1 in 5 L.A. community college students is homeless, survey finds

1 in 5 L.A. community college students is homeless, survey finds

One in every 5 of the Los Angeles Community College District’s 230,000 students is homeless, and nearly two-thirds can’t afford to eat properly, according to a new survey commissioned by the system’s board of trustees. The study looked at students with unstable housing and ”food insecurity,” which is defined by the U.S. Department of Agriculture as lacking enough to eat to sustain an active, healthy life.

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Venus Williams ‘at fault in fatal car crash’

Venus Williams ‘at fault in fatal car crash’

VENUS Williams has broken her silence about the fatal car crash that killed a 78-year-old man in Florida. Police told TMZ Sports the tennis superstar was at fault for the accident, which occurred earlier this month. Speaking through her lawyer on Friday (AEST), the 37-year-old attempted to explain her side of the story.

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Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams pleads guilty in his federal corruption trial

Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams pleads guilty in his federal corruption trial

Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams abruptly resigned his office and agreed to plead guilty Thursday in a surprise move that ended a federal bribery trial that had dragged messy details about his personal life into the open, and had cast a deepening shadow over the final days of his once-promising political career.

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How do drugs affect the brain?

How do drugs affect the brain?

Most people will take a pill, receive an injection, or otherwise take some kind of medicine during their lives. But most of us don’t know anything about how these substances actually work. How can various compounds impact the way we physically feel, think, and even behave? Sara Garofalo explains how different drugs alter the communication between cells in the brain.

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Corbyn did the right thing when he chose Glastonbury over Armed Forces Day events

Corbyn did the right thing when he chose Glastonbury over Armed Forces Day events

Jeremy Corbyn has been slammed in the right-wing press for choosing to appear at Glastonbury rather than Armed Forces Day events. Nothing sums up more neatly than this the longstanding preoccupation of our country’s majority right-wing press with Corbyn’s refusal to sanction war and violence. And nothing sums up better how out-of-kilter that thinking is. By Lee Williams.

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Judge blocks California’s high-capacity magazine ban

Judge blocks California's high-capacity magazine ban

A federal judge on Thursday blocked a California law set to take effect Saturday that would have barred gun owners from possessing high-capacity ammunition magazines. The judge ruled that the ban approved by the Legislature and voters last year takes away gun owners’ Second Amendment rights and amounts to the government taking people’s private property without compensation.

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The iPhone killed my inner nerd

The iPhone killed my inner nerd

When I was a teenager, this time of year would be insufferable. My bedroom would be nearly 90 degrees Fahrenheit without air conditioning, but it wasn’t even particularly hot outside. I had at least five tower PCs running inside my bedroom, all contributing a lot of heat to my tiny little room. Each performed its own role in my home network, with a file server, domain server, Exchange server, and media center PC among them. All of those tower PCs are now inside my pocket, thanks to the iPhone.

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