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Los Angeles' Skid Row contains one of the largest concentrations of homeless people in the United States. Robyn Beck /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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As Downtown LA Grows, So Does Urgency To Fix Skid Row

In Los Angeles, more than a thousand people sleep on the street in cardboard boxes and tents — just a mile away from City Hall. Many want to fix Skid Row, but how to do it is extremely controversial.

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As Downtown LA Grows, So Does Urgency To Fix Skid Row

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'Gotham' Resurfaces Hollywood's Tricky History Of 'Painting Down'

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This week, a judge in Pennsylvania moved forward with a lawsuit against the members of Led Zeppelin and their music publishers. The band is accused of plagiarism. Dario Cantatore/AP hide caption

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Did Led Zeppelin Plagiarize 'Stairway'? A Pa. Judge Will Decide

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The family of Ibrahim Abid, who was killed when guards employed by security company Blackwater opened fire at Baghdad's Nisour Square in 2007, visits his grave on Dec. 9, 2008. Hadi Mizban/AP hide caption

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After The Blackwater Convictions, A Book On Iraq's Nightmarish Reality

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Patients with certain kinds of brain damage can wind up with locked-in syndrome: they may be able to think just fine, but are unable to communicate their thoughts to others. A recently published case study shows that a non-invasive brain-computer interface can help. iStockphoto hide caption

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From Brain To Computer: Helping 'Locked-In' Patient Get His Thoughts Out

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Maya Beiser's new rock covers album is called Uncovered. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Maya Beiser Shreds The Cello

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