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California has become the first state to approve LGBT-inclusive history textbooks for use in primary schools, the Advocate reports.

The California State Board of Education on Thursday approved 10 textbooks for kindergarten through eighth-grade students that include coverage of the historical contributions of LGBT people, and rejected two that failed to include such coverage.

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A teenager charged with murder will no longer attend classes at Palos Verdes High School, officials said Monday.

Some parents whose children attend the high school were angered that senior Cameron Terrell, who is accused of driving the getaway car in a fatal gang-related shooting on Oct. 1, was continuing to attend classes at the campus while out on bail.

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Security guards walk through the hotel in Hangzhou, China, where three UCLA basketball players are staying.
Security guards walk through the hotel in Hangzhou, China, where three UCLA basketball players are staying. (Gaochao Zhang / For The Times)

President Trump has asked China’s leader, Xi Jinping, to help resolve the case involving three UCLA basketball players being detained at a hotel in Hangzhou for allegedly shoplifting.

China is "working on it right now," Trump told reporters aboard Air Force One on Tuesday afternoon, just as his plane was about to take off from Manila, the final leg of his 12-day trip to Asia.

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For years, the troubling reports circulated among the faculty of USC's Keck School of Medicine: Their dean had a drinking problem.

One colleague told of witnessing a boozy Dr. Carmen Puliafito reeling and shouting at a university dinner. Another said Puliafito appeared drunk at an off-campus gathering as he spilled into his car and drove away.

Complaints of Puliafito's drinking began to reach USC administrators more than five years ago. Then in 2016, and again last March, the university received information that Puliafito was in a hotel room with a young woman who suffered a drug overdose.

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Athena Jreij, a junior at St. Lucy's Priory High School in Glendora,  describes how she feels when adults write off the worries of young people.

As I kneeled on the pew of the prayer room in my Catholic high school, my skirt tucked around my thighs, my hands were clasped tightly, intertwined. ... My chin rested on my fist and looking up to Mother Mary holding baby Jesus, tears ran down my face, landing on the collar of my white polo. My shoulders sat heavy and my heart lay in my chest with great weight. In my head, I asked for guidance and strength, but was interrupted by the faint noise of two teachers laughing in the faculty room next door.

“Oh yes, it’s so hard being a 16-year-old and your only worry is homework and texting on your phone!”

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On the campus of UC Riverside.
On the campus of UC Riverside. (Glenn Koenig / Los Angeles Times)

The University of California is the nation's most generous public university in awarding financial aid to freshmen, a new study has found. 

UC campuses snared seven of the top 10 spots among 250 public universities surveyed about their financial aid packages,  according to The Student Loan Report news site.

According to the survey, UC Riverside was the nation's most generous campus, giving freshmen an average of $22,241. UCLA, UC Santa Barbara, UC Davis, UC Santa Cruz, UC Irvine and UC San Diego, also on the top 10, had average awards ranging from $21,100 to $19,028. 

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The Marlborough School announced Monday that it has reached a settlement with an unnamed former student who was sexually abused by Joseph Koetters, her English teacher.

The settlement, whose terms are confidential, came just before the case was set to go to trial and one month after the school settled with Chelsea Burkett, 33, who also was sexually abused by Koetters when she was a teenager. The women sued Marlborough for failing to protect them from sexual abuse.

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Jay Lujan, a senior at East Los Angeles Renaissance Academy, wants people to know about his East L.A., which he says is different from the stereotypes.

Regardless of what people say, and think about MY home, all of the best moments of my life happened here in East Los Angeles. I learned to ride my first bike here in East Los Angeles. I learned how to throw my first baseball. And quite frankly, I learned to be humble here. This is MY home.

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