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File: Two women hold up signs thanking the troops as members of the US military veterans' Rolling Thunder bikers group ride past in Washington on May 26, 2013 as the country marks Memorial Day.
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Two women hold up signs thanking the troops as members of the US military veterans' Rolling Thunder bikers group ride past in Washington on May 26, 2013 as the country marks Memorial Day.

Happy Memorial Day! Today we'll look at the cost and limitations of the California health insurance exchange; California bill regulating ocean trash dies in Assembly without a vote; Long Beach Cambodians remember those they lost in the Killing Fields; Finding peace and quiet in South LA can be a challenge, plus much more.

Covered California announced which insurers will be participating and how much their plans will cost. Reporter Chad Terhune has been covering this for the LA Times and he joins us now.
Many Americans spend Memorial Day visiting the graves of those who died while serving their country, but many Cambodian Americans are remembering loved ones. For the California Report, Doualy Xaykaothao has the story from Long Beach.
Assembly Bill 521, which would have required manufacturers to be responsible for keeping most common plastic junk out of state waterways, died Friday in the state Assembly without even a vote.
Former Iraqi translator Tariq Abu Khumra fled Baghdad after working for the US military. Ten years after the war began, he makes a new life for himself in California. He doesn't know when he'll see his family again.
David Gilkey is a staff photographer and video editor for NPR, and was one of the first unilateral journalists to cross the border into Iraq while embedded with the U.S. Army. He talks about the images he captured, and what it was like working in a war zone.
Here to tell us more about what's hot at Cannes and more news out of Tinsel Town is LA Times reporter Rebecca Keegan.
Scratch DJ Eric San — aka Kid Koala — talks with us about his brand new album “12 Bit Blues” which is a combination of old jazz songs, original music and beats all mixed live.
In densely urban South Los Angeles, it can seem impossible to find tranquil places of respite amid the chaos of the big city. That's bad, according to a local mental health expert.
Writer Bill Streever's new book "Heat: Adventures in the World's Fiery Places," looks at the effect of heat on the human race and on the world at large. Streever traveled throughout the world to experience the effect of heat in its many forms firsthand. We'll talk to him about the book, and his thoughts on global warming.
Where July 4th commemorates our victory over the British, Memorial Day, as it was first observed, remembered the dead of the Civil War.
This past weekend saw the release of Homefront IPA , a new ale made by nine different microbreweries across the country. All proceeds go to Operation Homefront, a non-profit that provides emergency financial help to military families.
Tonight at UCLA's James Bridges theatre, Joe Mantegna and Richard Dreyfus will take to the stage in a stripped-down production of David Mamet's "Glengarry Glen Ross."
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