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Despite war and pandemic, New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof finds good news in a “stunning” decline of worldwide poverty and “extraordinary” improvements in child mortality.
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Two years after police cleared a large homeless camp and the city fenced Echo Park Lake amid massive protests, a new council member wants to bring down the chain link barrier.
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The Inflation Reduction Act includes billions of dollars for people to make climate-friendly improvements to their homes. Here’s how to qualify for it.
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Senator Dianne Feinstein is retiring at the end of her term and will not seek reelection. She’s led a three decade-plus career in California politics.
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Violent drug cartels often dominate headlines about Mexico but the Ayotzinapa case reveals a more sinister involvement from the US side of the border.
LA Mayor Karen Bass on cutting bureaucracy to house AngelenosLos Angeles
LA Mayor Karen Bass talks about her first three months on the job, including her work to address homeless and housing, plus safety and policing on public transit.
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After a year of war and carnage in Ukraine, the fighting continues, and there are no signs of it slowing down.