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Las Vegas Breaks Ground On New Brightline West High-Speed Rail Project

Construction Commences on Multi-Billion Dollar High-Speed Rail Line Connecting Las Vegas and Los Angeles

A $12 billion high-speed rail project connecting Las Vegas and Los Angeles started building on Monday, April 22.

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Massive $30M Cash Heist Strikes Los Angeles on Easter Sunday

Thieves pulled off a daring Easter Sunday heist at a Los Angeles money storage facility, making off with a record-breaking $30 million in cash, prompting an ongoing investigation by local and federal authorities.

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Hunter Biden Asks Court to Junk $1.4 Million Tax Evasion Case as Politically Motivated, But Judge Appears Skeptical

A federal judge seemed unconvinced on Hunter Biden's lawyers' arguments that his tax evasion case should be dismissed because it is politically motivated.

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Elon Musk Reacts After Tesla Cybertruck Crashes Into Beverly Hills Hotel Sign

Elon Musk has reacted after a Tesla Cybertruck crashed into the sign of the Beverly Hills Hotel in Los Angeles.

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Mobile App Developer TodayTix Acquired $9 Million in Series B Funding

Broadway ticketing mobile app has secured a Series B funding. TodayTix has also expanded its coverage beyond Broadway to other American theaters and abroad.

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El Chapo Shirt: Shirt Sales Rise as Mexican Drug Lord gets Recaptured

The store who designed and manufactured the shirt keeps getting surge of orders. El Chapo, the drug lord captured last Friday, was shown wearing that shirt on a photograph with actor Sean Penn.

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Uber Offers Job of Drivers to Nonviolent Criminal Offenders in California

Uber has changed its driver recruitment policy and advised the previously rejected applicant seeking for drivers’ job to take the benefit of proposition 47. This law allows nonviolent criminal offenders to downgrade their offence level to misdemeanor through submitting applications. Uber’s effort is believed to benefit the released inmates who aim to rebuild their lives.

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New Yorkers thumbs up to $15 per hour wage increase

New Yorkers see no problem in paying more for fast food items just so fast food workers can earn more. Last month, the New York State's wage board approved the much controversial $15 per hour minimum wage for fast food workers and such wage increase would mean an increase of 4.3% in fast food prices.

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Los Angeles gives preliminary approval to $15 minimum wage

The Los Angeles City Council gave preliminary approval on Tuesday to raise the hourly minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2020 for companies with more than 25 employees, while giving smaller businesses an extra year to meet that benchmark

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Boston Olympic backers say won't make bid without public support

The organizers for Boston's campaign to host the 2024 Olympic Games on Monday said they would not make a final bid to the International Olympic Committee unless a majority of Massachusetts residents support the idea.

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U.S. gas prices fall 4 cents, ending weeks of increases: survey

The average price of regular grade gasoline fell 4 cents in the past two weeks, bringing it to $2.50 per gallon, according to the Lundberg survey released on Sunday.

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AEG abandons plan to build NFL stadium in downtown Los Angeles

AEG has dropped its proposal to build a National Football League stadium in downtown Los Angeles, the entertainment company said, after two groups this year put forward competing plans for a stadium in the city's suburbs.

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Snapchat seeks new funding at up to $19 billion valuation: Bloomberg

Snapchat is looking to raise as much as $500 million in a new funding round that would value the mobile messaging company at up to $19 billion, Bloomberg reported on Tuesday, citing a person with knowledge of the matter.

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U.S. West Coast shippers invoke specter of port shutdowns

The chief labor negotiator for shippers and terminal operators at 29 U.S. West Coast ports raised the ante in contract talks with the dockworkers' union on Wednesday, warning that ports plagued by chronic cargo slowdowns were days away from complete gridlock.

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Sony's 'Interview' draws U.S. moviegoers who trumpet free speech

"The Interview," the Sony Pictures film about a fictional plot to assassinate North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, opened in more than 300 movie theaters across the United States on Christmas Day, drawing many sell-out audiences and statements by patrons that they were championing freedom of expression.

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