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WASHINGTON — Kamala Harris, a first-term senator and former California attorney general known for her rigorous questioning of President Donald Trump’s nominees, entered the Democratic presidential race on Monday. Harris would be the first woman to hold the presidency and the second African-A…

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BEIRUT (AP) — An Islamic State suicide bomber targeted a joint convoy of U.S. and allied Kurdish forces in northern Syria on Monday, marking the second attack against U.S. troops in less than a week and further highlighting the dangers surrounding U.S. plans to withdraw forces after a declar…

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CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela plunged deeper into turmoil Monday as security forces put down a pre-dawn uprising by national guardsmen that triggered violent street protests, and the Supreme Court moved to undercut the opposition-controlled congress’ defiant new leadership.

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CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Members of a congregation from a Pittsburgh synagogue where 11 died in a mass shooting by an anti-Semitic gunman last fall have traveled to Charleston, South Carolina, to worship with members of the church where nine black worshippers died in 2015 at the hands of a wh…

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LOS ANGELES — Representatives of the teachers union and Los An­gel­es Unified School Dis­trict resumed contract talks Monday at City Hall in an effort to resolve a week­long strike, but the walk­out will continue today even if a deal is struck.

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Homeowners in unin­cor­porated Los Angeles County will need to decide whether they want to go lean, clean, or green.

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MOJAVE — To better convey to the public its goals in education students in Mojave and California City, the Mojave Unified School District has adopted an updated mission and vision statement.

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The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Homicide Bureau de­tect­ives are seek­ing assistance in lo­ca­ting 38-year-old Man­uel Ber­ry­man of Cal­if­or­nia City.

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The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors will consider a motion by Supervisors Kathryn Bar­ger and Sheila Kuehl to establish a Breathmobile program in the Antelope Valley, which has the highest rate of childhood asthma in the county.

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ROSAMOND — With three new directors on the five-member governing board, Rosamond Com­mu­ni­ty Services District staff conducted a workshop Fr­iday morning to review the district’s 2018-2019 bud­get, as preparations are beginning for the next year’s budget.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s lawyer Rudy Giuliani left open Sunday the possibility that Trump and former personal attorney Michael Cohen might have discussed Cohen’s congressional testimony.

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LANCASTER — The City Council will conduct a public hearing Tuesday to hear Irvine-based Bet­ter Neighborhoods Inc.’s appeal of a 122,871 square-foot medical can­na­bis cultivation and man­u­fac­turing facility at 70th Street East and Avenue K recommended for approval by the Lancaster Plannin…

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CALIFORNIA CITY — California City High School will get its football field refurbished after all, as Mojave Unified School Dis­­trict officials agreed on Thursday to begin the pro­ject by doing much of the work using district labor, greatly reducing the stag­ger­ing original cost es­tim­ate.

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In recognition of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service, the cities of Lancaster and Palmdale conducted community celebrations and served local neighborhoods on Saturday.

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LOS ANGELES — Representatives of the union for Los Angeles teachers and Los Angeles Unified School District of­fi­cials were in an another pro­tracted negotiating ses­sion Sunday at City Hall in a bid to end the now week­long teachers strike.

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HARARE, Zimbabwe — Zimbabwe’s president announced on Sunday that he will return home and skip the World Economic Forum after a week of turmoil in which activists have said at least a dozen people have been killed in a government crackdown.

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. — When the flags were removed from the caskets and folded with military precision, there were no family members there to receive them.

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KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Congo is on the brink of its first peaceful, democratic transfer of power since independence in 1960 after the Constitutional Court on Sunday confirmed the presidential election victory of Felix Tshisekedi, although questions remain about the result.

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MOJAVE — Monica An­drade served 16 months in prison starting in 2002, fol­lowed by three years on parole.

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LONDON (AP) — Police in Northern Ireland said Sunday they suspect Irish Republican Army dissidents were behind a car bombing outside a courthouse in the city of Londonderry. Two men in their 20s have been arrested over the attack, which caused no injuries.

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PALMDALE — The houses are not yet built, but the nonprofit Homes 4 Families is accepting ap­pli­cations from qualified vet­erans for the 56-home com­munity planned at Div­ision Street and Avenue R.

