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Opinion L.A. Observations and provocations from The Times' Opinion staff and guest writers
Are your kids becoming smartphone junkies? They probably learned it watching you

News flash: Kids age 8 and under are spending way more time using mobile media than just six years ago. A new report from the nonprofit family media watchdog Common Sense Media says our youngest kids are spending nearly 10 times as much time with their eyes glued to screens than they did in 2011. Back then, the study says, the 8-and-under crowd spent only about five minutes a day on tech devices.

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Trump and Sessions are still telling different stories about Comey

Early Wednesday morning, President Trump tweeted: “As it has turned out, James Comey lied and leaked and totally protected Hillary Clinton. He was the best thing that ever happened to her!”

That was an awkward prelude to testimony later in the day by Atty. Gen. Jeff Sessions before the Senate Judiciary Committee.

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At last, a real challenger for Dianne Feinstein's Senate seat

Now it’s a race.

With California Senate leader Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) now officially a candidate for the U.S. Senate, incumbent Dianne Feinstein has a serious challenger for the first time in more than two decades.

Not since her 1994 race against Arianna Huffington’s then-husband Michael (remember him?) has Feinstein had to really worry about winning a campaign — and maybe not even then.

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We've been revealing a lot about ourselves as a society lately. It's not pretty

The allegations that Harvey Weinstein is a sexual predator revealed something that was not really secret, just something that was not talked about enough and not sufficiently addressed — men abusing or harassing women, from corporate executive suites to passing comments on a sidewalk.

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Survivors of sexual violence don't owe anyone our stories. Here's why I'm telling mine. #MeToo

On Sunday evening, I used the hashtag #MeToo on Facebook and Twitter to share that I am a survivor of rape and sexual assault. Up to that point, I’d kept my history private.

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Why Rose McGowan is the hero of this Harvey Weinstein horror show

Harvey Weinstein is clearly the villain of the hottest Hollywood drama at the moment. But you can’t have a good tale of evil without the balance of a hero. In this story, that role has been filled in the unconventional form of Rose McGowan.

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