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  • Global Development
Halting HIV by 2030 is a challenge. Here’s why it’s especially tough in the South

After years of delays and inaction, a Democratic legislature and Democratic governor signed a tougher gun background check bill into law, fulfilling the desire of voters who approved an initiative in 2016.

Homeland Security replacing troubled biodefense system with another flawed approach

The Trump administration is quietly moving to replace BioWatch, the nation’s problem-plagued system for detecting an airborne attack of anthrax spores or other infectious agents, with technology that also has severe shortcomings, a Times investigation has found. 

Albuquerque’s $133-million electric bus system is going nowhere fast

It was said Albuquerque Rapid Transit would revitalize the city and make it a mass transit leader. Instead, ART is a target of contempt, mired in problems.

Trump raises a new menace — socialism — and Democrats can’t agree how to respond

As a 2020 campaign issue, the attack on the party's left wing not only resonates with the president's supporters but threatens to divide older and younger Democratic voters, who have different views of what socialism means. The tactic echoes Trump's 2016 campaign.

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1968: How a tumultuous year still shapes our world

East L.A., 1968: ‘Walkout!’ The day high school students helped ignite the Chicano power movement

In March 1968, thousands of students walked out of four Los Angeles high schools. Most were of Mexican descent; they marched for better teachers, better facilities and college prep courses. The walkouts spread to include 22,000 students across L.A. and ignited a generation of Chicano activism.

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