Inmates in a recreation yard at the Deuel Vocational Institution in Tracy, Calif. California is trying to address court-ordered reductions in overcrowding with a plan to shift thousands of those convicted of "nonserious" crimes to county jails. Rich Pedroncelli/AP hide caption

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Freeing Up California's Prisons: A Massive Undertaking

California's strategy for reducing its prison population involves shifting more responsibility for recurring and ex-offenders on local communities.

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Inmates in a recreation yard at the Deuel Vocational Institution in Tracy, Calif. California is trying to address court-ordered reductions in overcrowding with a plan to shift thousands of those convicted of "nonserious" crimes to county jails. Rich Pedroncelli/AP hide caption

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Freeing Up California's Prisons: A Massive Undertaking

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Pay to (watch them) play: Dodgers fans in and around Los Angeles can only see their team on TV if they have Time Warner cable service. Reed Saxon/AP hide caption

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In LA, Watching Home Team's Ball Games Just Got More Complicated

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Mike Birbiglia started his career as a server and fill-in comic at a comedy club in college. Charles Sykes/Invision/AP hide caption

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To Mike Birbiglia's Parents: It's OK If Your Son Sticks To Comedy

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