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Tom Rachal (R) receives a free meningitis vaccine from  Dr. Wayne Chen at the AIDS Healthcare Foundation pharmacy on April 15, 2013 in Hollywood, California. Los Angeles County's unemployment rate is 7.9%, down from 9.2% a year ago, and once again it was healthcare that added the most jobs: 22,000.
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Tom Rachal (R) receives a free meningitis vaccine from Dr. Wayne Chen at the AIDS Healthcare Foundation pharmacy on April 15, 2013 in Hollywood, California. The AIDS Healthcare Foundation started free meningitis vaccines after a West Hollywood man died from the disease.

Today on the show, we start with the recent slew of meningitis deaths in LA County. Then, the CDC releases a new report on the dangers of liquid nicotine used in e-cigarettes. Plus, a MLB player faces stigma about taking paternity leave, a proposal to split California into 6 states is close to getting on a ballot, how difficult is it for military personnel to get mental health help, and the women behind the intricate details on the costumes in "Game Of Thrones" talks about her process.

Three gay men in L.A. county in their late 20s have recently died of meningitis. This is not an epidemic, but it's deeply troubling, especially after another death of a young gay man due to the disease less than a year ago.
We still don't know there are any health risks associated with smoking e-cigarettes, but the liquid nicotine they use does pose a problem, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
New York Mets baseball player Daniel Murphy was heavily criticized by two sports talk radio hosts for taking two games off for paternity leave to be with his wife for the birth of their first son.
It's the end of another week and time for the Friday Flashback, Take Two's look at the week in news. Today we're joined in-studio by a first-time flashback contestant, Pilar Marrero, a columnist at La Opinion. We welcome back returning Friday Flashback champion, Jamelle Bouie of Slate.
The proposal to split California into six states is getting “close” to the number of signatures needed to get the measure on the ballot this year.
Tomorrow marks 20 years since Nirvana front man Kurt Cobain committed suicide. His death was met with grief and questions and — for many — it signified the end of an era.
As people try to figure out a possible motive behind the Fort Hood shooting suspect's devastating actions, familiar questions arise about mental illness and the unseen wounds of war.
For the past few years, couples have been demonstrating their commitment to each other by writing their names or initials on a padlock and attaching it to footbridges in the city and throwing away the key.
In addition to his YouTube show, Wil Wheaton is also the creator of International Table Top Day (April 5), which is all about getting people out to play games.
The woman behind some of the elaborate costumes on HBO's hit series reveals some of the hidden details you won't believe.
The new film "Under the Skin" stars Scarlett Johansson as a beautiful, mysterious woman who travels the highways of Scotland in a van in search of young men. She seduces them, and then they disappear off the face of the earth.
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