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In June, the calls to Dennis Jensen's Riverside County date farm began to pick up. By July, he said, the calls took on a more urgent nature: "Send me some dates; save me!" Wholesalers and grocers were rushing to put their orders in for Ramadan, the...
Top of the TicketFull text of Democrat's White House dinner remarks supporting the controversial proposal and the official dinner guest list....
La PlazaCentral Chile was hit by one of the largest earthquakes ever recorded, tearing apart houses, bridges and highways Saturday and sending a tsunami racing halfway around the world. The magnitude 8.8 quake was felt as far away as Sao Paulo in Brazil â 1,800...
Times Staff WriterThey nurse the sick in California, drive fuel trucks in Iraq, sail cargo ships through the Panama Canal and cruise ships through the Gulf of Alaska. They pour sake for Japanese salarymen and raise the children of Saudi businessmen. They are the...
Times Staff WriterA great cup of coffee starts with great beans. As recently as 10 years ago, finding good whole bean coffee usually meant seeking out the little gourmet shops that imported it, finding a Peet's or Illy store -- or having an Italian (or Guatemalan)...
Thank you, Ted. Ted Sorensen has been counselor to a president in some of our toughest moments, and he has helped define our national purpose at pivotal turning points. Let me also welcome all of the elected officials from Illinois who are with us. Let me...
Hillary Clinton declared the other day -- apropos of whom, she didn't say, or need to -- "There is one job we can't afford on-the-job training for: our next president." Barack Obama immediately retorted: "My understanding is that she wasn't Treasury...
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Italy Descending into the bowels of Rome's Castel Sant'Angelo, visitors are called upon to use their imagination. It is here, in the dungeon beneath this ancient, circular papal fortress, that long-ago enemies of the pontiffs whiled away their time in...
Los Angeles Times Staff WritersFor 15 years, he's been a "grocer" for Africa's destitute. But he's never seen anything like this. Pascal Joannes' job is to find grains, beans and oils to fill a food basket for Sudan's neediest people, from Darfur refugees to schoolchildren in the...
Tags: Heads of State, Hosni Mubarak, Afghanistan, Family, Children
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterTwo foreign nationals who said they were forcibly drugged by U.S. immigration officials during failed efforts to deport them have agreed to a settlement in the case, their attorney said Tuesday. In exchange for dropping the lawsuit, Amadou Diouf, a...
Tags: Politics, Lawyers, Deportation, Litigation, Drugs and Medicines
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterAs a boy in Indonesia, Barack Obama crisscrossed the religious divide. At the local primary school, he prayed in thanks to a Catholic saint. In the neighborhood mosque, he bowed to Allah. Having a personal background in both Christianity and Islam...
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