Looking down from his rooftop lookout post to a homeless shelter on Skid Row in Los Angeles, LAPD senior lead officer Deon Joseph says: "See that guy in the wheelchair right there? Looks like he may be trying to stuff a crack pipe ... Yup, he just made a drug deal." Mandalit del Barco/NPR hide caption

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LAPD Targets Drugs Dealers By Name On Skid Row
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Priest's Answer To Gang Life Faces Hard Times
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Brits In U.S. Weigh In On Prime Minister Debates
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Bricia Lopez, 25, teamed with her younger brother Fernando, 22, to open the Oaxacan fast-food restaurant Cemitas y Clayudas Pal Cabron in Huntington Park, Calif. She says she believes in the U.S. government and has seen her — and her parents' — American dreams come true. Mandalit del Barco/NPR hide caption

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Recent Immigrants More Trusting Of U.S. Government
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LA Police Chief During Rodney King Riots Dies
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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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Quake Victims Surprised Damage Wasn't Worse
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Aftershocks Rattle California, Mexico
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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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Letters To Haiti Provide A Different Kind Of Help
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'Hurt Locker' Wins Best Picture, Director
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Music Returns To Port-au-Prince
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Haitian Funeral Mass Honors The Children
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Haitian Officials Say Americans Tried To Take Kids
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Ozomatli celebrates its Best Latin Rock/Alternative Album win at the Grammys in 2002. Vince Bucci/Getty Images hide caption

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Why You Shouldn't Hate The Grammys
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