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  • Clint Eastwood's 'Jersey Boys' drives New Yorkers wild

    "IT'S LIKE a big Italian wedding here tonight!" That's what actress Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio exclaimed at the premiere of Clint Eastwood's screen version of Broadway's "Jersey Boys." Indeed, inside the Paris Theater there was a more than the...
  • Al Qaeda-linked militants seize more territory in northern Iraq

    Al Qaeda-linked militants seize more territory in northern Iraq
    Militant Islamists seized more territory in northern Iraq on Wednesday, moving south toward Baghdad as government forces scrambled to regroup after losing control of the country’s second-largest city. Fighters linked to the Islamic State of Iraq...
  • General Assembly passes budget with Medicaid block

    General Assembly passes budget with Medicaid block
    RICHMOND — The battle over Medicaid expansion bogged down the budget process once against Thursday as Republicans worked to ensure — as best they can — that Gov. Terry McAuliffe can’t expand the program on his own once the...
  • What Americans really want in a foreign policy

    To understand how President Obama feels about the frustrations of foreign policy in an uncooperative world, just look at his testy response to a question from a Fox News reporter last week. Are critics wrong, the reporter asked, to say that America's...
  • The weakened West: What would America fight for?

    The weakened West: What would America fight for?
    A nagging doubt is eating away at the world order--and the superpower is largely ignoring it "WHY is it that everybody is so eager to use military force?" America's cerebral president betrayed a rare flash of frustration on April 28th when dealing...
  • Syrian President Bashar Assad declares general amnesty for prisoners

    Syrian President Bashar Assad declares general amnesty for prisoners
    Syrian President Bashar Assad, who won reelection last week amid the country's three-year civil war, issued a general amnesty for prisoners Monday. The Syrian state news agency SANA reported that the wide-ranging edict included the commuting of death...
  • Syrian regime releases hundreds of prisoners

    Syrian regime releases hundreds of prisoners
    The Syrian government released hundreds of prisoners as part of a general amnesty granted by President Bashar Assad in celebration of his reelection this week, according to opposition and government sources. The Syrian state news agency SANA reported...
  • Former UN envoy Brahimi: Mideast could 'blow up' if Syria not checked

    The crisis in Syria, if left unchecked, poses grave risks to the entire Mideast, the former United Nations special envoy for Syria says. Lakhdar Brahimi, who resigned last month, spoke in a no-holds-barred interview with the German magazine Der Spiegel,...
  • Russian saber-rattling has Eastern Europe craving NATO protection

     Russian saber-rattling has Eastern Europe craving NATO protection
    Red lines haven't been kind to President Obama. When he warned Syria's Bashar Assad against using chemical weapons, Assad used them anyway. When he warned Russia against seizing Crimea, Vladimir Putin went ahead and annexed the place. But there was...
  • Winners of the L.A. Times' 2013 Editorial Awards

    Winners of the L.A. Times' 2013 Editorial Awards
    The Times' Editorial Awards for 2013, handed out in a ceremony Thursday night, honored both accountability journalism and what Editor Davan Maharaj called “the ever-growing types of journalism we produce in this Digital Age.” “This age...
  • Syria's Assad wins third term as president in landslide victory

    The chief of Syria's election commission on Wednesday declared President Bashar Assad the victor in balloting that offered little in the way of surprises and had been widely condemned as a sham. Mohammad Jihad Lahaam, who also serves as speaker of...