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Today: With a Friend Like President Trump …

President Trump amps up his fight with the Justice Department. I'm Davan Maharaj, editor-in-chief of the Los Angeles Times. Here are some story lines I don't want you to miss today. TOP STORIES With a Friend Like President Trump … The Republican Party. The media. The U.S. intelligence community....

California bill would boost electric car rebates by $3 billion, but where will the money come from?

Over seven years, California has spent $430 million on low-emission vehicle subsidies to help lower the cost for car buyers. Now the state Legislature is looking to extend that by another seven years, but with a price tag of $3 billion. Assembly Bill 1184 is being slammed for leaving basic questions...

The upside of visible homelessness in Orange County: We can't pretend we're better than everyone

Whenever I see homeless people somewhere in Orange County where I’ve never noticed them before — say, inside a tent at the Tustin Civic Center, begging for money off the 5 Freeway in Mission Viejo or washing themselves in a bathroom sink at the Westminster Mall — I applaud. Don’t get me wrong:...

Silicon Valley's push for universal basic income is — surprise! — totally self-serving

Just a year ago, proposing a concept like universal basic income could practically get me laughed off the stage at a tech industry conference. The idea that everyone should be guaranteed a minimum subsidy from the government seemed to go against every fundamental tenet of creative destruction:...

Has Google paid off an army of academic researchers?

The Google Transparency Project, an arm of an organization called the Campaign for Accountability, released a study last week claiming that Google funneled money to hundreds of academic research projects related to antitrust, intellectual property and other legal policy issues important to the...

Senate Republicans race toward vote to roll back Obamacare with key details still missing

As the Senate hurtles toward a potential vote next week to roll back the Affordable Care Act, Republican lawmakers still don’t know what legislation they will consider or what impact it could have on health coverage for tens of millions of Americans. Senate GOP leaders have said senators may be...

Dear media: When you cover death by suicide, do it thoughtfully

When a family member died by suicide, my parents chose not to tell me his method. They wanted me to remember him as he lived, for both of our sakes. While I didn’t understand their decision at the time, I now see it as one borne out of deep care. I was especially thankful for my parents’ thoughtfulness...

Military veterans are ready to battle Trump to keep marijuana legal

The Trump administration’s attack on legal marijuana, already stymied by large states determined not to roll back the clock, is increasingly confronting an even more politically potent adversary: military veterans. Frustrated by federal laws restricting their access to a drug many already rely...

The Trump administration is using Obamacare marketing dollars to attack Obamacare

President Trump keeps saying Obamacare will fail on its own. So why is his administration trying so hard to kill it? The latest effort was uncovered by the Daily Beast website, which reported Thursday that Trump’s Department of Health and Human Services was dipping into its “consumer information...

50 years later, a photographer looks back at the Detroit riots

In 1967, a young photographer working for a suburban Michigan newspaper lived just blocks from the flash point of what would become one of the most destructive riots in U.S. history. James Hubbard was one of the first journalists on the scene, and for five days he chronicled violence that left...

Jeff Sessions' asset forfeiture plan is a return to the storm-trooper days of anti-drug frenzy

Atty. Gen. Jeff Sessions recently took a giant step backward in history and in basic principles of justice, and now he wants to drag the rest of the nation with him. The object of his strange nostalgia is the practice known as civil asset forfeiture, under which police confiscate private property...

Late Dolson 3-pointer hands Sparks first home loss

Stefanie Dolson hit a go-ahead 3-pointer with 13 seconds left and scored 15 points to help the Chicago Sky beat the Sparks 82-80 on Thursday for the Sparks' first home loss of the season. After a timeout with 20.4 seconds left, Courtney Vandersloot curled around the defense, drove the baseline...

MLB: David Phelps traded to Mariners

The Miami Marlins’ highly touted bullpen has been a bust, and so the dismantling began Thursday. A seller once again as the trade deadline approaches, Miami sent right-hander David Phelps to the Seattle Mariners for four pros-pects, including highly regarded outfielder Brayan Hernandez. Also...

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