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Cartel violence in Mexico forces people to flee their homes, leaving ghost towns behind

El Cajón is one of the hundreds of villages near the U.S. border transformed into ghost towns by crime and violence that force people to flee.       
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Idaho Anne Frank memorial defaced with anti-Semitic imagery: 'Abhorrent'
Anti-Semitic graffiti was discovered Saturday near the Anne Frank Human Rights Memorial in Boise, Idaho, authorities said.
We still love Lucy
The sitcom "I Love Lucy," starring Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz, was a ratings powerhouse in the 1950s, and a perpetual hit in reruns ever since. To mark the series' 70th anniversary, correspondent Jim Axelrod looks back at the making of a TV classic. He talks with granddaughter Kate Luckinbill, head of creative direction at the production company Desilu; visits the Lucy-Desi Museum and the National Comedy Center, both in Ball's hometown of Jamestown, N.Y.; and sits down with Darin Strauss, author of "The Queen of Tuesday," a novel inspired by Ball.
Jussie Smollett's turn to testify. Will he?
The reasons why Smollett might testify begin with how bizarre the case is.
4 dead after small plane crashes in California
The NTSB is investigating the crash.
Alleged Michigan school shooter convinced officials violent drawings were harmless pursuit
Accused Michigan high school shooter met with school officials ahead of shooting and said violent drawings he made were for a video game he was designing, letter states
Solution to Evan Birnholz’s Dec. 5 Post Magazine crossword, “Job Fare”
You are what you eat.
What's on TV This Week: A 'Sex and the City' sequel, holiday specials and more
TV highlights for Dec. 5-11 include a 'Sex and the City' sequel and holiday specials featuring Kristin Chenoweth, Justin Bieber and Michael Bublé.
Take a peek inside the Sugar Lab, L.A.'s 3-D-printing candy shop
There's something Willy Wonka-esque happening in an industrial studio at the edge of Lincoln Heights.
Lincoln Broke the Constitution. Let’s Finally Fix It.
Americans need an honest narrative of their own racial history, but one that all can embrace. Amending the story of the founding document is a great place to start.
Readers voted these 10 cross-country ski resorts the best in North America
If you seek snowy adventures this winter, plan a trip to one of the 10 best cross-country ski resorts in North America, as voted by our readers.
Powell’s Fight Against Inflation Is Already Working
If it’s this easy for the Fed to contain rising prices, then Congress should rest easy about spending more.
Study Reveals Why Astronauts Age Faster in Space
Weightlessness makes DNA replication more prone to errors, so astronauts experience the symptoms of aging earlier than normal.
Why 'The Walking Dead: The World Beyond' is Ending After Two Seasons
Following the success of zombie show "The Walking Dead" AMC commissioned a number of spin-offs but "World Beyond" will be ending sooner than anticipated.
11 Pros and Cons of the Keto Diet, According to Health Experts
The low-carb diet has been a popular for those trying to lose weight. But how safe is the ketogenic diet?
Call him Mr. Christmas Movie: The man behind your holiday fare loves the season too
Go-to Christmas movie director Ron Oliver ("The Real Housewives of the North Pole") knows what makes the genre work. In fact, it's in his blood.
Raiders vs. Washington prediction: Las Vegas will roll
The Raiders, a 2.5-point favorite, will win and cover against the Washington Football Team on Sunday.
Feeling burnt out? Try these 13 toaster hacks to get your morning going
You may eat toast for breakfast every day or just have it on occasion but the way you're making it could be all wrong. We've rounded up 13 common toaster mistakes.
How Elon Musk sold 10 million Tesla shares and increased his Tesla holdings
Tesla CEO Elon Musk sold a massive stake in his company over the past several weeks. And yet he owns 564,000 more shares than he did at the start of the selling spree.
Dramatic Day Reveals Details About the Parents of a School Shooting Suspect
After a manhunt and an arraignment, scrutiny of James and Jennifer Crumbley has intensified.
Mother and Daughter, 3, Mistakenly Given COVID Vaccines Instead of Flu Shots
Jenna Bardarson urged parents: "Double-check with your health-care provider or whoever is doing it, just make sure they have the right medication."
UFC on ESPN 31 Promotional Guidelines Compliance pay: Second highest non-PPV total ever
UFC on ESPN 31 fighters took home UFC Promotional Guidelines Compliance pay, a program that continued after the UFC's deal with Venum.       Related StoriesUFC on ESPN 31 Promotional Guidelines Compliance pay: Second highest non-PPV total ever - EnclosureFight Tracks: The walkout songs of UFC on ESPN 31 with Bon Jovi, AC/DC, Motorhead and Christina AguileraUFC on ESPN 31 bonuses: Fiziev's wheel kick, Guida's submission among six total winners
Small stocks are getting crushed. That's a bad sign for the economy
Smaller American companies are getting crushed in the stock market's recent wild swings. That could be an ominous sign for the economy.
Friends of Minn. man who tested positive for Omicron after NYC trip also catch virus
More than a dozen friends of the Minnesota resident who recently traveled to New York City and tested positive for the Omicron variant of COVID-19 have also tested positive for the virus.
