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The Two-Way
8:48 am
Wed March 4, 2015

Man's Identity Questioned In LAPD Skid Row Shooting

Protesters gather in front of the Los Angeles Police Department Headquarters Tuesday, to express anger over the fatal shooting of an unarmed homeless man Sunday.
David McNew Getty Images

New details have emerged in the case of a homeless man who was killed by Los Angeles police Sunday, as officials say he was the subject of a federal warrant related to violating probation. There's also word that he lived under a stolen identity; for now, his true name is a mystery.

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The Two-Way
7:26 am
Wed March 4, 2015

For U.S. Children, Minorities Will Be The Majority By 2020, Census Says

The Census Bureau predicts shifts in the U.S. over the coming years, with a more diverse β€” and older β€” population.
U.S. Census Bureau

America is heading toward the day when whites will no longer make up the majority of the population. And U.S. children will get there soon, according to a new U.S. Census Bureau report. The agency also says the overall U.S. population will grow older β€” and grow more slowly β€” in coming years.

By around 2020, "more than half of the nation's children are expected to be part of a minority race or ethnic group," the Census Bureau says, putting Americans under the age of 18 at the front of a trend that will see the overall population follow suit some 20 years later.

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Goats and Soda
7:03 am
Wed March 4, 2015

Watch A Film From Mali: The Day Before The Music Died

Malian guitarist Vieux Farka TourΓ©.
Courtesy of Kiley Kraskouskas

Just its title has an ominous sense of finality: The Last Song Before the War.

The documentary by Kiley Kraskouskas presents the 2011 Festival in the Desert, a showcase for Mali's incredible musicians that had been held underneath the stars outside of Timbuktu for 12 years. Ten months after the joyous celebration depicted in the film, Islamic extremists took over that part of the country. Among the horrors inflicted by the occupiers was a total ban on music.

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World
6:45 am
Wed March 4, 2015

Researchers Explain Why Indian Cuisine Is Exquisite

Originally published on Wed March 4, 2015 6:52 am

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World
6:42 am
Wed March 4, 2015

2 Stories Of Law And Order

Originally published on Wed March 4, 2015 6:52 am

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