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LA Times National News
Oct 24, 2021

Magnitude 6.2 quake hits Taiwan
A magnitude 6.2 earthquake was reported Saturday evening at 10:11 p.m. Pacific time 13 miles from Yilan, Taiwan, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.



LA Times National News
Oct 24, 2021

'Shaken all of us to the very core': New Mexico film community mourns Halyna Hutchins
Hundreds gathered to mourn the cinematographer Saturday night in Albuquerque.



LA Times National News
Oct 23, 2021

It's OK to mix and match COVID-19 booster shoots. Which one should I get?
The FDA and CDC say it's OK to mix and match COVID-19 vaccines and booster shots, and in some cases it's preferred.



LA Times National News
Oct 23, 2021

As Haiti reels from crises, U.S. policy decisions are called into question
Upheaval in Haiti is a product of its fractious politics, and those politics are deeply entwined with U.S. influence.



LA Times National News
Oct 22, 2021

Litman: Don't be too sure about the DOJ's 'duty' to indict Bannon
As it turns out, the Department of Justice has emphatically pushed back against contempt of Congress referrals related to the executive branch.



LA Times National News
Oct 22, 2021

Many of Afghanistan's journalists have fled. Those who remain face a harsh new world
The Taliban has issued edicts that are likely to smother what few independent media outlets survived the collapse of the U.S.-backed government.



LA Times National News
Oct 22, 2021

A woman is killed by her partner or ex every three days in France. Activists want change
A wave of killings of women by their current or former partners has rattled France, where critics blame a deeply entrenched sexism.



LA Times National News
Oct 22, 2021

Workers are fed up. But is this really #Striketober?
After decades of stagnating wages and diminishing pension and healthcare benefits, many U.S. workers are fed up. A small but growing number are organizing.



LA Times National News
Oct 22, 2021

Robert Durst charged with murdering first wife Kathie in New York
Robert Durst charged with murder in the death of his first wife, Kathie, in New York days after he was convicted of murdering Susan Berman in L.A.



LA Times National News
Oct 22, 2021

Robert Durst charged with murdering first wife, Kathie, in New York
Robert Durst charged with murder in the death of his first wife, Kathie, in New York days after he was convicted of murdering Susan Berman in L.A.



LA Times National News
Oct 22, 2021

Rep. Katie Porter presses Biden team on Marshall Islands nuclear waste, gets few answers
Negotiations remain stalled on a U.S. compact with the Marshall Islands, partly because of differences over the U.S. nuclear legacy there.



LA Times National News
Oct 22, 2021

This remote sliver of northwest Colombia is one of the world's busiest migration corridors
Migrants from Haiti and around the world are camped out in northwest Colombia, a staging ground for the harrowing trip to the United States.



LA Times National News
Oct 21, 2021

Texas urges Supreme Court to reject new challenge to its strict abortion law
Questioning whether a right to abortion even exists, Texas asks the Supreme Court to reject a challenge to its strict law and overturn Roe vs. Wade.



LA Times National News
Oct 21, 2021

Who needs COVID boosters? Experts must decide with incomplete data
Scientists are trying to decide who should be eligible for COVID-19 booster shots, but they're missing key data that would help them.



LA Times National News
Oct 21, 2021

With the federal eviction moratorium over, many call Las Vegas' Desert Moon Motel home
The Desert Moon Motel in Las Vegas is home to people evicted during the COVID-19 pandemic.



LA Times National News
Oct 20, 2021

Studies confirm COVID-19 vaccine's effectiveness in teens, even against Delta
The Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine greatly reduced the risk of coronavirus infection and COVID-19 in teens despite the Delta variant's rise.



LA Times National News
Oct 20, 2021

Voting rights bill dies in Senate, amping up pressure to end filibuster
The Senate's failure to pass voting rights bill is likely to intensify pressure from progressives on Democratic leaders to eliminate the filibuster.



