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Women find their voice in Ferguson protest movement

latimes.com — Johnetta Elzie saw that she was outnumbered. When she tried to answer students’ questions about the protests that followed the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown , the men with her interrupted and answered instead. When she tried to tell her story, the men told theirs instead.
Nov 22, 2014

RT @futurebird: media tended to focus on guys, who delivered inflammatory sound bites — about, say, the likelihood of a riot. latimes.com/nation/la-na-f…

Nov 22, 2014

RT @mattfredstl: Important, informative article written by a clueless, out-of-town (coastal, t'boot) journalist. lat.ms/1HAOmBp #Ferguson #STL

Nov 22, 2014

RT @xor: This really is a great article about how women (esp WOC) are leading a movement in Ferguson, though latimes.com/nation/la-na-f…

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COLUMN ONE : Barry: He Keeps D.C. Guessing : Media scapegoat? Target of a racist plot? Victim of his own excesses? The mayor not only weathers unending controversy, at times he seems to court it. - Los Angeles Times

articles.latimes.com — His style is relaxed, warm, captivating. "How many y'all know somebody in your family using drugs?" he asks gently. Nearly every tiny hand in the auditorium rises. Barry counsels by personal example. "From time to time," he tells them, he is accustomed to "having a glass of wine."
Nov 23, 2014

RT @laura_nelson: Ex-DC mayor Marion Barry, who just died, was the subject of one of @latimes' best profiles—by the great Bella Stumbo: articles.latimes.com/print/1990-01-…

Nov 23, 2014

RT @laura_nelson: Ex-DC mayor Marion Barry, who just died, was the subject of one of @latimes' best profiles—by the great Bella Stumbo: articles.latimes.com/print/1990-01-…

Nov 23, 2014

Ex-DC mayor Marion Barry, who just died, was the subject of one of @latimes' best profiles—by the great Bella Stumbo: articles.latimes.com/print/1990-01-…

Nov 23, 2014

RT @mattdpearce: Marion Barry was once the subject of one of the greatest political profiles I've ever read, by Bella Stumbo: articles.latimes.com/print/1990-01-…

Nov 23, 2014

RT @mattdpearce: Marion Barry was once the subject of one of the greatest political profiles I've ever read, by Bella Stumbo: articles.latimes.com/print/1990-01-…

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USC vs. UCLA: live game updates

latimes.com — With less than two hours until kickoff, UCLA players are on the field tossing a few footballs around. USC players just arrived and are gathering on the 50-yard line. Last season, pregame words were exchanged when USC made a big "O" at the 50-yard line at the Coliseum with Bruins surrounding them.

More than ever, it's a UCLA town after Bruins pummel USC, 38-20

latimes.com — Time flies, and six years after an ill-advised ad campaign by UCLA's marketing department, the Bruins can say that they have ended the college football monopoly in Los Angeles. And they have begun another: Theirs.

BART opens new train line to Oakland airport

latimes.com — San Francisco's BART commuter rail system opened up a direct train line to Oakland International Airport on Saturday, completing a direct connection that some have been waiting for nearly 50 years. The trains started running on time at 6 a.m. Saturday, making the 3.2-mile route in only 8 minutes, officials said.
Nov 22, 2014

Finally, after nearly 50 years, a BART train now connects Oakland airport to the rest of the transit system: latimes.com/local/lanow/la…

Nov 22, 2014

RT @LANow: BART opens new train line to Oakland airport lat.ms/1xiKQmQ

Nov 22, 2014

Pricey, but useful @palewire BART opens new train line to Oakland airport lat.ms/1FdppYT

Republicans want to oppose Obama on immigration, but how?

latimes.com — Republicans in Congress are unified in their desire to fight President Obama's action to protect more than 4 million immigrants from deportation and ease rules for up to 1 million more. They just can't agree on how to do it. Should they shut down the government? File a lawsuit?

The new TV: How everything is changing

latimes.com — Just a decade ago, the electronic hearth seemed in danger of flickering out. Now, television is amid what many call a second "golden age." So just what are we looking at? Shows worth savoring and collecting. Time-shifting, ad-skipping and a ratings slump. Mind-reading sets. Unbundling.
Nov 22, 2014

RT @latimes: Television is amid what many call a second "golden age." So just what are we looking at? lat.ms/1r6g2nn

A Tale of a Falling Star : For eight seasons Gary Coleman --of 'Diff'rent Strokes'-- was at the top of the world. When the laugh track stopped, he had to scrounge for work. Now, his main role is in the courtroom, in a pathetic fight against his own parent

articles.latimes.com — THEY WERE a family whose good fortune was nice to see. Natives of the rural Deep South, the parents once mopped floors and washed laundry for a living. They were hard-working poor, reaching for modest middle-class comfort in suburban Zion, Ill., when, storybook style, Hollywood accidentally discovered their cute, cuddlesome little boy on a Chicago bank commercial and turned him almost overnight into the highest paid child star in history.

Bill Plaschke: Bruins have turned key to city

latimes.com — This time, Jim Mora didn't need to shout it. This time, his swaggering UCLA football team roared it, USC's swollen ears are ringing from it, and the San Gabriel Mountains are probably still echoing it. This time, there can be no arguing, ignoring or silencing it. The Bruins own this town.

