Flames and smoke shroud State Route 33 as a wildfire burns in Ventura, California, Dec. 5, 2017.
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Intense wildfires in southern California are triggering air quality alerts. Health experts know surprisingly little about how inhaling smoke affects human health, especially over the long term.
For decades, novels have implored readers to look beyond the glamour and riches.
In their novels, Nathanael West and Bret Easton Ellis depict a world few want to admit exists, a place where 'Unless you're willing to do some pretty awful things, it's hard getting a job.'
Britain’s Prince Harry poses with Meghan Markle in the Sunken Garden of Kensington Palace on Nov. 27, 2017.
Much of the Harry and Meghan coverage has ignored the royal family's complicated history with race and "blood" and its insistence on continuing outdated traditions.
Cash-strapped Hartford is one of a number American cities that have missed out on the nation’s urban renaissance.
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In the country's wealthiest cities, gentrification is a dirty word. But it's all relative – just ask Hartford and Columbus.
The Department of Defence and the CIA have big seats in the editing suite.
A homeless Vietnam vet begs for money on a Boston street in 2012.
Homelessness among veterans overall is on the decline. But researchers see an increasing number of homeless vets who are single mothers or supporting young families.
A Salvadoran man believed to be a member of the MS-13 gang as he is arrested.
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Trump's plans to crack down on immigration could create the same conditions that led to MS-13's birth and expansion.
Traffic in Los Angeles.
Traffic wastes time, creates pollution and costs money. But can it also affect us psychologically? A new study suggests that unexpected traffic can increase the incidence of domestic violence.
Training for the Olympics is time-consuming – and expensive.
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A former Olympic gold medalist reflects on his own financial struggles as he trained and competed for the 1984 Summer Games. Thirty years later, not much has changed for many Olympians.
Homeless in Los Angeles: Bernard Leatherhood (62) and Arthur Johnson (72).
Field research in Oakland highlights a major issue that Americans have yet to face up to: how to deal with growing numbers of homeless older people in our streets.
Here come the rains to Hollywood and Southern California.
The flood-control infrastructure built to weather heavy rains in Los Angeles sends runoff to sea – a poor design for drought-worried California.
The biopic Straight Outta Compton tells the story of rise and fall of Los Angeles rap group NWA.
Though they presented themselves as hardened gangsters, the only rap sheets NWA had were notebooks full of song lyrics.