Zapping Inmates To Control Them: Harmless Or Torture?

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Marcia Muller's long-running Sharon McCone mystery series is set in San Francisco and follows Detective Sharon McCone as she helps clean the city up -- one murderer at a time. shakestercody/Flickr hide caption

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Sharon McCone: P.I. On The Pier Of San Francisco Bay

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Real-life "Madonnas" of Echo Park: Sixteen-year-olds (from left) Ana Rivas, Michelle De Leon, Brenda Marones and Yesenia Pum pose at a neighborhood grocery store on Sunset Boulevard. They are all participants in the writing group 826LA. Mandalit Del Barco/NPR hide caption

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'The Madonnas Of Echo Park': Residents, Reinvented

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Supporters argue that traffic cameras increase safety as well as revenues, but angry drivers cry foul. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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$500 For Running A Red Light? Blame The Camera

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Inmates sit in crowded conditions at California State Prison in Los Angeles. Like many California prisons, L.A. County jails are releasing prisoners early — before serving their entire sentences — because of budget constraints. AP hide caption

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L.A. County Jails Releasing Some Inmates Early

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Crews, Weather Assist In Fighting Calif. Fires

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Calif. Wildfires Spread, Homes Destroyed

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2 Firefighters Killed Amid Massive S. Calif. Wildfire

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To Flee Or Not To Flee? Texans Decide As Ike Looms

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