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Mar 02, 2021

Biden response to report on Khashoggi killing angers both Saudi Arabia and its critics
The Biden administration's first test over what it promised would be a tough approach to Saudi Arabia has left both Riyadh and its critics unhappy.



LA Times National News
Mar 02, 2021

U.S., EU to sanction Russia for poisoning Putin foe Alexei Navalny
The United States is teaming up with the European Union for new sanctions on Russia for poisoning opposition leader Alexei Navalny.



LA Times National News
Mar 02, 2021

U.S., European Union to sanction Russia for poisoning Putin foe Alexei Navalny
The United States and European Union will jointly impose additional sanctions against Russia for poisoning Kremlin opposition leader Alexei Navalny.



LA Times National News
Mar 02, 2021

'Whoa! What's happening?' Horny toads are disappearing. Can they be saved?
Texas horned lizards, beloved creatures celebrated in local lore, were once so common that few people noticed when their numbers started declining. Now science is trying to save them.



LA Times National News
Mar 02, 2021

'What did he know?' FBI director faces grilling over Capitol riot from lawmakers
FBI Director Christopher Wray is scheduled to testify before a House committee about the bureau's response to the Capitol riot.



LA Times National News
Mar 02, 2021

'What did he know?' FBI director to face grilling over Capitol riot from lawmakers
FBI Director Christopher Wray is scheduled to testify before a House committee about the bureau's response to the Capitol riot.



LA Times National News
Mar 02, 2021

'What did he know?' Lawmakers to grill FBI director over Capitol siege
FBI Director Christopher Wray is scheduled to testify before a House committee about the bureau's response to the Capitol riot.



LA Times National News
Mar 02, 2021

FBI director says Capitol riot was 'domestic terrorism'
FBI Director Christopher Wray defends the bureau's actions days before a pro-Trump mob stormed the Capitol in a deadly insurrection.



LA Times National News
Mar 02, 2021

Op-Ed: It's official. Mohammed bin Salman is responsible for Jamal Khashoggi's murder. Hold him accountable
President Biden's failure to punish the Saudi crown prince defies justice and weakens the rule of law everywhere.



LA Times National News
Mar 02, 2021

Boy Scouts propose more than $300 million, Norman Rockwell paintings to settle sex abuse claims
Victims' lawyers criticized the proposal, which would also include money from the Boy Scouts of America's insurers.



LA Times National News
Mar 01, 2021

El Salvador president consolidates power amid fears of authoritarianism
The president of El Salvador, Nayib Bukele, will likely have the ability to override any objections from the opposition to appoint officials of his choosing and pass the laws he wants.



LA Times National News
Mar 01, 2021

Biden, Mexico's López Obrador discuss immigration crisis by videoconference
President Biden met by video Monday with Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, with the migrant crisis at the border topping the agenda.



LA Times National News
Feb 28, 2021

McManus: The dumbest thing Ted Cruz said last week. Hint: It wasn't about his Mexico trip
In criticizing Health and Human Services nominee Xavier Becerra for not being a doctor, Cruz betrayed his ignorance about the kind of Cabinet we need.



LA Times National News
Feb 28, 2021

Where are Mexico's disappeared? Many have been in government graves all along
Some 80,000 Mexicans have disappeared in the last 15 years. Many are now thought to be in government custody — among the thousands of corpses that pass through morgues each year without ever being identified and end up in common graves.



LA Times National News
Feb 28, 2021

Op-Ed: The U.S.-Taliban peace deal only whetted the insurgents' appetite for more violence
The United States elevated the Taliban's status by negotiating a 2020 deal without Kabul's participation.



LA Times National News
Feb 27, 2021

Scientists get serious about mixing and matching COVID-19 vaccines
Mixing and matching doses of different COVID-19 vaccines was an idea that scientists dismissed out of hand. Now they're taking it seriously.



LA Times National News
Feb 26, 2021

Biden, first lady tour storm-ravaged Texas amid state's reckoning
The Bidens spent the afternoon meeting state and local leaders and touring storm damage



LA Times National News
Feb 26, 2021

Biden stresses unity as he tours storm-ravaged Texas
The Bidens spent the afternoon meeting state and local leaders and touring storm damage.



LA Times National News
Feb 26, 2021

A Guatemalan asylum seeker may lose both hands to Texas frostbite. The U.S. wants to send him back
A Texas hospital said a 21-year-old's hands may need to be amputated after he was found unconscious in the historic winter storm. Border Patrol agents told him he'd be sent back to Guatemala when he was discharged.



