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The Swampby Frank James There was a so-called table-top exercise today at the White House in which senior officials of the incoming Obama Administration rehearsed their roles in the event of a national emergency. Details of the scenario weren't released by......
The Swampby Mark Silva Hand this to Robert Gibbs: He is new at the podium of the West Wing press briefing room. He was surprised to learn, today, that the press corps might want to hear a rundown of what President......
The Swampby Mark Silva With much of the world awaiting confirmation of hopes that a newly elected American president will set a new direction in relations with the United States, Vice President Joe Biden promised in Germany today "to set a......
The Swampby Mark Silva All the focus on President Barack Obama in his travels across Europe - and on the sideshows of the Michelle Obama-Queen Elizabeth II touch and Michelle Obama-Carla Bruni 'fashion smackdown' - has tended to overshadow the work......
The Swampby Christi Parsons and Laura King and updated repeatedly President Barack Obama made a surprise landing in Baghdad today to meet with American military forces, help award some medals of valor and make his first stand as president in the......
Tags: White House, Armed Forces, Alabama, Travel, Awards and Prizes
The Swampby Mark Silva Dan Choi, a gay National Guard platoon leader, faces discharge from the military -- with the Obama administration "quietly shelving the president's campaign promise to repeal the 16-year-old "don't ask, don't tell" policy with the tacit...
The Swampby Mark Silva Retired Marine Gen. Jim Jones, National Security Adviser to President Barack Obama, is "a Bono fan.'' Rahm Emanuel, making his second tour of duty in the West Wing of the White House, isn't about to publicly compare......
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterEditor's note: Nov. 18 marks the 30th anniversary of the Jonestown tragedy in which 913 people died in a ritual of mass suicide and murder at a cult compound in Guyana. This story was first published on the 25th anniversary of the massacre. OAKLAND -- On...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterAs mourners assembled Wednesday for the 20th annual services commemorating the Jonestown tragedy, a Los Angeles business executive pledged funds for a long-sought memorial wall to be inscribed with the names and ages of more than 900 victims of the mass...
Tags: Los Angeles Times, Suicide, Crimes, Bob Brown, Death
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterIt was deja vu: Too many bodies, life snuffed out, arranged neatly in restful repose, showing no obvious signs of violence. In one case, the dead were shielded from the sun by the red-tiled roof of a million-dollar mansion in a wealthy Southern California...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterIn 10-year-old photographs, the ground around the Jonestown pavilion is covered with bodies of men, women and children. More than 900 people had received a fatal potion of poison in Jim Jones' grisly ritual of suicide and murder. Today, the infamous spot...
Tags: Los Angeles Times, Georgetown, Cults and Sects, Suicide, Africa
Police found the bodies of 39 young men, apparently cult members who believed they were sent to earth as angels, lying dead on their backs yesterday in a luxurious home -- victims of what authorities were calling a mass suicide. The cult they belonged...
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