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Former federal agent sentenced to prison in sex-slave bribery case

A former U.S. immigration agent was sentenced Tuesday to 10 months in prison for soliciting a bribe from a South Korean businessman who had been falsely accused of trafficking a sex slave into the country.

While handing down the sentence in a downtown Los Angeles courtroom, U.S. District Judge Michael W. Fitzgerald said Joohoon David Lee committed “a very, very grave crime.”

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Essential California: 12 Hours in the Life of the LAPD in Watts

Good morning. It is Wednesday, July 27. Here are the 25 most expensive homes in America (and California). Here's what else is happening in the Golden State:

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Complicated relationship

On Monday night, police shot an 18-year-old man in Nickerson Gardens, the largest housing project west of the Mississippi River, after they say he opened fire and struck an officer in the arm.

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Missing finger, car license plate help convict 'Cowboy Gun Bandits' in federal case

A federal jury in downtown Los Angeles on Tuesday convicted two men of being the “Cowboy Gun Bandits,” a pair of gunmen who authorities believe committed more than 30 armed robberies in three months in Southern California.

At their sentencing Nov. 14, Dominic Dorsey, 48, and Reginald Bailey, 71, face a minimum of 107 years and up to life in prison, a spokesman for the U.S. attorney’s office said.

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How many trees are in Los Angeles? Ask Google.

The last time anyone counted, there were 700,000 street trees in the city of Los Angeles. That was more than two decades ago.

Now, after four years of punishing drought, the city badly needs a fix on the condition of its urban forest.

But doing that the old way — by sending out tree counters with clipboards — would cost about $3 million, money that’s already committed elsewhere.

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500 feet from a party where 14 were shot but survived, one man dies from stray bullet, officials say

The gunmen stood in front of a group of people partying outside of the Bakersfield home and sprayed bullets.

Fourteen people were shot. Not one died.

But in defiance of what seem to be astronomical odds, 500 feet to the south, a man was killed by a stray bullet.

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L.A. County will try to house 100 homeless youths in 100 days

Los Angeles Homeless Services officials will attempt to place 100 homeless youths in safe and stable housing within 100 days, according to a new goal announced Tuesday. 

The goal is part of an initiative by A Way Home America, a national movement to combat homelessness among young people. Los Angeles was selected to participate in the program through a competitive application process, along with Cleveland

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