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July 20, 2012 | By León Krauze
At the beginning of May, with a couple of months to go until the Mexican elections, I interviewed Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, the presidential candidate of the leftist Democratic Revolutionary Party. We spoke for more than an hour, most of which he devoted to his usual talking points about how today's Mexico is a cabal of rich men who operate in cahoots with a corrupt political system obsessed with self-preservation. I had heard it all before, as had the Mexican electorate, which rejected Lopez Obrador's bid for the presidency last month, giving the victory to his Institutional Revolutionary Party, or PRI, opponent, Enrique Peña Nieto, by more than 6 percentage points.
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SPORTS
April 10, 2014 | By Lisa Dillman
EDMONTON, Canada - Records, refining and an imminent retirement. The three Rs marked the Kings' final regular-season road game as they defeated the Edmonton Oilers, 3-0, on Thursday night at Rextall Place behind Marian Gaborik's three-point effort and the fourth shutout of the season for rookie goalie Martin Jones. Records were matched and others broken with the Kings' late-season tour of the also-rans in the Pacific Division ending, thankfully, as did their three-game losing streak.
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SPORTS
April 10, 2014 | By Lisa Dillman
EDMONTON, Canada - Records, refining and an imminent retirement. The three Rs marked the Kings' final regular-season road game as they defeated the Edmonton Oilers, 3-0, on Thursday night at Rextall Place behind Marian Gaborik's three-point effort and the fourth shutout of the season for rookie goalie Martin Jones. Records were matched and others broken with the Kings' late-season tour of the also-rans in the Pacific Division ending, thankfully, as did their three-game losing streak.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 12, 2013 | By Nardine Saad
Susan Sarandon has an award-season trick in her arsenal: pot. The Oscar-nominated actress stopped by Bravo's late-night gab fest "Watch What Happens Live!" along with actor Ralph Fiennes when host Andy Cohen enlisted her in a game of "Plead the Fifth," which requires his guest to answer three questions and let only one go unanswered by pleading the Fifth Amendment. "Name one major Hollywood event that you showed up to stoned," Cohen asked her. "Only one?!" the legalized marijuana advocate asked in knee-slapping laughter.
SPORTS
October 12, 2013 | By Gary Klein
Former USC football coach Lane Kiffin said Saturday that viewing the Trojans' 38-31 victory over Arizona  n Thursday “was like watching some else raise your kids.” Kiffin, in his first public comments since being fired on Sept. 29, took the high road during an interview  with Chris Fowler on ESPN's “College GameDay” show in Seattle. Kiffin said he had “a great passion” for USC and Trojans players and coaches. “To have that taken away is very hard,” Kiffin said.
SPORTS
January 18, 2009 | BILL PLASCHKE
You wonder whether he will pick up the phone. What possible reason would he have to pick up the phone? As his football team has become a symbol of determination, he has become one of disillusionment. As the Arizona Cardinals have sprinted wildly through the NFL playoffs, he has stood painfully still. As the Cardinals attempt to leap upon football's grandest stage today in the NFC championship game against the Philadelphia Eagles, he will recede even further into the background.
SPORTS
July 7, 2013 | By Dan Loumena
Marion Bartoli, a French tennis veteran with the IQ of a genius and recently crowned Wimbledon women's champion, had little to say in the wake of a sexist remark about her looks by way of comparison to Maria Sharapova, a lanky blond from Russia. BBC radio commentator John Inverdale remarked after Bartoli's 6-1, 6-4 victory over Germany's Sabine Lisicki, "Do you think Bartoli's dad told her when she was little: 'You're never going to be a looker. You'll never be a Sharapova, so you have to be scrappy and fight'?"
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 9, 1998
The head of the California Teachers Assn. could have ducked the controversy over Proposition 227, the successful ballot initiative that does away with most bilingual education in favor of one year of intensive English instruction. Ahead lay legal challenges in the courts and state Board of Education action on what the initiative would require in the classroom. CTA President Lois Tinson opposed the measure and could have given comfort to the teachers who have promised to defy the new law.
SPORTS
September 12, 1998 | From Staff Reports
There's a good reason Antelope Valley High has renewed its rivalry with Bakersfield of the Central Section after a two-year hiatus. Traffic. "I like traveling up that way," Antelope Valley Coach Brent Newcomb said as he gestured to the north. "It's 90 miles and it's easy. Go the other way and it always seems to take three or four hours." Much to Newcomb's chagrin, Antelope Valley heads 45 miles south next week to play Sylmar.
SPORTS
August 29, 2009 | SAM FARMER
What in the H . . . DTV is going on? The NFL is tweaking the rule book less than two weeks before the start of the season just to accommodate the gigantic video board suspended over the field in the Dallas Cowboys' new stadium? Usually, the league fidgets and fusses over a rules change, making an alteration only after years of studies, statistics and arguments over the integrity of the game. This change took six days. Yes, it was an emergency situation, with the regular season almost upon us. And, no, Jerry Jones is not to blame, seeing as the Cowboys owner not only met but also exceeded the inadequate specifications of the league that there must be at least 85 feet of clearance above the field.
