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Underneath this truck bed's cover is a homemade rig of tubes and a welded-together 250-gallon tank. These thieves were making runs between Las Vegas and Los Angeles. Daniel Hajek/NPR hide caption

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Black-Market Diesel: Thieves Sell Fuel By The Truckload

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Betty White (left) stands alongside actor Eddie Albert in front of the a KLAC-TV camera during a broadcast of the live talk show, 'Hollywood on Television,' in 1952. Nigel Dobinson/Getty Images hide caption

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Betty White, The Golden Girl From The Golden Days Of Television

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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

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Ebola survivor Salome Karwah holds a 10-month-old baby whose parents are being treated for Ebola inside the MSF Ebola Treatment center ELWA 3 in Monrovia, Liberia. John W. Poole/NPR hide caption

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Producer's Notebook: Coming Home From Monrovia To Confusion And Fear

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The San Luis Reservoir in central California is the largest "off-channel" reservoir in the U.S. It is currently at less than 30 percent of its normal capacity. Kirk Siegler/NPR hide caption

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Coping In A Drier World: California's Drought Survival Strategy

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P22, a 4-year-old male mountain lion known as the "Hollywood Lion," is known to traverse the hills in and around Los Angeles. He is seen here recaptured by the National Park Service in March after being exposed to rat poison. AP Photo/National Park Service hide caption

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Why Did The Mountain Lion Cross The Freeway? To Breed

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Los Angeles Unified School District Superintendent John Deasy, seen in a photo taken last year, says his resignation Thursday was "by mutual agreement." Damian Dovarganes/AP hide caption

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LA Schools Superintendent Steps Down, Defends Tenure

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James Ellroy lives in Los Angeles, which serves as the setting for much of his work. Jenniffer Carroll/Knopf hide caption

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A 'Lasciviously LA' Lunch With Crime Novelist James Ellroy

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Protesters hold their hands up as an LAPD officer talks on Aug. 14 in the aftermath of the shooting of a 25-year-old African-American man. The department says confidence in the LAPD has helped head off the kind of unrest seen in Ferguson, Mo., over the shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown. Mark J. Terrill/AP hide caption

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After Shooting, LAPD Uses Friendlier Face To Avoid Ferguson's Woes

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A sign over a highway in Glendale, Calif., warned motorists in February to save water in response to the state's severe drought. But a study released earlier this week showed residents in the southern coastal part of the state used more water this spring than they did last year. Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Despite California's Drought, Taps Still Flowing In LA County

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Picketers supporting independent truck drivers at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach stand outside a container terminal. Kirk Siegler/NPR hide caption

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Picketing Truckers Raise Tensions At LA Port Amid Dockworker Talks

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