As an editor and reporter, Michael Muskal covered local, national, economic and foreign issues at three newspapers, including the Los Angeles Times. He left the newspaper in 2015.
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Turkey, a member of NATO, shot down a Russian fighter plane on Tuesday, creating a new diplomatic crisis over the civil war in Syria.
Nov. 24, 2015
Adrianne Haslet-Davis, the professional dancer who lost her leg in the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing, sent out an urgent tweet Thursday that attracted a lot of quick attention.
Nov. 20, 2015
Speculation that one of the suicide bombers involved in the Paris terrorist attacks entered Europe as a political refugee has touched off a firestorm in the United States and focused attention on how the State Department chooses and screens refugees.
Nov. 18, 2015
In a case of apparent jitters over a possible terrorist attack, four passengers were taken off a Spirit Airlines flight in Maryland after another passenger reported suspicious activity, but the group was later released without charges, officials said Tuesday.
Nov. 17, 2015
Perhaps a rose by any other name would smell just as sweet, but when it comes to names on an official map and today’s sensitivities on race and gender, Shakespeare would have come up against a society that sees words in a new light.
Nov. 16, 2015
Assailants turned Paris into a deadly combat zone Friday night, launching a series of explosions and shootings at popular nightspots that resulted in the deaths of more than 120 people and led to a bold counter-attack by security forces at a concert hall to free scores of hostages.
Nov. 14, 2015
Tim Wolfe, the embattled president of the University of Missouri System, resigned Monday after months of turmoil with faculty, students and his economically powerful football team in open revolt over his handling of racial tensions.
Nov. 9, 2015
The children of same-sex parents will be banned from blessings and baptism until they turn 18 and disavow gay marriage under a new Mormon Church policy that deems homosexual parents to be apostates, or people who have renounced their faith.
Nov. 6, 2015
The largest branch of Judaism in the United States passed a far-reaching resolution supporting transgender rights Thursday, the latest step in a year that has seen the issue move from the shadows into the limelight.
Nov. 5, 2015