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  • Obama meets with Dalai Lama despite opposition of China

    Obama meets with Dalai Lama despite opposition of China
    WASHINGTON – President Obama welcomed the Dalai Lama to the White House on Friday, casting aside familiar objections from China in favor of a private conversation on human rights with the Tibetan spiritual leader. The meeting was the third White...
  • In one quote, a federal judge says gay marriage bans are doomed

    In one quote, a federal judge says gay marriage bans are doomed
    Same-sex marriage proponents could be talking about this quote for quite a while. On Tuesday, a federal judge in Kentucky struck down part of the state's ban on same-sex marriage, requiring state officials to recognize marriages performed legally in...
  • Gay marriage coming to the South? Kentucky ruling chips away at ban

    Gay marriage coming to the South? Kentucky ruling chips away at ban
    Same-sex marriage may soon be coming to the South. A federal judge struck down part of Kentucky's same-sex marriage ban on Wednesday, joining a string of similar rulings in conservative states that have put the future of the country's remaining bans...
  • Has Nickelodeon found its new bread winner?

    Has Nickelodeon found its new bread winner?
    Nickelodeon's new cartoon was hatched not through traditional television channels but in a Studio City efficiency apartment nicknamed the "Doodle Chamber." The 41/2 -minute cartoon about two feisty, accident-prone ducks was intended to be a one-off, a...
  • Alfredo Ramos Martínez rediscovered Mexico in Los Angeles

    Alfredo Ramos Martínez rediscovered Mexico in Los Angeles
    For generations, a holy trinity of painter-muralists has loomed over Mexican modern art. Diego Rivera, David Alfaro Siqueiros and José Clemente Orozco, known as los tres grandes, or "the big three," generally have set the terms for any discussion about...
  • Ethiopian filmmaker hopes 'Difret' will make a difference

     Ethiopian filmmaker hopes 'Difret' will make a difference
    PARK CITY, Utah — When Zeresenay Berhane Mehari, newly arrived in the United States to continue his education, wrote to his father in Ethiopia that he'd decided to study film, the reaction was not exactly positive. "He wrote back a two-page letter...
  • Ed Asner parts with a character-filled house in Studio City

    Ed Asner parts with a character-filled house in Studio City
    If just the mention of the name Ed Asner puts the theme song from "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" in your head, then the actor's longtime Studio City house will probably bring to mind his trademark character: lovable, flawed, curmudgeonly, fatherly editor Lou...
  • Iran state TV breaks decades-long taboo against showing instruments

    Iran state TV breaks decades-long taboo against showing instruments
    TEHRAN -- A technical blunder? Or the latest episode in the culture wars between Iran's hard-liners and moderates? Confusion is rife in the Iranian capital about a recent showing of musical instruments on Iranian state television that broke a three-...
  • Traveling in 2014? Here are 14 things to know

    Traveling in 2014? Here are 14 things to know
    New players in the ever-annoying world of air carriers. New perks for visitors to Vegas. New ways to get around town. Travel continues to evolve, sometimes in great ways, sometimes in ways that make us want to stick out our tongues. The travel treat and...
  • A sushi chef's dream rice: Satsuki rice, from Uruguay to L.A.

    A sushi chef's dream rice: Satsuki rice, from Uruguay to L.A.
    Morihiro "Mori" Onodera sold his beloved namesake sushi bar, Mori, in West L.A. nearly three years ago and has since devoted more time to one of his passion projects: rice. Not just cooking it but growing it. Though he formerly had grown rice -- a...
  • Grammys 2014: The complete list of nominees and winners

    Grammys 2014: The complete list of nominees and winners
    Daft Punk took the top honors at the 56th Grammy Awards on Sunday when they took the awards for record of the year for "Get Lucky," with Pharrell Williams and Nile Rodgers, and album of the year for "Random Access Memories." They also nabbed the awards...