Music critics mock Kenny G's 'safe sax.' But a new documentary will change how you see him
If the Jazz Police began launching midnight raids against musicians who offended their sensibilities, Kenny G might be at the top of their list. But a new film may inspire his critics to reconsider.
Fact check: Biden tells inaccurate story about his 1973 meeting with Israeli prime minister
President Joe Biden has a favorite story about his long relationship with Israel. For decades, he has been publicly recounting his 1973 meeting with then-Israeli Prime Minister Golda Meir -- which he described in 2015 as "one of the most consequential meetings I've ever had in my life."
Column: Patrick Walsh has San Mateo Serra in title game after fighting for return of sports
San Mateo Serra football coach Patrick Walsh battled depression before helping fight for return of high school sports. Now his team plays for a title.
Baltimore Ravens at Pittsburgh Steelers: Live stream and TV schedule, betting odds, how to watch
The renewal of the Ravens-Steelers rivalry Sunday features two teams headed in opposite directions. Baltimore is surging while Pittsburgh is slumping.
Lions vs. Vikings prediction: Bet the underdog in NFC North clash
The winless Lions, a 7-point underdog, will cover against the Vikings on Sunday.
This roast chicken recipe is your foolproof comfort meal any night of the week
Roast chicken shouldn't be reserved for special occasions. Cook this recipe any night of the week for delicious, juicy chicken.
College Football Playoff rankings prediction: Top four is easy, but rest of order more complicated
The final decision now rests in the hands of the CFP selection committee. The top four will be easy, but the rest will be more difficult.
San Francisco Chronicle journalist robbed at gunpoint while on assignment: reports
A San Francisco Chronicle photographer on assignment was robbed at gunpoint of two cameras, Oakland police said.
Column: Parents of ex-Mater Dei football player share new details of attack, school response
Exclusive: The parents of a former Mater Dei football player injured during initiation why explain they filed a hazing lawsuit against the school.
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Stunning photos show total solar eclipse over Antarctica
The phenomenon saw the sun completely disappear - however was only properly visible over Antarctica.
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What comes next after the Supreme Court's signal on abortion rights
At stake in the Mississippi abortion case heard by the Supreme Court December 1 is access to the procedure for millions of people across the country.
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Thomas Gavin might be America's most prolific artifact thief — but the jig is up
Thomas Gavin went on a tear in the '60s and '70s, hitting nearly a dozen museums on the east coast. He mostly stole antique firearms and stashed them in his hideout — a barn in rural Pennsylvania.
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A bomb, a death, a war's painful legacy: Remembering the first Californian killed in Afghanistan
20 years ago, Cody Prosser became the first Californian killed in Afghanistan. His death became emblematic of the war that followed, one friend says.
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Mississippi's history of terrorizing Black women continues unabated in abortion ban case
Mississippi's attempt to overturn Roe so that it may outlaw abortion is just the latest effort of the state to deny Black women's bodily autonomy.       
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L.A.'s mayoral candidates agree homeless encampments need to go. The question is how
For some candidates, thousands of new tiny homes, rented hotel rooms and other forms of short-term shelter are the place to start solving homelessness.
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Time for talking with Iran is running out
Tehran has recently stepped up its uranium enrichment far beyond what the 2015 deal would have permitted.
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Opinion: Looming demolition at the state Capitol reminds of how things changed in the pandemic
In life and at the state Capitol, some things will never go back to the way they used to be.
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There is an environmental impact each time you hit 'buy now'. Here's an alternative
Overconsumption from the holiday shopping season can have negative an environmental impact. But there are ways to make gift giving more sustainable.
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Do taxpayers have to fund religious education? The Supreme Court may say yes.
A case from Maine threatens to further erode the already crumbling wall of separation between church and state.
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These moms overcame homelessness. But the fight for a better life is far from over
After battling homelessness as single mothers, these four women strive to become advocates for other struggling families and create a better life for their children.
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The top video games of 2021: Halo Infinite, Forza Horizon 5, NHL 22, Super Mario 3D World
Shopping for a gamer? Marc Saltzman runs down the best games for kids, teens and adults, from Super Mario 3D World to Deathloop and Halo Infinite.      
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The ridiculous attacks on Dr. Fauci
Having advised seven presidents in his role as director of the NIAID, Dr. Anthony Fauci is one of America's best-known doctors, and, for many, a trusted voice on Covid-19. He became so much a part of everyday life over the past two years that people started naming their pets after him. Yet Fauci has been the target of increasingly overwrought attacks from the right for his role supporting vaccines and other proven measures to stem the pandemic.
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TikTok conspiracies, infertility myths and other disinformation hinder Central Valley COVID fight
Fear of the unknown and disinformation, fueled largely by social media, are the main culprits in a large swath of land already lacking in sufficient resources.
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Column: In Oxnard, a tamale festival persists after becoming husk of its former self
The Oxnard Tamale Festival has been only to-go for the past two years because of COVID-19. But it continues.
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Editorial: Turns out Los Angeles voters do want denser housing in single-family neighborhoods
A recent L.A. Times poll shows voters support controversial new laws to create more housing in single-family neighborhoods.
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