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Living off the grid in Slab City
  • Arkasha Stevenson / Los Angeles Times

Living off the grid in Slab City

Posted On: 1:44 p.m. | December 19, 2011

A desert squatters camp in the Imperial Valley has become its own community and, with the nation mired in recession, is more popular than ever. View Post»

Lansford kicks the Rams into playoffs

Lansford kicks the Rams into playoffs

Posted On: 10:07 a.m. | December 19, 2011

Rams' Mike Lansford celebrates after kicking game-winning field goal against the New Orleans Saints – getting the Los Angeles Rams into the NFC playoffs. View Post»

Pictures in the News | Dec. 19, 2011
  • Eric S. Swist / Conroe [Texas] Courier

Pictures in the News | Dec. 19, 2011

Posted On: 9:49 a.m. | December 19, 2011

Pictures in the News from around the world. View Post»

North Korea's Kim Jong Il dead at 69
  • Associated Press

North Korea’s Kim Jong Il dead at 69

Posted On: 8:59 a.m. | December 19, 2011

Kim, 69, defied and baffled world with his nuclear aims and bizarre actions. His death creates uncertainty about the future direction of the isolated nation. View Post»

U.S. troops pull out, leaving behind uncertain Iraq

Final U.S. combat troops leave Iraq

Posted On: 8:55 p.m. | December 17, 2011

When U.S. forces poured across this border the night of March 20, 2003, many were convinced of a swift and certain victory. The two nations knew one another only as caricatures. Their relationship was built on suspicion and mistrust. Now, as U.S. forces cross the same border as they exit Iraq, many of those same suspicions remain, and the ultimate achievements of the U.S. adventure in Iraq... View Post»

The Iraq war | A retrospective

The Iraq war | A retrospective

Posted On: 7:38 p.m. | December 17, 2011

Dec. 15, 2011 marked the official end of the Iraq war and the end of an era with the withdrawal of all remaining U.S. combat troops from the country and their return home. Precipitated by President George W. Bush and his administration's belief that Saddam Hussein was developing weapons of mass destruction, the war spanned almost nine years. It cost the U.S. $1 trillion and resulted in... View Post»

Iraq, then and now

Iraq war: Scenes in Baghdad, then and now

Posted On: 12:24 p.m. | December 17, 2011

Los Angeles Times photographer Carolyn Cole covered the war in Iraq from Baghdad before, during and after the first bombs were dropped. Recently Cole returned to Iraq to cover the U.S. military withdrawal and revisited the scenes of several of her earlier photographs to document the changes. Here are some of the images. View Post»

Slab City
  • Arkasha Stevenson / Los Angeles Times

Slab City

Posted On: 7:00 a.m. | December 17, 2011

A desert squatters camp in the Imperial Valley, has become its own community and, with the nation mired in recession, is more popular than ever. View Post»


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