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 circa 1933. Jose Maria Silva/Archivo General de la Nacion hide caption

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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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Members of the Treme Brass Band walk through the 9th Ward after attending a Memorial Day service honoring the victims of Hurricane Katrina in 2006. Mario Tama/Getty Images hide caption

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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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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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Last month, former adult film star Diana Grandmason and officials from the AIDS Healthcare Foundation announced a lawsuit against Adult Industry Medical Health Care Foundation, or AIM, a Los Angeles-area HIV testing clinic funded by and serving the adult film industry. Grandmason and another former adult film actress, Bess Garren — who is also her daughter — are suing because they say the release forms actors are required to sign at the clinic are too broad. Damian Dovarganes/AP hide caption

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Mom-Daughter Porn Actresses Want Medical Privacy
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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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Chefs at The Farmacy's special kitchen in Los Angeles whip up handmade "herbally enhanced" gelatos, butter and other goodies. It's part of the shop's effort to be a high-end wellness boutique -- not just a medical marijuana dispensary. Mandalit del Barco/NPR hide caption

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A Head Shop Makeover: Some Pilates With Your Pot?
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400 Marijuana Dispensaries To Close In Los Angeles
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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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