SPORTS
October 14, 2013 | By Gary Klein
USC's game against Utah on Oct. 26 at the Coliseum will kick off at 1 p.m., USC announced Monday. The game will be televised nationally by Pac-12 Networks. USC, coming off a 38-31 victory over Arizona, plays Notre Dame on Saturday at South Bend, Ind. Kickoff is at 4:30 p.m. (PDT) and the game will be televised by NBC. USC's Friday, Nov. 1 game at Oregon State will kick off at 6 p.m. Times for USC's last four games are still to be determined. ALSO: Trojans begin preparations for Notre Dame Former coach Lane Kiffin takes high road in ESPN interview USC cornerback Anthony Brown may be ready for Notre Dame  
SPORTS
October 13, 2013 | By Gary Klein
Ed Orgeron, who got his first victory as USC's interim coach last week, will seek his first road victory with the Trojans on Saturday at Notre Dame. USC improved to 4-2 by defeating Arizona, 38-31, last Thursday at the Coliseum. The Trojans were scheduled to resume practice Sunday. The Trojans' offense appeared more diverse than it had under Lane Kiffin as offensive coordinator Clay Helton utilized five tailbacks and quarterback Cody Kessler completed play-action passes for big gains.
SPORTS
October 12, 2013 | By Gary Klein
Former USC football coach Lane Kiffin said Saturday that viewing the Trojans' 38-31 victory over Arizona  n Thursday “was like watching some else raise your kids.” Kiffin, in his first public comments since being fired on Sept. 29, took the high road during an interview  with Chris Fowler on ESPN's “College GameDay” show in Seattle. Kiffin said he had “a great passion” for USC and Trojans players and coaches. “To have that taken away is very hard,” Kiffin said.
NEWS
September 11, 2013 | By Paul Whitefield
My dad always said that having the right tools made the job easier. I wonder what Dad would've thought of Miley Cyrus? Now, if you're one of the 100 or so people left in America who hasn't seen the video for her new song, “Wrecking Ball,” you might want to take a moment and check it out. (I'm a full-service blogger; video included above.) Though I should offer some caveats: Don't watch it at work: Unless, of course, you want to be accused of violating your company's sexual harassment policies and/or be sentenced to sexual harassment reeducation camp.
SPORTS
July 7, 2013 | By Dan Loumena
Marion Bartoli, a French tennis veteran with the IQ of a genius and recently crowned Wimbledon women's champion, had little to say in the wake of a sexist remark about her looks by way of comparison to Maria Sharapova, a lanky blond from Russia. BBC radio commentator John Inverdale remarked after Bartoli's 6-1, 6-4 victory over Germany's Sabine Lisicki, "Do you think Bartoli's dad told her when she was little: 'You're never going to be a looker. You'll never be a Sharapova, so you have to be scrappy and fight'?"
SPORTS
May 3, 2013 | T.J. Simers
MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Bring on the next bunch of disappointing, underachieving, gagging local athletes. And so it goes with our Trojans, Lakers, Clippers and even the Bruins losing their last three. So much promise, raised expectations and then a quick goodbye to all. The Kings? The who? Oh yeah, I hear they're down already, 2-0. Thank heavens for the grandchildren. They are waiting at home, in for a visit from Arizona, and they don't give a lick about the power trip referee Joe Crawford is on, disturbed fans in Memphis or a visit with the Choking Dogs on Monday night.
SPORTS
May 19, 2012 | By Mike Bresnahan
Shockingly, Scott Brooks didn't blame the referees. His players were blindingly faster and approximately 47 years younger at every position than the Lakers, but the Oklahoma City coach merely shrugged after the Lakers were awarded 42 free throws in their 99-96 Game 3 victory on Friday night at Staples Center. He said his players needed quicker feet. Took the high road. Saturday is the game of the season for the Lakers. It determines whether they keep hope for a mini-dynasty (three championships in four years)
TRAVEL
June 9, 1991 | JEFF FREES, Frees is a free-lance writer living in Colorado Springs, Colo.
There are two paved, two-lane roads connecting the towns of Espanola and Taos, New Mexico: the one along the Rio Grande River and the one over the foothills of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, known locally as the High Road. The Rio Grande road (New Mexico 68) is the more direct of the two, but it just can't measure up to the High Road (state highways 76, 75 and 3) in beauty, history and New Mexican flavor.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 21, 2013 | By Christie D'Zurilla
The "Mad Men" season six premiere happened Wednesday night at the Directors Guild of America in Los Angeles, and we're going to try to take the high road and write about it without discussing the Jon Hamm rumor that's been circulating this week. Yep, we're going to talk about who was in the room - the likes of Christina Hendricks, John Slattery, Elisabeth Moss and Jessica Pare - and definitely not about the, er, elephant in the room. The night was full of delicious tidbits: Vincent Kartheiser, who plays Pete Campbell on the show, revealing to People that he'd practiced his proposal for Alexis Bledel on his costars Moss and Pare, and Kartheiser's on-screen wife, Alison Brie, pondering what she might get the newly engaged couple for their wedding.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 25, 2013 | George Skelton, Capitol Journal
SACRAMENTO - The Republican Party has become so pathetic in California that it can't even find a candidate to run for governor next year. Correct that. It isn't even looking. Wouldn't know where to begin. The party's in no position to recruit anyway. It has little to offer. Certainly not a brand name, not in a state where the GOP steadily has been losing market share. Definitely not money. The party's deep in debt. Actually, neither major party historically has had to recruit top-of-ticket candidates.
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