LA Times National News
Oct 20, 2021

Voting rights bill set for Senate vote, showdown likely to amp up pressure to end filibuster
Voting rights bill is expected to die in the Senate, a move likely to intensify pressure from progressives on Democratic leaders to eliminate filibuster.



LA Times National News
Oct 19, 2021

House Jan. 6 panel votes to hold ex-Trump advisor Stephen Bannon in contempt
The House Jan. 6 committee investigating the Capitol riot votes to hold ex-Trump advisor Stephen K. Bannon in criminal contempt for defying a subpoena.



LA Times National News
Oct 19, 2021

What Colin Powell's death tells us — and doesn't — about COVID-19 and vaccines
Experts say his death should not be interpreted as a failure of COVID-19 vaccines in the broader population.



LA Times National News
Oct 18, 2021

Justice Department urges Supreme Court to suspend Texas abortion law
The Justice Department files an emergency appeal urging the Supreme Court to suspend the Texas law that has banned most abortions there.



LA Times National News
Oct 18, 2021

Biden administration urges Supreme Court to suspend Texas abortion law
The Justice Department files an emergency appeal urging the Supreme Court to suspend the Texas law that has banned most abortions there.



LA Times National News
Oct 18, 2021

Colin Powell, America's first Black secretary of State, dies at 84
Colin Powell, the first Black secretary of State and chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, dies of COVID-19 complications after bout with blood cancer.



LA Times National News
Oct 18, 2021

Column: For Nancy Pelosi, maybe one last chance to do something really, really big
Passing President Biden's agenda would be a huge test for Nancy Pelosi, one of the most effective House speakers in history.



LA Times National News
Oct 18, 2021

Podcast: A matter of a piñon
The piñon nut is a beloved snack of the American Southwest, surrounded by traditions. But the harvest is getting smaller and smaller.



LA Times National News
Oct 18, 2021

Despite promises to lift some Trump sanctions, Biden leaves Cuba in deep freeze
Despite campaign promises on Cuba, President Biden has not opened paths on the remittances and travel some say would most help islanders.



LA Times National News
Oct 18, 2021

These clinics in Mexico are trying to stop abortions by duping women
Antiabortion groups lure in women by advertising abortions. Then the pressure campaign to continue pregnancy begins.



LA Times National News
Oct 17, 2021

Kidnapping of American missionaries in Haiti highlights the perils of religious workers abroad
From the Philippines to El Salvador, there is a long history of American missionaries facing violence while trying to spread their religions abroad.



LA Times National News
Oct 17, 2021

Will Matthew McConaughey run for governor of Texas?
Since last spring, actor Matthew McConaughey has been considering a run for governor of Texas, but he has not committed.



LA Times National News
Oct 17, 2021

Second Opinion: Refrigeration alone can't solve the 'last mile' problem for COVID vaccines
Humanitarian aid groups have experience countering myths and misinformation to overcome vaccine hesitancy in low-income countries.



LA Times National News
Oct 17, 2021

Missionaries kidnapped in Haiti, U.S. religious group says
Several U.S. missionaries including children were kidnapped in Haiti, according to the Ohio-based Christian Aid Ministries.



LA Times National News
Oct 16, 2021

Former President Clinton expects to be discharged from Orange County hospital on Sunday
Clinton, 75, was admitted to UC Irvine Medical Center on Tuesday after feeling fatigued.



LA Times National News
Oct 16, 2021

Mexico's new culture war: Did a pyramid light show 'decolonize' or rewrite history?
Monument removals and a replica of the Templo Mayor pyramid infuriated critics, but can Mexico's populist government spark an Indigenous cultural renaissance?



LA Times National News
Oct 16, 2021

The seedy world of private lending in 'Squid Game' is a real temptation in South Korea
The popularity of "Squid Game" is inseparable from South Korea's very real crisis of mounting household debt, gaping inequality and a weak social safety net.



