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NFC championship preview: Peppers and Freeney are in no rush to quit

While the spotlight will be squarely trained on the two star quarterbacks in the NFC championship game, the pass rushers chasing them down are worthy of some attention too. Green Bay’s Julius Peppers turned 37 last week, and Atlanta’s Dwight Freeney turns 37 on Feb. 19. Each has had a spectacular...

Sundance: 'The Big Sick' offers an early cure for the festival blues

The Sundance Film Festival’s early days may have been overshadowed by the one-two punch of Friday’s presidential inauguration and Saturday’s women’s march, but this 33rd annual edition has slowly but surely roused itself to life. The festival laid claim to its first major crowd-pleaser on Friday with...

Fox News gives minimal coverage to women's march and reinstates media divide

Women's marches live updates: Millions march in L.A. and around the world following Trump's inauguration Jan. 22, 2017, 7:30 a.m. A day after the presidential inauguration of Donald Trump, millions nationwide and around the world marched in support of women's rights. • Huge crowds converge on flagship...

G20 farm ministers seek to protect precious water supplies

HAMBURG (Reuters) - Greater global efforts should be taken to safeguard precious world water supplies to secure food production, the agriculture ministers of the group of 20 leading economies (G20) said on Sunday.

China bans more than 100 golf courses to safeguard resources

BEIJING (Reuters) - China has ordered the closure of more than 100 golf courses, the powerful state planner said on Sunday, after a multi-year campaign to tackle illegal development in the sector.

11 people killed in Georgia following severe weather

Eleven people were killed and 23 were injured after severe weather struck southern Georgia, officials said Sunday. Catherine Howden of the Georgia Emergency Management Agency said the deaths occurred in Cook, Brooks and Berrien counties in southern Georgia near the Georgia-Florida line. She said...

Huge rallies may signal emerging anti-Trump movement. Or not.

The new lines of conflict in America were vividly drawn Saturday: A freshly revived protest movement has risen to greet a president acutely attuned to public opinion.  Not for decades, since 1960s protesters took to the streets against the Vietnam War, has a chief executive faced such visible opposition....

Will Trump be the end of the Pax Americana?

With the “America First” emphasis in his truculent inaugural address, Donald Trump has signaled that a radical reorientation of American foreign policy may be in the offing. For more than 70 years, the United States has been the world’s leading champion of free trade, democracy, and international...

Obamacare repeal would also affect your employer health insurance

Stephanie Blythe isn’t due to give birth until April, but she already ordered a breast pump through her insurance company because she’s worried about the future of the Affordable Care Act. “Once I have it, they can’t take it away from me,” said Blythe, 31. Approximately 4.6 million Californians...

FDR warned us about Donald Trump

To the editor: Why President Trump? My observations over the past 82 years may provide some insight. (“From wise and thoughtful Obama to thin-skinned and mean-spirited Trump,” Opinion, Jan. 20) In 1944, Franklin D. Roosevelt proposed “a second Bill of Rights under which a new basis of security...

Will the Trump presidency usher in a golden age of satire?

To the editor: What a great letter from James Buchanan to President Trump via Ariel Dorfman. (“Words of encouragement for Donald J. Trump from James Buchanan, 15th president of the United States,” Opinion, Jan. 19) In his article, Dorfman pretends to be the 15th president, generally accepted as...

What to expect in President Trump's first 100 days in office

President Trump’s unorthodox quest for the White House was fueled by his disregard for convention and the nagging sense that he — and ultimately his supporters — were underestimated and disrespected. Now sworn in to office as the 45th president, Trump and his team are determined to deliver quickly...

Trump's permanent campaign won't help him keep his promises

In 1976, 10 presidential terms ago, an advisor to then-President-elect Jimmy Carter told him he should keep campaigning forever, even after his inauguration. “Governing with public approval requires a continuing political campaign,” Patrick Caddell told Carter. The doctrine became known as “the...

Imagining the royal court of Donald the First

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House Republicans are determined to undo regulations — and block new ones

Targeted rules include protecting streams from coal mining and reducing methane leaks on public land.

Don't expect an attorney to provide cut-rate legal services in HOA disputes

Question: I’m in settlement talks with my homeowner association over a complicated problem that we finally resolved during a long internal-dispute-resolution meeting. I want to include two concerns in our agreement, so the association told me to write the clauses and return the final draft. But...

The coolest people are all about denim, and denim is California's official state fabric

Throw out everything you think you know about caring for bluejeans, and listen for a moment to Marie and Jim Shaffer, who named their company Jeans Genius for a reason. The Shaffers are experts on denim: how it fits, how it looks, how it feels, how it sells. They consider themselves “jeaners.”...

Spectacles might get the buzz, but for investors Snapchat is all about the advertising

The company behind Snapchat has two offerings — that beloved, 5-year-old app for messaging and video streaming, and Spectacles, a months-old, $130 pair of sunglasses that double as a camcorder. The Los Angeles company has promised more gadgets will follow. But even with a significant increase,...

Massive turnout in Los Angeles for women's march

They came in cars, trains and buses. Others biked or hitchhiked. A day after Donald J. Trump was sworn in as the 45th president, several hundred thousand people gathered in Los Angeles to protest in a historic women’s march. It was a peaceful and massive counter-inauguration movement, the first...

Massive turnout in D.C. for anti-Trump women's march, and new president doesn't seem happy about it

On just his second day in office, President Trump has already scored a major achievement. The nation’s physical fitness improved greatly Saturday as hundreds of thousands of demonstrators poured onto the National Mall to march in defiance of the newly installed Tweeter of the Free World. Crowds...

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