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Sandra Day O'Connor, first female Supreme Court justice, withdraws from public life after dementia diagnosis

Sandra Day O'Connor, the first woman on the Supreme Court, said in a letter that her dementia diagnosis was made some time ago and that as her condition has progressed she is "no longer able to participate in public life."

With the midterm campaign in its final weeks, poll signals a Democratic edge for the House and widespread doubts about Kavanaugh

Despite storms of news, the midterm race has barely changed since January, according to a new USC/LATimes poll. Partisanship and Trump dominate the race. Democrats continue to hold the edge for control of the House. A majority doubts Justice Brett M. Kavanaugh can be impartial.

Trump administration takes another step to allow health plans that don't cover preexisting conditions

The Trump administration Monday took new steps to broaden the availability of health plans that don’t have to cover patients’ preexisting medical conditions, issuing new guidance that the federal government would support state proposals to allow the sale of skimpier health plans.

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1968: How a tumultuous year still shapes our world

East L.A., 1968: ‘Walkout!’ The day high school students helped ignite the Chicano power movement

In March 1968, thousands of students walked out of four Los Angeles high schools. Most were of Mexican descent; they marched for better teachers, better facilities and college prep courses. The walkouts spread to include 22,000 students across L.A. and ignited a generation of Chicano activism.

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