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Cellphones will be banned in L.A. schools in January

Essential California The policy has divided students, who want to be included in decision-making processes.  ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌  ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌  ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌  June 20, 2024   View in browser By Defne Karabatur Good morning. It's Thursday, June 20 . Here's what you need to know to start your day. LAUSD approves cellphone ban. How do students feel? A USC student with a knife, a suspected car burglar and a deadly confrontation on fraternity row. We ranked every ride at Knott's Berry Farm . And here's today's e-newspaper LAUSD approves cellphone ban, but students demand to be heard on it Will I be allowed to bring my phone to school? Will it be somehow locke

John Mellencamp shows no signs of cheering up

John Mellancamp will soon release his 25th studio album, "Orpheus Descending," and though the message is nearly impossible to misinterpret, he's recently been preoccupied with dishonesty,
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John Mellencamp shows no signs of cheering up Click to view images

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Treat Williams, star of 'Everwood,' dies in motorcycle accident at age 71 Click to view images

Treat Williams, the star of "Everwood" and "Hair," was killed in a motorcycle accident on Monday night, his agent confirmed to The Times.

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Organizers for the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival announced 2024 dates for the two-weekend event, set to occur next April at the Empire Polo Club.

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The cable news channel's rap-lyric-quoting law expert's stock is rising as historic Trump indictments drive viewership.

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