Mourners pay respects to Ruben Salazar, Sept. 1970. Photo Courtesy of UCLA Library's Digital Collection, Changing Times: Los Angeles in Photographs, 1920-1990 UCLA Library hide caption

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Correctional officer Jose Sandoval inspects one of the more than 2,000 cell phones confiscated from inmates at Calfornia State Prison, Solano, in Vacaville in 2009. One state lawmaker is trying to stiffen penalties for inmates found possessing a phone and for anyone caught smuggling one inside a California prison. Rich Pedroncelli/AP hide caption

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Haitian President Rene Preval (center) prepares to lay a wreath on Jan. 11 at St. Christophe in Port-au-Prince, where thousands of victims of the Jan. 12, 2010, earthquake are buried. Hector Retamal/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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A year after a massive earthquake destroyed much of Port-au-Prince, more than a million people remain in makeshift housing in Haiti's capital, in encampments such as this one near the slum of Cite Soleil. Local workers are building 18-by-9-foot transitional wooden shelters here to house some of the 800 families living in the camp. Valentina Pasquali for NPR hide caption

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This young mountain yellow-legged frog, seen in San Bernardino County, Calif., is less than 1 1/2 inches long. Adults measure about 2 to 3 inches long. Scientists are trying to revive the frog population that has been decimated by drought, fire and diseases. USGS hide caption

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Advocate Erin Brockovich meets with Hinkley, Calif., residents during the Lahontan Regional Water Quality Control Board presentation earlier this month. Al Cuizon/Courtesy of The Sun, San Bernardino County hide caption

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Republican Meg Whitman lost her bid to be governor of California. Kevork Djansezian/Getty hide caption

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