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President Trump’s threat to declare a national emergency and build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border may not be sound policy, but the president’s critics are wrong when they say he cannot constitutionally do it. If Trump makes good on his plans, he would almost certainly win in court....

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Angelenos got the nation’s first earthquake early warning smartphone app on Jan. 3. ShakeAlertLA generated buzz and downloads, but we humans remain hardwired for earthquake denial. At some point, a devastating event will happen but who knows when or how bad it will be? Merely to raise the...

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Gavin Newsom got elected doing something that no California gubernatorial candidate had ever done — putting the needs of youngsters atop his agenda. “Our role begins when babies are still in the womb and it doesn’t end until we’ve done all we can to prepare them for a quality job and...

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People are fighting back against robot cars. Self-driving cars being tested in Arizona by Waymo, a Google sister company, have been attacked by residents in at least 21 separate incidents, according to the Arizona Republic. People in the Chandler area have thrown rocks at the cars, slashed their...

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To the editor: Both an editorial and the op-ed article by Los Angeles Unified School District Supt. Austin Beutner on Jan. 9 express the hope that teachers will decide not to strike on Monday by accepting the premise that there is not enough funding for the improvements in public school education...

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To the editor: It is surprising to see how Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) has been criticized for being vulgar. What sort of responses are appropriate in the face of a president who consistently delivers profane, vulgar, bigoted and non-unifying messages? Should we all maintain decorum while the...

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To the editor: A letter writer recommended that someone just hum quietly or look at a smartphone during a prayer at a public meeting if one does not wish to listen to a prayer. I have been to numerous public meetings, and it would be disrespectful to follow these recommendations in the total...

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