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Headlines: A$AP Rocky Arrested at LAX; Mexican Activist Rosario Ibarra Dies at 95

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—Rapper A$AP Rocky was arrested at LAX on Wednesday in connection with suspected involvement in a November shooting in Hollywood. [Esquire]

—Rosario Ibarra de la Garza, aka Rosario Ibarra de Piedra, who became an iconic human rights activist following the disappearance of her son, as well as Mexico's first female presidential candidate, has died at the age of 95. [WashPo]

—East L.A.'s Unique Theater was granted protected landmark status on Tuesday, only hours before a blaze struck the already fire-damaged building. [Esotouric]

—Is there a connection between all the U.S. food processing plants that appear to be blowing up these days? [Dr. Benjamin Braddock/Twitter]

—27-year-old musician Chris Martin was shot in the head and killed while trying to stop an attempted robbery on the Sunset Strip this past weekend. [KABC]

—An audit found that Sheriff Alex Villanueva did not get approval for a helipad above his La Habra Heights home, despite what he has said to the contrary. [LAT]

—A man shot and killed at Long Beach's Rosie's Dog Beach on Tuesday night has been identified as 27-year-old Justin Morris, a fire spinner and performer known as "Fluffy." [NBC]

—A male pedestrian was hit and killed on the 110 Freeway South near Adams Boulevard on Wednesday morning. [LAT]

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