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Obama-Abe Meeting Could Set Trip's Tone

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - April 23, 2014 - 7:27pm
Obama arrived in Japan for the first state visit by an American leader in nearly two decades, kicking off a weeklong tour that will give the U.S. a chance to reassert itself in Asia.

U.S. New-Home Sales Plunge

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - April 23, 2014 - 7:11pm
Sales of newly built homes tumbled in March while prices surged, in the latest indication that the U.S. housing market is struggling to regain traction.

Alistair MacLeod, a Novelist in No Hurry, Dies at 77

NY Times Books - April 23, 2014 - 5:53pm
Mr. MacLeod, a Canadian author, won the International Impac Dublin Literary Award in 2001 for his novel “No Great Mischief.”






Easing on Deportations Expected to Be Modest

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - April 23, 2014 - 5:35pm
Any easing of deportations is expected to be modest after the Obama administration's current review of immigration policies, a senior administration official said.

California's lopsided politics yield little election intrigue

L.A. Times - California Politics - April 23, 2014 - 5:32pm
Secretary of state candidates' debate is more geekfest than slugfest — and it's one of the more interesting contests in the 'top two' primary era.

SACRAMENTO — It has come to this: California politics have become so one-sided that the only half-way intriguing statewide races this spring are for two largely ministerial jobs.

Two Small Firms Adapt to ACA

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - April 23, 2014 - 5:31pm
Small businesses are finding both benefits and costs as they attempt to navigate the Affordable Care Act.

Report: 2013 a good year for clean air in Ventura County

Ventura County Star News - April 23, 2014 - 5:25pm
Last year was Ventura County's cleanest air period on record, according to a new report on air quality.

Two More Prominent Hospitals Halt Hysterectomy Procedure

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - April 23, 2014 - 5:06pm
Cleveland Clinic and University of Pennsylvania Health System halt the use of morcellators in hysterectomies following the FDA's warning that the surgical device can spread cancer.

Tiger brought to Deer Creek Canyon for TV news report

Ventura County Star News - April 23, 2014 - 5:00pm
The Ventura County Planning Commission last month rejected a proposal to house up to five white tigers at a facility in remote Deer Creek Canyon, siding with residents who opposed the plan.

Currents: Books: Essentially Japanese

NY Times Books - April 23, 2014 - 4:57pm
“Wa: The Essence of Japanese Design,” written by Kenya Hara, presents classic objects created over the past six centuries.






Rail Logjam Strands Cars at Factory

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - April 23, 2014 - 4:37pm
New cars and trucks are stacked up at U.S. factories as auto makers and railroads struggle to overcome delays brought on by winter weather and the rise of production outside the U.S. Midwest.

Vermont to Enact GMO Food-Labeling Law

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - April 23, 2014 - 4:21pm
VThe movement against genetically modified crops scored a signal victory Wednesday, as the Vermont legislature passed a bill that would make it the first state to require food makers to label products made with the technology.

Medication disposal day coming Saturday

Ventura County Star News - April 23, 2014 - 4:01pm
People can dispose of unused medication at locations across Ventura County on Saturday as part of National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day.

New Thousand Oaks representative charged with engaging community

Ventura County Star News - April 23, 2014 - 3:44pm
Shari Cooper will be working to get Thousand Oaks residents engaged in their civic government.

Georgia Expands Gun Owners' Rights

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - April 23, 2014 - 3:38pm
Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal signed into law a far-reaching bill expanding gun owners' rights, marking a high-profile win for the gun-rights movement.

‘Fallout,’ by Sadie Jones, and More

NY Times Books - April 23, 2014 - 3:15pm
Anger, anguish, infidelity and the limits of wealth are among the themes explored in six new novels this month.






Books of The Times: ‘Rebel Music,’ by Hisham D. Aidi

NY Times Books - April 23, 2014 - 2:51pm
“Rebel Music” by Hisham D. Aidi, describes the eagerness of young Muslims in every culture to find musical expression that feels like a safe haven in a combative world.






ArtsBeat: A Sad and Remarkable Life: Breanne Fahs Talks About ‘Valerie Solanas’

NY Times Books - April 23, 2014 - 2:34pm
Ms. Fahs discusses the life and work of the radical thinker who shot Andy Warhol.






Poland Welcomes U.S. Troops

Wall Street Journal U.S. News - April 23, 2014 - 1:54pm
Poland welcomed a company of some 150 U.S. infantry troops on its territory and said more forces could be deployed quickly if needed as it believed neighboring Russia was moving fast to carve up Ukraine.

Richard H. Hoggart, 95, ‘Chatterley’ Defender, Dies

NY Times Books - April 23, 2014 - 1:45pm
In a landmark obscenity case, Professor Hoggart stepped up to defend an explicit novel that was censored in Britain for more than three decades.
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