Rory Carroll

Should Shelter Dogs Be on a Vegan Diet?

Proponents say it will make Los Angeles the world’s progressive capital. Sceptics say it will mean diarrhea, lots of diarrhea.

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I Toke Thee to Be My Wife: Inside a Cannabis Wedding in California

It was a picture postcard California beach wedding. The bride wore white. The Pacific Ocean lapped at the altar. The violinist played Elvis Presley’s Can’t Help Falling in Love.

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Luxury Airport Terminal in Los Angeles Features Screen That Lets the Rich Watch Everyone Else Suffer at the Main Terminal

The guiltiest pleasure at Los Angeles international airport’s (LAX) new private terminal for the mega-rich is not the plush, hushed privacy, or the beds with comforters, or the massages, or the coriander-scented soap, or the Willie Wonka-style array of chocolates and jelly beans, or the Napa Valley cabernet.

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Did Sean Penn Inadvertently Have a Hand in El Chapo's Recapture?

It sounds like a scene from a Hollywood film: an actor-turned activist sits in a jungle clearing interviewing the world’s most wanted drug lord, a notorious fugitive who after two decades on the run decides the time has come to tell his life story.

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How America Became Addicted to Air Conditioning

It was a sun-drenched afternoon, with another autumnal heatwave cooking the concrete of Los Angeles, but Joanne Pilecki hugged her green fleece close as she stepped into a cinema foyer.

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Reviled Corporate Lobby Group ALEC Now Working Overtime to Push the 'Beepocalypse'

Barack Obama may be pushing America into an abyss of gay-loving, Iran-hugging, welfare-splurging socialist ruin, but conservatives can console themselves with at least one piece of good news: the “beepocalypse” is over.

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Revealed: Gov't Surveillance Is Much More Developed Than You Thought

Federal agencies tried to use vehicle license-plate readers to track the travel patterns of Americans on a much wider scale than previously thought, with new documents showing the technology was proposed for use to monitor public meetings.

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Wealthy Anti-vaxxers Are Driving Outbreaks of Deadly 19th Century Diseases

In Orange County, California, wealthier, better-educated parents are less inclined to immunise their children. Doctors warn of a public health time-bomb

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US May Put North Korea Back on State Terror List After Sony 'Cybervandalism'

The United States may classify North Korea a state sponsor of terrorism after its “cybervandalism” of Sony Pictures, President Barack Obama has said.

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High School Students Protest 'Slut Shaming' Dress Codes with Mass Walkouts

A spate of revolts against school dress codes appears to be gaining momentum across the United States, with students staging walkouts and other protests to complain at the way girls have been “humiliated” and forced to cover up.

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Israel Spied On John Kerry During Failed Peace Talks

Israel spied on the US secretary of state, John Kerry, during peace talks with Palestinians and Arab states last year, the magazine Der Spiegel has reported.

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Hundreds of New Mexico Protesters March Over Police Brutality

Activists in Albuquerque have held a march and a “people's trial” of the city's police chief, to protest dozens of fatal police shootings.

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Donald Sterling's Shocking New Tirade Against Magic Johnson and African Americans

It was billed as an apology for racist comments that created a firestorm – but the Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling has unleashed a new row by launching a searing attack on Magic Johnson and wealthy African Americans.

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Stuck in Tijuana Hoping for a Miracle - 60,000 Traumatized Deportees with Nowhere to Go

Ricardo Sanchez came to the United States from his native Mexico, illegally, when he was nine. He grew up, got married, raised five children. During the day, he sold fruit from a stall; nights, he cooked in a restaurant, where his specialty was a steak with blue cheese, bacon and bourbon sauce that the regulars knew by his name.

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Sriracha Hot Sauce Production Declared Public Nuisance by California City

The hot sauce apocalypse looms again. Officials in California have declared the production of sriracha, the wildly popular chili sauce, a public nuisance because of the smell.

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California Awaits Brief Respite From Drought With Incoming Storms

California is bracing for two storms which are expected to dump the most significant rainfall in almost three years, promising a brief respite to the state’s drought.

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Gunman Kills One and Injures Others at LAX Airport in Los Angeles

A gunman opened fire with a high-powered rifle inside Los Angeles international airport on Friday, killing a security agent, injuring at least seven people and causing disruption to flights across the United States.

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Beating Back the Rumors: What's Really Happening With One of the Biggest Wildfires in California History

The rumours raced across these woodland communities faster than the fire: the Groveland firehouse had burned down; authorities were cutting power lines to force people to evacuate; police had arrested an arsonist who started it; the sequoias were going up in smoke.

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California Inmate in Prison Hunger Strike Says 'Each Minute Has Been Torturous'

California's prison hunger strike is pitting hundreds of inmates against authorities in a battle of wills largely invisible to outsiders.

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Dream 9 Immigration Activists Freed From Detention

A group of young immigration reform activists known as the "Dream Nine" has been released from federal custody after spearheading a campaign against mass deportation.

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Edward Snowden: Obama Secretly Pressuring Countries to Refuse Requests for Asylum

Edward Snowden has accused Barack Obama of deception for promising in public to avoid diplomatic "wheeling and dealing" over his extradition, while privately pressuring countries to refuse his requests for asylum.

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