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NBCLA Live-Tweeting Events Leading Up to LA Riots

A local TV station has come up with a provocative way to mark the 20th anniversary of the calamitous events sparked by the announcement of a not-guilty verdict for four LAPD officers involved in the beating of Rodney King.

NBC Southern California, driven by the question of how social media might have factored into the 1992 LA riots, has launched a Twitter account that is replicating the events of 20 years ago. As we approach this weekend’s key anniversary date of April 29, here are a few initial samples @RealTimeLARiots:

The only contextual element missing @RealTimeLARiots (so far) is mention of 15-year-old Latasha Harlins. Her shooting death in 1991 in a Korean market two weeks after the King beating – and subsequent probation sentence for the shooter – helped inflame anger in the neighborhoods that erupted on April 29, 1992.

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Lauren Berger Writes New Book for Young People Entering "Real World"

Lauren Berger Welcome to the Real WorldCareer Expert, Lauren Berger, releases her second book, Welcome to the Real World: Finding Your Place, Perfecting Your Work, and Turning Your Job Into Your Dream Career (Harper Business), on April 22nd. In this book, Berger shares everything she wishes someone told her after graduation. Her book is the essential guide to anyone starting their first, second, or third job. She encourages readers to be fearless, step outside of their comfort zones, and go after what they want.