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2 juvenile carjacking suspects arrested in South LA

LOS ANGELES >> Two juvenile carjacking suspects were arrested today in South Los Angeles after a Los Angeles police officer spotted the Mercedes sedan they had taken at gunpoint from a victim in San Pedro, authorities said. The two boys ea...

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  • Education

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  • Horse Racing

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  • Politics

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  • Obituaries

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  • Memorial Day

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  • Diabetes

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  • Recreation accidents

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  • Politics

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  • Memorial Day

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