LA Times National News
Oct 15, 2021

U.S. pledges to pay relatives of innocent Afghans killed in drone strike
The State Department is trying to relocate the some of the family members to the United States. Ten people, including seven children, were killed in the blast.



LA Times National News
Oct 15, 2021

FDA panel endorses a booster shot for J&J's COVID-19 vaccine
U.S. health advisors unanimously endorsed Johnson & Johnson's request to offer a second dose to its single-shot COVID-19 vaccine.



LA Times National News
Oct 15, 2021

Boy Scouts sex abuse victims vote on $1.9-billion settlement plan
Opponents of the plan say the settlement lets the Boy Scouts off the hook for billions in damages from decades of abuse.



LA Times National News
Oct 15, 2021

Podcast: The story of an unsung Black Panther
Barbara Easley-Cox describes what she experienced as a member of the Black Panther Party, from California to Algeria to North Korea and beyond.



LA Times National News
Oct 14, 2021

Former President Clinton hospitalized in Orange County with non-COVID infection
The 42nd president of the United States was admitted to UC Irvine Medical Center, a spokesman confirmed.



LA Times National News
Oct 14, 2021

Former President Clinton recovering from an infection, remains hospitalized in Orange County
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is with the 42nd president of the United States at UC Irvine Medical Center, sources confirmed.



LA Times National News
Oct 14, 2021

Experts ask Congress for more offshore oil oversight as California cleanup continues
Thousands of miles of inactive oil pipelines have been abandoned on the seafloor. Aging platforms pose an additional risk.



LA Times National News
Oct 14, 2021

Experts to ask Congress for more offshore oil oversight as California cleanup continues
Thousands of miles of inactive oil pipelines have been abandoned on the seafloor. Aging platforms pose an additional risk.



LA Times National News
Oct 14, 2021

Op-Ed: OK, boomers, you have the time, money and skills to work for the common good
Older Americans — experienced Americans — owe it to themselves and their kids and grandkids to push the nation in a better direction.



LA Times National News
Oct 13, 2021

Biden administration hosts Israel and UAE in move to build on Abraham Accords
The Biden administration tries to build on accords between Israel and a few Arab or Muslim nations as Blinken hosts officials from Israel and the UAE.



LA Times National News
Oct 13, 2021

Pregnant women were kept out of clinical trials. That left them vulnerable to COVID-19
A long-standing tradition of keeping pregnant women out of clinical trials is having serious consequences with regard to COVID-19.



LA Times National News
Oct 12, 2021

Congress raises nation's debt limit, but thorny December deadlines loom
House votes to lift debt limit, but only for a few months. A redo in December will be harder.



LA Times National News
Oct 12, 2021

Op-Ed: Did the vandals who scrawled an anti-Israel slogan in UCLA's Bunche Hall know the history?
Bunche Hall's namesake, Angeleno and UCLA grad Ralph J. Bunche, was the first Black person to receive a Nobel Peace Prize, for bringing about an armistice in Palestine.



LA Times National News
Oct 12, 2021

The U.S. killed 10 members of their family. They're still awaiting compensation
U.S. officials called the errant drone strike that killed 10 in Afghanistan a 'tragic mistake.' The family is still waiting for it to be rectified.



LA Times National News
Oct 12, 2021

An errant U.S. drone strike killed 10 members of their family. They're still awaiting compensation
U.S. officials called the errant drone strike that killed 10 in Afghanistan a 'tragic mistake.' The family is still waiting for it to be rectified.



LA Times National News
Oct 11, 2021

For these young people in privileged parts of the world, the pandemic was an opportunity
The pandemic pushed the world's poor into direr straits, but for some young people it launched careers and improved chances for wealth. The diverging fates of young adults point to the increased inequalities the pandemic has revealed in a world facing dramatic change.



LA Times National News
Oct 10, 2021

California's offshore oil rigs are decades old, and industry resists decommissioning them
Oil spills are likely to increase as fossil fuel use tapers, and oil companies put off upgrades to aging infrastructure, experts say.



