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Good morning -- here's what's happening 4.02.08

Police seek help in finding the killers of the two car salesmen -- they were both grandfathers -- shot execution-style at an East L.A. car lot. Details from Hector Becerra.

The NFL in L.A.? Hold your breath and you'll turn a very pretty shade of blue. The bad news from Sam Farmer.

Students in L.A.'s metropolitan schools are much less likely to graduate than kids in the suburbs, according to a new report. A look at the numbers from Ben DuBose.

What happens when an illegal immigrant dies in the United States and the families can't follow the body home for burial? Anna Gorman explains the isolation and suffering of those left behind. And yeah, we got a bit of hate mail last time I quoted Spanish in this blog, but guess what? You can read this story en español as well.

You know the Hollywood spec script market is back when an insurance agent -- from Philadelphia, yet -- gets a cool $650K with his first sale. Jay A. Fernandez gets your hopes up.

Want to get a teenage girl hooked on your beauty products? Then hand them out for free at a cheerleading competition. The ins and outs of the adolescent swag trail from Alana Semuels.

-- Veronique de Turenne

 
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