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  • Four cultural ways to celebrate July 4 in Los Angeles

    Four cultural ways to celebrate July 4 in Los Angeles
    The Fourth of July offers a number of opportunities to celebrate U.S. independence in a cultural setting -- the grounds of an art museum, perhaps, or the outdoor ambiance of a classical orchestra. Here are four local ways to observe this year's July 4....
  • White House naturalization ceremony carries added symbolism this year

    White House naturalization ceremony carries added symbolism this year
    Kamar Osei Harris joined the U.S. Air Force last fall for the reasons most service members cite: love of country and sense of duty. The fact that it wasn't technically his country didn't occur to the Canadian-born son of parents from Barbados and...
  • Almirola nabs first career win

    The Sports Xchange Almirola nabs first career win By Seth Livingstone NASCAR Wire Service Distributed by The Sports Xchange DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- The rain and the wrecks kept on coming at Daytona International Speedway in Sunday's 56th running of...
  • 'Cuban Missile' pilots The King's car to Daytona Victory Lane

    'Cuban Missile' pilots The King's car to Daytona Victory Lane
    DAYTONA BEACH — Anybody have "The Cuban Missile" in their Coke Zero 400 pool? In a soggy and slushy scrum of stock cars stretching two days, involving plenty of carnage and the brutal inconvenience of dark skies, Aric Almirola can thank the...
  • Was the Dreamers' sales pitch too clever by half?

    Was the Dreamers' sales pitch too clever by half?
    This is the lead of a story The Times ran the other day about a Fourth of July swearing-in ceremony for new U.S. citizens presided over by President Obama: “Kamar Osei Harris joined the U.S. Air Force last fall for the reasons most service members...
  • Same-sex marriage, immigration, and Constitution: Letters

    Same-sex marriage I commend the Orlando Sentinel for its editorial urging positive rulings in the pending lawsuits seeking to overturn Florida's laws banning same-sex marriage ("Past time to end state's same-sex marriage ban," Sunday). As a gay...
  • Found: Bodies of 17 military members lost in 1952 crash

    Found: Bodies of 17 military members lost in 1952 crash
    The bodies of 17 service members lost in a plane crash in Alaska more than 60 years ago have been recovered and identified, the Defense Department announced. Fifty-two people -- all members of the military -- were on board the Douglas C-124...
  • SpaceX scrubs launch of Falcon 9 rocket again

    SpaceX postponed the launch of its Falcon 9 rocket this afternoon, the third attempt to be scrubbed in as many days. The rocket was set to take off at 5:30 p.m. carrying a half-dozen satellites into orbit. But SpaceX and the U.S. Air Force's 45th Space...
  • Man slain on West Side had been suspect in wounding of 2 cops

    Man slain on West Side had been suspect in wounding of 2 cops
    Daniel Jones couldn't pull away from the gang life, even after a rough scrape with the law nearly three years ago when he was arrested for the shooting of two Chicago police officers but then let go. "At the end of the day, he was a grown man," the 30-...
  • Lady Liberty, gay marriage, and Dyer: Letters

    Salute to Lady Liberty I was one of 25 World War II veterans on the Space Coast Honor Flight this past Saturday. What a wonderful surprise to arrive at Orlando International Airport about 4:30 a.m. and be greeted by hundreds of cheering local Orlando...
  • Tuskegee Airman from Hampton who died Sunday remembered for positive outlook

    Tuskegee Airman from Hampton who died Sunday remembered for positive outlook
    As a Tuskegee Airman, Grant S. Williams Sr. of Hampton knew the historical struggles of African Americans, and he sometimes felt the sting of racial discrimination firsthand. But those experiences did not define him. Instead, the Hampton veteran...