For 6 L.A. runners, memory of Boston Marathon bombing is all too fresh

Jay L. Clendenin, Los Angeles Times

Phil Kent, Jennifer Hartman, Renee Opell, Kerri McKay, Julie Hardin and Max Esquivel were scarred and bonded by the marathon bombing a year ago. This is their story.

Pope's Easter message offers prayer for Ukraine, Syria

With more than 150,000 worshipers in attendance, Francis also prays for an end to terrorist attacks in Nigeria that have targeted Christians.

Divers recover some bodies from sunken South Korean ferry

Divers reach the hull of the ferry, recovering 16 bodies and bringing the confirmed death toll to 50.

Conservative heavyweights have solar industry in their sights

The Koch brothers and large utilities have allied to reverse state policies that favor renewable energy. Activists are pushing back, but the fight is spreading and intensifying.

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The Expatriation Act required a woman who married a foreigner to 'take the nationality of her husband.' Daniel Swalm's grandmother was one such woman, and he wants justice.

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