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Officials wanted to encourage voting and downplay a contentious holiday. “We’ve been very surprised by the national attention,” the city manager said.

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City files new lawsuit against 27 e-cigarette retailers

The city contends the companies' online retail and marketing operations violate the city’s municipal code by targeting and selling to minors.

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The Pelicans only have a few months left with their signature star, but until he is gone, a city hangs in the balance.

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Russell Westbrook sets record and has triple-double company

OKLAHOMA CITY — Chalk up another triple-double record for Russell Westbrook. Westbrook set an NBA record with his 10th straight triple-double, Paul George scored 47 points, and the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Portland Trail Blazers 120-111 on Monday night. Westbrook broke a tie with Wilt...

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Rubén Díaz Sr., a councilman and a Pentecostal minister, was a vocal foe of same-sex marriage and has made other anti-gay remarks in the past.

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Former State Sen. Kevin de Leon wants to replace LA City Councilman Jose Huizar

De Leon has already picked up the endorsement of City Council members Curren Price, Paul Krekorian and Mitch O'Farrell.

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Fontana to pay $106,916 in legal fees, revise city policy after losing marijuana lawsuit

The city was expected to appeal the ruling, which was the first legal test of how far California cities can go in restricting residents’ newfound freedom to grow cannabis at home. Instead, Fontana let the timeline to protest the decision run out.

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Fontana to pay $106,916 in legal fees, revise city policy after losing marijuana lawsuit

The city was expected to appeal the ruling, which was the first legal test of how far California cities can go in restricting residents’ newfound freedom to grow cannabis at home. Instead, Fontana let the timeline to protest the decision run out.

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‘Devil in the White City’ will be Hulu series from DiCaprio, Scorsese

Hulu is in development talks with the dynamic duo (this will be their sixth film pairing) for a series based on the best-selling book.

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John Dorsey, who drafted Kareem Hunt in Kansas City, is bringing him to Cleveland—but is the RB worth the many negatives? Also, Eric Reid earned his three-year, $22 million extension from the Panthers, whether or not Jason and Devin McCourty are considering retirement anytime soon and more NFL...

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3 killed in head-on crash in Arizona City

Vehicle appeared to cross center line, officials say.         

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Dr. Marc Siegel: Ancient typhus is plaguing modern day Los Angeles – How did we get here, what should we do?

Medieval life has made its way to modern day Los Angeles, where groups of 4,000 or more homeless people huddle together on city streets constituting a “typhus zone.”

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Medieval life has made its way to modern day Los Angeles, where groups of 4,000 or more homeless people huddle together on city streets constituting a “typhus zone.”

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Russell Westbrook impuso un nuevo récord de la NBA con su 10mo triple-doble de forma consecutiva, Paul George anota 47 puntosm, y el Thunder de Oklahoma City derrotó el lunes … Click to Continue »

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Lime pulls electric scooters from Tempe, citing fees, liability burden

The company said new regulations imposed by the city of Tempe made it too difficult to continue operating in the city.         

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Rikers inmate who says she was raped by guards wins $500K settlement

A female inmate who sued the city, saying she was raped by two Rikers Island jail guards, won a $500,000 settlement, according to court documents. The woman — who filed the suit anonymously in August — claimed in her Manhattan federal lawsuit that Correction Officer Leonard McNeil raped her...

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Dad Again at 69! Richard Gere and Wife Alejandra Welcome a Baby Boy

It’s a boy! Richard Gere and his wife, Alejandra Silva, have welcomed their first child together. The 69-year-old actor’s rep confirmed to E! News on Monday, February 11, that the couple recently welcomed a son in New York City. Gere is also the father of son Homer, 19, whom he shares with...

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LONDON >> When mysterious operatives lured two cybersecurity researchers to meetings at luxury hotels over the past two months, it was an apparent bid to discredit their research about an Israeli company that makes smartphone hacking technology used by some governments to spy on their citizens. The...

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Bethenny Frankel Shows Off Valentine’s Gift: ‘Love Is in the Air’

Valentine’s Day came early for Bethenny Frankel and daughter Bryn. The Real Housewives of New York City star posted an Instagram photo and a video of the rose bouquets she and her 8-year-old received for Valentine’s Day, writing, “Love is in the air.” “Peanut!” Frankel, 48, says in an...

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Queensbridge Girl, 8, Scalded

An 8-year-old Queensbridge girl was hospitalized with burns and bruises on January 9th after a pipe in her family’s apartment at the Long Island City housing project burst, spewing scalding steam on her hand, police said.read more

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