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Comeback Complete, Juan Martin Del Potro Finishes Roger Federer For Indian Wells Title
INDIAN WELLS, Calif. - Sometime between his third and fourth wrist surgeries, feeling no relief from his debilitating pain and seeing little reason to believe he would regain the top-five form that brought him the U.S. Open title in 2009, Juan Martin
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Truex Jr. rules at Auto Club 400
FONTANA, Calif. - Martin Truex Jr. held his breath as the laps wound down at the Auto Club 400 on Sunday. After all, late-race caution periods that bunch up the field have been commonplace at the Fontana race, and that was the last thing that Truex -
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Despite Early Push, Johnson Extends Winless Streak
FONTANA, Calif. - There would be no seventh time for "Seven Time." Jimmie Johnson, the seven-time champion in NASCAR's Monster Energy Cup Series, also hoped to become the first driver to win seven Cup races at Auto Club Speedway and, in doing so, sna
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Ducks Deliver Crushing 4-2 Defeat Of The Devils
ANAHEIM, Calif. - There weren't any fights this time, but there were skirmishes aplenty, an official needed to separate the squads after seemingly every other whistle as the contest wore on. These were two desperate teams on the playoff bubble scratc
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Why Is A Master Of Shakespeare Directing The Musical 'Frozen'? Because 'Let It Go' Isn't Too Far From The Bard
NEW YORK - "We're standing on the same stage where 'Oklahoma!' premiered," says British director Michael Grandage, gesturing at the flooring beneath his feet inside the historic St. James Theatre on West 44th Street. "'Gertrude Lawrence and Yul Brynn
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From 'Ready Player One' To Heartfelt Raunch: The Highlights Of 2018's SXSW Film Festival
Held each year over 10 zany days in Austin, Texas, the South by Southwest festival has a bit of everything: film, technology, music, breakfast tacos and plenty of Texas barbecue. At the close of a 2018 edition that included the surprise premiere of S
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They Wrote The 'Frozen' Musical For Broadway, But Can They Make It Sing?
NEW YORK - Jennifer Lee hustles down 8th Avenue at a breakneck pace, her eyes clear and sharp behind fashionable frames. Time is elusive, she says - it leaps away just when she thinks she's caught up to it. As companions Robert Lopez and Kristen Ande
Los Angeles Times6 min readSociety
What Hollywood Can Gain By Placing The 'Queer Gaze' In The Spotlight
When Greg Berlanti first read the script for "Love, Simon" he found the teenage coming-of-age dramedy at once "heartfelt and smart and funny." The story of a high school teen struggling with coming out as gay to his community was something Berlanti w
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The Curious Care And Feeding Of Olaf The Snowman In Broadway's 'Frozen'
NEW YORK - He likes to hang out at the bar of the Broadway haunt Sardi's when he's not memorizing lines. He's a consummate ladies' man, and from his favored perch on a cushy leather stool he entertains the Great White Way's celebrated leading ladies.
Los Angeles Times3 min readPolitics
Commentary: Liberals Say Immigration Enforcement Is Racist, But The Group Most Likely To Benefit From It Is Black Men
Donald Trump's election victory over Hillary Clinton seemed to herald a new era for border security and immigration enforcement. But his polarizing and occasionally ignorant comments about immigrants have handed his adversaries a convenient pretext f
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Janet McTeer Says Her 'Jessica Jones' Role Is An Exciting Departure, But Theater Still Her First Love
NEW YORK - Janet McTeer has spent the last three decades with one foot in the screen and the other on the stage. Raised in the north of England, the Tony Award winner first impressed American moviegoers with her Oscar-nominated turn as a free-spirite
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A Shaken Mexico City Repairs, Returns To Normal
MEXICO CITY - Six months after this capital's last major earthquake, its most popular tourist attractions are busy again. If you're headed here, remember that the metropolitan area is built on an ancient lake bed. For generations, as the growing city
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Commentary: Jail For Shkreli Won't Lower Drug Prices
Before sentencing the notorious pharmaceutical executive Martin Shkreli to seven years in prison, the federal judge presiding over his criminal trial ordered him to turn over "Once Upon a Time in Shaolin," the Wu-Tang Clan album of which only a singl
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Experience Puebla's Resilience And Wonders, Both Intact After The Earthquake
PUEBLA, Mexico - Look west on a clear day from any hilltop in Puebla. In the suburb of Cholula, seven miles outside downtown, you'll spy an orange church and a snow-topped peak looming behind it. This church is Nuestra Senora de los Remedios, built i
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Commentary: A New Movement To Speak Truth To Identity Politics Is Our Best Hope Against Regressive Thinking
Just below the surface of the roiling debates about how and why our country got into its current predicament, a radical movement is afoot. Sometimes called "the intellectual dark web," it lives largely on the internet, but it isn't the dark web of an
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Editorial: Execution Is Inhumane, No Matter What Method States Use
In the fall of 1607, a blacksmith named James Read was sentenced to hang for striking a representative of King James I in the Jamestown colony in Virginia. But at the top of the ladder that led to the gallows, he offered up details about a supposed m
Los Angeles Times4 min readPolitics
Turkish Military And Allied Syrian Rebels Seize Afrin, Syria, After Nearly Two-month Offensive
ISTANBUL, Turkey - The Syrian Kurd dream of creating an autonomous state stretching across the country's north suffered a crushing blow Sunday when Turkey-backed rebel forces routed a militia from the city of Afrin after a nearly two-month offensive.
