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A passenger at Union Station in Los Angeles is scanned with Thruvision technology, designed to reveal suspicious objects on people, during a Transportation Security Administration demonstration on Tuesday. Richard Vogel/AP hide caption

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Jesse Henderson (left), an Army veteran, walks Hollywood Boulevard in Los Angeles looking for homeless veterans. His job is to try and connect them with support resources, including transitional housing, offered by the nonprofit U.S.Vets. Gloria Hillard/NPR hide caption

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Fewer Homeless Veterans On LA's Streets

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LAPD Deputy Chief Dennis Kato tracks crime statistics in near real time and searches across databases using new, more powerful analytics tools. Martin Kaste/NPR hide caption

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How Data Analysis Is Driving Policing

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A pink umbrella peeks through a collapsed tent home on L.A's Skid Row. Gloria Hillard/NPR hide caption

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Women Of LA's Skid Row Tell Their Stories Through The Anger, Despair On Their Faces

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Guests bring beverages and food that remind them of loved ones. Amy Pickard provides the "death wine." Lisa Napoli/NPR hide caption

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One Woman Helps Others Make Sure End-Of-Life Planning Is 'Good To Go'

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Ads for tech companies like Apple and Netflix dominate billboards on Sunset Boulevard in Los Angeles. Linda Wang/NPR hide caption

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On LA's Sunset Strip, A New Golden Age Of Billboards

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Jesse Hernandez, shown in a handout photo from the Los Angeles Fire Department, spent more than 12 hours in the city's sewer pipes. Hernandez family/LAFD hide caption

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Debris and mud cover the street in front of shops in Montecito, Calif., Tuesday after heavy rain brought deadly flooding to the region. Daniel Dreifuss/AP hide caption

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James Brown, who was homeless for more than 20 years in Los Angeles, in his apartment building in East Hollywood. Pam Fessler/NPR hide caption

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In A Push To House The Homeless, High Prices Are Eroding Gains

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Mortician Caitlin Doughty has traveled around the world exploring the ways other cultures approach death. Mara Zehler hide caption

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Mortician Explores Cultures' Many Paths For 'Sacred Transition' Of Death

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Playboy founder Hugh Hefner often spoke of how he would one day be entombed in the plot he'd bought next to Marilyn Monroe. Her crypt is at the Westwood Village Memorial Park in Los Angeles. Mel Bouzad/Getty Images hide caption

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A young Chicanita hawks La Raza newspapers at the Poor People's Campaign, Washington, D.C. May-July 1968. Maria Varela/Maria Varela Photography hide caption

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'From The Mundane To The Magnificent': Photos From The Chicano Rights Movement

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British IT expert Marcus Hutchins, branded a hero for slowing down the WannaCry global cyberattack, has pleaded not guilty to U.S. federal charges. Frank Augstein/AP hide caption

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Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti (from left), IOC President Thomas Bach and Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo raise hands Tuesday in Lausanne, Switzerland, after the IOC voted the cities can work out a deal to host the 2024 and 2028 Olympics. Fabrice Coffrini/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Anti-gentrification activists staged a protest outside Weird Wave Coffee Brewers recently, chanting "Weird Cafe has got to go." Saul Gonzalez/KCRW hide caption

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In This LA Neighborhood, Protest Art Is A Verb

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Researcher Chris Lowe releases a juvenile white shark earlier this spring. Cal State Long Beach Shark Lab hide caption

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How An Interview With A Shark Researcher Wound Up Starring A Shark

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In what authorities call the largest raid against illegal cockfighting in United States history, 7,000 birds were seized in Val Verde, Calif., on Monday. Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department/AP hide caption

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