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L.A. Foster Parents Face an Agonizing Reality

Couples who foster may fall in love with children only to have them taken away; but for many, the risk is worth the reward

The Cop Who Became a Robber

Randy Adair was a celebrated LAPD detective. In his retirement, he knocked off banks.

The Hollywood Exec and the Hand Transplant That Changed His Life

In just 30 hours, a superfit reality TV producer went from the top of his game to the precipice of death. What happened next would teach him everything about grace, resolve, and the power of love.

The Conjugal Visit

He’s a lifer. She married him anyway.

Adam Schiff Is Ready to Rumble

The mild-mannered, vegan congressman from Burbank has become the GOP’s worst nightmare—but is he tough enough to take on the Trump smear machine?
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For Presidential Impersonators, Playing POTUS in a Divided Country Can Be a Dangerous Game

A look inside the weird, wild world of the tiny handful of actors who've built successful—and lucrative—careers impersonating everyone from Barack Obama to Donald Trump

What Pickup Basketball Reveals About L.A.

Whether the setting is one of L.A.’s more rarefied neighborhoods or one of its most destitute, the rules are the same: Anybody can play, but it takes something else to stay
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This Sperm Donor Didn’t Think Much About His Side Gig—Until 20-Plus Children Surfaced

Decades after a stint as a prolific sperm donor, Peter Ellenstein’s biological brood continues to grow

Inside the Battle for Britney Spears

A grassroots campaign to #FreeBritney from her father’s legal guardianship is exposing a shadow industry that critics say preys on high-net-worth individuals under mental and emotional duress
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How I Infiltrated One of L.A.’s Most Vicious Motorcycle Gangs—and Lived to Talk About It

ATF agent Darrin Kozlowski went deep undercover to take down the Hollywood chapter of the Vagos