LA Times National News
Oct 10, 2021

Column: Congress has a chance to take bipartisan action on Facebook. Don't let it slip away
Here are three bipartisan steps Congress could take right now to reduce the harm social media platforms cause. Will they act?



LA Times National News
Oct 09, 2021

The Nobel Peace Prize recognizes the growing dangers faced by journalists
The awarding of the Nobel Peace Prize to two journalists for their fearless reporting resonated in newsrooms worldwide.



LA Times National News
Oct 08, 2021

Podcast: On the front lines of the homicide epidemic
U.S. homicide rates have jumped during the COVID-19 pandemic. Milwaukee has one of the biggest increases. Today, we visit the city's most affected community.



LA Times National News
Oct 07, 2021

Biden administration is expected to enter a new security agreement with Mexico
The Biden administration's anticipated arrangement with Mexico would tackle the most violent drug cartels and migrant smugglers.



LA Times National News
Oct 07, 2021

Biden administration expected to discuss new security agreement with Mexico
The Biden administration is expected on Friday to launch a new security arrangement with Mexico that tackles the most violent drug cartels and migrant smugglers while jettisoning the cornerstone of the last decade of U.S.-Mexico security partnership.



LA Times National News
Oct 07, 2021

Biden administration expected to ink new security agreement with Mexico
The Biden administration is expected to launch a security arrangement with Mexico that tackles the most violent drug cartels and migrant smugglers.



LA Times National News
Oct 07, 2021

Democrats are divided over how much Biden's agenda should benefit the wealthy
Centrist Democrats, led by Sen. Joe Manchin II, drive a debate over whether Biden's large government expansion bill is too generous to the wealthy.



LA Times National News
Oct 07, 2021

Column: America's democracy seems to need radical changes. But what are the chances, really?
With Washington unable to act because of partisanship and enmity, many Americans are hunting for solutions.



LA Times National News
Oct 06, 2021

California lawmakers demand more info from two federal agencies on massive oil spill
Federal lawmakers are demanding more information on the massive oil spill off the coast of California as a legislative battle looms over whether to include a ban on future offshore drilling in a scaled-down $3.5-trillion bill.



LA Times National News
Oct 06, 2021

A pageant like no other: 'Can you imagine Miss USA or Miss Universe butchering a sheep?'
The Miss Navajo Nation Pageant showcases deep knowledge of culture, customs and language along with skills needed to thrive in the modern world.



LA Times National News
Oct 05, 2021

Column: The problem isn't raising taxes, it's spending, spending, spending
The debt is real. If Americans are taxed to pay for the trillions already spent, they'd be less likely to say spend more.



LA Times National News
Oct 05, 2021

They were hoping to win Fulbright scholarships. Then the Taliban took over, and the U.S. went silent
Afghans short-listed for the prestigious scholarship say they've been forgotten since the Taliban took power. Deadlines loom to apply to U.S. schools.



LA Times National News
Oct 04, 2021

Pfizer vaccine's protection wanes over time, and not because of Delta, study says
A new study confirms the dramatic erosion of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine's protection against breakthrough infections.



LA Times National News
Oct 04, 2021

Column: Sen. Kyrsten Sinema makes liberal heads explode. And that's just fine with the Arizona Democrat
Freshman Sen. Kyrsten Sinema campaigned as an independent and is acting that way.



LA Times National News
Oct 03, 2021

One Puerto Rican's quest for statehood leads to a racial awakening
Puerto Rican Kemuel Delgado hates having 'one foot in and one foot out' of America. But race wasn't on his mind when he began pushing for statehood.



LA Times National News
Oct 03, 2021

Wasn't Texas supposed to turn blue?
Conservative legislation and executive actions confounded expectations for Texas as it diversified and attracted Californians.



LA Times National News
Oct 03, 2021

What happened to Texas' tilt from red to blue? That's a gray area
Conservative legislation and executive actions confounded expectations for Texas as it diversified and attracted Californians.



