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Jan 18, 2020

Trump's lawyers accuse the House of trying to overturn the 2016 election
President Trump's legal team accused House Democrats of trying to overturn the 2016 election in an angry response Saturday to the impeachment trial summons issued by the Senate ahead of its trial to decide whether to remove the president from office. Democrats issued a 111-page brief as both sides prepared for the opening gavel.



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Jan 18, 2020

Trump's lawyers denounce House impeachment case as 'defective'
President Trump's legal team accused House Democrats of trying to overturn the 2016 election in an angry response Saturday to the impeachment trial summons issued by the Senate ahead of its trial to decide whether to remove the president from office. Democrats issued a 111-page brief as both sides prepared for the opening gavel.



LA Times National News
Jan 18, 2020

Why Hong Kong protesters aren't cheering this police officer's arrest
Hong Kong authorities say the riot officer was trying to post pro-democracy signs near a rail station. Some protesters see hope in divided police ranks.



LA Times National News
Jan 17, 2020

Iran's leader talks tough, but the knives are out for him
Iran is fast losing the support of its own people. Did Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei's Friday sermon help bring unity, or exacerbate tensions?



LA Times National News
Jan 17, 2020

Coronavirus screenings to begin at LAX, two other U.S. airports amid outbreak in China
Federal authorities in three U.S. airports will begin screening travelers arriving from Wuhan, China, for signs that they may be infected with a new coronavirus that is spreading in Asia.



LA Times National News
Jan 17, 2020

India's largest state is fining Muslims — for crimes they say they didn't commit
Rather than face accountability for using excessive force, authorities in India's largest state are directing residents to pay for damage resulting from antigovernment unrest.



LA Times National News
Jan 17, 2020

India's largest state is trying to fine Muslims — for crimes they say they didn't commit
Rather than face accountability for using excessive force, authorities in India's largest state are investigating residents over damage resulting from antigovernment unrest.



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Jan 17, 2020

A rich history of pre-genocide Armenia hides in family heirlooms and handwritten notes
Scholars are building a record of memories from the Armenian diaspora that chronicle an often untold perspective on life under the Ottoman Empire.



LA Times National News
Jan 16, 2020

With his constitutional 'reform,' Putin follows a familiar playbook to extend autocratic rule
Russia's Vladimir Putin is the latest in a long line of authoritarian leaders whose aim apparently is to maintain their own power even while framing the moves as constitutional reform.



LA Times National News
Jan 16, 2020

President Trump signs disaster declaration for quake-hit Puerto Rico
President Trump signs declaration authorizing federal aid to remove debris and support public health and safety in wake of Puerto Rico quakes.



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Jan 16, 2020

President Trump signs disaster declaration for quake-hit Puerto Rico, governor says
President Trump signs declaration authorizing federal aid to remove debris and support public health and safety in wake of Puerto Rico quakes.



LA Times National News
Jan 16, 2020

Many Iowa Democrats, desperate to pick a candidate to beat Trump, are undecided and under pressure
Just 2½ weeks before they caucus, a majority of Iowa Democrats are still undecided on which candidate should face Trump.



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Jan 16, 2020

'I feel a little traumatized.' Iowa voters undecided about which Democrat should face Trump
Democrats in Iowa are desperate to beat Trump, but 2 ½ weeks before they caucus, a majority are still undecided on which candidate to back.



LA Times National News
Jan 16, 2020

'I feel a little traumatized.' Iowa voters under pressure to pick the right Democrat to face Trump
Democrats have been campaigning in Iowa for more than a year, but 2 1/2 weeks before the first-in-the-nation presidential caucus, most voters remain undecided.



LA Times National News
Jan 16, 2020

Weeks away from caucus day, Iowa's undecided voters struggle to narrow down the field
Democrats in Iowa are desperate to beat Trump, but 2½ weeks before they caucus, a majority are still undecided on which candidate to back.



LA Times National News
Jan 16, 2020

Undecided and under stress: Iowa voters still weighing which Democrat can beat Trump
Democratic presidential candidates have been campaigning in Iowa for more than a year, but just weeks before the first-in-the-nation caucus, most voters remain undecided.



