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  • Lessons of the street

    Lessons of the street
    Lourdes was 69 years old when I first met her in 2012. She was living next to a bus stop on a busy four-lane street in front of a Silver Lake supermarket. Lourdes had claimed the spot three years earlier, after she was rousted from her encampment in Griffith Park. Before that, she'd lived in her 1973 Toyota, but it was eventually impounded because of overdue parking tickets.
  • Europeans weigh sanctions on Ukraine authorities following crackdown

    Europeans weigh sanctions on Ukraine authorities following crackdown
    MOSCOW -- Alarmed by an outbreak of deadly violence in Ukraine, the international community reacted Wednesday with urgent appeals for both sides in the bitter confrontation over the country’s future to renounce the use of force and negotiate an...

    Ozone treaty, world wars slowed global warming, study says

    Ozone treaty, world wars slowed global warming, study says
    Society has slowed down global warming several times over the last century without even trying, new research says. A study found that the rate of global warming has ratcheted down in response to major world events, including the two world wars, the...

    Letters: Middle-class malaise

    Letters: Middle-class malaise
    Re "Poof goes the middle class," Opinion, Oct. 23 Thanks to Doyle McManus for his timely review of Tyler Cowen's book, "Average Is Over." The trends crippling the middle class that Cowen writes about have been in the making since the 1970s. It took...

    Obamacare debate: Will costlier insurance plans hurt the middle class?

    Obamacare debate: Will costlier insurance plans hurt the middle class?
    Forget Obamacare’s website glitches. The outrage over the bungled Healthcare.gov launch has given way to sticker shock over the new insurance plans that force individuals to pay significantly more for comprehensive coverage. People feel...