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What happened to the 'affordable' $35,000 Tesla Model 3?

It’s March 2016. Tesla Chief Executive Elon Musk is on stage for the dramatic unveiling of the Tesla Model 3.

5 women sue USC, alleging they were victimized by campus gynecologist

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Five women filed civil lawsuits Monday alleging that a longtime gynecologist at the University of Southern California victimized them under the pretext of medical care and that USC failed to address complaints from clinic staffers about…

Does Pope's reported comment to a gay man may indicate new level of acceptance?

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Pope Francis has reportedly told a gay man that “God made you that way and loves you as you are,” apparently pushing the pontiff’s acceptance of homosexuality to a new level.

Trump meets with Justice Department leaders, and latest clash over Russia investigation eases — for now

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It began, like so many other controversies these days, with a tweet. And it seemed to end Monday in typical fashion — with a stalemate and confusion over President Trump’s intentions.

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Former USC football assistant Todd McNair loses case against NCAA

A Los Angeles County Superior Court jury found Monday the NCAA did not defame former USC assistant coach Todd McNair in the long-running case linked to the Reggie Bush extra benefits scandal.

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The gun industry claims to be a big job creator. Here's why you shouldn't believe it

Back on May 11, when the most vivid impressions of the carnage of gun violence were still coming from Parkland, Fla., the conservative TV commentator S.E. Cupp defended the gun industry with a tweet stating that the industry had “created…

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Elon Musk announces $78,000 version of Tesla Model 3 — unaffordable for the masses

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Tesla Inc.’s Model 3, once touted as the electric-car maker’s $35,000 car for the masses, can now set a buyer back almost $80,000.

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Whether amateurs or the sport's best, MMA fighters flock to an Albuquerque gym known for producing champions

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The instructions cut through the rustle of rolling bodies, the coach, slope shouldered, ears puffy with cauliflower topography, shouting his pleasure.

2018 NBA mock draft — Deandre Ayton will go No. 1

The 2018 NBA draft is considered by many scouts and executives as one of the deepest in a long time.

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Even at the Rose Bowl, Taylor Swift forges an intimate bond with fans

As another school year draws to a close, it has to cross Taylor Swift’s mind that, on the road to being one of the biggest pop stars on the planet, she sacrificed the formal education that most of her peers have experienced.

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Lakers' front office indicates mutual interest in re-signing Julius Randle, but agent says their priorities are unclear

Lakers general manager Rob Pelinka told The Times on Friday that the Lakers’ front office is constantly in touch with Julius Randle’s representatives, and there has been “a mutual exchange of interest and hoping that we can work something…

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Texas school shooter killed girl who turned down his advances and embarrassed him in class, her mother says

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As he heard the gunshots approaching down the hall Friday morning, Santa Fe High School student Abel San Miguel, 15, hid with a few classmates in the art class storage closet.

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Shohei Ohtani snaps Angels out of slump with victory against Rays

Mike Scioscia is not a big-picture guy, not when he’s grinding through the six-month marathon of a season and he’s busy trying to squeeze some runs out of a cryogenic lineup and coax a few outs from a beleaguered bullpen.

Monday, May 21

U.S. is putting new tariffs on hold while negotiating with China, Mnuchin says

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The Trump administration carefully stepped back Sunday from a looming trade war with China, saying that it would refrain for now from applying major tariffs on Chinese goods in the wake of Beijing’s promise to ramp up purchases of American…

Sunday, May 20

Stalls, stops and breakdowns: Problems plague push for electric buses

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When Chinese battery maker BYD Ltd. approached Southern California officials in 2008 touting ambitious plans to build electric cars, local politicians jumped at the promise of thousands of jobs and cleaner air.

Scandal after scandal focuses scrutiny on USC leadership, culture

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Last year, USC decided to oust longtime campus gynecologist George Tyndall after concluding that for years he had been making sexual comments and touching patients inappropriately during pelvic exams.

Dodgers sweep doubleheader against Nationals; Hill exits second game after two pitches

Powered by a two-run, ninth-inning double by Matt Kemp, the Dodgers survived a two-pitch, blister-shortened outing from Rich Hill, an unsuccessful strategic gambit by manager Dave Roberts and a dominant performance from Nationals ace Max…

Santa Fe, unlike Parkland, says the issue behind the latest school shooting isn't guns

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Students and teachers returning to Santa Fe High School on Saturday to claim belongings left behind during the evacuation had to be escorted by police: The school was still a crime scene, cordoned off with yellow police tape.

Friday, May 18

Star cellist, 19, was to perform in L.A., but then Meghan Markle called

You’ve heard of a runaway bride. But what about a runaway cellist?

Sacrifice for now, or save for later? What to do with this bad Dodgers team

Of all the questions and accusations and anger raging around the Dodgers these days, one truth is beyond debate.

New eruption at Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano sends up 30,000-foot ash plume; residents told to ‘shelter in place’

An explosive eruption at Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano early Thursday created an enormous ash plume that prompted the closure of schools and forced residents to remain indoors as a light ash rained over the surrounding area on the eastern edge…

USC's aggressive recruiting of Chinese students faces challenge amid gynecologist scandal

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USC has relied on bright young minds from across the Pacific to propel itself from prominent Southern California commuter school to international research university.

Thursday, May 17

The royal wedding: Fairy tale or 'Game of Thrones'?

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A royal romance. A fairy-tale affair. A love story for the ages.

Vulnerable young women. A gynecologist accused of violating them. Where was USC?

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You take off your clothes, and put on a thin cotton gown. You sit on a padded table covered with a crisp white piece of paper that crackles every time you move. Your bare feet dangle. You stare at the walls and wait. And wait.

'Whitney' offers an unflinching look at Whitney Houston's triumphs and tragedies

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"The biggest devil is me," Whitney Houston told Diane Sawyer in her most infamous interview.