LA Times National News
Jan 16, 2020

Behind the story: Reporting on Venezuela exodus hits home
We were there to cover the story, not be part of it. Still, there were temptations to break out of our observer roles, and we did on a few occasions.



LA Times National News
Jan 15, 2020

Big power play for Putin: government shake-up and proposed constitutional changes
Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev resigns, with a little-known bureaucrat tapped to replace him, as President Vladimir Putin calls for sweeping constitutional changes.



LA Times National News
Jan 15, 2020

Russia's prime minister steps down as Putin announces power shakeup
Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev submits his resignation to President Vladimir Putin, says the Tass news agency.



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Jan 15, 2020

2019 was the second-warmest year on record, NASA and NOAA say
2019 was the second-warmest year since scientists began taking temperatures in 1880, government scientists from NASA and NOAA announced Wednesday.



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Jan 15, 2020

Meghan Markle makes her first public appearance since royal rift
Duchess Meghan visited a Vancouver women's center amid speculation about her royal future and news that her father could testify against her in a lawsuit.



LA Times National News
Jan 15, 2020

Analysis: Technology, not tariffs, could determine the U.S.-China relationship
Though it took 18 months, the trade deal the U.S. and China are expected to sign Wednesday can be viewed as the easy part in the bid to repair the relationship between the world's two-biggest economies.



LA Times National News
Jan 14, 2020

'Death to the dictator': What is Iran's future?
Protests are again gripping Iran after the downing of a Ukrainian plane that killed all 176 people on board



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Jan 14, 2020

This contractor says he can build Trump's border wall faster and cheaper than the U.S. can
The pace of border-wall construction is picking up. Tommy Fisher, a private contractor, is building his own section of the wall, hoping to lease it to the federal government.



LA Times National News
Jan 14, 2020

An Australia in flames tries to cope with an 'animal apocalypse.' Could California be next?
Wildfires in Australia are overrunning vast ecosystems and their wildlife. Nearly half of Kangaroo Island has burned.



LA Times National News
Jan 14, 2020

January Democratic debate: What's at stake for the candidates onstage?
When is the Democratic debate in Iowa and who are the candidates onstage? Here's what you need to know, including how to watch.



LA Times National News
Jan 14, 2020

What time is the January Democratic debate, and what's at stake for candidates onstage?
When is the Democratic debate in Iowa and who are the candidates onstage? Here's what you need to know, including how to watch.



LA Times National News
Jan 14, 2020

An Australia in flames tries to cope with an 'animal apocalypse'; California could be next
Wildfires in Australia are overrunning vast ecosystems and their wildlife. Nearly half of Kangaroo Island has burned.



LA Times National News
Jan 13, 2020

What time is the January Democratic debate, and what's at stake for the candidates onstage?
What time is the Democratic debate in Iowa and who are the candidates onstage?



LA Times National News
Jan 13, 2020

Queen Elizabeth II supports Harry and Meghan's plan to step back as royals
Queen Elizabeth II voiced her support for Harry and Meghan, 'although we would have preferred them to remain full-time working Members of the Royal Family.'



LA Times National News
Jan 13, 2020

In an increasingly conservative Indonesia, filmmakers fight to tell LGBTQ stories
A small but determined cadre of filmmakers is fighting to tell diverse and progressive stories in an Indonesia that no longer wants to let them do so.



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Jan 13, 2020

Cory Booker quits presidential race, leaving an even more white Democratic field
Sen. Cory Booker quits the Democratic presidential race, removing another high-profile minority candidate from a field that is increasingly white, a problem for the party, which depends for victory on a large turnout of minority voters.



LA Times National News
Jan 13, 2020

Harry and Meghan could call Canada home. Do they even like hockey?
The royal couple could migrate from Windsor Castle to the Great White North. That's spurred questions: What about their security? Healthcare? Why Canada?



LA Times National News
Jan 13, 2020

Royal couple, eh?
Harry and Meghan haven't said where they might move, but some Canadians are said to be contemplating having the royal couple as neighbors.



