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By Robert Jablon The Associated Press

California foster parents continue fight for Indian girl

The scene was wrenching: A sobbing 6-year-old girl, clutching a stuffed bear as her foster father carries her away from the only home she has known for most of her life.

But Lexi’s story didn’t end in March when she was removed from a Santa Clarita home near Los Angeles. Her story isn’t one of simple emotions but rather complex issues of ethnicity, government and history.

Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputy describes rescuing newborn girl buried alive under debris

Los Angeles County sheriff’s Deputy Adam Collette knelt on the asphalt and heard the muffled cries of a baby who had been buried alive.

He pried up two large pieces of asphalt, dug out loose dirt and plucked the newborn girl from the hole along a bike path, cradling her in his arms.