“There is nothing new about poverty. What is new, however, is that we have the resources to get rid of it.”
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BOLIVAR, Mo. — Before he turned 21, Blaec Lammers had seen the inside of mental health facilities at least seven times.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Anyone who’s ever encountered Internet trolls, those vile, racist, sexist and often profane people who gorge themselves on others’ misery, might have concluded they are psychologically disturbed.
PALOMAR MOUNTAIN, Calif. — The shutters to the dome sheltering the 200-inch telescope on Palomar Mountain open with a clunk. With a steady purr of the two-horsepower motors, the twin panels, 115 tons each, begin to part.
By Bruce Siceloff
BANGOR, Maine — Sally Patterson reflected on her part in the health care system as she pointed her aging silver Subaru west on U.S. Highway 2 early one morning, headed for the tiny hamlet of Carmel.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The new public library on San Antonio’s south side is missing something that once seemed unthinkable: books.
LOS ANGELES — If a magnitude-9.0 earthquake were to strike along California’s sparsely populated North Coast, it would have a catastrophic ripple effect.
SAN FRANCISCO — Doreen Cappelli is so hooked on her morning cappuccino that she says she’d pay a lot more to get it.
DETROIT — Scott Asheton, whose hard-hitting drumming was the bedrock of the Stooges’ influential sound, died Sunday. He was 64.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Clare Cavendish. Irish dame, gorgeous, loaded, living in early 1950s L.A. Got a husband and a boyfriend. The first one is no good and louting about. The second is no good and can’t be found. The lady wouldn’t mind getting rid of the first but wants the second one back.
ROME — Seated in one of the thousands of stacking chairs packed between the enfolding arms of St. Peter’s Square, pointed at a small stage on the steps of one of the world’s most recognizable places of worship, Texan Bob Boillet uses the word everybody seems to be using when talking about the head of his church, Pope Francis.
Here are condensed versions of this week’s book reviews:
WASHINGTON — While supporters and opponents of the Keystone XL pipeline have been busy debating the controversial proposal, the oil that it’s intended to move has found another carrier — one that didn’t require the president’s stamp of approval or several years and billions of dollars to construct.
Standing in a Wisconsin State Capitol hearing room surrounded by parents hugging their seriously ill children, Sally Schaeffer began to cry as she talked about her daughter.