LA Times National News
Oct 02, 2021

Traffic lights gone dark. Factories shut down. What caused China's power crisis?
Sudden blackouts have highlighted vulnerabilities in China's power sector and economy: overreliance on coal and overemphasis on growth, which coincided with rising coal prices this year to create a nationwide energy shortage.



LA Times National News
Oct 01, 2021

Democrats contend with how to scale down Biden's social safety net plan
President Biden and many Democratic lawmakers wanted the biggest social investment in history. Here's a look at what compromise could mean.



LA Times National News
Oct 01, 2021

Haitians in Chile: Rough going for many prompts large-scale migration toward U.S.
Many Haitians headed to the U.S.-Mexico border have lived for years in Chile. But life in the South American nation has not been easy for many.



LA Times National News
Oct 01, 2021

14 stories behind the best pictures of the month
In September, Los Angeles Times photojournalists covered the fallout of the U.S. withdrawal of Afghanistan as the Taliban took control, watched as fire threatened California's giant sequoias, followed the candidates in the final days of the state's recall election, stood on the red carpet of the Emmys and saw a mother recovering from COVID-19 finally connect with her newborn son.Below are the stories behind these photos and others published over the last month as told by the photographers who took them.



LA Times National News
Oct 01, 2021

An American road trip through troubled times
A journey of friendship travels through a country of pain and beauty



LA Times National News
Oct 01, 2021

Podcast: Texas abortion law makes this Kansas clinic busier than ever
People desperate to end their pregnancies travel hundreds of miles to Trust Women Wichita. One tells her story. We also hear from staff and antiabortion activists.



LA Times National News
Oct 01, 2021

Merck says its experimental pill cuts COVID-19 hospitalizations and deaths by half
Drugmaker Merck says its experimental COVID-19 pill reduced hospitalizations and deaths by half in people recently infected with the coronavirus.



LA Times National News
Oct 01, 2021

Litman: The Supreme Court returns on Monday. How far from the mainstream will Trump's appointees take us?
Will Trump's appointees risk the court's standing and establish their reputations as partisan hacks? Watch the Mississippi abortion case to find out



LA Times National News
Sep 30, 2021

Democrats pressure Hollywood producers to negotiate 'in good faith' with crew union
Rep. Adam B. Schiff and Sens. Charles E. Schumer and Bernie Sanders wade into Hollywood's biggest labor fight, telling AMPTP to negotiate with IATSE crews.



LA Times National News
Sep 30, 2021

Appellate court allows Biden administration to keep expelling families under health law for now
A lower court had given the Biden administration until Thursday to halt its use of Title 42 to expel migrants meanwhile the lawsuit proceeded.



LA Times National News
Sep 30, 2021

House cancels vote on infrastructure bill amid fractious negotiations
Speaker Nancy Pelosi cancels planned vote on President Biden's infrastructure plan after some fellow Democrats pledge to block it.



LA Times National News
Sep 30, 2021

House delays vote on infrastructure bill amid fractious negotiations
Speaker Nancy Pelosi cancels planned vote on President Biden's infrastructure plan as Democratic negotiations continue.



LA Times National News
Sep 30, 2021

House prepares for possible vote on infrastructure bill amid fractious negotiations
Speaker Nancy Pelosi prepares for a vote on President Biden's infrastructure plan, but some fellow Democrats have pledged to block it.



LA Times National News
Sep 29, 2021

Olympic medalist and USC swimmer Klete Keller pleads guilty to Capitol riot charge
Five-time Olympic medalist Klete Keller stood out in his U.S. Olympic team jacket amid the crowd that entered the Capitol rotunda on Jan. 6.



LA Times National News
Sep 29, 2021

Q&A: Why COVID-19 booster shots turned out to be more complicated than vaccines
Approving COVID-19 booster shots seemed like a slam dunk, but two influential advisory boards raised a host of complicated questions.



