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  • South L.A. track athlete, almost 88, jumps at a chance to compete

    South L.A. track athlete, almost 88, jumps at a chance to compete
    Johnnye Valien was waiting her turn in the long jump event at a West L.A. College track meet last week when she realized nobody was using the nearby high jump pit. This is an athlete who cannot help herself. She sees a challenge and she's compelled to attack it, as if she has no idea she is about to turn 88.
  • CHARCOAL AND STEEL: Brazil struggles toward progress

    Brazil struggles toward progress. Mile after mile on Brazil’s Highway 222 is lined with eucalyptus groves where rain forest once stood. These fast-growing trees are planted to feed the hundreds of charcoal camps that pepper the deforested landscape.

    Video game designers go to next level with real-world problems, nuance

    Miguel Oliveira is developing a video game in a tiny apartment near USC, worlds away from the high-tech studios of […]

    Former Guatemalan dictator Rios Montt faces genocide charges

    Efrain Rios Montt, the former dictator of Guatemala who oversaw one of the nation's bloodiest periods, will stand trial on genocide charges and other crimes stemming from a 36-year civil war, a judge rules.

    Sundance Film Festival unveils its 2012 competition lineup

    Sundance Film Festival announces its lineup for 2012 competition films. The Sundance Film Festival roster for the U.S. dramatic and U.S. documentary competition -- 16 movies in each category -- features some familiar names both in front of and behind...