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The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors on Tues­day approved a motion by Supervisors Kathryn Bar­ger and Janice Hahn to create a countywide plan for the provision of school-based mental health services through the Department of Mental Health.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — In a bid to break the shutdown impasse and fund his long-promised border wall, President Donald Trump on Saturday offered to extend temporary protection for young people brought to the U.S. illegally as children. But while Trump cast the move as a “common-sense compromise,”…

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LOS ANGELES — A Los An­geles teachers’ strike that sent thous­ands of shouting educators into downtown streets, paralyzing traf­fic during a rainstorm and leav­ing a half-million students in uncertainty, isn’t the kind of pub­licity Mayor Eric Garcetti needed for his potential presidential c…

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ARLINGTON, Va. — Covered by a blanket of snow, the rows of thous­ands of white headstones at Arlington National Cem­etery shimmer even bright­er in cold, winter sunlight.

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LOS ANGELES (CNS) — Neg­o­ti­ations between the union rep­re­senting striking Los Angeles teach­ers and officials with the Los Angeles Unified School District resumed Sat­urday, one day after Mayor Eric Gar­cetti said on Twitter that the first two days of renewed talks had been “productive.”

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BEVERLY HILLS (CNS) — Traffic was di­vert­ed about four hours Sat­urday along a part of Sun­set Boulevard after a tree estimated to be about 40-feet tall and seven feet wide crashed down across the roadway, bringing a light pole and wires with it, authorities said.

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We all know that the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. had a dream. But he ut­tered many other in­sigh­tful, meaningful and in­spir­ational quotes in his amazing but way too brief public career.

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This year’s an­nual Bus­iness Outlook Con­fer­ence conducted by the Antelope Valley Board of Trade on Feb. 22 will feat­ure keynote speaker and New York Times best-selling author Janine Driver.

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TLAHUELILPAN, Mexico (AP) — Gerardo Perez returned Saturday to the scorched field in central Mexico where he’d seen an illegal pipeline tap burst into flames to see if he could recognize missing friends. He couldn’t. Only a handful of the remains had skin. Dozens were burned to the bone or t…

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MOJAVE — Officials at the Mo­ja­ve Air and Space Port are de­bat­ing a proposed policy that would gov­ern the ability of people to take pho­tographs or film at the public facility.

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LOS ANGELES (CNS) — Days after a proposal that would ban certain developer con­tributions to elected of­fi­cials and candidates was re­vived by some Los Angeles City Council members, the city’s Ethics Commission an­nounced that it too would be ta­king another look at the idea.

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JOHANNESBURG, South Africa (AP) — The U.S. military on Saturday said it had carried out its deadliest airstrike in Somalia in months, killing 52 al-Shabab extremists after a “large group” mounted an attack on Somali forces.

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DETROIT (AP) — A plane carrying 129 people skidded Saturday from a slick Chicago runway and a plow driver was killed when his truck rolled over outside Kansas City following a winter storm that covered many parts of the Midwest in snow and ice.

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LOS ANGELES (CNS) — Following a series of weath­er problems and tech­nical glitches that prompt­ed repeated de­lays, a rocket carrying a spy satellite launched Sat­ur­day from Vandenberg Air Force Base, giving the South­land a bit of an aerial light show.

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GRANADA HILLS (CNS) — Police on Sat­ur­day sought the public’s help in locating a 34-year-old woman who went missing in Granada Hills and who is in need of immediate medical attention.

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Guitarist Reggie Young, a Memphis- and Nashville-based session player whose signature licks defined hit records from Elvis, Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings and many more, has died. He was 82.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Amid internal controversies and a capital city deeply distracted by the partial government shutdown, the third Women’s March returned to Washington on Saturday with an enduring message of anger and defiance aimed directly at President Donald Trump’s White House.

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LANCASTER — An­tel­ope Valley Schools Trans­portation Agency will more than double the size of its future fleet of electric school buses thanks to a grant from the California En­ergy Commission.

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With less than a week to go until the 2019 Greater Los Angeles Home­less Count, the Antelope Val­ley could use more volunteers.

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MOJAVE — Responding to parent and student de­mand and the desires of school staff to provide ad­di­tion­al opportunities for stu­dents, Mojave Elem­en­tary School is seeking to bring back an after-school pro­gram.

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CINCINNATI (AP) — Quarterback Turk Schonert, who came off the bench and led the Cincinnati Bengals to an opening victory during their first Super Bowl season, has died suddenly near his home in South Carolina.

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LOS ANGELES — One of two men charged with murdering a woman whose body was found in August 2016 in northern Los Angeles County pleaded no contest Friday.