Los Angeles Times

East Bay Earthquake Fault is 'Tectonic Time Bomb' -- And More Dangerous Than the San Andreas: Study

HAYWARD, Calif. — The San Andreas long has been the fault many Californians feared the most, having unleashed the great 1906 earthquake that led to San Francisco's destruction 112 years ago Wednesday.

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How Trump's Obamacare Administrator is Quietly Taking a Hatchet to Obamacare

It's been well documented that the Trump White House has filled federal agencies with bureaucrats whose life work is destroying the very agencies they've been assigned to. But one is in a better position than her fellows to threaten the health of millions of Americans — and she's been working at that assiduously.

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Compton Rap Artist Kendrick Lamar Makes History With Pulitzer Prize Win

Their names are inked in history books and on the walls of hallowed concert halls as winners of American music's most esteemed award, the Pulitzer Prize for music: Aaron Copland, George Crumb, John Luther Adams, Ornette Coleman, Caroline Shaw and dozens more.

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The 'White People Stage' Is Over: How Beyonce changed the Temperature at Coachella

INDIO, Calif. — So much for the "white people stage." That's how Vince Staples, the deeply skeptical Long Beach rapper, referred to the main stage of the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival ...

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Mexico Has Its Own 'Fake News' Crisis -- and Journalists Are Fighting Back

MEXICO CITY — No, a candidate in Mexico's upcoming presidential election did not pose nude with a drag queen. No, the wife of another candidate is not the granddaughter of a Nazi. And no, a third contender did not vow to win the election by buying votes.

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Muslim Cop Alleges 'Blatant Racism' in San Francisco Police Department

A San Francisco police officer who emigrated from Afghanistan and is Muslim has alleged that he was harassed on the job and retaliated against after reporting racist and homophobic comments by his colleagues.

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Kids Don't Need a Cellphone - They Need a Digital Diet

According to a recent survey by the toy company Melissa & Doug, 70% of parents want their children to spend less time watching electronic media and 62% want them to spend less time on electronic devices. They are right. After all, studies show that screen time is associated with higher levels of obesity, shorter attention spans and more psychological problems, including higher rates of depression. The new year is as good a time as any to rethink your house rules.

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Could Cigarettes and Booze Be the Real "Gateway Drugs"?

Alcohol reshapes the brain in ways that make rats more likely to become cocaine addicts

The idea of a "gateway drug" may sound like a throwback to the "Just say no" era. But new research offers fresh evidence that alcohol and nicotine — two psychoactive agents that are legal, ubiquitous and widely used during adolescence — ease the path that leads from casual cocaine use to outright addiction.

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Las Vegas Security Guard Shot Before Rampage Appears to Have Vanished

Editor's Note: The information in this article has been critiqued by Snopes.com as false

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These Are 3 of the Most Dangerous Opponents of Universal Healthcare

With momentum building for single-payer healthcare among Democratic voters and a growing number of 2020 hopefuls, Sen. Bernie Sanders unveiled a “Medicare for All” bill last week. Immediately, a number of pundits denounced the legislation as an “unrealistic” “bloated” “disaster” full of “magic math.”

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