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  • Both political sides praise drug changes

    — In a sign of growing disenchantment with the war on drugs, conservatives joined Democrats and reform advocates Monday in praising Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr.'s declaration that it was time to rethink get-tough policies that have tied the...
  • Holder plan would ease mandatory sentences for some drug offenders

    Holder plan would ease mandatory sentences for some drug offenders
    The Justice Department plans to change how it prosecutes some non-violent drug offenders, so they would no longer face mandatory minimum prison sentences, in an overhaul of federal prison policy that Attorney General Eric Holder will unveil on Monday....
  • New Snowden leaks reveal problems at NSA

    New Snowden leaks reveal problems at NSA
    WASHINGTON -- The disclosure of a top secret internal audit that shows the National Security Agency has overstepped its legal authority repeatedly since 2011 is likely to further erode public trust in the beleaguered intelligence service and spur new...
  • Court ruling gives U.S.-foreign couples new hope

    Court ruling gives U.S.-foreign couples new hope
    Outside the Supreme Court on Wednesday, Joseph O'Farrell searched the crowd of cheering same-sex marriage proponents for his husband. Before the couple connected, O'Farrell sent Rafael Ramirez a quick text message: "Yay!" For the Laurel couple, the...
  • Senior CBS executive Martin Franks to retire this fall

    Senior CBS executive Martin Franks to retire this fall
    Martin Franks, a top media industry lobbyist and key executive at CBS, is retiring this fall. In a memo to staff, CBS Chief Executive Leslie Moonves said Franks has been the "glue and grease" of the company. Franks will exit CBS at the end of September....
  • Progress on immigration

    Progress on immigration
    Just when Washington looked like it was completely preoccupied with the scandals, real and imaginary, swirling around the White House, a group of Democrats and Republicans in the Senate managed the unexpected (and, these days, extraordinary): They...
  • Mikulski poised to become Senate committee chair

    Behind-the-scenes jostling for committee chairmanships in the U.S. Senate has left Maryland Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski poised to take over the Senate Intelligence Committee — a move experts said Tuesday could bolster the role cybersecurity plays in...
  • Mikulski to lead Senate Appropriations Committee

    Mikulski to lead Senate Appropriations Committee
    In an unexpected move that could have significant implications for Maryland, Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski will be named the first female chair of the powerful Senate Appropriations Committee on Thursday. The Baltimore native and Maryland Democrat, who had...
  • Saturday's TV Highlights: 'Orphan Black' on BBC

    Saturday's TV Highlights: 'Orphan Black' on BBC
    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of May 5 - 11, 2013 in PDF format This week's TV Movies     -------------------- SERIES Orphan Black A trip to the suburbs...
  • Changes in chemical safety law getting bipartisan support

    Changes in chemical safety law getting bipartisan support
    The first signs of bipartisan support for overhauling the nation's chemical safety law emerged Monday, as three Republicans joined 23 other senators calling for tough restrictions on toxic flame retardants. Citing the Tribune's Tribune's "Playing With...
  • Anna Post minds manners for the modern world

    Anna Post minds manners for the modern world
    — The holidays bring out the best in people — and the worst. Which means that it's the busy season for Anna Post, the 31-year-old great-great-granddaughter of Emily Post, who bears more than a passing resemblance to her famous forebear. As...