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TALLAHASSEE – Democratic U.S. Rep. Corrine Brown was being facetious when she described her meandering congressional district stretching from Jacksonville to Gainesville, Sanford and the outskirts of Orlando as the "most popular" in America. But...
Kyle Rodas isn't a star quarterback who might one day toss a game-winning touchdown pass in the Super Bowl, or even a high-school game. Ever since his teenage body turned on him, Kyle's realized he'll never be carried off the field as the conquering hero...
It is a source of fierce shame and more than a little defensiveness in Compton that the area's lone bastion of higher education, Compton Community College, lost its accreditation in 2005 after officials absconded with public money and the district came up...
One of American politics' most comforting nostrums is the notion that we always are united by far more than what divides us. It's a sentiment Barack Obama repeats frequently in his speeches, and both the president and California Gov. Jerry Brown are...
Tags: Philosophy, NPR, Elections, The New York Times, Barack Obama
Imagine if today's Los Angeles were governed by a white mayor and an all-white City Council. And then imagine if that anomaly was protected by city election rules that virtually guaranteed no Latino candidate could land a spot in elected office. The civil...
Bookshelves real and virtual are stocked with volumes about Los Angeles and Southern California written by people who parachute into a Westside guest house for a few weeks, hit the hot spots and high spots, then write with voice-of-God authority for...
Despite the sultry temperature, Jacqueline Centeno refused to yield. She knew her grandpa never would. Or her father. So, Centeno — joined by about 100 others who turned out Thursday afternoon at the 65th Infantry Veterans Park in Osceola County...
Mike ThomasOn parenting to the test, guns and civility… For years, teachers have been complaining about lousy parents undermining their work in the classroom. So now state Rep. Kelli Stargel, R-Lakeland, wants to empower teachers by requiring them to grade...
Tags: MSNBC (tv network), Education, Arizona, Entertainment, Politics
In April of last year, Marco Rubio came to Orlando scrounging for attention. Now he squeezes in an interview between events. Now he has an entourage. Now he is favored to be the next U.S. senator from Florida. Much has changed, including a switch to...
Tags: Barack Obama, Arizona, Politics, Bill McCollum, Florida
Hispanosphere - Orlando SentinelThe most popular product of Consumer Reports, its annual Auto Issue, now wants to reach Hispanics in their own language. For the first time, “Autos del 2011″ will launch this week in Spanish, offering information about the top picks, best and ...
Culture MonsterTheater legend: Arthur Laurents, the writer-director behind "West Side Story," "Gypsy" and other theatrical works, is dead. He was believed to be 93. (Los Angeles Times) Show of support: A federal commission has recommended construction of a museum on...
Culture MonsterIllinois bill would exclude tourists from free Chicago museum admission...
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