With immigration action, Obama charts a new path forward

latimes.com — With a border crisis swirling and a fight with Congress brewing, a group of leading immigration activists expected that a last-minute huddle with top officials at the White House in June would bring more bad news. But instead of a confrontation, they got a surprise guest bearing an unexpected announcement.
Nov 22, 2014

RT @amyfiscus: "I don't need to hear any more stories," a frustrated Obama told the group of immigration advocates. "I get it." lat.ms/1tbHOQ7

Nov 22, 2014

RT @amyfiscus: "I don't need to hear any more stories," a frustrated Obama told the group of immigration advocates. "I get it." lat.ms/1tbHOQ7

Nov 22, 2014

'I've been elected president twice. I know a thing or two about politics' Great read how #ImmigrationAction went down latimes.com/nation/politic…

Nov 22, 2014

RT @amyfiscus: "I don't need to hear any more stories," a frustrated Obama told the group of immigration advocates. "I get it." lat.ms/1tbHOQ7

Nov 22, 2014

RT @amyfiscus: "I don't need to hear any more stories," a frustrated Obama told the group of immigration advocates. "I get it." lat.ms/1tbHOQ7

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Nov 23, 2014

Busy @corinaknoll was all over the place today (with @sjceasar) reporting on Miramonte and innocent Susan Mellen. touch.latimes.com/#section/-1/ar…

Memphis Grizzlies top The Times' NBA rankings

latimes.com — Last week's ranking in parentheses, statistics are through Friday's games: 1. MEMPHIS: Big-time win over Rockets in showdown of one-loss teams. (1) 2. SAN ANTONIO: Another quality win, this time at Cleveland. (4) 3. TORONTO: Best record in Eastern Conference at 10-2. (5) 4.
Nov 22, 2014

"People once known to many aren't known to anyone" now, writes Nita @LATimescitybeat. Sweet art by @MelMelconPhoto. touch.latimes.com/#section/-1/ar…

Ebola also affects soccer's Africa Cup of Nations

latimes.com — The Ebola menace has touched every part of life in Africa. So it's no surprise that soccer has failed to escape its deadly grip. And the disruption the virus has caused the sport has had many ripples, some of which could be felt for years.
Nov 22, 2014

Ebola also affects soccer's Africa Cup of Nations lat.ms/1zNPqwL

For Lakers, 'Wait 'til next year' is more, 'Wait, what comes next year?'

latimes.com — The Lakers won't be sweeping confetti from their hair next June. Figueroa will be bereft of purple and gold. That over-30 wins wager you made last month? Doesn't look so solid right now. These are sad times for Lakers fans who, at the risk of sounding like Clippers followers over the decades, can already adopt rueful "Wait 'til next year" smiles.
Nov 23, 2014

RT @latimessports: For Lakers, 'Wait 'til next year' is more, 'Wait, what comes next year?' lat.ms/1BZLw8H

Now in the spotlight, Astrid Silva vows to keep fighting for reform

latimes.com — Astrid Silva had no idea that President Obama was planning to mention her in a prime-time address announcing actions he planned to take on immigration. She found out when the rest of the nation did, as she watched with other immigration reform advocates at a party in Las Vegas.
Nov 22, 2014

RT @mikememoli: In a whirlwind 24 hours, Astrid Silva's big regret: her phone died, and couldn't take pictures when she met Obama latimes.com/nation/politic…

Nov 22, 2014

RT @mikememoli: In a whirlwind 24 hours, Astrid Silva's big regret: her phone died, and couldn't take pictures when she met Obama latimes.com/nation/politic…

Nov 22, 2014

In a whirlwind 24 hours, Astrid Silva's big regret: her phone died, and couldn't take pictures when she met Obama latimes.com/nation/politic…

Nov 22, 2014

SenReid: @Astrid_NV's dad "can go 2 baseball game now, not b worried about taken way in handcuffs" @mikememoli: ow.ly/EIng3 #lvrj

Ask Sam Farmer: Why is the defense more tired than the offense?

latimes.com — Have a question about the NFL? Ask Times NFL writer Sam Farmer, and he will answer as many as he can online and in the Sunday editions of the newspaper throughout the season. Email questions to: sam.farmer@latimes.com Question: Why is it that when there is a long offensive drive the TV commentator says, "the defense has been out there a long time and is tired."
Nov 22, 2014

I have actually always wondered this --> Why is the defense more tired than the offense? lat.ms/1rbDTlu

GOP panel on Benghazi finds no Obama administration wrongdoing

latimes.com — 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 officials.
Nov 22, 2014

RT @latimesnational: GOP panel on Benghazi finds no Obama administration wrongdoing lat.ms/1BZJeXb

Who are California's immigrants without legal status?

latimes.com — Most immigrants in California subject to deportation have lived in the United States for at least a decade, according to the Migration Policy Institute, a nonpartisan, nonprofit think tank dedicated to the analysis of worldwide immigration. 3,165,000 Estimated immigrants living in California illegally Top industries of employment * Recreation includes arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation, and food services.
Nov 22, 2014

RT @latimes: Most immigrants in California subject to deportation have lived in the U.S. for at least a decade lat.ms/1tbdhlx