LA Times National News
Jan 12, 2020

Defense secretary 'didn't see' intelligence backing Trump's claim of Iran plot against U.S. embassies
Despite Trump's claim that slain Iranian general had been planning attacks on four U.S. embassies, senior administration officials cite no specific intelligence. In Iran, anti-government demonstrations spread to several cities.



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Jan 12, 2020

Defense chief admits he 'didn't see' evidence for Trump claim that Iran planned embassy attacks
After Trump tells Fox News U.S. embassies were targeted, aides avoid contradicting him but disclose no intelligence to back his claim. Democrats cry foul.



LA Times National News
Jan 12, 2020

Iran's leaders face a second day of protests amid rage over downing of Ukrainian plane
Demonstrations spread in several Iranian cities, with furious Iranians excoriating their leaders for downing a Ukrainian airliner.



LA Times National News
Jan 12, 2020

Can Amy Klobuchar pull off a surprise in Iowa's presidential caucuses?
Sen. Amy Klobuchar lags top Democratic presidential rivals, but experts say the Midwesterner's values and work meeting Iowa voters could bring an unexpected payoff.



LA Times National News
Jan 12, 2020

To this man, Islamic State's ideology 'just made sense.' Now, he rejects extremism
A young man arrested in a terrorism plot inspired by Islamic State visited his former jailers to thank them for steering him down a better path.



LA Times National News
Jan 12, 2020

Ten years on, Citizens United ruling has changed U.S. politics — but not in the way many feared
Opponents of the Supreme Court's Citizens United ruling feared it would result in a flood of corporate money into politics. What happened instead was a different sort of flood, one from wealthy individuals on both the right and left.



LA Times National News
Jan 11, 2020

Suleimani's death stifled rebellion in Iran. But a downed jetliner reignites dissent
In the face of mounting evidence, Iran has acknowledged that it shot down the Ukrainian jetliner by accident, killing all 176 people aboard.



LA Times National News
Jan 11, 2020

Suleimani's death shifted rage into patriotism. But a downed plane reignites protests in Iran
Gen. Qassem Suleimani's death brought a brief spell of unity to Iran, but protests may be stirred back up by the government's admission it shot down a passenger jet.



LA Times National News
Jan 11, 2020

Taiwan's president sweeps to reelection, setting the stage for chilly relations with China
Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen easily won reelection against a more China-friendly opponent, setting the stage for four more years of chilly relations.



LA Times National News
Jan 11, 2020

Under pressure, Iran admits it shot down jetliner by mistake; protests ensue
In the face of mounting evidence, Iran has acknowledged that it shot down the Ukrainian jetliner by accident, killing all 176 people aboard.



LA Times National News
Jan 11, 2020

Ukraine president's message to Iran: 'We insist on the full acceptance of guilt'
"We expect Iran to pledge readiness to carry out a full and open investigation," Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky says of airliner shootdown.



LA Times National News
Jan 11, 2020

Taiwan's president, Tsai Ing-wen, sweeps to reelection, setting the stage for chilly relations with China
President Tsai Ing-wen a resounding victory Saturday against a more China-friendly opponent, setting the stage for another four years of chilly cross-straits relations.



LA Times National News
Jan 10, 2020

Taiwanese will elect a president Saturday, in a vote guided by anxiety about China
Taiwanese voters go to the polls Saturday to pick a president and legislature in an election shaped by ever-shifting threats from political and military rival China.



LA Times National News
Jan 10, 2020

Washington state Rep. Matt Shea, branded as a 'domestic terrorist,' refuses to resign
Democrats and some Republicans have called for state Rep. Matt Shea to resign in the wake of a report involving anti-government activities.



LA Times National News
Jan 10, 2020

Iran triggered public outrage by killing protesters. Has Suleimani's death changed everything?
Many Iranians are still reeling over the killing of protesters. Now, they fear Qassem Suleimani's death has drowned the anti-government protests.