LA Times National News
Feb 26, 2021

How a Guatemalan asylum seeker who may lose both hands to Texas frostbite tests Biden's immigration policy
A hospital said an immigrant's hands may be amputated after he was found in the winter storm. Border Patrol told him he'd be sent back home but he is now expected to stay in the U.S.



LA Times National News
Feb 26, 2021

U.S. airstrike against Iranian-backed militants in Syria was a message from Biden. What comes next?
U.S. airstrike targeting Iranian-backed militants in Syria was meant as a message from President Biden. What message Tehran took away is unclear.



LA Times National News
Feb 26, 2021

President Nayib Bukele seeks control of Salvadoran congress, which could further erode democracy
President Nayib Bukele's party leads polls in El Salvador's elections Sunday. A win could place more power in his hands amid a shaky democracy.



LA Times National News
Feb 26, 2021

FDA advisors endorse Janssen's single-shot COVID-19 vaccine
U.S. health advisors have endorsed a one-dose COVID-19 vaccine from Johnson & Johnson that's expected to provide an easier-to-use option to fight the pandemic.



LA Times National News
Feb 26, 2021

Israel turns to carrots, and maybe some sticks, to persuade COVID-19 vaccine holdouts
Israel boasts the world's fastest COVID-19 vaccine rollout, with half the population inoculated. Reaching the other half presents challenges.



LA Times National News
Feb 26, 2021

House on track to pass Biden's $1.9-trillion COVID-19 relief bill
Democrats are ready to push a $1.9-trillion COVID-19 relief package through the House, but a minimum wage boost is unlikely to be in the version that lands on the president's desk.



LA Times National News
Feb 26, 2021

House passes Biden's $1.9-trillion COVID-19 relief bill
The House has passed a $1.9-trillion COVID-19 relief package, but a minimum wage boost is unlikely to be in the version that lands on Biden's desk.



LA Times National News
Feb 26, 2021

House to vote on Biden's $1.9-trillion COVID-19 relief bill
Democrats ready to push a $1.9-trillion COVID-19 relief package through the House, but a minimum wage boost is unlikely to be in the version that lands on Biden's desk.



LA Times National News
Feb 26, 2021

The battle over voting restrictions is being waged nationwide. Arizona leads the way
After ex-President Trump's baseless claims of voting fraud, Republican lawmakers across the U.S. push to change election rules. Arizona leads the way.



LA Times National News
Feb 26, 2021

The battle over voting restrictions is playing out nationwide. Arizona Republicans are leading the way
After ex-President Trump's baseless claims of voting fraud, Republican lawmakers across the U.S. push to change election rules. Arizona leads the way.



LA Times National News
Feb 26, 2021

As Biden immigration policy evolves, border migrant camp's future is uncertain
A Mexican border camp built by Trump immigration policies has yet to be dismantled by Biden.



LA Times National News
Feb 26, 2021

'Like a lottery': Joy, despair, uncertainty in migrant tent camp as Biden policy evolves
A Mexican border camp built by Trump immigration policies has yet to be dismantled by Biden.



LA Times National News
Feb 25, 2021

Coronavirus spreads readily in gyms when people don't wear masks
The CDC is urging stricter precautions for gym-goers after tracing coronavirus outbreaks to fitness centers where patrons exercised without wearing masks.



LA Times National News
Feb 25, 2021

Harris coaxes Black communities to get vaccines, but distrust remains high
Supplies and access to COVID-19 vaccines are increasing, but Vice President Kamala Harris is struggling to ease safety concerns among Black Americans.



LA Times National News
Feb 25, 2021

Biden to visit Texans battered by deadly winter storm, upset with state leaders
President Biden's visit to Texas comes as many are angry at state leaders and still recovering after losing power and water.



LA Times National News
Feb 25, 2021

Biden visits Texans battered by deadly winter storm and COVID-19 pandemic
President Biden's visit to Texas comes as many are angry at state leaders and are still recovering after losing power and water.



LA Times National News
Feb 25, 2021

At conservative gathering, there's just one litmus test: Loyalty to Trump
GOP officials disagree intensely over the party's future. But no sign of debate will be visible when conservatives gather this weekend for CPAC's festival of Trump.



LA Times National News
Feb 25, 2021

Conviction of former Syrian secret police officer brings solace — but sparks a debate
The conviction of Eyad Gharib, a former officer in Syria's intelligence service, has stirred debate over how best to go after alleged war criminals.



LA Times National News
Feb 25, 2021

COVID-19 vaccine websites violate disability laws, create inequity for the blind
Inaccessible websites limit the ability of blind or visually impaired people to sign up for vaccines, a Kaiser Health News investigation has found.



