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Crime Writer Creates A Hero For Her Beloved, Much-Maligned South LA
In her new book, Rachel Howzell Hall introduces Elouise "Lou" Norton, a fiercely ambitious homicide detective who patrols the same Los Angeles streets that she — and Hall — grew up on.
LA Bicycle Commuters Form 'Bike Trains' For Safety
A challenge in getting people to bike in big cities is fear of an accident. So a group of activists started a network of bicycle commuters. This story first aired on Weekends on All Things Considered.
U.S. Aid To Rebels In Syria: Too Little Too Late?
Washington Post reporter Liz Sly tells Renee Montagne that U.S. arms may be flowing to moderate Syrian rebels, but the aid seems to be too little too late to affect the course of the civil war.
Ruling Against D.C.'s Gun Law Sends Local Officials Scrambling
A federal judge struck down the city's ban on carrying handguns in public. The latest ruling follows a Supreme Court decision in 2008 that overturned the city's blanket ban on handgun ownership.
Crews Are Containing Western Wildfires, But More Bad Weather's Ahead
Firefighters are making good progress on a number of destructive wildfires burning in the West. In Washington, fire crews are hoping to contain the largest fire in that state's history within the next week.
On NASA's Birthday, Mars Rover Sets A Mileage Record
NASA's Opportunity Mars rover set a record Monday for driving a longer distance than any other manmade craft sent to another celestial body.
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