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California remains the top US destination for foreign students, yet enrollment is slipping

In the 2018-19 school year, enrollment dipped slightly among foreign students in California. Above, students from China and Taiwan at the Southwestern Academy in San Marino in 2016.(Gary Coronado / Los Angeles Times/TNS)

By Teresa Watanabe, Los Angeles Times

November 18, 2019

LOS ANGELES — California remains the top U.S. destination for foreign students, who primarily come from China and India, with enrollment dipping slightly in the 2018-19 school year for the first time in at least a decade, according to a survey released Monday.

In sentencing California father, key judge in admissions scandal offers insight into future decisions

Actress Lori Loughlin and husband Mossimo Giannulli exit the Boston Federal Court house after a pre-trial hearing with Magistrate Judge Kelley at the John Joseph Moakley US Courthouse in Boston on Aug. 27, 2019. (Joseph Prezioso/AFP/Getty Images/TNS)

By Matthew Ormseth, Los Angeles Times

November 18, 2019

BOSTON — It was a sentencing hearing for Toby Macfarlane, a Del Mar insurance executive who will spend six months in prison for conspiring to have his children admitted to USC as bogus athletic recruits.

Presidential Update: SIU professors weigh in on possible Trump impeachment

President Donald J. Trump addresses the crowd during the Murphysboro campaign rally, Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018, at the Southern Illinois Airport. (Isabel Miller | @IsabelMillerDE)

By Juniper Oxford, Staff Reporter

October 10, 2019

As the Trump-Ukraine Scandal unfolds, SIU Political Science professors weighed in about the possible impeachment and what the likely outcome will be.

Presidential update: What happened during week 2 of the Impeachment Inquiry

President Donald J. Trump addresses the crowd during the Murphysboro campaign rally, Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018, at the Southern Illinois Airport. (Isabel Miller | @IsabelMillerDE)

By Kallie Cox, News Editor

October 2, 2019

An unclassified version of the Aug. 12 complaint that sparked the impeachment inquiry was released to the public on Sept. 26 by the House intelligence committee.

Rabbi wounded in synagogue attack becomes global messenger of faith

Mourners gather outside of Chabad of Poway for a memorial service for Lori Gilbert-Kaye on April 29, 2019 in Poway, Calif. Gilbert-Kaye was killed on Saturday when a gunman opened fire inside the synagogue. (Sam Hodgson/The San Diego Union-Tribune/TNS)

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

2020 Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren speaks at the

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

The Supreme Court has ruled that the Defense Department can enforce President Donald Trump's policy banning transgender people from serving in the military.

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

U.S. President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump greet guests during the Easter Egg Roll on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Monday April 22, 2019.

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

A man cries as he prays outside the St. Anthony's Shrine in Colombo on April 22, 2019, a day after the building was hit as part of a series of bomb blasts targeting churches and luxury hotels in Sri Lanka. - The death toll from bomb blasts that ripped through churches and luxury hotels in Sri Lanka rose dramatically April 22 to 290 -- including dozens of foreigners -- as police announced new arrests over the country's worst attacks for more than a decade.

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

Michael Stumo and Nadia Milleron, the parents of Samya Stumo, who was killed in the crash of Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302, attend a press conference on April 04, 2019 in Chicago, Ill.

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

People walk by Hoover Tower on the Stanford University campus on March 12, 2019 in Stanford, Calif.

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.

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