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After his sister died in a botched abortion, he’s fighting to shut down Planned Parenthood

'Planned Parenthood is not trying to help women with their pregnancy. They’re just doing abortions.'

Planned Parenthood Killed His Sister in a Botched Abortion, Now He’s Demanding Justice

The grieving brother of a young woman who died last year after a botched abortion at Planned Parenthood is fighting to protect other moms and unborn babies. The Church Militant reports Tyler Sheppard, who now is pro-life, stood with other pro-lifers in Michigan earlier this month to demand justice for his sister, Cree Erwin, and […]

GOP shuts out doctors, experts, Democrats — pretty much everybody — as they work on Obamacare repeal

President Trump and House Republicans, in their rush to resuscitate a bill rolling back the Affordable Care Act, are increasingly isolating themselves from outside input and rejecting entreaties to work collaboratively, according to multiple healthcare officials who have tried to engage GOP leaders....

Fox News host Jesse Watters under fire after Ivanka Trump microphone quip

Fox News host Jesse Watters says he enjoys Ivanka Trump's voice and wasn't making a joke “about anything else” when he mentioned that he liked the way she held a microphone. Watters made the comment while hosting “The Five” on Fox News Channel on Tuesday. He criticized people booing her as she...

Trump's tax-code plan is short on reform and long on tax cuts for the wealthy

Treasury Secretary Steven T. Mnuchin laid out the Trump administration’s blueprint for tax cuts Wednesday, and like much of what the administration has done thus far, it was long on promises but short on detail and realism. We’d welcome White House leadership on a bipartisan effort to clean up...

White House will continue Obamacare payments, averting potential obstacle in talks to avert shutdown

One potential obstacle in the negotiations to prevent a government shutdown was averted Wednesday when the White House announced it would continue — at least for now — to provide critical funding for the Affordable Care Act. President Trump had once threatened to withhold money that helps many...

Oscar-winning director Jonathan Demme dies at 73

Jonathan Demme, director of the Academy Award-winning film “The Silence of the Lambs,” died Wednesday in New York. He was 73. Demme, who also directed the AIDS drama “Philadelphia” and the David Byrne documentary “Stop Making Sense,” died from complications of esophageal cancer, representatives...

Full Senate, in rare move, goes to White House grounds for classified North Korea briefing

The Trump administration, filling the week with warnings over North Korea, is seeking to send a message to the government of Kim Jong Un and the world — and to reach an audience at home as well, with a rare White House hosting of the entire U.S. Senate as the president nears 100 days in office....

Jim Harbaugh presents Pope Francis with Michigan-themed gifts during team visit to the Vatican

Pope Francis now owns a Michigan football helmet — and a pair of blue-and-maize Jordans to go with it. The matching helmet and footwear were presented to the head of the Catholic Church on Wednesday by Wolverines Coach Jim Harbaugh, who was visiting the Vatican with his players and coaches as part...

Deontay Wilder has ringside seat to 'scout' Anthony Joshua and Wladimir Klitschko

Deontay Wilder will be among the 90,000 who’ll attend Saturday’s Anthony Joshua-Wladimir Klitschko heavyweight title fight at Wembley Stadium, and his sentiments on the bout are part of the magnetic appeal. “My heart is for Joshua, but my mind says Klitschko,” said Wilder, the unbeaten World Boxing...

Seven different ways to look at President Trump's first 100 days

The Times’ editorial board laid out its criticisms of President Trump in a six-part series earlier this month, so there’s little new for us to say at his first-100-day milestone. But the series focused on Trump’s character, which is the most troublesome aspect of his presidency, not on what he’d...

L.A. burned 25 years ago. How have the '92 riots changed us?

Good morning. I’m Paul Thornton, The Times’ letters editor, and it is Saturday, April 29, 2017. Here’s a look back at the week in Opinion. Twenty-five years ago today, the uprising in response to the acquittal of four police officers who were filmed savagely beating Rodney King began in Los Angeles....

Trump needs a better approach to immigration because bullying isn't cutting it

President Trump’s immigration enforcement initiatives, such as they are, have had a rough run in the federal courts. First came a series of injunctions against both the original and the revised moratoriums he’d declared on refugees and visitors from a number of predominantly Muslim countries —...

'It looks bad. It’s dangerous.' Vacant lots dotting South L.A. a painful reminder of L.A. riots

For almost a quarter of a century, the bare patch of land near the corner of Western Avenue and West Adams Boulevard has sat empty. Neighbors faintly remember it was once a medical office. Years before that, a historic bank operated on the same site, a pioneering enterprise founded by a black businessman....

Climate protests to mark Trump's 100 days in office

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - For the second time in a month, tens of thousands of protesters are expected to turn out in Washington on Saturday to voice concern over climate change in a mass demonstration marking the 100th day of Donald Trump's presidency.

Torrential rains, damaging winds on tap for U.S. midsection

(Reuters) - A dangerous storm front will thrash the U.S. midsection over the weekend with torrential rainfall, damaging winds and large hail that will leave behind the threat of flooding throughout the region, the National Weather Service warned.

From the Archives: Cut with a bullet

Before the ribbon cutting, Pitchess welcomed a new graduating class of 38 deputies and 11 police officers from six Los Angeles County cities. Sheriff Pitchess served from 1958 till 1982. He died in 1999. This image, by Los Angeles Times photographer Jack Gaunt, was published the next day as "stand-alone...

Pope Francis greeted warmly for stadium Mass on day two of his Egypt trip

Elated crowds greeted Pope Francis at a Mass in Cairo's Air Defense Stadium on Saturday, unafraid despite recent suicide bombings at Christian churches. "God will protect us," said Nada Youssef, 30, as she clutched the free ticket she received through church and waited to clear metal detectors...

Review: Coal terminal would boost global climate-warming gas

A coal-export terminal proposed in Washington state would increase cancer risks for some residents, make rail accidents more likely and add millions of metric tons of climate-changing greenhouse gas globally every year, according to an environmental study released Friday.

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