico Border

The issues are age-old and tender: for decades, divided Congresses have played tug-of-war over funding and policy.  



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Actor Kal Penn Campaigns For Barbara Boxer At USC

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Penn was joined by actress Melissa Fitzgerald and Calif. Sen. Curren Price.



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Boston Globe To Charge For Online Content By Late 2011

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What will jumping on the paywall trend achieve? 



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CUNY Blazes Trail With M.A. In Entrepreneurial Journalism

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A new direction for journalism education?



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VIDEO: Ross Douthat: Journalists Ignorant Of Religion

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Q&A: Neon Tommy sits down with New York Times columnist Ross Douthat.



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Has Social Media Killed Creativity?

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USC's innovator-in-residence weighs in on Web 2.0's role in fostering community and creativity.



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What Is News.Me?

News.Me

What's the deal with this New York Times personalized news app?



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Does The Koran Burning Story Point To Skewed News Values?

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What can the press learn from the International Burn a Koran Day media circus?



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Newspaper CEO Debates Charging Money For News

Matt Toledo, CEO and publisher of the Los Angeles Business Journal, discusses the economy of journalism with Geneva Overholser.

Should all news organizations start charging for online content? 



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Financial Reform Bill Passes Senate Committee

A round-up of the nation's top news: Bruce Karatz found guilty, new $100 bills, and L.A. city's layoffs may be less than expected.

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Live Blog Of The TEDxUSC Conference

READ THE DISCUSSION: Follow Neon Tommy reporters at the TEDxUSC leadership conference.

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Obama Announces Plan For New Offshore Drilling

The president has proposed opening new areas off the East Coast and Alaska to drilling, raising the ire of environmentalists. California would remain off-limits to oil companies.

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Health Care Fight Continues In Senate

The Senate wrapped up debate over the reconciled health care bill Wednesday, and began votes on a series of amendments that could derail the bill if passed.

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The Massa Saga Rolls On: Ethics Committee To Close Inquiry

The House ethics committee decided Wednesday to close its investigation into allegations of sexual harassment by former Rep. Eric Massa of New York.

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Police Say They Are Ready For March 4 Rallies

Thursday's protests against public education cuts have drawn the attention of police, who say they are ready.

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Myanmar Opposition Leader Loses Appeal

The decision will keep Aung San Suu Kyi from participating in elections planned for later this year.

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U.S. Troops Face Snipers In Afghanistan

U.S. troops encounter snipers during the fifth day of fighting against insurgents in Afghanistan's Helmand province.

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