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  • Obama to honor Lyndon Johnson and the Civil Rights Act

    AUSTIN, Texas — President Obama has tried to model Abraham Lincoln's team of rivals and Teddy Roosevelt's power of the bully pulpit. He's lauded Ronald Reagan's communication skills and linked himself to the Kennedy clan. He's praised his onetime...
  • 2 senators target minority youth unemployment

    WASHINGTON The only two African-American senators, a Democrat and a Republican, reached across the partisan divide Wednesday to introduce legislation targeting the high unemployment rate among minority youth. Sens. Tim Scott, a South Carolina Republican,...
  • Obama to pay homage to LBJ's legacy

    WASHINGTON President Barack Obama comes face to face Thursday with the legacy of Lyndon Johnson. Obama will deliver the keynote address at Johnson's presidential library in Austin, Texas, marking the 50th anniversary of the landmark Civil Rights Act,...
  • Alan Gross hunger strike worries Cuban government

    MIAMI The Cuban government is "concerned" about the hunger strike declared by Alan Gross, a U.S. government subcontractor jailed in Havana for four years, and is willing to swap him for three Cuban spies in U.S. prisons, a senior official said Wednesday....
  • Where's the Obamacare alternative?

    Rep. Paul Ryan's budget calls for the repeal of Obamacare. If the Republicans take the House and Senate and then the White House in 2016 and they repeal Obamacare, what are they going to tell the 7 million people who signed up for Obamacare when they don'...
  • Nelson and Rubio discuss NASA's plan to restrict ties to Russia

    Nelson and Rubio discuss NASA's plan to restrict ties to Russia
    WASHINGTON — The granddaughter of former President Dwight Eisenhower — the man founded NASA at the start of the Cold War — on Wednesday warned that NASA was making a “counterproductive and damaging” mistake by restricting...
  • Why are we still fighting about whether women deserve equal pay?

    Why are we still fighting about whether women deserve equal pay?
    Happy Equal Pay Day. Happy what? According to the National Committee on Pay Equity, a coalition of women's groups, civil rights groups and labor unions, Equal Pay Day commemorates the continuing American gender wage gap. "This date," says the group,...
  • Letters: Not much of a race for supervisor

    Letters: Not much of a race for supervisor
    Re "Speak up, Hilda Solis," Editorial, April 6 I applaud The Times for its editorial calling on former Labor Secretary Hilda Solis to engage with voters more actively even though she's running without significant opposition for an open seat on the L.A....
  • Cruise giant Carnival gives Charlie Crist some help

    Cruise giant Carnival gives Charlie Crist some help
    Cruise-industry giant Carnival Corp. has given former Florida Gov. Charlie Crist a bit of help in his quest to return to the governor’s mansion — in the form of $50,000 passed through a web of political committees. We’ll start at the...
  • Urban wetland offers glimpse at successful Everglades restoration

    MIAMI Much of the massive plan to restore the Everglades exists in theory, a vast and complicated circuit of interconnected canals, culverts, gates and reservoirs, mostly located far inland and far from people. Few sections have been built. Far more exist...
  • Minimum-wage hike, new marijuana laws approved as session ends

    Minimum-wage hike, new marijuana laws approved as session ends
    By the time confetti fell in Annapolis on Monday night, state lawmakers had loosened marijuana laws, made Maryland the second state in the country to raise its minimum wage to $10.10 an hour and whittled their way through more than 2,600 bills...