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Study: College freshmen more engaged in politics, civics than previous years

Study findings show that 40 percent of incoming freshmen say they want to become community leaders, while 60 percent of them are very likely to vote.

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How much does the LA Marathon cost the city?

Running in the marathon costs about $200. But to close streets, pay medical staff and clean the streets in LA and Santa Monica, it will likely surpass $1 million.

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Sylvester Stallone has mixed feelings about his Oscar nomination for 'Creed'

The actor is grateful for his supporting actor nod, but laments that his co-star, Michael B. Jordan, and director, Ryan Coogler, were not recognized.

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Inside Kanye West's epic album release party

The rapper, designer and Twitter ranter threw a massive party at Madison Square Garden to debut "The Life of Pablo" and the new threads from his fashion label, Yeezy.

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Photographer Catherine Opie on portraits, painting and perversion

Catherine Opie's work is currently on display at three different L.A. museums including a show at the Hammer inspired by Renaissance paintings.

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Lianne La Havas breaks down her deeply personal album 'Blood'

For her 2015 album, "Blood," she teamed up with a Jamaican producer to expand her sound and explore her Jamaican roots, and it's earned Lianne La Havas a Grammy nomination for "Best Urban Contemporary Album."

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Latinos flexed their power in creation of new national monuments

A large portion of the population living near the monuments is Latino. Advocates said it was a strong association with the now protected lands that drove high participation.

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AirTalk Live: Student Democrats, Republicans debate election 2016

The day after New Hampshire's primary, AirTalk hits the road for Pomona College's Rose Hills Theater. We'll hear political scientists analyze Tuesday's results before student Republicans and Democrats debate the candidates and which party is best fit to run the country.

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Tired of corny hearts and mushy messages? These Valentine's day cards may be for you...

Looking for a card with more than mushy messages this Valentine's Day? Tanzila Ahmed has a whole line of politically themed alternative cards for your loved one.

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New app turns your phone into earthquake sensor

An app called MyShake allows smartphones to detect earthquakes and send valuable scientific data to researchers. It may one day also give early warning alerts.

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