LA Times National News
Feb 24, 2021

Pfizer's vaccine trial data holds up in the real world, according to large-scale study in Israel
A new study from Israel strongly suggests that the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine works as well in the real world as it does in clinical trials.



LA Times National News
Feb 24, 2021

Coronavirus infection leads to immunity that's comparable to a COVID-19 vaccine
After 90 days, the immunity developed in response to a coronavirus infection is about as protective as a COVID-19 vaccine, according to a new study.



LA Times National News
Feb 24, 2021

McManus: Joe Manchin drives Democrats crazy, but they need more senators like him
There's a reason Democrats treat the senator from West Virginia with deference: He's their 50th vote.



LA Times National News
Feb 24, 2021

Mexico's ruling party is divided as president stands by a candidate accused of rape
Feminist opposition to a Mexican gubernatorial candidate accused of rape has become a political liability for President Andrés Manuel López Obrador.



LA Times National News
Feb 23, 2021

Faulty intelligence blamed for disastrous response to Capitol riots
Former security officials testified before Congress on Tuesday, saying they didn't know extremists planned to storm the Capitol building on Jan. 6.



LA Times National News
Feb 23, 2021

From the first stitch to the final zip: The global journey of a COVID-19 body bag
A sewing machine, a Pacific freighter and a Detroit family's loss: The story of one body bag's life cycle and the hands that touched it along the way.



LA Times National News
Feb 23, 2021

Zombies are everywhere in South Korea, feeding on fears and anxieties
Train zombies. Historic zombies. High-rise apartment zombies. DMZ zombies. The undead are proliferating in South Korea's imagination.



LA Times National News
Feb 22, 2021

Wife of drug kingpin 'El Chapo' arrested in Virginia on U.S. drug charges
The wife of Mexican drug kingpin and escape artist Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman has been arrested on intrnational drug trafficking charges at an airport in Virginia.



LA Times National News
Feb 22, 2021

Modified COVID-19 vaccines may get nod from FDA without repeating full trials
COVID-19 vaccines adapted for new coronavirus variants can receive authorization from the Food and Drug Administration without repeating full clinical trials.



LA Times National News
Feb 22, 2021

A sorrowful U.S. death toll of 500,000 from COVID-19: 'Not just another number'
More than half a million people in the U.S. have died from COVID-19. Hope is in sight, but devastation remains.



LA Times National News
Feb 22, 2021

U.S. death toll from COVID-19 surpasses 500,000
More than half a million people in the U.S. have died from COVID-19, a toll once unimaginable and still hard to fathom.



LA Times National News
Feb 22, 2021

Thanks to Undocupoets, poets don't need papers to be heard
For decades, poets without legal status were excluded from prizes. A group called Undocupoets changed that — and then founded a prize of its own.



LA Times National News
Feb 22, 2021

News Analysis: He's their brother. They want him kicked out of Congress
The family of Arizona Rep. Paul Gosar is torn apart by his extremist views



LA Times National News
Feb 22, 2021

Garland, Biden's attorney general nominee, says Capitol siege probe will be top priority
President Biden's attorney general nominee testifies Monday before a Senate committee weighing his appointment to be the top U.S. law enforcement official.



LA Times National News
Feb 22, 2021

Attorney general nominee Merrick Garland to testify before Congress
President Biden's attorney general nominee testifies Monday before a Senate committee weighing his appointment to be the top U.S. law enforcement official.



LA Times National News
Feb 21, 2021

At the border, confusion, anxiety and hope as U.S. unveils new process for asylum seekers
Thousands stuck for months in Ciudad Juárez await new chance at U.S. entry



LA Times National News
Feb 21, 2021

At the border, confusion, anxiety and hope as U.S. unveils new process for asylum-seekers
Thousands stuck for months in Ciudad Juárez await new chance at U.S. entry



LA Times National News
Feb 21, 2021

McManus: How to end a very long war
The U.S. is supposed to withdraw its last 2,500 troops from Afghanistan by May. But pulling out abruptly could lead to an even bloodier civil war.



LA Times National News
Feb 21, 2021

Climate change and corruption endanger an ancient valley in Lebanon
The government says a dam is necessary to provide drinking water in an era of rising temperatures and climate change. Activists say it's another corrupt government project.



LA Times National News
Feb 21, 2021

Oklahoma City bombing provides insights into how Garland would run Justice Department
Merrick Garland, President Biden's nominee to be attorney general, gathered valuable lessons from his experience overseeing the investigation of the Oklahoma City bombing.



