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Today, the Independence Institute's Kopel and The Economist's Lockwood address the international view on guns. Previously, they debated the fading politics of gun control and the lessons of Virginia Tech. Later this week, they'll talk about treasured...
The Russian government has argued that its recent military operations in Georgia were justified by the principle of "responsibility to protect" (colloquially known as R2P). This is the approach to dealing with mass-atrocity crimes that was embraced by 150...
Tags: Rwanda, Russia, Georgia, Wars and Interventions, Armed Conflicts
JOSHUA TREE Venomous animals of the desert William Hayes, professor of biology at Loma Linda University, today talks about the biology of venomous animals, how to avoid them and first-aid and clinical treatments to use in case you don't. When, where:...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterThe ancient Khmer city of Angkor in Cambodia was the largest preindustrial metropolis in the world, with a population near 1 million and an urban sprawl that stretched over an area similar to modern-day Los Angeles, researchers reported Monday. The city'...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterLonging for an out-of-country excursion but feeling a little poor because you have only dollars in your pocket? Relax. Even with the fast-eroding value of the dollar against other currencies, you still can find international destinations where your buck...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterSTEVIE WONDER'S mother, Lula Mae Hardaway, famously co-wrote his hits "I Was Made to Love Her" and "Signed, Sealed, Delivered I'm Yours." So after she died last year, Wonder soon realized that there couldn't be a more fitting way to recover than to take...
Zap2It.comSudan has become the latest recipient of Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt's generosity. The Hollywood couple has donated $100,000 to support the Duk Lost Boys Clinic in Southern Sudan, which will be the first modern medical facility that will serve 150,000...
Beto De Luna of Glendale was sitting at a restaurant in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, one morning in September when he "saw this monk walk up, and [two people] started praying to him. To me, it was a National Geographic moment" that captured the culture of the...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterHigh above the icy fjord, the vault is almost complete. Inside a frozen mountain not far from the North Pole, workers are building three concrete chambers to withstand global warming, floods and fires, wars and nuclear holocaust. This Arctic safe,...
Today, Andrés Martinez and Joseph Farah look at whether a one-party state is sustainable during a long-running boom. Yesterday, they debated whether China poses a military threat to the United States; they've also pondered Chinese imports and the broad...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterMarine Lance Cpl. Jose Gutierrez was an orphan who made his way to the U.S. from the streets of Guatemala City as a teen. Army Sgt. 1st Class Tung Nguyen, born in Vietnam, was 11 and living in a refugee camp in Thailand when his mother placed him on a...
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