FROM Manny Fernandez
Columbine inspires many attackers in school shootings Two weeks ago, a 17 year old opened fire at Santa Fe High School in Texas. He wore a black trench coat and used a sawed-off shotgun. It was the same attire and weapon that the two Columbine shooters used in 1999. Researchers say one reason school shootings have become so common is a because of social contagion.
What the California National Guard will do at the border California Governor Jerry Brown says he’ll comply with President Trump’s request to add more troops at the U.S.-Mexico border. Brown says he’ll send an additional 400 National Guard troops. Around 200 are already there. But the troops will not enforce federal immigration laws or build a border wall.
Second Dallas Ebola Patient Raises Questions about Risk, Vigilance A nurse who treated an Ebola patient from Liberia is the first person to contract the disease in the United States. It’s changed the strategy for coping with the disease in this country. Tom Frieden, Director of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said the following to reporters this morning: "The existence of the first case of Ebola spread in the U.S. changes some things and it doesn't change somethings. It doesn't change the fact that we know how Ebola spreads. It doesn't change the fact that it's possible to treat Ebola safely. But it does change substantially how we approach it." Manny Fernandez is in Dallas for the New York Times.
DOJ Will Open Civil Rights Probe into Ferguson Police The FBI is already investigating the shooting death of black teenager Michael Brown by a white policeman in Ferguson, Missouri. Now, after civil unrest that was reported around the world, the Obama Justice Department will open a broader, civil rights investigation into the Ferguson P.D . Manny Fernandez of the New York Times is reporting from Ferguson.
Terrorism in London: Lessons for the US This weekend’s terrorist attack in London left seven people dead and almost 50 injured. London police fatally shot the attackers, and ISIS claimed responsibility.
Morgan Parker: There Are More Beautiful Things than Beyoncé Morgan Parker says that the poems in her book There Are Things More Beautiful than Beyoncé take a stand against the clichés of the dominant culture.
Farewell LA freeways, Peter Shire is back Angelenos don't want more freeways but we seem not to want mass transit either. Metro has killed the 710 freeway extension, and bus and train ridership is down across the region. What's the future of getting around in LA? And, Peter Shire is having a comeback. What attracts a new generation to his playful ceramics and furniture?
How do Trump supporters feel about the Paris Accord? Globally and around the U.S., there are strong opinions whether or not the Paris Climate Accord is a good idea. The American exit is either a horrifying abdication of American leadership or a forceful and long overdue statement about U.S. sovereignty.