LA Times National News
Feb 19, 2021

First 'Remain in Mexico' asylum seekers enter U.S. at San Ysidro
Some immigrants kept waiting across the border by Trump's "Remain in Mexico" policy will be allowed to enter the U.S. while awaiting court dates. San Diego began processing them Friday; two Texas sites will follow next week.



LA Times National News
Feb 19, 2021

As Europe celebrates U.S. return to diplomacy with Iran, Washington's Arab allies fret
As the Biden administration takes steps toward a renewed detente with Tehran, some of Washington's Arab allies look on with mounting unease.



LA Times National News
Feb 19, 2021

Declaring 'America is back,' Biden tries to regain Europe's trust
President Biden officially reaffirmed U.S. fealty to the transatlantic alliance at two global conferences Friday, seeking to regain allies' trust.



LA Times National News
Feb 19, 2021

These word cops stand guard to keep language clear and simple
Turns out there is a deep state, and it fights to make bureaucratic language understandable. Call them enemies of the opaque.



LA Times National News
Feb 19, 2021

As Ted Cruz travels, mutual aid groups are stepping up in Texas
Mutual aid funds are different from traditional charities. Here are some that are seeking donations and working right now in Texas.



LA Times National News
Feb 18, 2021

Power restored to more homes amid winter storms, but crisis far from over
Deadly blast of winter overwhelmed the electrical grid and left millions in the deadly cold this week.



LA Times National News
Feb 18, 2021

'Vaccine-gate' roils Peru: Politicians, families and friends secretly got COVID shots
Seizing on COVID-19 to expand its global influence, China has emerged as a major player in the vaccine sweepstakes — particularly in Latin America.



LA Times National News
Feb 18, 2021

Biden administration takes first steps to return to Iran nuclear deal
The Biden administration took its first step towards returning to the Iran nuclear deal by offering to join talks with Tehran and European sponsors of the agreement.



LA Times National News
Feb 18, 2021

Fundraiser for Trump and Obama sentenced to 12 years in prison for foreign money scams
Imaad Zuberi, a top California fundraiser, admitted funneling foreign money into campaigns of Republicans and Democrats alike.



LA Times National News
Feb 18, 2021

Biden directs ICE to focus arrests and removals on security threats
While Biden's deportation pause is challenged in court, he directs ICE to focus on 'significant threats,' such as suspected terrorists and felons.



LA Times National News
Feb 18, 2021

Biden directs ICE to focus raids and removals on security threats
While Biden's deportation pause is challenged in court, he directs ICE to focus on 'significant threats,' such as suspected terrorists and felons.



LA Times National News
Feb 18, 2021

'It shouldn't be this way': Texans face more misery as power outages, water crisis persist
12 million Texans' water service disrupted amid power outages, record low temperatures as storm shifts east.



LA Times National News
Feb 18, 2021

A year into COVID-19 pandemic, Europe struggles amid emerging variants, vaccine delays
Europe and coronavirus: Amid vaccine struggles, Britain forges ahead



LA Times National News
Feb 18, 2021

Biden takes swing at immigration reform with bill on citizenship path for 11 million
Democratic lawmakers will introduce Thursday a broad immigration reform bill Biden touted on his first day in office, part of a years-long effort.



LA Times National News
Feb 18, 2021

Democrats unveil broad immigration reform bill with citizenship path for 11 million
Democratic lawmakers will introduce a broad immigration reform bill that Biden touted on his first day in office, part of a years-long effort.



LA Times National News
Feb 17, 2021

How a winter storm walloped my Texas
We prepared for a natural disaster in Houston. Then our electrical grid went down, taking our water with it.



LA Times National News
Feb 17, 2021

Even in death, Rush Limbaugh is both reviled and revered as a lightning rod
While conservatives remembered radio host Rush Limbaugh as a 'tireless voice for freedom,' his critics deemed him a 'vile, repugnant white supremacist.'



LA Times National News
Feb 17, 2021

Biden's snub of Netanyahu sets the tone for more evenhanded U.S.-Israel relationship
President Biden hasn't yet reached out to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, indicating a significant refocusing of policy after Trump.



LA Times National News
Feb 17, 2021

Rush Limbaugh, highly influential conservative radio host, dies at 70
Rush Limbaugh had huge influence in the political sphere, setting the stage for the rise of conservative talk radio with 'The Rush Limbaugh Show.'



LA Times National News
Feb 17, 2021

North Korean military hackers indicted in cyber plot to rob banks, attack companies
U.S. charges three North Koreans in conspiracy to steal $1.3 billion, distribute malware around the world and attack Sony Pictures Entertainment.



