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June 27, 1986
Members of Congress may try to deny the harsh truth of the matter, but they have finally given President Reagan carte blanche to wage his dirty little war against Nicaragua. Reagan wanted the House of Representatives to approve $100 million in military aid for the contra rebels in Nicaragua so that they could continue their war against the Sandinista government there.
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BUSINESS
February 17, 2012 | By E. Scott Reckard
The parent company of imploded Seattle savings and loan giant Washington Mutual Bank has finally gotten the go-ahead to exit bankruptcy proceedings after more than three years of brutal legal battles. Judge Mary Walrath of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Delaware had twice rejected reorganization plans filed by Washington Mutual Inc. She OK'd the latest plan Friday after WaMu sweetened its offer to dissident creditors who had invested in the company's distressed debt. For the record, 11:02 a.m. Feb. 17: A photo caption with a previous version of this post incorrectly identified Los Angeles City Councilman Richard Alarcon as former Councilman Richard Alatorre.
HOME & GARDEN
June 11, 2010 | By Lisa Boone, Times Staff Writer
When I signed up my 8-year-old son to play flag football recently, I encountered a startling statistic: 70% of kids quit youth sports by the time they are 14. When the Citizenship Through Sports Alliance came to this conclusion in 2005, it cited coaching and parents as the reasons. What it doesn't mention is how agonizing it can be for parents when a child says, "I don't want to do this anymore." The issue of kids quitting — music lessons, summer camp, sports — has long been tough on parents.
WORLD
August 27, 2010 | From staff and wire reports
The Justice Department said Friday that it had approved the proposed union of United and Continental airlines, after an unexpectedly speedy four-month review that paves the way for the merger to close before Thanksgiving. To win the blessing of federal antitrust regulators, United and Continental agreed to lease slots for 18 round-trip flights to Southwest Airlines at Newark Liberty International Airport, giving the low-cost carrier its second foothold at a major airport servicing New York City.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 25, 2010
OK Go, the dapper princes of power-pop and viral videos, return for cuts off the surprisingly funk-driven new album "Of the Blue Colour of the Sky. " A Fine Frenzy and local indie rockers Summer Darling open. Club Nokia, 800 W. Olympic Blvd., L.A. 8 p.m. Sat. $19. http://www.clubnokia.com.
NEWS
October 15, 2010
Women who return to work after childbirth shouldn't worry that they are dooming their offspring to future developmental and emotional problems because they aren't at home to tend to them around-the-clock. An analysis of all of the solid studies on the topic -- 69 to be exact -- found that children whose mothers return to work before the child turns 3 are no more likely to have academic or behavioral problems compared with kids whose mothers stayed at home. "For years, there has been a lot of debate in this area of research and now we can see more clearly for which families there are positive and negative associations with having a mom who works," a co-author of the study, Rachel Lucas-Thompson, of Macalester CollegeĀ  in St. Paul, Minn.
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