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Bryan and Helen Lopez (left) had been living in their car before they moved in with Marlene and Michael Rapkin in September. As part of Host Home Program in Los Angeles, the plan was to stay with the Rapkins for about three months, but they are staying longer. "We're open to extend it as long as they're committed to doing what they're doing, which they are," Marlene says. Liz Kuball for NPR hide caption

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To Help The Homeless, Some In LA Are Opening Their Doors And Inviting Them To Stay

Until recently, Helen and Bryan Lopez had been homeless in LA County. Then they moved in with the Rapkin family as part of a small program that places homeless youth in people's homes, not shelters.

Russian gun rights activist Maria Butina pleaded guilty to serving as an unregistered foreign agent. She had sought to build back-channel links to the Russian government with the Trump campaign. AP hide caption

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Maria Butina Pleads Guilty In Foreign Agent Case, Admits Clandestine Influence Scheme

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Bryan and Helen Lopez (left) had been living in their car before they moved in with Marlene and Michael Rapkin in September. As part of Host Home Program in Los Angeles, the plan was to stay with the Rapkins for about three months, but they are staying longer. "We're open to extend it as long as they're committed to doing what they're doing, which they are," Marlene says. Liz Kuball for NPR hide caption

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To Help The Homeless, Some In LA Are Giving Them A Place To Stay

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Illustrator Tony DiTerlizzi based The Broken Ornament's Christmas fairy Tinsel on his wife, Angela, who helped with the book. Tony DiTerlizzi hide caption

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This 'Broken Ornament' Led To Christmas Magic

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Roma, written and directed by Alfonso Cuarón, is being shown in cinemas across the U.S. — but for just a few weeks — before heading for Netflix streaming. Carlos Somonte/Netflix hide caption

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With An Eye On Oscars, Netflix Sent 'Roma' To Theaters First

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