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3:12am

Fri April 27, 2012
Sports

NFL Draft: Quarterbacks Go In First Two Picks

Originally published on Fri April 27, 2012 5:24 am

The first round of the 2012 NFL draft was held at New York City's Radio City Music Hall Thursday. The top-two picks are two of the most highly regarded quarterbacks to enter the NFL in quite some time. After those players were selected, teams began furiously trading picks and players in order to secure their presumed slice of future greatness.

3:12am

Fri April 27, 2012
Politics

House To Vote On Student Loan Bill

Originally published on Fri April 27, 2012 5:24 am

Lawmakers in the House plan to vote Friday on a measure that would prevent a doubling of the student loan interest rate on July 1. The House would pay for the decreased revenue by raiding the new health care law's fund for preventive care.

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3:12am

Fri April 27, 2012
Movies

Stop Motion Animation Brings 'Pirates! Band Of Misfits' Alive

Originally published on Fri April 27, 2012 5:24 am

Stop motion animation, where physical objects are manipulated literally frame by frame to give the illusion of movement, is one of the oldest movie techniques, but it's being used in a brand new film called The Pirates! Band of Misfits.

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12:45am

Fri April 27, 2012
Opinion

In L.A., Dreams Of Sunshine Became A Nightmare

Originally published on Fri April 27, 2012 6:41 am

National Guardsmen watch a business go up in flames in South Los Angeles on April 30, 1992. The riots erupted after a mostly white jury acquitted police officers accused in the beating of black motorist Rodney King.
Hal Garb AFP/Getty Images

Commentator John Ridley moved to Los Angeles 20 years ago, not long before the riots.

Look, I was always going to end up in Los Angeles. From the time I was a kid in Wisconsin, for me, L.A. was the city. It had sunshine, palm trees, a black mayor, even a police force whose legend was preached nightly on hit TV shows.

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12:16pm

Thu April 26, 2012
Wildfires

USFS Chief: Wildfire Danger in Central Colorado a Concern

Tom Tidwell
U.S. Forest Service

The chief of the US Forest Service says he’s concerned about the imminent threat of major wildfires in the Colorado mountains where a dry and mild winter has left snow pack less than 40% of normal this Spring. 

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