Legendary Hairstylist Vidal Sassoon Dies at 84

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Sassoon revolutionized women's hairstyle and the beauty industry.



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Facebook Prepares for Stock Market Debut

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The social media company is looking toward a mid-May IPO release.



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California Ranked Worst For Business, But It May Be On Its Way Up

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California is ranked last place in the US for business-friendly policies, economic health.



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Long Beach Symphony To Premiere Piece For Rancho Los Alamitos

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Robert Cumming's “Suite for Double String Orchestra" celebrates grand reopening of the historic property.



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South Korea Suspends U.S. Beef Imports

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Mad cow disease confirmation worries consumers, and at least one retailer has halted sales of American beef.



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Third Judge Assigned To Zimmerman Murder Case

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Two judges cited conflicts of interest in the case.



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Colombian Escort Speaking Out About Secret Service Agent Scandal

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Secret Service agent paid the escort $250 in American money and pesos.



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Gene Mutations, Parents' Age Factors in Autism

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New research zeros in on the genetic relationship between autistic children and their parents.



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“White Powdery Substance” Found In Whitney Houston’s Hotel Room

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Cocaine is believed to be a contributing factor in her death.



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Obesity And Inactivity Linked to Cancer

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A growing number of Americans are obese and at a higher cancer risk.



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Pope Calls For Change In Cuba As Historic Visit Ends

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VIDEO: As the high-profile trip to the Communist nation ends, Cuban citizens cheer for "Libertad."



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No User Love Lost On iPad Drawbacks

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Some features of the new iPad come with side effects.



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UPDATE: French Gunman Standoff Nears 24-Hour Mark

Merah, 24, is accused in the killings of seven individuals, including a rabbi, three Jewish children, and three paratroopers over an eight-day shooting spree.

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Book Review: Blunt Is Good In "The Next Right Thing"

Dan Barden's "The Next Right Thing" (Random House)

Dan Barden's crime novel characters have heart, and some destructive tendencies.



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Exercise Changes Human DNA

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New research has found that physical activity changes the body's genetic processes.



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The New iPad Underwhelms

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Apple improves the iPad with beautiful displays and additional user-friendly features, but doesn't stray far from what it knows.



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North Korea Halts Nuclear Program for American Aid

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North Korea needs food for its impoverished population.



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Weight-Loss Drug Qnexa Moves Closer To FDA Approval

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Regulations surround the side effect-plagued medication, and further research is urged.



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2 Dead, 1 Injured In Long Beach Federal Building Shooting

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The incident occurred on the seventh floor of the Glenn M. Anderson Federal Building.



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Santorum Tears Down Public Education

Leslie Velez
Executive Producer

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Has yet to explain comments made in Idaho.



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States Come Even Closer To $25 Billion Mortgage Deal

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California and New York have signed onto three-year plan to assist struggling borrowers.



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"Soul Train" Host Don Cornelius Dead Of Apparent Suicide

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Host of "the hippest trip in America" Found In Encino Home



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"Pit Boss" Star Shorty Rossi Reads From His Book "Four Feet Tall And Rising"

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Star of Animal Planet's "Pit Boss" Shorty Rossi opens up about his life as an ex-convict, actor and pit bull lover.



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The Joffrey Ballet Presents A Sugar-Sweet "Nutcracker"

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"The Nutcracker" returns as a Los Angeles tradition. 



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Scottish Ballet Prepares for Upcoming Music Center Debut

The Company in Jorma Elo’s Kings 2 Ends. Photograph by Andrew Ross.

Dancer Owen Thorne shares A Behind-The-Curtain interview



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