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  • Myanmar stops censoring articles before they go to print

     
    Journalists in Myanmar will no longer have to send their articles to a censorship board to be scrubbed of anything critical or sensitive before publication, a landmark step announced Monday toward lifting restrictions on the press. But reporters in the...
  • Jordan Web 'blackout' protest targets alleged censorship

     
    Black Iris, 360East, and 7iber are names that may not be familiar to U.S audiences, but for the Jordanian online community they represent websites and blogs with the online presence of Daily Kos or the Huffington Post. Although the websites' purposes...
  • The *#@$%! You Say

    The *#@$%! You Say
    All right, I’ll admit it. I’m a Goody Two-shoes. I don’t drink, smoke, do drugs...you get the idea. But I do have one skele­ton in my closet, something only my closest friends and people who drive way too close to me know. I curse—like a drunken sailor...
  • Book review: 'The Fear Within' by Scott Martelle

    Book review: 'The Fear Within' by Scott Martelle
    In his cogent, nuanced account of the 1949 prosecution of American communists under the Smith Act, former Los Angeles Times staff writer Scott Martelle sees this case fitting into a troubling pattern. From the Alien and Sedition Acts of 1798 to the...
  • Violent video games: Who controls the joystick?

    According to a Washington joke, Republicans want to censor sex and Democrats want to censor violence. But a California law forbidding the sale of violent video games to minors was signed by Republican Gov. Arnold "Terminator" Schwarzenegger and defended...
  • Heart-valve rings slip through FDA loophole

    Heart-valve rings slip through FDA loophole
    If you have a faulty heart valve and decide to get it replaced, a surgeon will implant an artificial one that has undergone rigorous examination by the Food and Drug Administration. But if you choose the option recommended for most patients —...
  • Tres cool: DJ Sub Zero warms up Miami

    France is known for its chic cafés, superior fashions and high appreciation for wine, so it’s tough to comprehend that such a classy country also happens to be the world’s second-largest market for hip-hop after the United States. While...
  • Hampton school system lawyer wants special contract

    HAMPTON — Hampton School Board attorney Nanci Reaves is using a job offer from another school district as leverage to increase the benefits with her current $101,920 salary, according to School Board Chairman Fred Brewer. The board is slated to...
  • Bachmann's had her share of government aid

    Bachmann's had her share of government aid
    Rep. Michele Bachmann has been propelled into the 2012 presidential contest in part by her insistent calls to reduce federal spending, a pitch in tune with the big-government antipathy gripping many conservatives. But theMinnesota Republican and her...
  • President Obama orders sweeping ethics rules for White House, freezes senior-level salaries

    President Barack Obama's first public act in office Wednesday was to institute new limits on lobbyists in his White House and to freeze the salaries of high-paid aides, in a nod to the country's economic turmoil. Announcing the moves while attending a...
  • Who will the jury believe in Phil Hamilton trial? The prosecution's case

    Who will the jury believe in Phil Hamilton trial? The prosecution's case
    — In the summer of 2006, one of Virginia's most influential lawmakers was hurting for cash. Emails between Del. Phil Hamilton and his wife, Kim, show that the couple's bank accounts were nearly drained. They couldn't write any more checks or...