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NPR History Dept.
9:33 am
Tue May 19, 2015

The Repast Is Not Even Past: Old L.A. Menus

The Brown Derby Coffee Shop
Courtesy of the Los Angeles Public Library

Originally published on Tue May 19, 2015 10:14 am

Let's see — what shall we have? So much to choose from in the collection of historical menus at the Los Angeles Public Library.

There are some 9,000 items to consider — creative, colorful, delicious-looking. By just perusing the choices, we get a deep sense of the city's rich culture and juicy past.

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The Two-Way
8:33 am
Tue May 19, 2015

Longtime 'Charlie Hebdo' Cartoonist Announces He's Quitting

French cartoonist Luz, seen here in January, says he will leave the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo this fall.
Ian Langsdon EPA /LANDOV

Originally published on Tue May 19, 2015 9:49 am

The cartoonist who drew the image of the Prophet Muhammad that appeared on the comeback issue of Charlie Hebdo is leaving the satirical magazine, citing stress and a lack of inspiration. The cartoonist, Luz, was one of the few artists who survived January's attack on the magazine's office in Paris.

"I will no longer be Charlie Hebdo, but I will always be Charlie," said Luz.

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Around the Nation
6:33 am
Tue May 19, 2015

School Board Member Accused Of Inappropriate Gesture

Originally published on Tue May 19, 2015 7:06 am

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Around the Nation
6:33 am
Tue May 19, 2015

Abandoned Books Spark Long Career In Law

Originally published on Tue May 19, 2015 7:06 am

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The Two-Way
5:52 am
Tue May 19, 2015

Judge Sends 11 Afghan Policemen To Prison Over Mob Killing Of Woman

Afghan women demand justice for a woman who was beaten to death by a mob after being falsely accused of burning a Quran, at a demonstration in March.
Rahmat Gul AP

Originally published on Tue May 19, 2015 7:30 am

A judge in Kabul on Tuesday sentenced 11 Afghan policemen to one year in prison after they failed to protect a woman who was brutally killed by a mob in March.

The AP reports:

"Judge Safiullah Mojadedi, presiding in Afghanistan's Primary Court, found the policemen guilty of dereliction of duty. Another eight were released for lack of evidence.

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