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2 juvenile carjacking suspects arrested in South LA

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2 men killed in South Los Angeles shooting

LOS ANGELES >> Two men were killed Saturday night in a South Los Angeles shooting, authorities said. It was reported at 8:05 p.m. in the 7700 block of South Main Street, Lt. Ted Urena of the Los Angeles Police Department’s 77th Stre...

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  • Shootings

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    ARCADIA >> An off-duty U.S. Customs and Border Protection agent shot two teenagers, killing one, after the boys allegedly attacked and tried to rob him in Arcadia late Friday, officials said. The shooting took place about 8:15 p.m. in the area of Colorado Boulevard and 1st...

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  • Supreme courts

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  • Terrorist attacks

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  • Political and civil unrest

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  • Air travel disruptions

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