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A good dentist is hard to find, especially in low-income and rural areas, but trained dental therapists can provide effective care where it is needed.
Is this Halloween tradition meant to be a local neighborhood event, or a bridge to other communities? Or is it just about free candy?
It’s hard to imagine a Congress less productive than this one, but obstructionism could actually get worse under G.O.P. control.
An investigation shows that the governor was largely responsible for the Long Island Power Authority’s bumbling response to Hurricane Sandy.
His grievances sound like those from the days of the U.S.S.R.
Its parliamentary elections, which were peaceful and broadly accepted by all parties, were a remarkable example to a region that has been in upheaval since the Arab Spring.
Is Sacrificing a bit of comfort for public health such a great indignity?
The 2014 campaign brings a fresh focus on candidates with fervently held, evidence-free beliefs.
Mrs. Clinton begins her dance with the Democratic left.
The latest snubs and sneers won’t help U.S. interests in the Mideast.
Faster growth awaits a change in policy direction in Congress.
Kudos to Britain’s Prime Minister, who said that tax cuts are more than pragmatic, pro-growth measures—they’re the right thing to do.
These are The Times' recommendations for the Nov. 4 election. Each is discussed in depth at www.latimes.com/endorsements. The Times endorses selectively, and this year focused on statewide and county races, on elections for L.A. County Superior Court and on the race to succeed retiring U.S....
California last considered right-to-die legislation in 2007. But now, the case of Brittany Maynard, a Californian who moved to Oregon so that she could painlessly end her life, may help persuade the Legislature to try again.
must confess something. I live in San Francisco, home of the Giants, who just won the World Series. And I'm proud.
Could a city in bankruptcy be required to cut its employees' pensions as part of its reorganization plan, as a matter of fairness to other creditors taking cuts? Christopher M. Klein, the chief federal bankruptcy judge in Sacramento, answered that question with a qualified "yes" this month when...
Former Panamanian strongman Manuel Noriega and actress Lindsay Lohan have at least one thing in common: Both recently filed high-profile lawsuits against video game makers, charging that their likenesses were used in games without their permission.
It may seem unlikely, but penguins offer a crucial lesson for the United States' national security.
Is this election really about nothing? Democrats might like to think so, but it's not.
If retailers roll out a mobile wallet that bypasses the major credit card networks, which types of consumers benefit? Will the payment network, ultimately, catch on?
The big news of the day in criminal justice circles is that Cook County State's Attorney Anita Alvarez has undone the work of the office of her predecessor and freed Alstory Simon.
In responding to the Ebola crisis, President Barack Obama is being his usual self — passive, detached, unable or unwilling to lead. So say his critics, who accuse him of being an idle observer of his own presidency.
In the response to Ebola, the medical community has quickly addressed its initial errors, which included the failure to promptly diagnose the first domestic case in Dallas and the inadequate protocol for caregivers. Lapses of this sort aren't likely to happen again.
An intriguing figure is gaining prominence in the Iranian government just as regional conflicts in Iraq and Syria intensify and nuclear talks with the West move toward a Nov. 24 deadline. The newly prominent official is Ali Shamkhani, the head of Iran’s national security council. He played a key role last summer in the ouster of Nouri al-Maliki as Iraq’s prime minister. In interviews over the past few weeks, Iraqi, Iranian, Lebanese, European and U.S. officials have all described Shamkhani as a rising political player. Read full article >>
“Ebola has reminded people that it is not just poor people who can die of infectious disease,” Bill Gates tells me, in a characteristically matter-of-fact tone. In a tragic, unsought sense, this is Gates’s moment. The focus of his life — preventable disease — is suddenly the obsession of the world. Gates, who has donated $50 million to the Ebola fight (through his foundation), will give a major address Sunday at the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. According to a preview copy of the speech, he will cover the waterfront of vicious infections, from sleeping sickness to dengue to chikungunya (a decidedly unpleasant virus, which is spreading by mosquito in the Western Hemisphere, and which my brother recently contracted on a trip to Haiti). Read full article >>
What is this, Stockholm Syndrome? The latest polling data from Harvard’s Institute of Politics should be discouraging to Democrats, who have traditionally been able to depend on young bleeding-hearts for electoral support: A majority of 18- to 29-year-old likely voters now say they would prefer a Republican-controlled Congress to a Democratic one, by a margin of 4 percentage points. That’s true even though those very same voters say Democrats in Congress are doing a better job than their Republican counterparts. Read full article >>
Is this election really about nothing? Democrats might like to think so, but it’s not. First, like all U.S. elections, it’s about the economy. The effect of the weakest recovery in two generations is reflected in President Obama’s 13-point underwater ratings for his handling of the economy. Read full article >>
No matter how well Republicans do at the polls Tuesday — and my hunch is they won’t do as well as they hope — the GOP won’t be able to claim any kind of mandate. That’s because they have refused to articulate any vision for governing. Read full article >>
More than 20 years ago, the scholar Samuel Huntington established his “two-turnover test” for fledgling democracies. A country can be said to be a consolidated democracy, he argued, only when there have been two peaceful transitions of power. This week, with its second parliamentary election, Tunisia passed Huntington’s test. Read full article >>
But virus must be tamed at its source for actions in USA to have meaning.   
Barring people from Liberia would have prevented the first three cases in the U.S.   
Technology insider and USA TODAY reader Cindi Howson on getting more girls in the field   
The late-night comics bring you the latest technology news.   
Replacing it with Election Month only helps incumbents and hurts the United States.   
Japanese Ambassador Kenichiro Sasae talks about his country's history with China, repairing relations and rebounding the world's economy during this interview with Editorial Page Editor Brian Gallagher.   
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