Joel Achenbach

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Last month, a 30-foot wide asteroid passed about four times closer to Earth than the moon.

Congress Questions NASA’s Plan to Redirect Asteroids

Last month, a 30-foot wide asteroid passed about four times closer to Earth than the moon.

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California officials laid out new rules — or lack of them — for what reopening on June 15 means. Life will look a lot different than what we’ve been experiencing for well over a year

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For most of American history, abortion has been legal, outlawed only from 1867 to 1973. Now the U.S. Supreme Court might outlaw it again by overturning Roe v. Wade.

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Last year, California passed legislation that requires the Office of the State Attorney General to investigate all police shootings that result in the death of an unarmed civilian.

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Echo Park Lake reopened to the public this week after two months of being closed for repairs, with some obvious changes.

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Josh Barro and Ken White discuss Michael Flynn’s talk of a coup, Trump’s wish for reinstatement, and Little RICO.

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