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Raiding a marijuana grow in the Southern Sierras

Raiding a marijuana grow in the Southern Sierras

Posted On: 5:47 p.m. | December 25, 2012

A few minutes after 4 a.m., agents in camouflage cluster in a dusty field in Kern County. "Movement needs to be slow, deliberate and quiet," the team leader whispers. "Lock and load now." They check their ammunition and assault rifles, not exactly sure who they might meet in the dark: heavily armed Mexican drug traffickers, or just poorly-paid fieldworkers camping miserably in the brush. ... View Post»

U.S. Army relations in Afghanistan

U.S. Army relations in Afghanistan

Posted On: 3:52 p.m. | December 25, 2012

As American troops shift from combat to advising, the ominous specter of "insider attacks" by Afghan troops has strained the relationship between the two armies. Sixty-two Western coalition troops have been killed this year in 46 such attacks, leaving many American soldiers deeply suspicious of their erstwhile allies. At the same time, some Afghan officers and soldiers say they feel abandoned... View Post»

From the Archive - Best of 2012
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From the Archive – Best of 2012

Posted On: 12:50 a.m. | December 25, 2012

After 225 From the Archive posts in 2012, here's the reader's and my favorites from the last year. View Post»

Christmas lights gallery and holiday photo tips
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Christmas lights gallery and holiday photo tips

Posted On: 3:00 p.m. | December 24, 2012

Christmas light from around the world View Post»

Nativity scene at Old City Plaza
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Nativity scene at Old City Plaza

Posted On: 12:13 a.m. | December 24, 2012

Elaborate figures create a dramatic Nativity display at Old City Plaza adjacent to Olvera St. in Los Angeles. View Post»

The Week in Pictures | December 17 - 23, 2012

The Week in Pictures | December 17 – 23, 2012

Posted On: 8:15 a.m. | December 23, 2012

Our weekly roundup of our favorite photos gathered by the wire services and our photographers. View Post»

Crack epidemic in Brazil

Crack epidemic in Brazil

Posted On: 7:24 p.m. | December 22, 2012

Brazil is dealing with what officials call a crack epidemic, affecting Brazilians of all ages and confounding government efforts to deal with it. Almost a year after a high-profile police effort to clean up Sao Paulo’s cracolandia as part of a revitalization program for the historic center, the outposts remain, but in a number of shifting locations rather than one large one. Crack is cheap... View Post»

Environmental impact of marijuana growing in California

Environmental impact of marijuana-growing in California

Posted On: 6:32 p.m. | December 22, 2012

State scientists, grappling with an explosion of marijuana-growing in the North Coast, recently studied aerial imagery of a small tributary of the Eel River, spawning grounds for endangered coho salmon and other threatened fish. In the remote, 37-square-mile patch of forest, they counted 281 outdoor pot farms and 286 greenhouses, containing an estimated 20,000 plants — mostly fed by water... View Post»


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