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  • Obama grants clemency to correct a sentence extended by a court typo

    Obama grants clemency to correct a sentence extended by a court typo
    WASHINGTON -- President Obama on Tuesday commuted the sentence of a drug convict, correcting a mistake that had extended his prison time by more than three years and could not be fixed by the courts. Ceasar Huerta Cantu was sentenced to 15 years of...
  • An Asian American turn to the right?

     An Asian American turn to the right?
    The recent defeat of an effort to reinstitute affirmative action in admissions to California's public colleges and universities demonstrates the political power of Asian American voters and challenges the conventional wisdom about their partisan...
  • Immigration activists push House GOP in last-ditch campaign for vote

    Immigration activists push House GOP in last-ditch campaign for vote
    WASHINGTON -- In a last-ditch effort to bring an immigration overhaul to a vote in Congress, House Democrats on Tuesday began targeting key GOP lawmakers in hopes of pressuring House Speaker John A. Boehner to act. The election-year campaign against...
  • Boston Marathon bombings: 'We endure,' Joe Biden says at memorial

    Boston Marathon bombings:  'We endure,' Joe Biden says at memorial
    BOSTON -- A memorial for the anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings ended Tuesday with a thunderous speech from Vice President Joe Biden, who closed an afternoon highlighting remarks from bombing survivors and dignitaries. “We will never...
  • U.S. appeals court upholds Obama administration limits on air toxics

    U.S. appeals court upholds Obama administration limits on air toxics
    WASHINGTON – The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit on Tuesday upheld the Environmental Protection Agency’s first-ever limits on air toxics, including emissions of mercury, arsenic and acid gases, preserving a far-...
  • Obamacare cost forecast is reduced 7% by U.S. fiscal watchdog

    Obamacare cost forecast is reduced 7% by U.S. fiscal watchdog
    WASHINGTON — Lower-than-expected health insurance premiums under Obamacare will help cut the long-term cost of the program 7% over the next decade, according to the latest report from the Congressional Budget Office. The government's reduction...
  • McChrystal film 'The Operators' coming via David Michod, Brad Pitt

    McChrystal film 'The Operators' coming via David Michod, Brad Pitt
    There are few modern military characters as outsized as Gen. Stanley McChrystal, the former commanding general of international and U.S. forces in Afghanistan. You might recall Michael Hastings' incendiary 2010 Rolling Stone profile of McChrystal that...
  • Pro-Russia police help foil Ukraine crackdown in east

    Pro-Russia police help foil Ukraine crackdown in east
    MOSCOW — Ukrainian police sympathetic to pro-Russia separatists occupying government buildings helped thwart a threatened crackdown Monday, undermining the government's credibility and encouraging the gunmen to grab more facilities. Ukraine's...
  • Jewish center killings to be investigated as hate crimes

    Jewish center killings to be investigated as hate crimes
    AURORA, Mo. — The killings of three people on the eve of Passover outside two Jewish facilities in a Kansas City suburb are being treated as┬áhate crimes, law enforcement officials said Monday. Overland Park Police Chief John Douglass and others...
  • Want to honor the Kansas shooting victims? Let's ignore the gunman

    Want to honor the Kansas shooting victims? Let's ignore the gunman
    On April 6, a Sunday, while riding along Wilshire Boulevard during CicLAvia, my wife and I passed the Jewish temple in Koreatown. Two guards in bulletproof vests stood at the entrance. “Wow, look at that,” I remember saying to my wife. “...
  • Obama: Religious intolerance has 'no place in our society'

    Obama: Religious intolerance has 'no place in our society'
    WASHINGTON -- President Obama on Monday called on Americans to stand up against religious bigotry as he offered his support to the families of those killed in shootings at two Jewish community centers in the Kansas City area. “Nobody should have...