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Los Angeles Times Staff WriterBefore the Iowa caucuses, senior aides to Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton fell into a heated argument during a 7:30 a.m. conference call about the basic message their candidate was delivering to voters. Mark Penn, chief strategist and pollster, liked...
Los Angeles Times Staff WritersWith the Democratic presidential race about to enter another crucial phase of voting, Barack Obama has launched a newly aggressive strategy to undermine two pillars of support for rival Hillary Rodham Clinton: Latinos and working-class white voters. Each...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterGunshots ring out and sirens shriek, mixing with the ragged breath of muddy, panting humans. Suddenly, the full moon sweeping the ground like a searchlight reveals a disturbing scene: a group of illegal immigrants being handcuffed and led away by U.S....
Los Angeles Times Staff WritersMexico's government is preparing to open bidding on the largest infrastructure project in the nation's history, a $4-billion seaport that could transform this farming village into a cargo hub to rival the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach. If completed...
Times Staff WritersOn a sweltering afternoon, an unmarked white jetliner taxies to a remote terminal at the international airport here and disgorges dozens of criminal deportees from the United States. Marshals release the handcuffed prisoners, who shuffle into a processing...
Tags: Theft, Prince George's County, Defense, Trials, Forehead
Times Staff WriterRed letters flash inside the famous black eagle, symbol of the United Farm Workers: "Donate," the blinking message urges, to carry on the dreams of Cesar Chavez. Bannered on websites and spread by e-mail, the insistent appeals resonate with a...
City Kid A Writer's Memoir of Ghetto Life and Post-Soul Success Nelson George Viking: 248 pp., $25.95 Nelson George is a true hyphenate -- journalist, music critic, cultural critic, filmmaker, novelist -- whose many endeavors have met with more or...
Tags: Chris Rock, History, Halle Berry, Television, Fort Greene
Times Staff WritersThe gruesome murders were each more than 1,000 miles apart, an arc of bloodshed that spanned much of the North American continent. On a rutty street near a crowded slum in Honduras, gunmen sprayed automatic weapons fire at a bus filled with Christmastime...
Celeste Fremon is a Border Justice fellow at USC Annenberg's Institute for Justice and Journalism and the author of "G-Dog and the Homeboys."If our nation's conscience has a soundtrack, it's by Bruce Springsteen. From his Asbury Park days forward, Springsteen has written with conviction (and a notable lack of irony) about thorny issues. In his last two acoustic albums, "The Ghost of Tom Joad"...
BROWNSVILLE, Texas (AP) — A former Texas prosecutor and one-time candidate for Congress was convicted Friday of accepting bribes in exchange for court favors, including an $80,000 payment in a scheme that allowed a convicted murder to escape....
Tags: Crime, Law and Justice, U.S. Congress, Primaries, Trials, FBI
James L. Tritapoe, 83, of Rohrersville, Md., passed from this life Monday, May 20, 2013, while surrounded by his family at his home. Born Aug. 6, 1929, in Brownsville, Md., he was the son of the late Calvin Thomas and Rhoda Eugenia (Younkins) Tritapoe....
The Brownsville Herald, TexasIn opposing a motion for a hearing for a preliminary injunction in a case filed by a former faculty member, the University of Texas at Brownsville said the action would harm UTB and not be in the public interest, court documents show. "If this Court...
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