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  • Should a judge's Facebook friendship disqualify him from a case?

    Should a judge's Facebook friendship disqualify him from a case?
    Is a real-life friendship less meaningful than a Facebook friendship? If a judge discloses that a lawyer who comes before him on a case is a friend, but fails to say that he and the lawyer are Facebook "friends," has the judge hidden important...
  • Who's more charitable -- conservatives or liberals?

    Who's more charitable -- conservatives or liberals?
    My Sunday column comparing private philanthropy and government social programs has revived the old debate over who is more charitably inclined, conservatives or liberals? Skipping to the last page of the story first, the answer is neither: As two MIT...
  • Relatives of Pearl Harbor victims want military to identify remains

    Relatives of Pearl Harbor victims want military to identify remains
    Bethany Glenn never met her grandfather, John C. England, a 20-year-old Navy ensign from Alhambra who perished in the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. But 73 years after that day of infamy, Glenn has made it her mission to recover the remains of...
  • Landslide: Mountain Loop Highway a wild ride out of Darrington

    Landslide: Mountain Loop Highway a wild ride out of Darrington
    DARRINGTON, Wash. — The landslide that killed at least 24 people near this mountain community also severed SR 530, the main highway out of town. Before the March 22 catastrophe, it took about 30 minutes to drive west from Darrington to Arlington....
  • The liberal professor who stepped right into an anti-abortion trap

    The liberal professor who stepped right into an anti-abortion trap
    You want a recipe for confrontation? Take a bunch of graphic photos of aborted fetuses onto a University of California campus -- or maybe any college campus -- and watch the fireworks. Emotions can run high when liberal college students debate the...
  • Boston marathon bombing exhibit seeks to remember, heal

    Boston marathon bombing exhibit seeks to remember, heal
    There are five well-known stages of grief, from denial and anger through bargaining and depression. As the first anniversary of the Boston marathon bombing approaches, the city is moving toward the final stage: acceptance. As part of that process, the...
  • Democratic turnout seen as key to party's retaining Senate control

    Democratic turnout seen as key to party's retaining Senate control
    WASHINGTON — Faced with a strong prospect of losing control of the Senate in November, Democrats have begun a high-stakes effort to try to overcome one of their party's big weaknesses: voters who don't show up for midterm elections. The party's...
  • Redskins owner vows to aid Native Americans, but will keep team name

    Redskins owner vows to aid Native Americans, but will keep team name
    Washington Redskins owner Daniel Snyder has come under increasing pressure to change his team's name because some people believe it is offensive to Native Americans. Through it all Snyder has insisted that he will keep the Redskins moniker, saying...
  • Washington landslide survivors gather to share prayers, strength

    Washington landslide survivors gather to share prayers, strength
    OSO, Wash. -- Inside Oso Community Chapel on Sunday, locals gathered for a service eight days after a devastating landslide killed at least 18 people, including a 4-month-old girl and her grandmother. There were tears and despair but also songs and...
  • Classmates, teachers honor teen skateboarder fatally struck by SUV

    Classmates, teachers honor teen skateboarder fatally struck by SUV
    Students at El Dorado High School in Placentia on Monday paid tribute to a 16-year-old boy who was fatally struck by an SUV while skateboarding over the weekend. Logan Wells, 16, was struck by an SUV on Bastanchury Road near Secretariat Way in Yorba...
  • O.C. model railroad sees more vandalism

    O.C. model railroad sees more vandalism
    The railroad buffs who operate Goat Hill Junction just can't seem to catch a break. Just weeks after thieves broke into the model railroad grounds and stole $9,000 in aluminum tracks and other material, vandals broke into the 40-acre Costa Mesa...