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  • Aasif Mandvi on 'No Land's Man'

     Aasif Mandvi on 'No Land's Man'
    As "senior brown correspondent" (and sometimes "senior Muslim correspondent"), Aasif Mandvi is often one of the funniest performers on Comedy Central's "The Daily Show With Jon Stewart." But in real life, Mandvi — whose family emigrated from India...
  • How the Obama administration wants to spend that $6 billion for Ebola

    How the Obama administration wants to spend that $6 billion for Ebola
    Obama administration officials outlined in more detail Thursday how they would spend the president’s proposed $6-billion Ebola emergency funding package, emphasizing the urgency of the situation as government funds are scheduled to sunset early next...
  • Since Sochi games, Russia has gained territory, but not many tourists

    Since Sochi games, Russia has gained territory, but not many tourists
    Who’s itching to visit Russia right now? Anybody? Less than nine months after the Sochi Winter Olympics -- which were supposed to usher in a new era of tourism for that region and Russia as a whole -- the flow of Americans and other foreigners...
  • Tom Schaller: The right systematically manufactures bogus news

    Tom Schaller: The right systematically manufactures bogus news
    If you haven't heard of Jonathan Gruber, an architect of the Affordable Care Act whose testimony about transparency in passing Obamacare has gone viral, expect a rash of new stories about him. Why? Because as of late last Friday afternoon — when a...
  • Hagel bows out of an administration adrift

    PARIS -- Chuck Hagel's departure from his post as defense secretary has been attributed to his failure to fit in with the Obama cabinet's crowd. Among his other reported deficiencies was that he was only a sergeant in Vietnam, twice wounded. A twice-...
  • Obama, Republicans sound conciliatory note but battles loom

    Obama, Republicans sound conciliatory note but battles loom
    President Barack Obama and his powerful U.S. Senate adversary struck a conciliatory tone on Wednesday, but Obama's plans to proceed with new immigration rules foreshadowed a bumpy start to his relationship with a Republican-controlled Congress. Obama and...
  • The Israel boycott that backfired

    The Israel boycott that backfired
    For about a year, the American Studies Assn. has been offering a very public object lesson in how to destroy a scholarly organization. Ostensibly devoted to the study of all things American, the 5,000-member academic cohort has ventured outside its...
  • Deal: L.A.-Israel airfare and 3 nights in Tel Aviv for $1,459

    Deal: L.A.-Israel airfare and 3 nights in Tel Aviv for $1,459
    El Al Airlines hopes to draw winter travelers to Israel with an offer that includes L.A.-Tel Aviv airfare and a hotel stay, starting at $1,459 per person. Tourism to Israel fell off this past summer after violent conflicts erupted in the Gaza Strip...
  • Shane Harris' '@War' details rising military-Internet link

    Shane Harris' '@War' details rising military-Internet link
    A thought commonly attributed to George Orwell holds that good people can sleep at night only because rough men are awake and ready to protect them. But in the modern world, two other groups are also vital to a sound sleep: software engineers and computer...
  • Active volcano prompts concern in central mountains of Costa Rica

    Active volcano prompts concern in central mountains of Costa Rica
    French Polynesia: Health officials reported the first cases of locally transmitted chikungunya in Tahiti, as well as on Austral and Palliser islands. Chikungunya symptoms include fever and joint pain, headache, muscle pain, joint swelling or rash. The...
  • GOP panel on Benghazi finds no Obama administration wrongdoing

    GOP panel on Benghazi finds no Obama administration wrongdoing
    The CIA and the military acted properly in responding to the 2012 attack on a U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya, a Republican-controlled House committee has found. Its report concluded that there was no wrongdoing by Obama administration...