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Jan 10, 2020

Sultan Qaboos bin Said, who modernized Oman, dies at 79
Oman's Sultan Qaboos bin Said, the Mideast's longest-ruling monarch who seized power in a 1970 palace coup, has died.



LA Times National News
Jan 10, 2020

Killing of top Iranian general occurred alongside a secret, failed mission in Yemen, reports say
The same day Gen. Qassem Suleimani was killed in Iraq, American forces also carried out an unsuccessful strike targeting a senior Iranian military official in Yemen, according to the Washington Post.



LA Times National News
Jan 10, 2020

Could Iran — and Hezbollah — strike in Latin America?
The Trump administration says Hezbollah is an active threat in Latin America. But it hasn't presented much evidence of that.



LA Times National News
Jan 10, 2020

Report: Killing of top Iranian general occurred alongside a secret, failed mission in Yemen
The same day Gen. Qassem Suleimani was killed in Iraq, American forces also carried out an unsuccessful strike targeting a senior Iranian military official in Yemen, according to the Washington Post.



LA Times National News
Jan 10, 2020

Puerto Rico's earthquakes pile up fresh challenges for the U.S. territory
Puerto Rico shaken by earthquakes on top of political upheaval and hurricane devastation



LA Times National News
Jan 10, 2020

L.A.-area residents flock to Taiwan to vote in 'do or die' presidential election
Ahead of an election that will shape the island's relationship with China for the next four years, thousands of Taiwanese in Southern California travel to rally and cast ballots.



LA Times National News
Jan 09, 2020

Two newlywed Iranian Canadian couples among those killed in crash
The two couples had just gotten married and were on their way home to Canada.



LA Times National News
Jan 09, 2020

'They're looking for the remains, but they can't find anything': Iranian-Canadians reel after jet crash
Siavash Ghafouri-Azar and Sara Mamani, who had recently married and bought a house in Montreal, were among 63 Canadians who died when a jetliner was brought down shortly after takeoff from Tehran.



LA Times National News
Jan 09, 2020

Canada mourns its dead from Ukraine International Airlines Flight 752
The majority of the 176 people who perished in the the Iran crash had been planning to change planes in Kyiv en route to Toronto.



LA Times National News
Jan 09, 2020

Intelligence indicates Iranian missile downed Ukrainian jetliner, U.S. and Canadian officials say
Satellite images and other intelligence suggest Iran fired two antiaircraft missiles at the jet just after takeoff in Tehran, analysts say.



LA Times National News
Jan 09, 2020

Defense contractor from California whose death sparked U.S.-Iran conflict is mourned
Nawres Waleed Hamid, a Sacramento father of two, was killed in Iraq in December. His death triggered an escalation in the U.S.-Iran geopolitical struggle.



LA Times National News
Jan 09, 2020

The 'Mayor Pete' era is over in South Bend, Ind. What legacy does Pete Buttigieg leave?
Reviews of Pete Buttigieg's legacy as mayor of South Bend, Ind., are noticeably mixed among residents of color — some positive, some outright hostile.



LA Times National News
Jan 09, 2020

A civil war in El Salvador tore them apart. Their high school reunion brought them back together
They spun around the dance floor, as lighthearted and energetic as teenagers.



LA Times National News
Jan 09, 2020

For decades, this city was a haven for refugees. Then residents tried to ban them
North Dakota was one of the top destinations for new refugees in the United States. Now some wonder if they can still call it home.



LA Times National News
Jan 09, 2020

North Dakota was an immigrant haven — until Trump was elected
North Dakota was one of the top destinations for new refugees in the United States. Now some wonder if they can still call it home.



LA Times National News
Jan 08, 2020

Did Iran deliberately avoid U.S. casualties?
Iran's missile strike caused no casualties and did little significant damage. Was that Tehran's intent, or just a lucky accident?



LA Times National News
Jan 08, 2020

Iran's missile attack departed from its usual behavior. What will Iran do next?
Iran's missile attack on two bases housing U.S. forces in Iraq marked a departure as well as a strategic and calculated move. Here's what it means.



