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Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge waves as she leaves  Manor School as she pays an official visit to Cambridge with Prince William, Duke of Cambridge on November 28, 2012 in Cambridge, Cambridgeshire.
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Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge waves as she leaves Manor School as she pays an official visit to Cambridge with Prince William, Duke of Cambridge on November 28, 2012 in Cambridge, Cambridgeshire.

The royal family announced that Kate Middleton is pregnant! Plus, we take a look at the popularity of Anime in the U.S., and the success of animated feature films at the box office. Then, a new YouTube telenovela focused on HIV issues and much more.

In just three hours, lawmakers will be sworn in for the newest session of the state legislature. Democrats now hold the coveted two thirds "supermajority" in both chambers.To discuss this new power structure and some of the issues legislators expect to tackle this session, we're joined by John Myers, political editor for KXTV, an ABC affiliate in Sacramento.
Officials from the Royal family have announced Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge, is expecting a baby. We speak with KPCC's Patt Morrison.
According to an independent state oversight agency, California's push for alternative energy could prove incredibly costly to taxpayers and have grave consequences for the environment.
The last few days the entire state has been hammered by a series of storms, but they may have been caused by something few have heard of ... an atmospheric river.
A dispute between environmentalists and LA county’s flood control district reaches the U.S. Supreme Court, but may not clear up who's responsible for stormwater pollution.
Scientists at Boston University's School of Medicine have examined the brains of deceased athletes and military veterans who had suffered from repeated head injuries
In the past few years, four or five of the top 10 highest-grossing movies have been animated films. For instance, this year, the Pixar Animation film "Brave" made more than half a billion in worldwide box office, all by itself.
Anime expert and film reviewer Charles Solomon speaks with A Martinez about some of the more popular series that you should be watching.
Eyewitness identifications are mainstays in police procedural dramas, but in the real world, those witness identifications are not as reliable as one would think.
In the book "Soul Repair: Recovering from Moral Injury After the War," co-author Rita Nakashima Brock examines the powerful sense of shame, grief and remorse many soldiers feel because their experiences conflict deeply with their morals.
This morning NASA held a press conference to present the latest findings from its Curiosity rover on Mars. The announcement was much hyped after an NPR report quoted one of the lead scientists as saying the this could be, "one for the history books.
YouTube telenovela traces a fictional Latino family's risks for HIV and AIDS.
Maybe the "economic" drama of the past several years took a toll on your 401k and now you're looking for an investment that will recoup all that you lost. How about putting some money down on a Basquiat, or a Jeff Koons?The value of works by those artists has skyrocketed in the past several years into the tens-of-millions of dollars.
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