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Thirty-eight years ago last week, I was among the last CIA officers to be choppered off the U.S. Embassy roof in Saigon as the North Vietnamese took the country. Just two years before that chaotic rush for the exits, the Nixon administration had withdrawn...
One girl gasps as the grainy black-and-white footage rolls: Women are screaming, thrusting their babies at soldiers boarding a helicopter. In the next scene, hundreds of refugees packed in the belly of a rickety boat rock in the ocean, desperately...
George McArthur, who covered the Vietnam War for the Los Angeles Times as Saigon bureau chief after spending two decades as a foreign correspondent for the Associated Press, died Friday. He was 88. McArthur died at a hospice in Fairfax County, Va., of...
Members of a Vietnamese LGBT group closely followed the U.S. Supreme Court hearing Tuesday, anxious about the eventual outcome and hopeful that it will help change deeply rooted feelings about gay rights in the immigrant community. “I'm excited...
Pham Duy, Vietnam's most prolific songwriter, who captured the strength of his people through years of turbulence and composed dozens of tunes after settling in California, died Sunday in Ho Chi Minh City. He was 91. His death was confirmed by his...
L.A. NOWAfter being kept out of this year's Tet parade, LGBT groups are asking Westminster officials to push back by attaching a no-discrimination clause to permits granted for special events. Activists attended the Westminster City Council meeting Wednesday,...
L.A. NOWLGBT community sidelined from Tet parade but undeterred...
L.A. NOWA coalition of lesbian and gay Vietnamese groups was told to "sacrifice" and not march in Westminster's annual Tet parade, a Lunar New Year event expected to draw as many as 10,000 spectators to Little Saigon this weekend, according to......
L.A. NOWAn American democracy activist accused of trying to overthrow the Vietnamese government returned home to Southern California on Wednesday night, more than nine months after he was first detained in Saigon. U.S. citizen Nguyen Quoc Quan was met by a......
L.A. NOWAttorneys have filed an appeal in Orange County Superior Court on behalf of 10 of the so-called Irvine 11 convicted of two misdemeanor charges to conspire and then disrupt a 2010 speech by Israeli Ambassador Michael Oren at UC Irvine....
L.A. NOWSlick roads may be to blame for chain-reaction crashes on Highway 101 in Hollywood early Friday morning. Six accidents involving 16 cars had shut down the southbound side of the freeway near Barham Boulevard. It all started with a solo-vehicle......
L.A. NOWThe nation's only Tet parade, staged in the heart of Little Saigon, will go on after all. After being told that the city of Westminster could not help pay for the annual Lunar Day parade in the country’s largest Vietnamese......
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