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  • Border Patrol's use of deadly force criticized in report

    Border Patrol's use of deadly force criticized in report
    WASHINGTON — Border Patrol agents have deliberately stepped in the path of cars apparently to justify shooting at the drivers and have fired in frustration at people throwing rocks from the Mexican side of the border, according to an independent...
  • Study calls DNA test reliable in discovering fetal disorders

    Study calls DNA test reliable in discovering fetal disorders
    It's billed as a faster, safer and more accurate way of screening expectant mothers for fetal abnormalities like Down syndrome, and proponents say it has already become the standard for prenatal care. But as a handful of California companies market...
  • Michigan trial asks: Is same-sex marriage bad for the children?

    Michigan trial asks: Is same-sex marriage bad for the children?
    Michigan's ban on same-sex marriage treats gays as second-class citizens and should be overturned, an attorney representing a lesbian couple argued Tuesday at the start of the latest legal challenge to such laws. The case is being closely watched for...
  • In a digital world, New York show wonders 'What Is a Photograph'

    In a digital world, New York show wonders 'What Is a Photograph'
    NEW YORK — What is a photograph? From photography's very beginning, there has always been more than one answer to that question. On the medium's official launch in 1839, a photograph was both a precise, one-of-a-kind image permanently fixed on a...
  • Bye-bye, chained CPI

    Bye-bye, chained CPI
    Chalk it up to Republican obstinacy, Democratic opposition, or just plain common sense, the White House has dropped the noxious chained CPI from its Social Security proposals for the upcoming federal budget. The chained consumer price index is a new way...
  • Forecasting the School Counselor Job Market

    Forecasting the School Counselor Job Market
    Chances are, when you were sitting in your high school guidance counselor’s office, you didn’t consider that you could be on the other side of the desk someday. Now that this profession is growing rapidly, however, more job hunters are seeking...
  • Los Angeles Opera's 'Billy Budd' cast learns how to survive a hanging

    Los Angeles Opera's 'Billy Budd' cast learns how to survive a hanging
    Under the Articles of War enacted by the British Navy in the 18th century, many crimes qualified as capital offenses, including mutiny, treason, robbery, sodomy and murder. Executions were often carried out by hanging, with the convict strung up from...
  • 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...
  • 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...