LA Times National News
Jan 08, 2020

The general is dead. The missiles have flown. What next?
Iran's missile attack on two bases housing U.S. forces in Iraq marked a departure as well as a strategic and calculated move. Here's what it means.



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Jan 08, 2020

Harry and Meghan plan to step back from duties. Royal family says it is 'hurt'
Prince Harry and Meghan want to reduce their royal duties, 'become financially independent' and spend more time in North America.



LA Times National News
Jan 08, 2020

Harry and Meghan plan to step back from duties. Royal family says it's 'complicated'
Prince Harry and wife Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, want to reduce their royal duties, "become financially independent" and spend more time in North America.



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Jan 08, 2020

Prince Harry, Meghan Markle stepping back as 'senior' members of royal family
Prince Harry and wife Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, plan to reduce their royal duties, "become financially independent" and spend more time in North America.



LA Times National News
Jan 08, 2020

Trump calls for more economic sanctions on Iran, no further military action
Despite his threats to launch a crushing retaliation if Iran attacked, President Trump refrained from ordering a counterattack after Iran fired 15 missiles at U.S. forces in Iraq.



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Jan 08, 2020

Watch live: Trump addresses nation after Iran missile attack on bases in Iraq
President Trump is expected to address the nation after a barrage of ballistic missiles launched by Iran that targeted at least two military bases used by U.S. and coalition forces in Iraq.



LA Times National News
Jan 08, 2020

For Iraqis, an unwanted conflict threatens their country once more
As the U.S. and Iran continue to clash, Iraqis find themselves in harm's way, and it's uncomfortably familiar.



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Jan 08, 2020

Haitians gained protections to stay in the U.S. after a devastating quake. A decade later, Trump wants that to end
Trump wants to end Temporary Protected Status protections that have been in place since 2010 -- affecting some 46,000 Haitians, and thousands of children born to them.



LA Times National News
Jan 08, 2020

They sheltered in Florida after an earthquake. Now Trump wants these Haitians gone
Trump wants to end Temporary Protected Status protections that have been in place since 2010 -- affecting some 46,000 Haitians, and thousands of children born to them.



LA Times National News
Jan 07, 2020

Mexico balks at U.S. plan to send Mexican asylum seekers to Guatemala
The Trump administration holds that Mexicans are not excluded from an agreement it reached in July for Guatemala to take asylum seekers who are not Guatemalan.



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Jan 07, 2020

Israel in uproar after chief rabbi calls ex-Soviet Jews 'religion-hating goys'
'There are many, many non-Jews here, some of them communists, hostile to religion, haters of religion,' Chief Rabbi Yitzhak Josef said.



LA Times National News
Jan 07, 2020

Israel in uproar after chief rabbi calls ex-Soviet Jews 'religion-hating' communists
'There are many, many non-Jews here, some of them communists, hostile to religion, haters of religion,' Chief Rabbi Yitzhak Josef said.



LA Times National News
Jan 07, 2020

In killing Gen. Qassem Suleimani, the U.S. gave Iran what it reveres: A martyr
Iran's Gen. Qassem Suleimani had already been glorified. In the aftermath of his death, Suleimani's legacy is as potent as ever.



LA Times National News
Jan 07, 2020

Venezuela opposition leader Juan Guaido takes new oath amid chaos
Venezuela faces a fight over control of the legislature



LA Times National News
Jan 07, 2020

U.S. health system costs four times more to run than Canada's single-payer system
Health administration costs were more than four-fold higher per capita in the U.S. than in Canada ($2,479 vs. $551 per person), which has a single-payer system.



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Jan 07, 2020

Tijuana still Mexico's bloodiest city despite drop in homicides. Blame drug violence
Drug violence continues to grip Tijuana, which again had the most homicides of any city in Mexico last year, though hundreds fewer than 2018.



LA Times National News
Jan 07, 2020

Thanks to drug violence, Tijuana still Mexico's bloodiest city despite drop in homicides
Drug violence continues to grip Tijuana, which again had the most homicides of any city in Mexico last year, though hundreds fewer than 2018.



