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Black Caucus seeks poverty dialogue with Rep. Paul Ryan

Kitty Felde/KPCCLed by Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., members of the Congressional Black Caucus explain why they boycotted a vote by the House Financial Services Committee on regulating Wall Street.House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan made some waves ... [Published SCPR - 1 hour ago]
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UCLA approves creation of African American Studies Department

ucla.eduThe Ralph J. Bunche Center for African American Studies mural.Now to UCLA where changes are being made to its African American Studies program. For forty years, the school had an interdepartmental program that offered classes in the field and ... [Published SCPR - 1 hour ago]
Entities: UCLA, African-Americans
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Travel agency could be sending tourists to space soon

Sanden Totten / KPCCAccredited Space Agent Jay Johnson holding a model of the ship Virgin Galactic will use to take tourists into space.Before you book your next vacation, consider outer space. Virgin Galactic says it could start sending tourists into ... [Published SCPR - 1 hour ago]
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#myNYPD and #myLAPD turn viral for unexpected reasons

Fred Tanneau/AFP/Twitter's logo.Snap a photo with a police officer and post it on Twitter. That was the concept behind the New York Police Department's #myNYPD social media campaign Tuesday.It worked ... for a little bit.The hashtag soon went viral — ... [Published SCPR - 1 hour ago]
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Kern County water agency hopes to run extra groundwater back up the Calif. aqueduct

FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/File photo: An oil derrick is seen near vineyards north of the Grapevine in central California's Kern County where the Chrisman Wind Gap Pumps, part of the California Aqeduct System, lifts water about 800 feet up the mountainside ... [Published SCPR - 1 hour ago]
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App Chat: 3 apps that want to save you from jet lag, sketchy situations and your bad memory

MonumentValleyGame.comPrincess Ida from "Monument Valley."Perhaps you and your family just finished up spring break, or maybe you are already dreaming ahead to your summer vacation.  We here at Take Two would like to help you make that next trip a little ... [Published SCPR - 1 hour ago]
Entities: Jet Lag, Memory, Duress
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What's the future of wearable technology?

BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/An attendee uses a Google Glass during the White House Youth Summit at the White House December 4, 2013 in Washington, DC.We're taking a look at personal fitness and the technologies designed to help you stay on track.Nike reportedly ... [Published SCPR - 1 hour ago]
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New research pinpoints geographic origin of chili pepper

PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/New research out of UC Davis traces the family tree of the domesticated chili pepper back to a region of east central Mexico. In modern cuisine around the globe, the chili pepper figures prominently in varieties from sichuan to habanero. ... [Published SCPR - 1 hour ago]
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Low income Angelenos left out of Medi-Cal because of mix-up

Christopher Furlong/BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 07: A doctor at the Accident and Emergency department of the recently opened Birmingham Queen Elizabeth Hospital on February 7, 2011 in Birmingham, England. The new Queen Elizabeth Hospital accommodates ... [Published SCPR - 1 hour ago]
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This is either the best or worst gift ever!

Listen Now[1 min 30 sec] mytikker.comCan a watch that approximates your time of death be a good thing?This is Sandra Tsing Loh with the Loh Down on Science.What do you buy the man or woman who has everything?  How about a trinket that reminds them ... [Published SCPR - 2 hours ago]
First reported Apr 21 2014 - Updated Apr 22 2014 - 2 reports

California Drought News: Melting snow, farming woes and a dynamic duo

MARK RALSTON/AFP/New drought word for the week: wizentimer.Today's news focuses largely on farming under the grip of the wizentimer.First, though, let's take a moment to remember what snow used to look like. The latest U.S. Drought Monitor report shows ... [Published SCPR - Apr 22 2014]
First reported Apr 21 2014 - Updated Apr 22 2014 - 2 reports

California teen survives 6-hour flight in jet's wheel well

/PR News/Hawaiian AirlinesIt was a Hawaiian Airlines Boeing 767 such as this, authorities say, on which a California teen stowed away in the wheel well. He reportedly survived the 5 1/2-hour flight from San Jose to Maui.Airport security officials in San ... [Published SCPR - Apr 21 2014]

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"I honestly think I am going to donate it. Because I would love to go. But I’ll wait my turn until I can afford it."
...But until that policy is in place,  "we basically have to refer them out and make sure that we’re trying to keep track of them so they can come back as soon as their eligibility is cleared up with the county" Estrada said
For Paulus’ production, the Tony Award-winning director required her cast to be familiar with the long and complicated history of the story. Her "The Gershwins Porgy and Bess” cast includes Nathaniel Stampley as Porgy and Alicia Hall Moran as Bess."
...or a mattress, or some sort of household items that's been left on a curbside or an alleyway,"said Glendale Police spokeswoman Tahnee Lightfoot. "And it's occurred during the nighttime hours between approximately 10 p.m. and 4 a.m."

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