Glendale, Calif., Police Sgt. Steve Robertson was first incapacitated by a laser beam while landing a helicopter in the mid-1990s. Since then, he says, he and his fellow police pilots in Glendale have been targeted dozens of times by people shining cheap, easy-to-buy lasers. Mandalit del Barco/NPR hide caption

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Los Angeles-Area Pilots Face Increased Laser Attacks

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Finance Probe Raises Ire Among Some LAPD Officers

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L.A.'s Homicide Rate Lowest In Four Decades

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Savvy Real Estate Investors Still Flipping Properties

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LA Closes Clinic Catering To Porn Industry

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Hello Kitty Hooks Generations On Cute, Kitsch

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Imagine A Saturday Without Mail

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Revolutionary Mural To Return To L.A. After 80 Years

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Legalized Pot's Unlikely Supporters: Moms And Cops

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Jars full of medical marijuana are seen at Sunset Junction medical marijuana dispensary in Los Angeles in May. As of the end of September, the dispensary was still open. Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images hide caption

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How Many L.A. Pot Clinics Will Survive Crackdown?

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Carlos Gardel: Argentina's Tango Maestro

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Zapping Inmates To Control Them: Harmless Or Torture?

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Treme Brass Band: Living And Breathing New Orleans

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Administrator Takes Over $20 Billion BP Fund

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LAPD To Sort Out Discovered Infant Skeletons

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