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  • Mailbag: Messing up language is all too common

    In his column, Joseph Bell explained the word game "Literati" (The Bell Curve: Enjoying some Christmas Day word play," Dec. 30). He admires the use of this game to remind ourselves of how "solid English words with exact definitions" are being commonly...
  • UN Talks Tough With Myanmar, Aid In

     
    by Bay Fang Finally, it took UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon meeting with Myanmar's junta leader General Than Shwe for over two hours to win a promise that the secretive regime would allow disaster experts "regardless of nationality" to enter......
  • Matt Weinstock, Dec. 2, 1959

     
    Oath Era Harvard and Yale, you may have read, withdrew recently from the federal student loan program in protest over the required loyalty oath. Their action meant a substantial sacrifice, involving more than $500,000. It also brought into focus again...
  • Obama's Afghanistan speech: CliffsNotes version

     
    Excerpts of the commander-in-chief's speech at West Point...
  • Full President Obama speech text on Afghanistan

     
    Text of President Obama's speech on Afghanistan, Dec. 1, 2009, as provided by the White House Good evening. To the United States Corps of Cadets, to the men and women of our armed services, and to my fellow Americans: I......
  • Former Venezuela President Rafael Antonio Caldera dies at age 93

     
    Former Venezuela President Rafael Antonio Caldera, who helped establish democratic elections in the country and whose two terms as its leader were separated by 20 years, died early today at age 93, his son and state media said. Caldera served as president...
  • Opening the vault: The top recipes of 1989

     
    As we count down to the L.A. Times Test Kitchen's favorite recipes of 2009, we're taking a look back at our best recipes of the past 25 years. (Unfortunately, our photo archives don't go back as far as our recipes.)......
  • IRAQ: Coup rumors paralyze Baghdad

     
    When Baghdadis awoke this morning to find their streets sealed off and the city under virtual lockdown, the rumors began to fly. Army officers had staged a coup in the Green Zone, one version said. No, it was Baathists loyal......
  • IRAN: Journalists call on visiting colleagues to steer clear of official propaganda

     
    A group of exiled Iranian journalists has appealed to their foreign counterparts not to swallow the official spin about the Feb. 11 anniversary of Iran's Islamic Revolution, which is turning into the next big confrontation between hard-liners allied...
  • Brand X Files: Farrah's hair for sale. Mysterious George W. Bush billboard. Hef sued by Playboy shareholders

     
    Good morning beautiful people of Los Angeles, it's your Brand X morning roundup of news from around the globe ... "Miss Me Yet?": Mysterious billboard depicts smiling, waving George Bush. The funny thing is, no one seems to know if this is a pro- or anti-...
  • MOROCCO: Pioneer of independent press silenced amid censorship worries

     
    Morocco is probably among Arab nations with the most vibrant press. But after a decade of openness, press freedom appears to be on the decline again. The latest victim: Le Journal Hebdomadaire, the first publication to openly criticize the monarchy.......