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After yesterday’s shooting at Fort Hood, Madeleine interviews novelist and poet Janet Burroway about her new memoir, Losing Tim, which tells the story of her son, an Iraq vet who took his own life. A new study finds that LA is one of the least sprawling large cities in the country. We talk to the study’s author. Charlotte’s Web is a strain of marijuana that is very effective for treating epilepsy. But one of the only places in LA that sells it just got a cease-and-desist from the city. We look at what the drug does and talk to the mother of a child who uses it. With 2 million deported under his watch, President Obama has been nicknamed the "Deporter in Chief.” But a closer inspection of the numbers shows a different picture.

Banner Image: SWAT team members approach a building with a gunman inside. Thirteen people were killed and 30 more wounded in an attack by a lone gunman at Fort Hood, Texas, Nov. 5, 2009. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Jason R. Krawczyk

Losing Tim 15 MIN, 57 SEC

At Fort Hood yesterday, Army Specialist Ivan Lopez killed three people and wounded 16 others before taking his own life. He was undergoing treatment for mental health issues after serving in Iraq. Today, we’re going to talk about another soldier, Timothy Alan Eysselinck, who survived the service, but killed himself after returning home. His mother, novelist and poet Janet Burroway, has written a memoir about her son called Losing Tim.

Janet Burroway, author, 'Losing Tim'

Losing Tim

Janet Burroway

Does LA Sprawl? Not So Much... 9 MIN, 8 SEC

Los Angeles and sprawl. Practically synonymous, right? Not so fast, because a new study out this week finds that LA is actually one of the least sprawling large metros in the country.

Reid Ewing, University of Utah

Measuring Sprawl 2014
Southern California not so sprawling after all

Charlotte's Web 13 MIN, 49 SEC

A type of marijuana extract has proven highly effective at treating severe epilepsy. But one of the only places in LA to get it just got a cease-and-desist from the city. We look at what the drug does and talk to the mother of a child who uses it.

Elizabeth Aquino, LA resident
Amy Brooks-Kayal, American Epilepsy Society

Elizabeth Aquino's Website
Kids with seizures use pot as treatment

The "Deporter in Chief" 7 MIN, 2 SEC

Immigration reform activists are growing more and more frustrated with President Obama. A record number of illegal immigrants have been deported during his administration -- so many, in fact, that he’s earned the nickname “Deporter in Chief”. But a closer look at the deportation numbers reveal a much different story.

Brian Bennett, Los Angeles Times (@bybrianbennett)

High deportation figures are misleading

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