Archive for May 17th, 2014

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Jill Abramson
In a statement, New York Times publisher Arthur Sulzberger Jr. defended the sacking of the executive editor of the venerable publication.
139th Preakness Stakes
Southern California's own California Chrome finished first at the Preakness Stakes on Saturday, setting up the possibility of the horse winning the Triple Crown.
Los Angeles Kings v Anaheim Ducks - Game Seven
On Friday night, the L.A. Kings were in Anaheim for Game 7 against the Ducks. On Saturday, they traveled 1,700 miles to Chicago for the Western Conference final.
Wildfire Forces Evacuation Of Thousands In San Diego Area

Weather helps the fight against San Diego-area fires

Firefighters are making progress surrounding fires in San Diego County. The cooler weather has helped, though a smoke advisory was issued for Orange and Riverside counties.
Southern California Continues to Battle Air Pollution
Four California universities are vying to become the new home for the state's motor vehicle emissions laboratory responsible for clean air research.
Pastor Jimmy Scroggins (right) tells other Southern Baptist leaders to be compassionate to gay people during a leadership summit in April.
Though the denomination still considers homosexuality a sin, some Southern Baptist Convention leaders are telling pastors to rein in harsh rhetoric and accept that gay people are in their pews.
Legless Lizard
Remembering a time in America when chameleon coiffures and sand baths were all the rage.
Idaho Republican House candidate Bryan Smith is trying to unseat eight-term GOP Rep. Mike Simpson. The May 20 primary is viewed as a tea party vs. establishment test.

High on Tea Party hit list, Idaho congressman looks to hold on

GOP Rep. Mike Simpson has a solidly conservative voting record. But he's still facing a tough Tea Party primary challenge in a race marked by millions in outside spending.
An illustration of a disabled man sitting in a wheelchair at the hospital by Katherine Streeter for NPR.

Doctors' ignorance is a barrier to care for disabled

Nearly 20 percent of Americans have physical or mental disabilities, yet only a small fraction of medical schools teach how to talk with the disabled about their needs.
Attorney General Eric Holder.
On the 60th anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education, Attorney General Eric Holder and first lady Michelle Obama said racism is still alive and there is work yet to be done.

Blogs

Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy - New Trailer Teaser 2
The first "Guardians" trailer showcased Marvel's spacefaring heroes' goofy side. The new teasers put the laughs away and focus on the "epic" in space epic.

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