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  • 10 things you might not know about tipping

    10 things you might not know about tipping
    For many Americans, the holidays mean tipping. There are gifts for the newspaper carrier, the postal worker, the baby sitter. And now, here's a holiday tip for you — 10 facts a-leaping:
  • Ron Kaye: Welcome to the China Century

    Longtime Los Angeles Teachers Union leader A.J. Duffy has changed his mind. He’s fought against charter schools, but now he’s starting his own; he’s protected tenure but now wants it easier to fire bad teachers, even to limit the...

    Jesse L. Thomas, Colts player

    Jesse L. Thomas, Colts player
    Jesse L. Thomas, a Baltimore Colts defensive back in the 1950s who then spent four decades at Morgan State University, serving for several years as its head football coach, died of dementia complications May 16 at his Columbia home. He was 83. Born in...

    Have unions ruined our country? [Most commented]

    Unions are the demise of the United States, if you’re to believe the bulk of the people who’ve been commenting on Anne Lamott’s Op-Ed, “Unions and America fit together like … Legos.” In her piece, she professes her &#...

    Boys pull out knife, gun in argument in 7th-grade class

    Security was beefed up at Samuel Gompers Middle School in South Los Angeles Thursday after two boys pulled out a knife and gun during an argument in a 7th-grade class.