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L.A. will pay a white parks worker nearly $3.8 million in a racial bias lawsuit

Five years after a white city parks worker accused a former supervisor of disparaging his skin color, the Los Angeles City Council on Wednesday approved a multimillion-dollar payout to satisfy a court judgment in the racial discrimination lawsuit.

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Pilot, sheriff's deputy killed in Tulare County plane crash

A Tulare County sheriff's deputy and a pilot who worked for the Sheriff's Department were killed Wednesday when their plane crashed into a mountain in the San Joaquin Valley, authorities said.

The single-engine plane, which the Sheriff's Department purchased in 2011, crashed about 4:15 p.m. about 10 miles east of Porterville, Sheriff Mike Boudreaux said.

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College freshmen are more liberal and keen on political activism, survey says

Today's American college freshman is more liberal, less religious and increasingly committed to civic involvement and political activism than her predecessors in previous generations, according to a national survey released Wednesday by UCLA researchers.

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Resident of Yolo County tests positive for Zika virus

Public health officials in Yolo County confirmed Wednesday that a resident there who recently returned from international travel contracted the Zika virus, the latest of several confirmed cases in California.

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Man accused of stalking Gwyneth Paltrow says he wanted to marry her

An Ohio man charged with stalking Gwyneth Paltrow testified Wednesday that he sent her dozens of messages in the hope she might want to marry him, despite her testifying against him in a previous stalking case.

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Car with dead woman inside was parked outside a Walmart for weeks before discovery

Investigators say the body of a young woman reported to have been missing since November was found inside a car that had been parked outside a busy Northern California store for weeks.

KSBW-TV reported that 22-year-old Lauren Jessie Moss was found dead inside her car at a Walmart store in Salinas last week.

She was last seen alive in Seaside on Nov. 13, the same day she left a rehab center.

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