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Opinion: Capitol Police reforms require bipartisan look

It long has been clear that Capitol Police were woefully unprepared for the Jan. 6 assault on Congress by rampaging supporters of then-President Donald Trump, who were bent on overturning the results of the 2020 election. But a new... — Updated 4/20/2021

 
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Tiger Woods hospitalized after crash

LOS ANGELES — Golf star Tiger Woods was “lucky to be alive” Tuesday after being seriously injured in a rollover crash near Rancho Palos Verdes, the Los Angeles County sheriff... — Updated 2/23/2021

 

Opinion: Company firings erode notion of fairness

Failure to wear masks can do more than spread COVID-19, as some of the intruders who stormed the U.S. Capitol last week are finding. It also reveals faces to security cameras, government investigators and online private eyes,... — Updated 1/19/2021

 

Opinion: Hong Kong raids took advantage of US dysfunction

Dozens of pro-democracy politicians and activists in Hong Kong were rounded up around dawn last Wednesday as the U.S. Congress was preparing for a contentious fight over the Electoral College vote — a fight that would soon prompt... — Updated 1/12/2021

 
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Anger replaces shock at Capitol security failures

WASHINGTON, D.C. — In images posted on social media and beamed around the world Wednesday, small clusters of U.S. Capitol Police officers retreated, fell away from violent assaults or simply moved aside as a large mob descended... — Updated 1/9/2021

 
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U.S. Capitol violence leaves one dead

WASHINGTON - Supporters of President Trump stormed the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday, pounding on the door of the House chamber, as lawmakers huddled inside, and strolling across the... — Updated 1/6/2021 Full story

 

Opinion: Schools should stick to academic rule-making

More than 5,000 years ago, the warriors of Babylonia painted their fingernails with kohl to go to battle. More recently, A-list actor Brad Pitt wore nail polish, apparently just for the heck of it. Yet for some reason, it’s a... — Updated 12/29/2020

 

Opinion: Settlement doesn't make up for harm

The prescription opioid crisis that has taken well over 100,000 American lives and ruined hundreds of thousands more wasn’t just an accident of time or the byproduct of a dysfunctional society. It was in good part the deliberate... — Updated 10/27/2020

 

Opinion: Access to oral arguments should continue

For years the Supreme Court has resisted calls to let the public outside the courtroom listen in on its oral arguments. But live audio streams finally became a reality in May when the coronavirus pandemic forced the justices to... — Updated 8/18/2020

 

Opinion: Feeling a little envy as rover escapes to Mars

Let’s get out of here. Who hasn’t thought that at some point in the past four months, as we hunkered down in our homes, brooding and restless but with no place to go? The pandemic shuttered our offices and made the idea of... — Updated 8/4/2020

 
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Biden under new pressure for VP pick

Joe Biden is approaching the most important decision of his presidential campaign — choosing the woman who will be his running mate — on political terrain that has changed dramatically since he began the search, and amid intens... — Updated 7/25/2020

 

Opinion: Ruling a step back on church, state separation

The Supreme Court last week needlessly poked a hole in Thomas Jefferson’s “wall of separation between church and state.” By a 5-4 vote, the court ruled in a case from Montana that if a state provides a tax break that... — Updated 7/7/2020

 
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NBA suspends season after coronavirus scare

The NBA is suspending the 2019-20 season. The announcement came after Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert tested positive for the coronavirus. The league announced the decision, which will go into effect after Wednesday's slate of games,... — Updated 3/12/2020 Full story

 
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Death toll at 8 in Midland-Odessa

The death toll in a west Texas mass shooting increased to eight Sunday, including the gunman, authorities said. At least one of the shooting victims remained in life-threatening... — Updated 9/2/2019

 

Surveillance program's loss good for privacy

A surveillance program that allows the U.S. government to comb through hundreds of millions of Americans’ telephone records in search of connections to terrorism could soon be a thing of the past. That would be good news for... — Updated 5/18/2019

 

Mueller report far from 'total exoneration'

President Trump has repeatedly crowed that special counsel Robert Mueller’s report is a “total exoneration.” After its release Thursday morning, he tweeted: “No collusion. No obstruction. For the haters and the radical... — Updated 4/20/2019

 

Marijuana laws should follow will of voters

If you weren’t already convinced that the blanket federal prohibition on marijuana is illogical, counterproductive and confusing, consider this: Despite the ban, all but three states have legalized some form of cannabis. That... — Updated 4/6/2019

 

Daylight saving change may cause more confusion

The biannual shifting of the clocks took place Sunday morning, and you may be a little discombobulated. The transition to daylight saving time each March means losing the extra hour of night we enjoyed when the clocks shifted back... — Updated 3/12/2019

 

Chasing scandals unlikely to prevent second Trump term

Republicans on the House Oversight and Reform Committee did themselves no favors Wednesday by approaching Michael Cohen as a man to be tarred and feathered, not probed as a witness. But they raised a question about the hearing... — Updated 3/2/2019

 

Property seizure should be for justice, not profit

The Supreme Court last week struck a blow against one of the most insidious practices of the American criminal justice system: the unfair confiscation of property from people convicted — or even merely suspected — of... — Updated 2/26/2019

 

Another viewpoint: 'Name and shame' decision may be free speech violation

The National Rifle Association deserves all the condemnation it has received and more for standing in the way of reasonable, lifesaving gun-control efforts. Because of the gun group’s cynical hard-line policies and... — Updated 2/16/2019

 
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Sunday reader: Giving families peace of mind

FALFURRIAS, Texas - The college students took turns removing yellowed shards of bone from a trench carved between the headstones in this ranching town's cemetery. The volunteers... — Updated 1/19/2019

 

Shouldn't take death to see anti-vaccination consequences

Public health officials in New York and New Jersey are fighting a measles outbreak that has sickened dozens of people since November, most of them unvaccinated members of orthodox Jewish communities. The virus was traced to... — Updated 1/1/2019

 

Trump trade wars abuse of executive power

U.S. automakers breathed a bit easier last week after President Donald Trump and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker announced an agreement to shelve threatened U.S. tariffs on imported autos and retaliatory European... — Updated 7/28/2018

 

Abusive airport screeners not above the law

Most Americans are far likelier to be searched by an agent of the Transportation Security Administration than by an FBI agent. But according to a federal appeals court, if an FBI agent violates your rights you can file a lawsuit.... — Updated 7/25/2018

 

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