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Coulter says she'll speak at UC Berkeley on Thursday, invited or not

Conservative pundit Ann Coulter has told UC Berkeley student groups that she intends to speak on campus Thursday, leaving the consequences of her controversial appearance to be decided by university police, demonstrators and counter-protestors.

On the heels of three violent clashes this year between extreme left and right groups, administrators sought at first to cancel, then delay Coulter’s appearance.

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Woman swept up in massive cocaine bust in L.A. now faces deportation, spurring protests and anger

Dozens of people gathered in downtown Los Angeles on Tuesday to protest the detention of a 54-year-old woman who now faces deportation for living in the country illegally.

Teresa Vidal-Jaime was picked up by federal authorities Monday after a massive drug bust at a Boyle Heights apartment complex where she lives.

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4 lanes of northbound 170 Freeway closed by overturned dump truck

Four lanes of the northbound 170 Freeway were closed Tuesday in North Hollywood because of an overturned dump truck, snarling traffic for rush-hour commuters, authorities said.

The crash was reported about 3:30 p.m. near the Oxnard Street exit, according to the California Highway Patrol. Additional vehicles were involved in the collision, according to the CHP’s incident log.

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U.S. judge blocks Trump order threatening funds for 'sanctuary' cities

A federal judge placed a nationwide hold Tuesday on President Trump’s order to strip funds from municipal governments that refuse to cooperate fully with immigration agents.

U.S. District Judge William H. Orrick III, a President Obama appointee based in San Francisco, said Trump’s Jan. 25 order, directed at so-called sanctuary cities and counties, was unconstitutional.

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Father of missing South Pasadena boy released from jail as search continues near Santa Barbara

The father of a missing 5-year-old boy — who had been arrested in connection with his son’s disappearance — was released from jail Tuesday.

Aramazd Andressian Sr., 35, had been held since Saturday on $10-million bail after being arrested on suspicion of child endangerment and child abduction.

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Southbound 5 Freeway is closed through evening rush hour near Griffith Park after deadly big rig crash

A multi-vehicle crash involving two big rigs closed the southbound 5 Freeway near Griffith Park late Tuesday morning, limiting northbound traffic to two lanes, the California Highway Patrol said.

The crash was reported just before 11 a.m. north of Los Feliz Boulevard, where a vehicle collided with a big rig, which then collided with another big rig and caught fire, CHP logs show.

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