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  • Smokey Bear, nearly 70, gets a millennial makeover

    Smokey Bear turns 70 this summer. But instead of kicking back in retirement — whacking golf balls or sniffing around for early-bird dinner specials — the bear in bluejeans is returning to work to educate people about wildfires. Last year,...
  • Many in Homs, Syria, feel as if the civil war has ended

    Many in Homs, Syria, feel as if the civil war has ended
    On the long-militarized edges of Syria’s Old City of Homs, volunteers Monday took down walls of cinder block and brick that had long served as shields against snipers hidden in the ruins of the rebel-held ancient quarter. “For us, the war is...
  • Frontline documentary gets with NSA's spy 'Program'

    Frontline documentary gets with NSA's spy 'Program'
    It may have come to your attention, sometime in the last several years, that the government of the United States makes an expensive habit of spying on its citizens in ways that have often been illegal, quasi-legal or formerly illegal until the law was...
  • In Syria, residents of Aleppo struggle with a water shortage

    In Syria, residents of Aleppo struggle with a water shortage
    The Syrian city of Aleppo is suffering an extreme water shortage days after an antigovernment Islamist faction shut down two pumping stations, government officials and a pro-opposition monitoring group said. The shutdown has left more than 2 million...
  • Could secular forces play a role in who becomes Chicago's next archbishop?

     Could secular forces play a role in who becomes Chicago's next archbishop?
    As much as Chicago's Roman Catholics believe the selection of the city's next archbishop will be guided by the Holy Spirit, experts and history point to other forces, such as demographics and local politics, that help shape such decisions. "Politics,...
  • First redistribute Vatican wealth

    I have great respect for the humility displayed by Pope Francis, but in his latest call for the "legitimate" redistribution of wealth, he has it backward. Instead of taking more money from those who have earned it, he should advocate for creating new...
  • UPDATE: PBS tells how NSA shredded our privacy and rights - Part 2 tonight

    UPDATE: PBS tells how NSA shredded our privacy and rights - Part 2 tonight
    UPDATE, 5/20: Part 2 of this landmark documentary airs tonight at 10 on MPT, and it is not to be missed. From Verizon being ordered to hand over phone records of its customers, to James Clapper, director of national intelligence, lying to Congress about...
  • Caution advised on California's TV, film credits

    Caution advised on California's TV, film credits
    While acknowledging that California's film and television industry has been hit hard by runaway production, a new report by the state Legislative Analyst's Office urges lawmakers to be cautious about expanding subsidies for Hollywood. California has...
  • In Theory: On crime and punishment and Sharia law

    The Pan-Malaysian Islamic Party, known as PAS, a political party with a strong base in the Malaysian state of Kelantan, pushed through the Sharia Criminal Code Enactment (II) 1993, which calls for hudud, or extreme corporal punishment when there is strong...
  • CdM student chosen conference delegate

    For the first time in six years, a Corona del Mar High School student will serve as a delegate at the YMCA's Youth and Government Conference on National Affairs. Matilda Bress, a junior at CdM, is one of 25 California students who will travel to North...
  • Government investigates 55 colleges over handling of sex assault cases

    Government investigates 55 colleges over handling of sex assault cases
    Aiming to reduce sexual assault on campus, the federal government Thursday disclosed that 55 colleges and universities, including four in California, are under investigation for possibly violating the law in their handling of sexual violence and...