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L.A. County to pay $15 million to man wrongfully convicted of murder


The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday approved a $15-million payment for a man who spent nearly three decades behind bars for a slaying he says he did not commit.

The settlement — one of the largest in L.A. County in recent years — brings an end to a legal saga that began in 1985...

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Track Palin, el hijo mayor de la ex gobernadora de Alaska Sarah Palin, fue arrestada el sábado en Alaska acusado de violencia doméstica. Esta es la segunda vez que ha sido arrestado bajo sospech
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Good morning, and welcome to the Essential California newsletter. It’s Monday, Dec. 18, and here’s what’s happening across California: TOP STORIES Rebuilding in the fire zone More than 10,00
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