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NATIONAL
May 11, 2013 | Times staff and wire reports
WASHINGTON - A top Internal Revenue Service official knew as early as June 2011 that conservative groups seeking nonprofit status were being singled out for additional scrutiny, raising questions about when senior officials were informed and why the IRS allowed the agency's commissioner to deny the targeting effort in March 2012 testimony before Congress. The IRS has said the commissioner was not aware of the targeting at the time, but it has not explained why the testimony was never corrected.
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OPINION
May 22, 2007
Re "Iraqi leadership's failures raise pressure on U.S.," May 21 It would be laughable if it were not tragic to think of Congress ousting anyone, especially the leader of a nominally sovereign foreign government it was fooled into helping install in the first place. If Congress wants to practice its skills, there is a more worthy target right under its nose: U.S. Atty. Gen. Alberto R. Gonzales. So far his manifest contempt for Congress paints it as a bunch of waffling wusses. If Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri Maliki is to be ousted, the decision will be made in the court of President Bush, not in the halls of our self-styled representatives.
BUSINESS
September 17, 2009 | Times Wire Reports
Allergan Inc.'s promotions for the eyelash-growing drug Latisse are "misleading" because they don't describe safety risks, regulators said. The Food and Drug Administration cited the website www.latisse.com and a placard with a timeline of the product's introduction in a warning letter to the Irvine company. Allergan says the timeline is no longer being used. Materials promoting a drug's benefits must also address its risks, which in this case include allergic reactions or hair growth outside the treatment area, the FDA said.
SPORTS
April 14, 2014 | By Houston Mitchell
It's a long baseball season, and with the Dodgers favored by many to reach the World Series this season, it can be hard to keep track of every game. Well, not anymore. The Times is pleased to unveil its new Dodgers tracker, an interactive timeline that will give you the results, a brief recap and the box score for every game this season. DODGERS : Keep track of wins losses with interactive schedule  You can break the timeline down by wins, losses, road wins, home wins, road losses, home losses, upcoming schedule and many other ways.
BUSINESS
July 31, 2012 | By Salvador Rodriguez
Facebook has started to roll out "save for later," a new feature on its app and website that lets users store friends' posts to read later. Users will begin seeing the feature pop up on their mobile devices with a notification explaining that they can hold down anywhere on a post to save it. On facebook.com, users will start to see a button reading "Save" alongside posts' "Like," "Comment" and "Share" buttons. ROUNDUP: The freshest Facebook features To access the content, users can go to the menu bar of the mobile version of Facebook and will soon find a "Saved" section within the "Favorites" portion of the menu.
BUSINESS
December 12, 2012 | By Jessica Guynn
SAN FRANCISCO -- It's déjà vu all over again for Facebook privacy. Facebook says it's changing its privacy controls yet again to make them easier for users to understand. One of the new features: privacy shortcuts that pop up on the right-hand side at the top of News Feeds that answer questions such as “Who can see my stuff?” You can also block someone with one click. Facebook is also rolling out a feature that allows people to more easily hide or remove posts that appear on their Timeline.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 13, 2013 | By August Brown
Watching the Violent Femmes at Coachella is a kind of existential angst for a millennial guy. The trio's acoustic punk reveries on the Main Stage were perhaps the most articulate depiction of young male desire that any band could conjure for a twentysomething male. Sure, you can rage in the dance tent, or profess your affections in a smaller arena, but for real, uncut adolescent masculinity and its attendant frustrations, there is the Violent Femmes, and no one else. FULL COVERAGE: Coachella 2013  |  What to see and do Hearing them play "Add It Up" on the main stage is both a reminder and a warning: The world is big and wide and nothing can replace that first gasp of musical influence as a document of how to feel attraction.
NEWS
May 5, 1993
The Dianne Klein column ("The End Does Not Justify the Fanatical Means of Terrorism," March 16), after building on the murder of Dr. Gunn, asks for governmental vigor in pursuit of pro-life fanatics as if they were murdering terrorists. Two significant issues come to mind: life and freedom of assembly. I'll comment on the life issue. What is life? When does life begin? When does life end? Courts have addressed life of a fetus with respect to the time from conception. So now, a legal system says what is life and what is not life: To the system, life depends on a particular spot on the gestation timeline.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 8, 2013 | By Randall Roberts
This post has been updated. See below for details. A young Brazilian rapper who went by the name of MC Daleste was shot and killed while performing on Saturday night in the township of Campinas, outside of Sao Paulo, Brazil. The 20-year-old, whose birth name was Daniel Pellegrine,  was rapping to a crowd at a public housing complex when he was attacked, according to Billboard, which cited local news sources. After the incident, he was rushed to an area hospital, where he died, the publication said.
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