LA Times National News
Feb 17, 2021

Myanmar protesters counter military might with creative civil disobedience
Staged car breakdowns, blocked railway tracks and civil servant strikes are putting pressure on the junta and raising fears of a harsh crackdown.



LA Times National News
Feb 17, 2021

3 million still without power as states brace for another freezing storm
Another storm front is blowing through the nation's midsection, where power grids struggle amid the wild weather swings that come with climate change.



LA Times National News
Feb 17, 2021

Column: How the pandemic is helping Biden advance his broader economic agenda
Emergency relief is just a start. Biden is also using the COVID-19 crisis to build support for the larger economic reforms he campaigned on.



LA Times National News
Feb 16, 2021

'A little bit of me wants to cry': In New Orleans, a muted Mardi Gras
Memories are still fresh from March, when the carnival was derided as a superspreading event that turned the city into a coronavirus hot spot.



LA Times National News
Feb 16, 2021

GOP eyes the playbook California used to stymie Trump
Trump is gone but the onslaught of state litigation against Washington isn't going anywhere. Republican attorneys general are embracing the playbook Democrats used over the last four years.



LA Times National News
Feb 15, 2021

As Biden reforms immigration policy, a question: What becomes of sanctuary beneficiaries?
A handful of high-profile women who are sanctuary beneficiaries and activists face hefty fines assessed by the Trump White House. They want them rescinded.



LA Times National News
Feb 15, 2021

Photos: Protests continue in response to the deaths of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor
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LA Times National News
Feb 15, 2021

Photos: Protests in response to the deaths of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor
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LA Times National News
Feb 14, 2021

With his mentors dying, a young Catholic priest tries to save his diocese from COVID-19
Even before the pandemic, priests had been dying much faster than new ones were being ordained in Ciudad Nezahualcóyotl, Mexico, whose youngest pastor is trying to adapt to the times.



LA Times National News
Feb 14, 2021

Column: How will the refusal of GOP senators to convict Trump look to future voters?
Most Republicans found a way to duck the question of whether Trump incited violence Jan. 6. But their cravenness could haunt them in future elections.



LA Times National News
Feb 14, 2021

A year after the COVID-19 pandemic began, Wuhan has become a city of forgetting
One year later in Wuhan, few want to remember their darkest coronavirus days.



LA Times National News
Feb 13, 2021

Rio makes do as Carnival festivities are canceled
Brazil cancels the Carnival celebration, including parades, dancing competitions and street celebrations, creating a spiritual and economic void.



LA Times National News
Feb 13, 2021

7 Republicans vote guilty, but Senate acquits Trump in attack on Capitol
Senators' bipartisan 57-43 guilty vote Saturday fell short of the threshold to convict President Trump of inciting last month's Capitol insurrection.



LA Times National News
Feb 13, 2021

Despite 7 Republicans voting guilty, Senate acquits Trump in attack on Capitol
Senators' bipartisan 57-43 guilty vote Saturday fell short of the threshold to convict President Trump of inciting last month's Capitol insurrection.



LA Times National News
Feb 13, 2021

Biden immigration policy stirs confusion at Mexico border
Under the president's new immigration policies, some recent arrivals have been released, while others languish in Mexico.



LA Times National News
Feb 12, 2021

The Lincoln Project, a brash anti-Trump group, is thrown into disarray by scandal
The Lincoln Project, known for a brash anti-Trump campaign led by current and former GOP strategists, sputtered amid a sexual harassment scandal and financial questions.



LA Times National News
Feb 12, 2021

What Joe Biden means for Catholics in America
The first Catholic president since JFK, Biden has a liberal faith more aligned with membership of the largest U.S. church, whose leaders skew conservative.



LA Times National News
Feb 12, 2021

Here's the CDC's advice for reopening schools safely
Nearly a year into the pandemic, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention offers guidance on how to reopen schools safely.



LA Times National News
Feb 12, 2021

Column: You thought McConnell was tough as majority leader? Wait until you see him as minority leader
Get ready for the same tough-as-nails obstructionist we saw when Obama was in office.



LA Times National News
Feb 12, 2021

Biden to resume remittances, travel to Cuba, but other Obama-era overtures will take a while
President Biden's initial actions lifting Trump-era restrictions on Cuba won't immediately restore President Obama's warmer relations with the island.



LA Times National News
Feb 12, 2021

Scientists like their odds against the wily coronavirus from South Africa
COVID-19 vaccines may be less effective against the coronavirus strain from South Africa, but scientists remain confident that humans have the upper hand.



LA Times National News
Feb 12, 2021

Germany and U.S. eye each other's extremist movements, look for lessons
Some similar underpinnings are seen in far-right violence in Germany and the United States.



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