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  • Foster care: One small step toward a better system

    Foster care: One small step toward a better system
    There are so many high-profile problems in child welfare offices like the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services, it is easy to forget that some of the most exasperating barriers to helping abused and neglected children are laws...
  • New batch of Nixon tapes released at Yorba Linda presidential library

    New batch of Nixon tapes released at Yorba Linda presidential library
    The final installment of 94 White House tapes recorded during a turbulent period of Richard Nixon's administration were released Wednesday at the Nixon Presidential Library and Museum in Yorba Linda. The tapes cover a period from April 9 to July 12,...
  • Final Nixon tapes reveal toll of Watergate, support from Reagan

    Final Nixon tapes reveal toll of Watergate, support from Reagan
    White House tapes released Wednesday capture President Richard Nixon grappling with the growing Watergate scandal while continuing to press forward on major foreign-affairs initiatives, including a historic meeting with Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev....
  • Final Nixon tapes show a different side of former president

    Final Nixon tapes show a different side of former president
    They were great antagonists of the Cold War, the avowedly Red-hating American president and the world’s most powerful Communist. Yet when Richard Nixon hosted Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev for a summit in June 1973, their private exchanges had the...
  • Final Nixon tapes reveal bid to ease tensions with Soviets

    Final Nixon tapes reveal bid to ease tensions with Soviets
    They were great antagonists of the Cold War, the avowedly Red-hating American president and the world's most powerful communist. Yet when Richard Nixon hosted Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev for a summit in June 1973, their private exchanges had the...
  • On tape, President Ford describes assassination try by Manson follower

    On tape, President Ford describes assassination try by Manson follower
    A federal judge Monday approved the release of videotaped testimony by President Ford, later used in the trial of Lynette Alice "Squeaky" Fromme, who tried to assassinate him in Sacramento 37 years ago. Portions of the 20 minutes of testimony taken in...
  • Gerald Ford's testimony on 1975 assassination attempt: 'The weapon was large'

    Gerald Ford's testimony on 1975 assassination attempt: 'The weapon was large'
    A videotape in which President Gerald Ford discussed a 1975 assassination attempt by a follower of Charles Manson was made public this week. "It fills in the last gap of the case and explains from the president's perspective what it was like to have...
  • Presidential library also has Ford video on file

    Presidential library also has Ford video on file
    SACRAMENTO -- When members of a local historical group wanted a video of President Gerald Ford testifying about the 1975 attempt to assassinate him, they filed a petition with a federal judge. The judge released the recording on Monday, drawing new...
  • Questions persist for carrier Ford as Navy defends design

    Questions persist for carrier Ford as Navy defends design
    — The aircraft carrier Gerald R. Ford will continue to experience problems after it joins the fleet because key systems lack reliability, including those that allow fighter jets to launch and land, a government watchdog group reported Thursday....
  • Before WWII, Isolationism Ruled The Land

    In January 1938, Rep. Louis Ludlow, an Indiana Democrat, proposed a constitutional amendment strongly supported by the public: "Except in the event of an invasion of the United States or its territorial possessions and attack upon its citizens residing...
  • Inheritance Windfall: Record-Breaking Year For Estate Taxes Helps Fuel Budget Surplus

    Inheritance Windfall: Record-Breaking Year For Estate Taxes Helps Fuel Budget Surplus
    Even if death and taxes are the only things certain in life, state legislators say they can never be certain about death taxes. With no crystal ball and no idea when spectacularly wealthy Connecticut residents might die, state officials make an educated...