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NPR reporter Sean Carberry is leaving the Afghanistan bureau in Kabul after more than two years there. NPR's Arun Rath talks to Carberry about how the country has changed in his time there.
This week, the Marines are practicing urban combat training exercises in downtown Los Angeles. NPR's Arun Rath talks to Col. Vance Cryer of the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit about what they're doing.
A year ago, Phillip Atiba Goff, president of UCLA's Center for Policing Equity, started working with police departments to build a database on racial profiling. NPR's Arun Rath talks with him about its progress.
County employees, media and mourners gather for the ceremony honoring the 1,...
Every year since 1896, Los Angeles County has buried the cremated remains of people who die in the region, but whose bodies are never claimed. This year, the county buried the remains of 1,489 people.
Sea otters are furry and photogenic, but those aren't the only reasons to save them from extinction. Turns out that just by eating, they can preserve their entire estuarine ecosystems.
Pages from El Deafo by Cece Bell. Click here to enlarge....
Navigating elementary school is already hard enough — try adding in a bulky metal hearing aid. Cece Bell's new young adult graphic memoir captures the experience in a poignant and humorous way.