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Former Councilman Alarcon sentenced to jail, community service, probation

Wife was also sentenced

Former Los Angeles City Councilman Richard Alarcon, convicted of fraudulent voting and perjury for living outside the district he represented, was sentenced Wednesday to 120 days in jail, ordered to do 600 hours of community service, placed on five years probation and barred from holding public office.

L.A. City Council seeks minimum wage hike

Measure proposes $13.25, exploring $15.25 by 2019

Four members of the Los Angeles City Council on Tuesday unveiled a proposal to raise the citywide minimum wage to $13.25 an hour by 2017, and to look into raising the wage to $15.25 an hour by 2019.

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I'm not gay, and I'm not African-American

Actress Raven-Symone eschews labels like gay and African-American

Actress Raven-Symone knows exactly who she is, and that person can't be defined with the usual labels.

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Was arrested teen on his way to join ISIS?

A suburban teen from the Chicago area was arrested at O'Hare International Airport over the weekend and accused of attempting to provide aid to ISIS, the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Northern District of Illinois announced Monday.

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Football safety in question after high school players' deaths

Three high school football players from different states died in one week

It was a heartbreaking week for three families, football teams and communities. Three players from three different states -- Alabama, North Carolina and New York -- died last week. And while investigations are underway in each case, it is believed the deaths may have been related to football.

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Who are the American Ebola patients?

Six American patients have been diagnosed with Ebola

As another American patient with Ebola arrives in the United States, here is a look at the American patients who have been diagnosed with this deadly virus.

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Billboard campaign to raise awareness of sex trafficking

Clear Channel Outdoors partners with advocacy groups

City and county officials this week joined billboard company Clear Channel Outdoors and anti-human trafficking groups to announce an effort to raise awareness in Los Angeles about modern-day slavery, including promoting a hotline for victims and the public.

Chamber of Commerce against minimum wage hike

The Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce has come out against Mayor Eric Garcetti’s plan to raise the minimum wage to $13.25 per hour by 2017, saying it would kill jobs and costs businesses about $10,000 per employee.

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New Ebola hospital in Liberia overwhelmed by patients

Island Clinic near Monrovia, Liberia, offers 120 new Ebola treatment beds

On the day the new Ebola clinic in Liberia opened, ambulances waited outside. Inside the ambulances were desperately ill patients who had come for treatment but instead would be left to lie on the ground as others walked by.

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'Gotham': Villains shine in Fox premiere

The new series looks at Gotham City many years before the emergence of Batman

With Fox's "Gotham," we have the chance to see Batman begin once more.

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