LAPD Fatally Shoots Man on Skid Row

Graphic video footage shows the preceding scuffle and eventual shooting. 



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Mental Competency Of Alleged Xinran Ji Murderer To Be Evaluated

A Chinese supporter holds a photo of Xinran Ji's crying family. (Sophia Li / Neon Tommy)

Mental competency of alleged Xinran Ji killer to be examined in March. 



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President Proposes Free Community College For Two Years

President Obama proposed in a video funding two years of community college for students tuition-free (ROBERT HUFFSTUTTER/Flickr).

Two years of community college free: a long-awaited rescue from debt or too good to be true?



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Students Hold Teach-in and Vigil For Mike Brown, Eric Garner

(Charlie Magovern/Neon Tommy)

In the course of two weeks, two officer have walked free after killing two black men.



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L.A. Reaction To Ferguson Grand Jury Decision

(Charlie MacGovern/Neon Tommy)

Dozens gathered in Leimert Park to show support for Michael Brown and Ferguson protesters.



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Secretary Of Homeland Security Visits Islamic Center Of San Gabriel Valley

The Muslim community voiced concerns and grievances with the Secretary of Homeland Security. 



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Bill Clinton Sells At-Risk Kids On Financial Literacy

Slightly boring with questionable song choices, the event taught kids about financial literacy. 



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My Friend's Place And A 5K: A Safe Haven For Homeless Youth

Susan Zeren Dutra and Heather Carmichael in front of a mural in My Friend's Place outside space. (Rebecca Gibian/Neon Tommy)

One of L.A.'s biggest youth homeless shelters partners with Hard Rock Cafe help support homeless youth in Hollywood. 



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Griffith Observatory Hosts Telescope Viewings of Solar Eclipse

Griffith Observatory hosted school groups and others today to view the partial solar eclipse. Lasting for only a few hours, a solar eclipse is when the moon passes between the sun and Earth. Astonomers and sky enthusiasts brought their telescopes to the observatory's lawn to view the eclipse. 



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Javier Bolden Trial: Cell Phone Usage Key Evidence in Trial

Standing trial for the murder of two USC students, Bolden's cell records were used as key evidence.



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Phone Records Lead Bolden's USC Double Murder Trial

Javier Bolden and his defense attorney Andrew Goldman. (Ani Ucar/Neon Tommy)

L.A. prosecutors attempt to draw connections between Bolden's phone calls and the murder of two USC graduate students.



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Woman Fatally Stabbed Near USC

(Paolo Uggetti/Neon Tommy)

The stabbing happened blocks from campus near Budlong Avenue and 36th Place.



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Why Do L.A. Journalists Cover POTUS's Arrival?

Even journalists take selfies when Air Force One touches down. (Rebecca Gibian/Neon Tommy)

Learn about the day in the life of an L.A. journalist when Obama arrives. 



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Cardinals Running Back Arrested on Aggravated Assault Charges

Cardinals running back Jonathan Dwyer has been arrested on suspicion of aggravated assault.



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The Islamic State Adds The Pope To Enemies List

The Iraqi ambassador to the Holy See told the Vatican that the Islamic State plans on assasinating the Pope.



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Mayor Ford Ends Campaign Over Tumor

The Toronto mayor stopped campaigning and withdrew his re-election bid so he can seek treatment for a tumor. 



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UPDATE: Lead-Up To Obama's Address on ISIS

Obama is expected to announce future airstrikes against Islamic State militants in Syria.



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Spinning Wheel of Death? Blame Net Neutrality

Dozens of digital organizations joined together to call for stronger protections for net neutrality.



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The Psychology Behind Abusive Relationships

How do people react to and talk about domestic violence in our society?



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Obama Delays Executive Action On Immigration Reform

President Obama. (The New Republic/Twitter)

President Obama halts immigration reform action until after midterm elections. 



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Working Women Will Be Impacted by Minimum Wage Proposal

Yvette Davis, treasurer of the Silverlake Chamber of Commerce and a small business owner. (Rebecca Gibian/Neon Tommy)

A minimum wage increase will impact female employees and business owners.



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Putin Outlines Plan for Ukraine Cease-Fire

Vladimir Putin. (Wikipedia)

The President unveiled the plan on the eve of a NATO summit focused on Russian aggression. 



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A New Ice Bucket Challenge: Burning The ISIS Flag

Women burn the ISIS flag in an unidentified location. (Mother Jones/Twitter)


A new form of the ALS ice bucket challenged has appeared in the Arab world: Burning the ISIS flag. 



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American Doctor Tests Positive for Ebola in Liberia

From Doctors Without Borders

The doctor was not treating patients with Ebola, so it is unclear how he contracted the disease. 



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ISIS Releases Video of American Journalist Steven Sotloff's Beheading

A Facebook photo American freelance journalist Steven Sotloff

ISIS released a video showing the beheading of journalist Steven Sotloff, the second American executed by the group.



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Northern California Wildfire Threatens Communities

The Happy Camp Complex wildfire has been burning for three weeks. (Image courtesy of ABC News)

A wildfire stretching roughly 64,000 acres threatens two communities along the Northern California-Oregon border.



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U.S. Airstrike Targets al-Shabab Leader in Somalia

Military officials are unclear if an airstrike that targeted an al-Shabab leader was successful. 



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#AskHerMore Hashtag Calls out Journalists During Emmys

Taylor Schilling (Getty Images)

STORIFY: Twitter users want more than just questions about clothing on the red carpet. 



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L.A. Schools Superintendent Cancels iPad Program

L.A. Superintendent John Deasy halted the program. (Photo via SOTT)

STORIFY: The Los Angeles schools superintendent canceled the $1 billion iPad program suddenly on Tuesday. 



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Senior Nuclear Expert Urges Shut Down Of California Nuclear Power Plant

Diablo Canyon power plant, photographed from above. (Creative Commons)

Could the reactors stand shaking from nearby earthquake faults? 



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Extended Cease-fire Deal Reached in Gaza

Israeli air strikes topple two high-rise buildings in the Gaza Strip. (Mahmud Hams/Bloomberg News via Twitter)

Hamas agrees to a cease-fire in Gaza.



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