LA Times National News
Sep 29, 2021

Philippine 'Angels of the Sea' use their voices to repel Chinese ships
The Philippines introduces an all-female coast guard radio unit as it challenges Chinese aggression in the South China Sea after years of inaction.



LA Times National News
Sep 29, 2021

Britney Spears' conservatorship hearing today could change everything
Britney Spears' team returns to court for a hearing that will address her father's role in her 13-year conservatorship saga. Here's what to expect.



LA Times National News
Sep 29, 2021

Nicholas Goldberg: Think vaccine mandates are controversial? What if police held you down and injected you?
It's shocking that local Chinese authorities are immunizing people against their will. That violates a bedrock principle of bioethics.



LA Times National News
Sep 28, 2021

More than 400,000 Americans have received COVID-19 booster shots, White House says
At least 400,000 Americans have received a COVID-19 booster shot and nearly 1 million have scheduled appointments, White House officials say.



LA Times National News
Sep 28, 2021

ABC TV stations launch 'Our America: Equity Report'
ABC reporting project takes a comprehensive look at inequities in America.



LA Times National News
Sep 28, 2021

Military leaders testify 'strategic failure' followed years of mistakes in Afghanistan
Top U.S. military leaders testify the war in Afghanistan ended in 'strategic failure' after a long series of Pentagon mistakes and miscalculations.



LA Times National News
Sep 27, 2021

Britney Spears' lawyer goes off on dad: 'Mr. Spears has crossed unfathomable lines'
After a new documentary raised surveillance allegations, Britney Spears' attorney, Mathew Rosengart, isn't cutting Jamie Spears any slack.



LA Times National News
Sep 27, 2021

Podcast: Author Min Jin Lee on casual racism and finding truth
Novelist Min Jin Lee discusses leaving her legal career, expressing Asian pride at a time of hate crimes, dealing with people whose stances you dislike and working to change the world, five minutes at a time.



LA Times National News
Sep 27, 2021

Nicholas Goldberg: Airports to passengers: Do it yourself
My first trip overseas since the pandemic offered a stark reminder of how workers are being replaced by robots and automation.



LA Times National News
Sep 24, 2021

Photos: Activists hit the streets worldwide to demand action on climate change
Young people around the world on Friday spilled onto streets, city squares and local parks to demand a recognition of the threats climate change poses



LA Times National News
Sep 24, 2021

Biden hails booster shots as next level in pandemic protection
President Biden spoke from the White House the morning after federal regulators approved COVID-19 booster shots for many Americans.



LA Times National News
Sep 24, 2021

Earthquake: 6.1 quake registered near Adak, Alaska
A magnitude 6.1 earthquake was reported Friday morning at 4:52 a.m. Pacific time 114 miles from Adak, Alaska.



LA Times National News
Sep 24, 2021

Election day in Germany: Check your device for advice
About 20 million German voters were expected to turn to their phones or other online devices for app advice on which candidates to pick on Sunday.



LA Times National News
Sep 24, 2021

The unassuming power of Germany's Angela Merkel. What does she leave behind?
Angela Merkel, a once-obscure scientist who claimed the global spotlight, leaves a mixed legacy as her tenure as Germany's chancellor ends.



LA Times National News
Sep 24, 2021

The bursting 'Ka-bubble': Taliban extremism is remaking a once-cosmopolitan Kabul
Restless Kabul residents ponder what remains and what changes in the Afghan capital after more than a month of Taliban rule.



LA Times National News
Sep 23, 2021

'They shouldn't be here': Texas border town divided by Haitian influx
U.S. Special Envoy to Haiti Daniel Foote resigned with a scathing letter criticizing the treatment of Haitian migrants and deportations from a Texas border camp.



LA Times National News
Sep 23, 2021

'They shouldn't be here': Texas border town reckons with Haitian influx
U.S. Special Envoy to Haiti Daniel Foote resigned with a scathing letter criticizing the treatment of Haitian migrants and deportations from a Texas border camp.



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