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Rabbi wounded in synagogue attack becomes global messenger of faith

Rabbi wounded in synagogue attack becomes global messenger of faith

By Doug Smith, Los Angeles Times

April 30, 2019

He had faced a rifle-wielding assassin and witnessed the death of a beloved member of his congregation.

Elizabeth Warren proposes canceling student loan debt, free public college

Elizabeth Warren proposes canceling student loan debt, free public college

By Janet Hook, Los Angeles Times

April 22, 2019

Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts is unveiling a proposal to wipe out student debt for millions of borrowers, making her the only major 2020 presidential candidate to advance such an ambitious plan to relieve the growing burden of higher-education loans on Americans and the economy.

Supreme Court to rule on workplace bias against gay and transgender employees

Supreme Court to rule on workplace bias against gay and transgender employees

By David G. Savage, Los Angeles Times

April 22, 2019

The Supreme Court on Monday set the stage for a landmark civil rights decision next year on whether gay, lesbian and transgender employees are protected nationwide from being fired or not hired under the federal law that bars sex discrimination in the workplace.

Trump sues to block House subpoena for financial documents

Trump sues to block House subpoena for financial documents

By Andrew Harris, Bloomberg News

April 22, 2019

President Donald Trump and the Trump Organization have asked a U.S. judge to block a congressional subpoena seeking business records from his longtime accounting firm Mazars USA LLP.

Sri Lanka’s Christians mourn victims of Easter bombings

Sri Lanka’s Christians mourn victims of Easter bombings

By Shashank Bengali, Los Angeles Times

April 22, 2019

It was the first Easter since his mother died of cancer, and 11-year-old Chamod Shivan had planned to attend Mass at St. Sebastian’s Catholic Church with his father.

For victims’ loved ones, latest Boeing 737 Max tragedy leaves anguish, anger, and lots of questions

For victims’ loved ones, latest Boeing 737 Max tragedy leaves anguish, anger, and lots of questions

By Paul Roberts, The Seattle Times

April 9, 2019

“Why did our daughter fall out of the sky?” Milleron asks. “We want to know. We want to know all the facts, all the details. Why did that happen? … Why did it happen twice?”

College admissions scandal enters new phase as many parents set guilty pleas

College admissions scandal enters new phase as many parents set guilty pleas

By Joel Rubin, Matthew Ormseth and Richard Winton, Los Angeles Times

April 9, 2019

Prosecutors moved the college admissions scandal into a new chapter Monday, announcing that actress Felicity Huffman and more than a dozen other wealthy parents charged with participating in the scam have agreed to plead guilty.

Democrats begin subpoena process for Mueller report, Trump aides

Democrats begin subpoena process for Mueller report, Trump aides

By Billy House, Bloomberg News

April 2, 2019

House Democrats are taking the first steps toward issuing subpoenas for special counsel Robert Mueller’s entire report, as well as for documents from five former associates of President Donald Trump, setting up potential legal showdowns.

For many Latinos, memories of Vicks VapoRub are as strong as the scent of eucalyptus

For many Latinos, memories of Vicks VapoRub are as strong as the scent of eucalyptus

By Esmeralda Bermudez, Los Angeles Times

April 1, 2019

In the Latino community, Vicks VapoRub inspires a curious, nostalgic devotion — for its many nicknames and uses far more creative than relief for the common cold and muscle pain.

Bernie Sanders, Beto O’Rourke battle for younger voters

Bernie Sanders, Beto O’Rourke battle for younger voters

By Janet Hook, Los Angeles Times

April 1, 2019

Sen. Bernie Sanders and former Rep. Beto O’Rourke could hardly be more different, but UCLA senior Tim Hoffmann finds himself interested in both Democratic presidential candidates.

Trump reopens Obamacare repeal debate and Democrats are thrilled

Trump reopens Obamacare repeal debate and Democrats are thrilled

By Noah Bierman, Jennifer Haberkorn and Noam N. Levey, Los Angeles Times

March 26, 2019

President Donald Trump on Tuesday interrupted his celebration of the end of the Russia probe to unexpectedly reignite a debate over repealing the Affordable Care Act, an issue that hurt his party in the midterm election and immediately gave Democrats hope for some advantage in 2020.

Rashida Tlaib still wants Congress to look into impeaching President Trump

Rashida Tlaib still wants Congress to look into impeaching President Trump

By Todd Spangler, Detroit Free Press

March 26, 2019

U.S. Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Detroit, is looking for co-sponsors on a resolution to determine whether President Donald Trump has committed impeachable acts while in office.

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