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Kim Jong Un is rethinking U.S. talks and his launch moratorium, North Korea official says

Te North was deeply disappointed by the failure of the two sides to reach a deal at the Hanoi summit between Kim and President Trump, the vice foreign minister says.

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College cheating scandal prompts resignations and questions at elite prep schools

Some of Southern California's most elite private schools are caught up in the national college admissions cheating scandal, including Sage Hill and Harvard Westlake.

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Southern Poverty Law Center fires co-founder Morris Dees amid employee uproar

It's a stunning development at the organization that became a bedrock of anti-extremism research and activism in the U.S. under Dees’ leadership.

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Dozens of migrants breach U.S.-Mexico border fence in Tijuana

An estimated 30 to 35 migrants breached the U.S.-Mexico border at Tijuana on Wednesday and Thursday. Most were picked up by Border Patrol agents.

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A historic oil platform off Santa Barbara turns into a rusty ghost ship

What to do with an old oil platform along the California coast? Among the options: reconfiguring it for alternative energy production, turning it into a marine sanctuary, or severing the rig from the seafloor and removing it entirely.

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Super bloom ‘better than going to Disneyland.’ But will flowers survive the crowds?

Sightseers have been anxiously wondering whether this year’s super bloom — spurred to life by a wet winter — would be as exceptional as the one in 2017.

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YouTube star Lilly Singh will host a new NBC late-night show

NBC has tapped Lilly Singh to host "A Little Late with Lilly Singh," a new late-night show that will replace “Last Call with Carson Daly” at the 1:35 a.m. timeslot. She will be the only woman currently hosting a late-night show on broadcast TV.

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Pac-12 men's basketball tournament: Colorado beats Oregon State 73-58 in quarterfinals; Oregon locks down Utah in 66-54 win

Recaps and scores of today's Pac-12 men's basketball tournament games in action.

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Avenatti firm’s bankruptcy petition is rejected by judge

A federal judge dismissed a petition for bankruptcy protection submitted by Michael Avenatti's longtime law firm after a top creditor alleged in court papers that it was "fraudulently filed."

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49 dead in terrorist attacks on two New Zealand mosques

Authorities are responding to a mass shooting at a mosque in the New Zealand city of Christchurch, according to a witness and local news reports.

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Sadly, it’s no surprise that USC was at the center of the college admissions scandal

There have been too many examples of self-dealing, corruption and willful ignorance at USC to dismiss the college cheating scandal as the result of a few bad apples.

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Elon Musk unveils Tesla’s Model Y — and it looks a lot like the Model 3

The compact Model Y crossover will fill a gap in the Palo Alto electric vehicle-maker's lineup and is intended to further its reach into the mass market. But can Tesla deliver on any promises Musk makes for when the vehicle will be ready?

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Super bloom comes to Carrizo Plain, wildflowers pop in Griffith Park and on Catalina

Carpets of gold in the Carrizo monument east of San Luis Obispo. Closer to home: wildflowers in Griffith Park and 26 miles across the sea.

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Bryan Washington on how Houston is a main character in his debut story collection, ‘Lot’

In “Elgin,” the final short story in Bryan Washington’s debut collection, “Lot,” a young man reflects on Houston’s East End, the neighborhood he’s called home his whole life.

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