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At its core, Proposition D is a nonproliferation law.
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Cheat Sheet: Ordinance E to Limit, Redefine L.A. Medical Marijuana Shops

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Cheat Sheet: Ordinance F to Keep L.A.'s Medical Marijuana Shops Open

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Understanding the Difference Between L.A.'s 3 Medical Marijuana Measures

The future of medical marijuana dispensaries in Los Angeles will be decided by the voters come May 21.
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Initial election results in California's competitive 31st District have Republican Congressman Gary Miller leading State Senator Bob Dutton by a 10 percent margin.
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Barack Obama is projected to return to the White House for a second term as President of the United States.
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