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Public schools struggle with lessons about Islam amid renewed fears of terrorism

Public schools struggle with lessons about Islam amid renewed fears of terrorism
Written by Edwin Harper on 2015-12-20


The assignment on world religions that was handed out to students at Riverheads High School in rural Virginia seemed pretty simple, on its face.A teacher's printout explained why calligraphy was religiously significant to Muslims. The assignment asked students to re-create the complex strokes for the Shahada, the Islamic statement of faith, "to give you an idea of the artistic complexity of...(Read More)

Video shows L.A. County sheriff

Video shows L.A. County sheriff's deputies fatally shooting man in Lynwood
Written by Edwin Harper on 2015-12-13


Los Angeles County Sheriff Jim McDonnell has scheduled a news conference Sunday to discuss the fatal shooting by sheriff’s deputies of a man wielding a gun at a busy Lynwood intersection, an incident caught on a dramatic video that has sparked protests in the neighborhood.The sheriff and homicide detectives will discuss the shooting at a news conference at 11 a.m. at the Hall of Justice downtown....(Read More)

Obama seeks to reassure Americans fearful of terrorism

Obama seeks to reassure Americans fearful of terrorism
Written by Edwin Harper on 2015-12-06


Making only his third prime-time address from the Oval Office, President Obama sought Sunday to reassure Americans fearful since last week's massacre in San Bernardino, and vowed to destroy Islamic State."The threat from terrorism is real, but we will overcome it," Obama said.Obama insisted his administration is making progress in its efforts to confront terrorism and defeat Islamic State,...(Read More)

Bullet train faces new scrutiny after release of report predicting higher costs

Bullet train faces new scrutiny after release of report predicting higher costs
Written by Edwin Harper on 2015-11-26


The Los Angeles to San Francisco bullet train is headed for new federal and state scrutiny following disclosure that the project's lead contractor forecast significant cost increases that were not made public.Rep. Jeff Denham (R-Turlock), chairman of the U.S. House rail subcommittee, said he plans to call hearings early next year to examine the project's cost and the state's failure to disclose the...(Read More)

Obama resolves to defeat Islamic State, urges Americans to reject fear

Obama resolves to defeat Islamic State, urges Americans to reject fear
Written by Edwin Harper on 2015-11-22


President Obama on Sunday urged Americans not to "succumb to fear" or accept the threat of terrorism as a "new normal," vowing as the United States intensifies its military campaign that defeating the Islamic State was "not only a realistic goal, we're going to get it done."In a news conference closing a three-nation tour of Asia, Obama seemed to acknowledge the critique...(Read More)

Investigators find new clues to identity of Paris attackers

Investigators find new clues to identity of Paris attackers
Written by Edwin Harper on 2015-11-15


The investigation into the horrific attacks that killed at least 129 people rippled across Europe on Sunday as French officials identified one of the dead suspects and the tracks of the attackers expanded well outside France.Belgium said that two of the assailants had lived in and around Brussels, and information from the Balkans suggested that one of the attackers might have entered Europe as a...(Read More)

Embattled SeaWorld to overhaul killer whale show

Embattled SeaWorld to overhaul killer whale show
Written by Edwin Harper on 2015-11-09


Facing declining attendance and harsh criticism from animal rights groups, SeaWorld said it will overhaul its controversial killer whale show in San Diego to puts less emphasis on tricks and more on conservation efforts.The plan to launch a new show is part of the Orlando, Fla., company’s broader efforts to highlight the company's work saving animals in the wild -- a campaign intended to fend...(Read More)

How California Republicans and Democrats differ from those nationally

How California Republicans and Democrats differ from those nationally
Written by Edwin Harper on 2015-11-01


For decades, Californians prided themselves on cutting the path to be trod later by national political figures. Ronald Reagan rose first on the West Coast and spread eastward with his election as president. The anti-tax movement likewise moved from west to east, grounded by the historic approval of Proposition 13's property tax limitations in 1978.This year, the state's Democrats and Republicans...(Read More)

Marco Rubio shows he can take a punch, and swing right back

Marco Rubio shows he can take a punch, and swing right back
Written by Edwin Harper on 2015-10-29


Like more than a dozen other stragglers in the Republican presidential race, Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida has been counting on widely viewed televised debates to lift him into the top tier of candidates.His sure-footed performance in Wednesday’s CNBC debate was Rubio’s strongest so far, with a withering retort at the ready when his archrival Jeb Bush assailed him for skipping Senate votes...(Read More)





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