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3:15pm

Wed September 26, 2012
The Two-Way

UC OKs $1 Million Settlement In Pepper-Spray Suit

Originally published on Thu September 27, 2012 4:44 am

Nov. 18, 2011: Occupy protesters get sprayed at University of California Davis.
Thomas K. Fowler AP

The University of California will pay $1 million to settle a lawsuit filed by Occupy protesters at UC Davis who were pepper-sprayed last November, according to a preliminary settlement filed in district court.

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5:58am

Wed September 26, 2012
The Two-Way

Ahead Of Carmageddon II, Angelenos Fear Traffic Jams In ... The Sky?

Carmageddonin' It? In a photo from last year, a traffic signs alerts motorists on Interstate 405 that the freeway will be shut down for two days in July for demolition of the Mulholland Bridge. The city is bracing for Carmegeddon II, scheduled for this weekend.
Kevork Djansezian Getty Images

This weekend, a 10-mile stretch of heavily trafficked Interstate 405 in Los Angeles will be shut down for two days to demolish part of the Mulholland Drive bridge. Officials and residents are hoping for a repeat performance of a similar closure last year — known as Carmageddon — when much-hyped traffic woes never materialized.

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3:25pm

Fri September 21, 2012
The Two-Way

Touchdown: Space Shuttle Endeavour Lands In Los Angeles

Originally published on Mon September 24, 2012 4:44 am

The Space Shuttle Endeavour passes the Hollywood Sign and the Griffith Observatory as seen from Dodger Stadium Friday.
Mark J. Terrill AP

The Space Shuttle Endeavour has landed safely in Los Angeles, after giving admirers around the city a chance to take historic photos of its last flight.

"Amazing, amazing, amazing," Derek Johns, 41, told The Los Angeles Times. Johns took photos from a pier.

"I got chills," El Segundo councilman Dave Atkinson told the paper. "This is America at its finest."

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1:31pm

Fri September 21, 2012
Around the Nation

One Afghan Girl's Healing Journey To The U.S.

Originally published on Fri September 21, 2012 8:09 pm

Arefa with her host family, sisters Jami Valentine (left) and Staci Freeman. Doctors in the U.S. have been treating Arefa's third-degree burns, and also performed skin-graft surgery for the top of her head. Each morning still requires a fresh dressing.
Gloria Hillard for NPR

There is limited medical infrastructure in war-torn Afghanistan, so severely wounded children are sometimes brought to the U.S. for medical care. Doctors in America say that for one little girl, her struggle to stay alive for three years until finding her way from central Afghanistan to a hospital in Los Angeles is nothing short of a miracle.

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1:09pm

Fri September 21, 2012
Reporter's Notebook

Romance Of The Rails: A Ride On The California Zephyr

Farm country rolls by my window on the Zephyr
Nathan Heffel KUNC

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