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The familiar takes a few twists in 'The Good Fight'

"The Good Wife," which ended last May after seven seasons, has spawned a sequel, "The Good Fight," carrying over Christine Baranski and Cush Jumbo and adding Rose Leslie from “Game of Thrones” to form its central triad. Run as before by “Good Wife” creators Robert King and Michelle King, the pilot will...

Condemned by the president

Rafael Medoff is director of the David S. Wyman Institute for Holocaust Studies. Dean Motter is an Eisner Award-winning graphic novelist and creator of "Mister X". Follow the Opinion section on Twitter @latimesopinion or Facebook

Donald Trump's pro-torture rhetoric could help bring abuse to a neighborhood near you

On the campaign trail and now in office, President Trump has made his position on torture very clear: It works, and even if it doesn’t, “they deserve it anyway.” Trump delivered this applause line at a rally in Ohio in late 2015, and again a few months later in South Carolina. In a debate among...

Is the 'deep state' out to get Trump? We're not there yet

The scariest new catchphrase of the Trump era – and we’re only one month in – is the “deep state,” a term borrowed from countries like Turkey and Egypt, where networks of military officers and intelligence operatives control much of the government. Last week, President Trump complained that “illegal...

Other presidents have battled the press. But never like Trump

He’s not the first president to have issues with the press — Thomas Jefferson and Abraham Lincoln had complaints too — but President Trump has taken his battle with the media to new heights and made his complaints unusually public and caustic. How that will play out is anybody’s guess, though there’s...

Coders to the rescue for NASA’s Earth science data

They’re archiving data and keeping track of what’s being removed.

Girls' basketball: Southern Section playoff scores and updated pairings

GIRLS' BASKETBALL SOUTHERN SECTION OPEN DIVISION First round, Saturday Long Beach Poly 61, Brea Olinda 33 Ventura 49, Orangewood Academy 37 Troy 57, Alemany 50 Sierra Canyon 79, Chaminade 47 Lakeside 53, Windward 45 Harvard-Westlake 59, Mater Dei 58 Gardena Serra 68, Fairmont Prep 48 Etiwanda 63,...

Girls' basketball: Harvard-Westlake defeats Mater Dei in Open Division playoff game

The Southern Section Open Division girls' basketball tournament began on Saturday with some big games, and Harvard-Westlake and Mater Dei battled to the final second. Harvard-Westlake emerged with a 59-58 victory. Jayda Ruffus-Milner connected on the go-ahead basket, and the Wolverines wouldn't...

Tell Venues That Garden Bros. Circus Needs to Drop Its Cruel Animal Acts!

Please ask venues still planning to host this cruel circus to consider these facts carefully and at least require that scheduled performances go forward without animals. The post Tell Venues That Garden Bros. Circus Needs to Drop Its Cruel Animal Acts! appeared first on PETA.

Graphic: Here's how much rain fell across Southern California in the past 48 hours

Live updates: Strongest storm in years moves into L.A. area Feb. 18, 2017, 4:39 p.m. The strongest storm to hit Southern California in several years has brought torrential rain, flash flooding and powerful winds to the area. A flash flood watch has been issued for Santa Barbara, Ventura and Los...

Pat Perez learns playing through pain not as good an option as surgery

Pat Perez now knows he made a mistake at the start of last season. His left shoulder was bothering him, and had since the previous August, but he decided to go ahead and try to see if he could play through it and get off to a good start. The plan didn’t work. He played in 11 events in the 2015-16...

Rise of MLS-affiliated 'lower league' is a win-win for players, teams

Dom Dwyer is a 26-year-old forward with national team aspirations and a Western Conference-best 50 goals over the last three MLS seasons. Yet he says his career in the U.S. may have ended after a brief four-minute appearance if not for a league many casual soccer fans know little about. “I might...

Police rescue three from Santa Ana riverbed, find one drowning victim in Thousand Oaks

Live updates: Strongest storm in years moves into L.A. area Feb. 18, 2017, 4:39 p.m. The strongest storm to hit Southern California in several years has brought torrential rain, flash flooding and powerful winds to the area. A flash flood watch has been issued for Santa Barbara, Ventura and Los...

50,000 L.A. residents are still without power, and Amtrak is expected to resume service Saturday night

Live updates: Strongest storm in years moves into L.A. area Feb. 18, 2017, 3:44 p.m. The strongest storm to hit Southern California in several years has brought torrential rain, flash flooding and powerful winds to the area. A flash flood watch has been issued for Santa Barbara, Ventura and Los...

Trump basks in cheers at Florida rally and takes aim at the media

Trump attacks the media at campaign rally a month into his term Feb. 18, 2017, 3:43 p.m. A look at President Trump's administration and the rest of Washington: Trump: Media is a " big part of the problem" Trump says he wants to bring back coal. This soon-to-be closed Arizona plant could be his...

Smart reforms key to global fish recovery, even with climate change

(VVH Consulting) New research finds that climate change will cause dramatic impacts in the world's fisheries, but with effective management most fisheries could yield more fish and more prosperity, even with a changing climate. Relative...Show More Summary

Invitation: Global warming to cause dramatic changes in fisheries

(VVH Consulting) New research from scientists and economists at the University of California Santa Barbara, Oregon State University and Environmental Defense Fund identifies the dramatic future impacts of climate change on the world's fisheries and how fishing reforms are vital to sustaining the global seafood supply. Show More Summary

Angels to stay in Anaheim through at least 2029

In his first news conference since October 2015, Angels owner Arte Moreno said Saturday that his team is staying at Angel Stadium for the foreseeable future. The franchise holds the right to opt out of its Angel Stadium lease in 2019 and has long been considering a move within Orange County around...

BREAKING: Norma McCorvey, Jane Roe of Roe v. Wade turned pro-life activist dies

She never ended up aborting her baby – and then became a pro-life activist after working in the abortion industry.

Women Directors Might Just Get the Hollywood Ending They Have Been Hoping For

The federal government and the major studios may be settling sex discrimination charges against women directors. This week, Deadline reported that the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is in negotiations with the major movie...Show More Summary

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