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August 20, 2005 | Tyler Marshall, Times Staff Writer
President Bush announced the appointment Friday of a former White House advisor as special envoy for human rights in North Korea, a move that offers the potential for rare direct talks between the two countries. Washington lawyer Jay Lefkowitz provided advice on issues such as healthcare, stem cell research and litigation overhaul to Bush during the president's first term. Lefkowitz fills a post mandated by the North Korean Human Rights Act passed by Congress last year.
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August 20, 2005 | Tyler Marshall, Times Staff Writer
President Bush announced the appointment Friday of a former White House advisor as special envoy for human rights in North Korea, a move that offers the potential for rare direct talks between the two countries. Washington lawyer Jay Lefkowitz provided advice on issues such as healthcare, stem cell research and litigation overhaul to Bush during the president's first term. Lefkowitz fills a post mandated by the North Korean Human Rights Act passed by Congress last year.
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NATIONAL
May 13, 2004 | From Associated Press
President Bush on Wednesday named his acting AIDS advisor, Carol J. Thompson, as head of the Office of National AIDS Policy. Bush's first two AIDS advisors, Scott Evertz and Joseph O'Neill, are both male doctors who are openly gay. Thompson, a woman, is not a physician and is heterosexual. The appointments of Evertz and O'Neill to the job were applauded at the time by gay groups and AIDS activists.
WORLD
June 3, 2006 | From the Associated Press
A top U.S. diplomat Friday visited a pilot industrial complex jointly run by the two Koreas in the communist North, the South's Unification Ministry said. Kathleen Stephens, principal deputy assistant secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific affairs, is the highest-ranking U.S. official to visit the industrial zone in Kaesong, said Unification Ministry spokeswoman Yang Jeong-hwa.
WORLD
January 23, 2008 | Paul Richter, Times Staff Writer
Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice reproached a presidential envoy Tuesday for predicting that North Korea would not bow to pressure from the United States and its allies to disclose full details of its nuclear program. In an unusually sharp tone, Rice said that Jay Lefkowitz, Bush's special envoy to North Korea on human rights, was not speaking for the administration Thursday when he predicted that Pyongyang would hold on to its nuclear weapons. In talks involving six countries, U.S.
NEWS
January 2, 1996 | From Associated Press
At the end of their "Dark Ages Weekend," leading conservatives concluded there's nothing wrong with their "revolution"; it's their message that could use a little fine-tuning. Many worried aloud that President Clinton has outmaneuvered them in the budget debate by portraying Republicans as uncaring and their revolution as cruel. "We need to do better at capturing the moral high ground," said Arianna Huffington, an organizer of the weekend. "Cutting the government is only half of the equation.
NEWS
August 24, 2001 | From the Washington Post
Most or all of the human embryonic stem cell colonies approved for research funding under a new Bush administration policy have been mixed in the laboratory with mouse cells, possibly creating substantial hurdles for scientists trying to turn the colonies into treatments for Parkinson's disease, spinal cord injuries and other ailments.
NEWS
March 5, 1998 | RICHARD A. SERRANO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Justice Department opened another review Wednesday into the conduct of independent counsel Kenneth W. Starr, this one based on a complaint from South Carolina that he concealed perjury while defending the General Motors Corp. in lawsuits stemming from fatal car fires.
NEWS
March 5, 1998 | RICHARD A. SERRANO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Justice Department opened another review Wednesday into the conduct of independent counsel Kenneth W. Starr, this one based on a complaint from South Carolina that he concealed perjury while defending the General Motors Corp. in lawsuits stemming from fatal car fires.
NATIONAL
August 10, 2004 | Peter Wallsten and James Rainey, Times Staff Writers
The sleeper issue of stem cell research leapt into the center of the presidential race Monday as Sen. John F. Kerry's campaign attacked President Bush with renewed vigor for limiting the scope of the work and the White House launched a multifront drive to show that the president supported using the science to find cures for debilitating diseases.
NEWS
January 21, 1996 | GREGG ZOROYA, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Somebody else does the cooking; Arianna Huffington selects the menu: rack of lamb and ravioli with asparagus tips and wild mushrooms. She puts on a black velvet skirt, white silk top and black cashmere sweater by Valentino--Nancy Reagan's designer of choice. The guests, an assemblage of conservative big shots--including media watchers, think tankers and pundits--gather before a roaring fire for cocktails, then move on to dinner.
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