LA Times National News
Jan 07, 2020

Largest-ever analysis of baby powder and ovarian cancer finds no link between the two
Women who used baby powder in the genital area were no more likely to develop ovarian cancer than women who didn't, according to a study of 250,000 women.



LA Times National News
Jan 07, 2020

Latest hostage in escalating U.S.-Iran tensions: Cultural monuments
Trump's threats to attack Iran's cultural sites cause scholars to recoil, bringing to mind memories of war crimes and attacks since ancient times.



LA Times National News
Jan 07, 2020

Latest hostage in escalating U.S.-Iran tensions: Persia's cultural monuments
Trump's threats to attack Iran's cultural sites cause scholars to recoil, bringing to mind memories of war crimes and attacks since ancient times.



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Jan 07, 2020

Stampede kills dozens mourning Iranian general slain by U.S.
Iranian state television reports the stampede took place in Kerman, hometown of Gen. Qassem Suleimani.



LA Times National News
Jan 07, 2020

Stampede kills dozens at funeral for Iranian general killed by U.S.
Iranian state television reports the stampede took place in Kerman, hometown of Gen. Qassem Suleimani.



LA Times National News
Jan 07, 2020

In 2019, the urgency — and hysteria — of the news overshadowed rare moments of beauty
In 2019, good news was overshadowed by a government shutdown, impeachment debates, mass shootings and cheating scandals



LA Times National News
Jan 07, 2020

Stampede kills 32 at funeral for Iranian general killed by U.S.
A stampede erupted on Tuesday at a funeral procession for a top Iranian general killed in a U.S. airstrike last week, killing 32 people and injuring 190 others, state television reported.



LA Times National News
Jan 07, 2020

Stampede kills 40 at funeral for Iranian general killed by U.S.
Iranian state television reports the stampede took place in Kerman, hometown of Gen. Qassem Suleimani.



LA Times National News
Jan 07, 2020

35 reportedly killed in stampede that erupted at Iranian general's funeral
Iranian state television says 35 people have been killed and 48 others injured in a stampede that erupted at a funeral procession for a general slain in a U.S. airstrike.



LA Times National News
Jan 07, 2020

Australian crews race to contain blazes as damage bill soars
Bolstered by cooler weather and desperately needed rain, exhausted firefighters in Australia raced to shore up defenses against deadly wildfires before the blazes flare again within days when scorching temperatures are expected to return.



LA Times National News
Jan 07, 2020

Exhausted Australian crews push to contain fires as damage bill soars
Bolstered by cooler weather and desperately needed rain, exhausted firefighters in Australia raced to shore up defenses against deadly wildfires before the blazes flare again within days when scorching temperatures are expected to return.



LA Times National News
Jan 06, 2020

Iranian Americans describe ordeal of detention at U.S.-Canada border
Customs and Border Protection has denied that U.S. citizens of Iranian descent were detained and questioned at the border, but as more first-hand accounts surfaced, Gov. Jay Inslee, U.S. Rep. Pramila Jayapal and others condemned the agency's tactics.



LA Times National News
Jan 06, 2020

The U.S. airstrike that killed a top Iranian general also eliminated another key player
Abu Mahdi Muhandis, a onetime political dissident, lawmaker and militia leader, was one of Iraq's most powerful men.



LA Times National News
Jan 06, 2020

John Bolton's surprise offer to testify in Trump impeachment trial puts pressure on GOP
John Bolton, President Trump's former national security advisor, says he is willing to testify in the Senate impeachment trial.



LA Times National News
Jan 06, 2020

A masked mob tore through an Indian university. Why didn't police act?
In a country gripped by unrest over an anti-Muslim citizenship law, authorities failed to stop an attack on a campus seen as a liberal bastion.



LA Times National News
Jan 06, 2020

John Bolton willing to testify in Senate impeachment trial
John Bolton, President Trump's former national security advisor, says he is willing to testify in the Senate impeachment trial.



LA Times National News
Jan 06, 2020

Photos | Wildfire-weary Australians see no end to unprecedented calamity
Photos: Wildfires in Australia have blackened almost 12.3 million acres in the New South Wales state.



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