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For Lakers' Ingram, Practice Time A Joy
LOS ANGELES_Not once this season has a Los Angeles Laker smiled as brightly at the prospect of speaking to a gaggle of reporters as Brandon Ingram did Saturday morning. Ingram finally was getting some practice time. He had a reason to smile. "Back sm
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Woman Slain In Shooting At Thousand Oaks Mall
LOS ANGELES_Leo Juarez was working at a jewelry store inside the bustling Oaks shopping mall Saturday afternoon when panic swept through the upscale Thousand Oaks center. "We heard commotion, people running to the opposite end of the mall, yelling 'S
Los Angeles Times6 min readPolitics
Delicate Truce In California's Deserts On Shaky Ground
LOS ANGELES - It looks like a barren no man's land, but the vast desert outside Indio, Calif., has many suitors. Conservationists see its acres of creosote bush and cholla cactus as scarce habitat for tortoises, pronghorn antelope and an elusive vari
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Rankings for hard-cover books sold in Southern California, as reported by selected book stores: ___ Fiction 1."Little Fires Everywhere," by Celeste Ng (Penguin Press: $27) A new family and an adoption upend a quiet Cleveland suburb. 2."The Woman in t
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California's Anti-abortion Pregnancy Centers Want The Supreme Court To Overturn State Notice Law
SAN FRANCISCO - At a faith-based pregnancy center here, rooms are crammed with baby supplies, new and used, for expectant mothers, and a medical office contains equipment to allow pregnant women to view their fetuses. "Life is not about waiting for t
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UCLA Student Wins Sexual Misconduct Claim Against Professor
LOS ANGELES - UCLA graduate student Kristen Glasgow says she first met Gabriel Piterberg, a history professor, in 2008. They had coffee together and then, she alleged, he walked her to her car, pushed her against it and forced his tongue into her mou
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Charlie Quintana, Drummer For The Plugz And Social Distortion, Dies At 56
Charlie "Chalo" Quintana, a fixture on the Southern California punk and roots music scene for decades, has died after fighting emphysema and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease for years, his sister Elizabeth Montoya confirmed to The Los Angeles Ti
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'Panther' Bests All Rivals At Box Office Again
LOS ANGELES - Marvel's comic book juggernaut "Black Panther" continues to crush the box office and the record books. The Disney blockbuster added $27 million to its domestic earnings over the weekend, raising its total to $605.4 million, according to
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Weldon Kirui Of Kenya Finds Redemption In Familiar Spot At LA Marathon
LOS ANGELES - In a redemptive push near the exact spot where he faded a year earlier, Kenya's Weldon Kirui won the Los Angeles Marathon on Sunday for the second time in three years. Kirui, 29, collected the winner's $25,000 purse after completing the
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Woman Dead, Man Wounded In Homicide, Attempted Suicide At The Oaks Mall In Thousand Oaks
LOS ANGELES_A man shot and killed his ex-wife and then shot himself in a murder and attempted suicide Saturday afternoon at the Oaks mall in Thousand Oaks, authorities said. Authorities received a call around 2:15 p.m. about shots fired inside a stat
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Federer, 36, Refuses To Quit And Rallies Past Coric, 21
INDIAN WELLS, Calif. - It was over. Wasn't it? Borna Coric thought so. The 21-year-old Croatian was playing superbly, pressuring Roger Federer's backhand and putting the world's No. 1 player down a set and a break in the second set of their semifinal
Los Angeles Times6 min readPolitics
Fewer Foreign Doctors Are Coming To Study In The United States, Report Shows
Fearing he would die if he stayed, Mohamed fled the civil war in his home country of Syria, heading to Saudi Arabia where he spent six years working as a physician. While there, Mohamed worked toward his goal of coming to the United States to train.
Los Angeles Times4 min readWellness
National Academies Examines Safety And Quality Of Abortion Care In US
Legal abortions in the United States are so safe and effective that the vast majority of them can be performed in office-based settings, according to a new consensus report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine. But not al
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