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Vote today! - Here's the election guide if you can't find it lying around in your stale mail pile. And here's a list of polling places. Sure, you may not be super-excited about the choices this time around, but you DO get a free sticker.

school showdown - A 17-year-old was shot to death in the Venice High School parking lot yesterday as a fistfight between black and Latino students escalated. The fight began just before 3pm, while students were still in class.

still critical - The LAPD officer who was shot in the chest Saturday night remains in critical condition. One bullet hit 33-year-old Kristina Ripatti below her arm, slipping into the armhole space of her bulletproof vest. The assailant was killed when officers returned fire.

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explosive acronym - A new report says the outbursts of anger that we call road rage are actually caused by a disease, Intermittent Explosive Disorder. Or IED, according to the National Institute of Mental Health. You'd think guys there might be a tad more sensitive: IED is shorthand for Improvised Explosive Devices, the homemade landmines that have killed hundreds of Americans in Iraq.