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The heads of two charter school networks praise New York City’s plan to address school segregation.
Two doctors say the national response to the Ebola crisis holds lessons for the health care system as a whole.
Readers respond to a column by Frank Bruni, “Toward Better Teachers.”
Readers react to a declaration by Apple’s chief executive, Timothy D. Cook, that he is gay and proud of it.
Right-wing Hindu men are attacking Hindu women who marry Muslims — under the phony pretext that the women are victims of a supposed “love jihad.”
The “meh” generation taps into the zeitgeist of cultural dullness.
Liberals are fighting liberals over referenda that would make the health law worse.
Dan Gilbert, the billionaire who brought LeBron James back to Cleveland, talks about his business bet on the big cities of the former Rust Belt.
The search engine searches for its spine, afraid of being seen as uncool in Silicon Valley.
A jury takes only two hours to rule in favor of Whirlpool.
More QE can’t make up for fiscal and regulatory blunders.
Ending government insurance subsidies and investing in the land’s natural defenses would save billions in disaster relief..
These are The Times' recommendations for the Nov. 4 election. Each is discussed in depth at www.latimes.com/endorsements. The Times endorses selectively, and this year focused on statewide and county races, on elections for L.A. County Superior Court and on the race to succeed retiring U.S....
California last considered right-to-die legislation in 2007. But now, the case of Brittany Maynard, a Californian who moved to Oregon so that she could painlessly end her life, may help persuade the Legislature to try again.
I must confess something. I live in San Francisco, home of the Giants, who just won the World Series. And I'm proud.
Could a city in bankruptcy be required to cut its employees' pensions as part of its reorganization plan, as a matter of fairness to other creditors taking cuts? Christopher M. Klein, the chief federal bankruptcy judge in Sacramento, answered that question with a qualified "yes" this month when...
Former Panamanian strongman Manuel Noriega and actress Lindsay Lohan have at least one thing in common: Both recently filed high-profile lawsuits against video game makers, charging that their likenesses were used in games without their permission.
It may seem unlikely, but penguins offer a crucial lesson for the United States' national security.
A week ago we explained why the race for governor of Illinois isn't only about whether incumbent Pat Quinn or challenger Bruce Rauner will be Illinois' CEO for four years. This contest also is a referendum on the future of the 67 percent personal income tax increase that Democrats enacted in...
The first U.S. Special Forces arrived in Afghanistan in October 2001 to fight alongside anti-Taliban rebels, spot targets for war planes and search the cave-dotted hills of Tora Bora for Osama bin Laden.
"I'm not here to criticize my predecessor," said Cook County State's Attorney Anita Alvarez Thursday, speaking to reporters about her dramatic decision to release prison inmate Alstory Simon.
November marks 25 years since the world changed with the fall of the Berlin Wall. The event is now weighted down, not just by its historical significance but by interpretation, memory and legend. Many recall the coverage of jubilant Berliners dancing on top of the wall at the Brandenburg Gate...
I am a faithful and loving husband to a wonderful woman, and I do not make a practice of hugging women I don't know. But if I had the chance, I wouldn't hesitate to embrace Kaci Hickox.
Are you ready for "Clinton vs. Bush 2.0"? My earlier prediction that Jeb will face Hillary in 2016 is looking more certain than ever.
The District is holding its first attorney general election Tuesday. In all of the discussion about what the attorney general does, one of the most important responsibilities of the office has been largely overlooked: establishment and enforcement of child support orders. Read full article >>
WARSAW There were ministers and presidents, and an audience full of people from around the world. But at the official opening of the beautiful Museum of the History of Polish Jews in Warsaw last week, there was one speech that stood out from all of the others. In the cold autumn sunlight, Marian Turski got up in front of the crowd and began with the following words: Read full article >>
“The Republican Party brand sucks,” Republican Rand Paul said in Detroit this week. This was candid, and correct: Though the GOP will make gains in Tuesday’s midterm elections, its long-term prospects are grim because young people, women and minorities don’t feel welcome in the party. Read full article >>
An intriguing figure is gaining prominence in the Iranian government just as regional conflicts in Iraq and Syria intensify and nuclear talks with the West move toward a Nov. 24 deadline. The newly prominent official is Ali Shamkhani, the head of Iran’s national security council. He played a key role last summer in the ouster of Nouri al-Maliki as Iraq’s prime minister. In interviews over the past few weeks, Iraqi, Iranian, Lebanese, European and U.S. officials have all described Shamkhani as a rising political player. Read full article >>
“Ebola has reminded people that it is not just poor people who can die of infectious disease,” Bill Gates tells me, in a characteristically matter-of-fact tone. In a tragic, unsought sense, this is Gates’s moment. The focus of his life — preventable disease — is suddenly the obsession of the world. Gates, who has donated $50 million to the Ebola fight (through his foundation), will give a major address Sunday at the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. According to a preview copy of the speech, he will cover the waterfront of vicious infections, from sleeping sickness to dengue to chikungunya (a decidedly unpleasant virus, which is spreading by mosquito in the Western Hemisphere, and which my brother recently contracted on a trip to Haiti). Read full article >>
What is this, Stockholm Syndrome? The latest polling data from Harvard’s Institute of Politics should be discouraging to Democrats, who have traditionally been able to depend on young bleeding-hearts for electoral support: A majority of 18- to 29-year-old likely voters now say they would prefer a Republican-controlled Congress to a Democratic one, by a margin of 4 percentage points. That’s true even though those very same voters say Democrats in Congress are doing a better job than their Republican counterparts. Read full article >>
Go ahead, be a sexy disease-fighter.   
The late-night comics on CEO Tim Cook's coming out   
But virus must be tamed at its source for actions in USA to have meaning.   
Barring people from Liberia would have prevented the first three cases in the U.S.   
Technology insider and USA TODAY reader Cindi Howson on getting more girls in the field   
Replacing it with Election Month only helps incumbents and hurts the United States.   
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