Ruiz Part Of The New Class Of A Diverse Congress

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A crowd seeks help applying for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program at the Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles in August. Schools have been inundated with requests for the documents needed to qualify. Jonathan Alcorn/Reuters/Landov hide caption

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New Policy For Young Immigrants Creates Paperwork Deluge

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Susan Straight: One Home Town, Many Voices

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Comedians Parody Two Sides Of President Obama

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Nina Simone (left) and actress Zoe Saldana are seen in this composite image. Saldana has been cast to play the late singer in a film biopic. John Minihan/Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images hide caption

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Controversial Casting For A Nina Simone Biopic

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Black Voters Still Enthusiastic About Obama

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For the latest installment of Ubisoft's Assassin's Creed series, set in Colonial America, the hooded main character is part Mohawk. The company brought in a Mohawk consultant and hired a Native actor to play the role. Courtesy of Ubisoft hide caption

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A Mohawk Hero In The Not-So-Diverse Gaming World

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Etiquette Expert Blended Common Sense, Courtesy

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A Challenging House Race In California's Heartland

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The Beverly Hills Hotel as it looked when it opened in 1912. The bleak landscape would eventually be replaced by lush tropical foliage, and after the depression, the white Spanish Mission-style hotel would be painted its now-famous pink. Courtesy of Robert S. Anderson hide caption

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Beverly Hills' Refuge For The Stars Turns 100

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Eva Longoria Offers DNC A Bridge To Latino Voters

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Paul Ryan Had A Black Girlfriend — Does It Matter?

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The canals in LA's Venice neighborhood serve as the scene of a murder in Robert Crais' 2011 novel, The Sentry. David McNew/Getty Images hide caption

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Robert Crais: L.A. Is 'Natural Canvas' For Nightmare

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Journalist Karl Fleming Chronicled Civil Rights Era

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