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Homelessness Strains Compassion For Some Los Angeles Residents

About 50,000 homeless people live in and around L.A., according to the latest count by the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority. The vast majority of them live unsheltered on the streets.

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From Campbell's To Kellogg's, Classic Brands Are Feeling The Crunch

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Material Girl Madonna
Awe Mfana [#] Hugh Masekela, Johanesburg Street Band et. al.

The playground of the new day care facility for staff and lawmakers in the House of Representatives evokes the skyline and the many monuments of official Washington. Architect of the Capitol's Office hide caption

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Lawmakers Hope New House Day Care Will Keep Staff On Capitol Hill

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Paradise Wild Yaks
You Know The One Other Colors
Buho Ash Black Bufflo

Portland Police Officer Ray Kerridge searches a car after she and gang enforcement officers found three people in a car with loaded guns in front of a high school homecoming football game in Portland, Ore. Jonathan Levinson /Oregon Public Broadcasting hide caption

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'Ballistic Fingerprint' Database Expands Amid Questions About Its Precision

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3:06 Clutchy Hopkins
perder Ruspo
Sunday Morning Coming Down [Live] Johnny Cash
Blues Hangover (aka a Bit of Soul on Original Release) Ray Charles
Jeb Rand Bedouin Soundclash
In the New Year The Walkmen
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High Wire Erroll Garner

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Homelessness Strains Compassion For Some Los Angeles Residents

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My Back Pages The Byrds
Primitive (The Way I Treat You) Ambulance LTD
Pick Up Bastien Keb

Charlotte Potts, who has a history of heart problems, lives within sight of Livingston Regional Hospital. After a recent stint there, she was discharged into the care of a home health agency, and now gets treatment in her apartment for some ailments. Shalina Chatlania / WPLN hide caption

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How Helping Patients Get Good Care At Home Helps Rural Hospitals Survive

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Buffalo The Phoenix Foundation
Centipede Boogie Chet Atkins

Rachel Barton Pine's Blues Dialogues album and Music by Black Composers educational project are part of a mission that stretches back more than 20 years. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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For One Violinist, Elevating Music By Black Composers Is A 20-Year Mission

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In a Sentimental Mood (Arr. W. Logan for Violin & Piano) Rachel Barton Pine
The Fear The Shins

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