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KAJAKI, Afghanistan — After struggling for more than a decade to upgrade a huge hydroelectric plant in a volatile region that saw heavy American losses in fighting with the Taliban, the United States is trying a new approach: Let the Afghans take...
CHARIKAR, Afghanistan — At the doorstep of the U.S.-funded schoolhouse in this mountain-fringed northern town, Ghulam Nabi crouched in the mud and scooped up two rocks. He needed them, the school engineer explained, to scare off the building's...
BEIRUT -- A high-ranking member of Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps was assassinated this week while traveling from Syria to neighboring Lebanon, Iranian media reported Thursday, in the strongest indication to date that senior Iranian military...
Since their historic victories in the 2010 midterm elections, Republicans across the country have passed an array of voting laws — to require photo identification, to make it more difficult to register, to reduce periods of early voting or to...
World NowBillions of dollars meant to help Japan recover from its devastating tsunami went to government projects that had little or nothing to do with the disaster, new analyses of its spending show. Japanese politicians have questioned why millions went to a...
World NowA suicide car bomber who took aim at a Western convoy in southern Afghanistan on Thursday killed four Afghan civilians and injured more than 30 other people, including three British nationals who were involved in reconstruction work, Afghan and British...
Culture MonsterLaura Bleiberg reviews the Pacific Northwest Ballet premiere of a reconstructed 'Giselle' in Seattle...
Japan's need to raise huge amounts of money for reconstruction after the disastrous earthquake raises the prospect of higher U.S. costs to finance its own budget deficit and ultimately higher costs to American consumers on financing everything from houses...
Special to the Los Angeles TimesInherently Unequal The Betrayal of Equal Rights by the Supreme Court, 1865-1903 Lawrence Goldstone Walker & Co.: 242 pp., $26 In the years immediately following the Civil War, America appeared to possess the will and the means to end racial...
Culture MonsterA sex scandal and other problems at the Bolshoi Theatre....
L.A. NOWDr. Paul Farmer and Ophelia Dahl talk about their work on recovery efforts in Haiti with Los Angeles Times' reporter Molly Hennessy-Fiske. Farmer and Dahl are in L.A. to attend the "Haiti Stories" conference at UCLA on Saturday....
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