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Argentine officials cannot confirm whether satellite signals came from missing submarine

Argentina’s navy said Sunday that there was no clear evidence that satellite communications initially believed to have come from a submarine with 44 crew members missing in the Atlantic were from the vessel.

Sunday, Nov 19

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Zimbabwe's Mugabe remains president, at least temporarily, after ruling party fires him

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Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe, who was widely expected to resign Sunday after the ruling party sacked him and threatened to impeach him if he did not leave office, conceded a need for change but remained in the leadership post.

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Strong economy boosts Trump among otherwise skeptical voters

Los Angeles Times

In 2016, the U.S. economy served as a punching bag for then-candidate Donald Trump. Today, it has become a lifeline for an otherwise embattled presidency.

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LaToya Cantrell becomes New Orleans' first female mayor

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LaToya Cantrell, a City Council member who first gained a political following as she worked to help her hard-hit neighborhood recover from Hurricane Katrina, won a historic election Saturday that made her the first female mayor of New…

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Facebook launches video app for content creators that could challenge YouTube for talent

Facebook has launched a new video app called Creators aimed at building a community of closely followed producers like YouTubers, the company announced Thursday.

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Cool, close to home, and just what you need for kids

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I am an avid reader of the L.A. Times. As a father of twin girls, I am always looking for things to do with them. Please continue providing us with "cool" things to do. Really enjoy this new section of Travel; keep up the good work.

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Take it from an ex-Alabama Baptist: Roy Moore does not need to worry

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To the editor: I was born and raised in Alabama in a Baptist church, and I doubt that GOP Senate nominee Roy Moore has much to worry about. In fact, I largely credit my religious upbringing with my having become an atheist. (“The Roy Moore…

House Republicans celebrated after punishing Californians and the poor with their tax bill

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To the editor: The photo you ran in the paper of the celebrating House members and a quote in the article by Sen. Dianne Feinstein say it all. (“House passes its tax reform plan as Senate version comes under new attack,” Nov. 16)

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India passenger train hits and kills 2 elephants

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Two endangered Asian elephants have been hit and killed by a passenger train near the city of Gauhati in northeastern India.

Burn off those calories and other SoCal events during the Thanksgiving weekend

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Ramp up to that Thanksgiving dinner with a walk or a run at the beach, then jump full-tilt into the holiday season with craft fairs and Santa on a surfboard.

A middle-class tax cut? Hardly.

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President Trump and his Republicans are still trying to sell their tax bill as a “middle class tax cut.” The middle class isn’t buying it—but that won’t stop Congress from passing some version of their plan.

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How to figure out the right time for retirement

Dear Liz: I hear so much talk about waiting to collect Social Security. What are good reasons to start collecting Social Security at age 62? I recently retired from the military with a monthly retirement of $4,400. I plan to work a…

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Here's why these Republicans think they can be elected governor in deep-blue California

Los Angeles Times

Assemblyman Travis Allen and businessman John Cox, two politicians unfamiliar to most Californians, share an audacious goal that no Republican has achieved in more than a decade: to be elected governor of the Golden State.

Democrats see opportunity in a strongly Republican California congressional district

Los Angeles Times

Regina Bateson was at home trying to get her young children to fall asleep before they realized Donald Trump would be their next president. Jessica Morse was volunteering in an empty office in Colorado surrounded by the wreckage of Hillary…

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U.S. general says nuclear launch order from any president can be refused

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The top officer at U.S. Strategic Command said Saturday an order from President Trump or any of his successors to launch nuclear weapons can be refused if that order is determined to be illegal.

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Everything President Trump has tweeted (and what it was about)

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His tweets have the power to shape international relations, send stock prices up — or down — and galvanize the American public. We're watching how Donald Trump is using this platform of unfettered communication now that he's commander in…

Saturday, Nov 18

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Trump administration updates demands as NAFTA talks continue

President Trump’s top trade official has issued new objectives for renegotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement — including some likely to irk Canada and Mexico, as well as the U.S. recording industry and other major business…

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Trump administration threatens to shut down Palestinian delegation in Washington

The Trump administration is threatening to shutter the Palestinian Authority’s representative office in Washington based on a provision of a U.S. law that has not been previously enforced.

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Designer Azzedine Alaia, known for clingy style, dies at 77

Tunisian-born designer Azzedine Alaia, a fashion iconoclast whose clingy styles helped define the 1980s and who dressed famous women from Hollywood to the White House, has died at age 77.

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Spirit Airlines turns to Disney to improve its customer service

Spirit Airlines, the ultra-low-cost carrier from Florida, has reported some of the biggest profit margins of any airline in the country because of its practice of charging passenger fees for a long menu of basic services.

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Are the super rich entitled to all their money even after they die?

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To the editor: The Nov. 15 op-ed article “Jeff Bezos, Bill Gates and Warren Buffett have more wealth than the bottom half of the country combined” is a poignant illustration of the political power of wealth.

It's been a year since California banned single-use plastic bags. The world didn't end

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It’s been a year since Californian banned most stores from handing out flimsy, single-use plastic bags to customers. It was the first, and remains the only, U.S. state to do so. But guess what? In the end, this momentous change was not a…

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Yes, Trump with the nuclear codes is terrifying. But the threat of a first strike is a vital deterrent

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Alarmed by President Trump’s bellicose statements and impulsive governing style, two congressional Democrats have introduced legislation that would prohibit the president — any president — from launching a nuclear first strike without a…

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California Democrats could soon make it harder for incumbents to win their endorsement

California Democratic leaders will consider making it harder for incumbents to win the state party’s endorsement, a move that could throw a kink in the intraparty race between Sen. Dianne Feinstein and state Senate Leader Kevin de León.

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No. 23 UCLA gets back to basketball with victory over South Carolina State

Jaylen Hands scored 22 points to lead three freshmen in double figures, and No. 23 UCLA defeated South Carolina State 96-68 on Friday night for its third straight win despite a depleted roster.

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After backlash, Trump says he will postpone plan to allow elephant trophy imports

Los Angeles Times

In a surprise move, the Trump administration will suspend its recent decision to allow hunters to bring elephant trophies back to the U.S. from parts of southern Africa, President Trump announced Friday night on Twitter.

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Tesla's Semi and Roadster impress, but 'production hell' raises doubts about follow-through

Los Angeles Times

Elon Musk wowed the world with the introduction of a new Tesla Semi heavy-duty truck Thursday night, as well as a sexy new $200,000 Roadster sports car that goes from zero to 60 mph in an unheard-of 1.9 seconds.

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Portion of Glenneyre Street in Laguna to temporarily close

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A portion of Glenneyre Street between Agate Street and Bluebird Canyon Road in Laguna Beach will close to cars on Nov. 28, according to the city.

Al Franken photo is 'really bad,' says Trump, but president remains silent about Roy Moore allegations

President Trump has steadfastly refused to answer questions about Roy Moore, the Republican Senate candidate in Alabama accused of molesting a teenage girl and making advances on others decades ago. Yet mere hours after a radio broadcaster…