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Amtrak Train 188 was a little late rolling into Washington's Union Station. Some passengers puzzled over where it had been.
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The man accused of killing two Hattiesburg, Miss., police officers during a weekend traffic stop was addicted to drugs and possibly heard voices in his head, his mother told the Los Angeles Times on Monday.
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The two versions ;of Nadir Soofi are hard to reconcile.
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My latest, which is kind of a weird one: L.A. theater cast for "Ferguson," a new play set to debut Sunday, is in revolt after reading the script and discovering the author is a conservative provocateur.
Veteran actor Philip Casnoff hadn't read the full script yet when he arrived for the first rehearsal of "Ferguson," a play chronicling the shooting of Michael Brown by a Missouri police officer.
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A reserve sheriff's deputy accidentally shot an unarmed man with a gun instead of a Taser, and Oklahoma law enforcement officials berated the man as he lay dying on the ground, according to body-camera footage released this weekend.
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The Amtrak engineer on the speeding train that derailed on a curve, killing eight passengers and injuring more than 200 in Philadelphia, is ;a passionate rail advocate who has supported stronger industry safety standards.
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A University of Virginia official, vowing to hold Rolling Stone accountable for one of the most prominent journalism scandals in recent memory, Tuesday sued the magazine ;and one of its writers for defamation stemming from ;a now-discredited ;story about an alleged campus rape.
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Police in Hattiesburg, Miss., arrested four people Sunday in connection with the shooting deaths of two police officers who were gunned down during what began as a routine traffic stop, authorities said.
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Reaction to the play and its surrounding controversy, author Phelim McAleer said, was "overwhelmingly positive. Especially from the actors. Actually, they loved it."

Actually, at least one actress didn't love it.

"I don't like his politics at all," Diane Sellers, a black actor, told The Times in the lobby as McAleer chatted nearby with supporters. "I don't agree with a lot of his projects. I feel like he's looking at that in a one-sided way, and I don't think he realizes it was one-sided. He feels like this justifies his opinion, and I don't."
By the time the actors ;hit the stage, the drama had already happened.
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At 2:49 p.m. church bells rang throughout Boston on Wednesday as the city hushed for a moment of silence to mark ;the exact time two years ago when two bombs exploded near the finish line of the Boston Marathon .
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"It's a great day to be a heroin dealer in America," says Sam Quinones, the author of "Dreamland: The True Tale of America's Opiate Epidemic (Bloomsbury: 384 pp., $28), a brisk and startling new book on painkiller and heroin addiction in the United States.
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  • The Los Angeles Times
    National reporter, 2012 - present
  • The New Inquiry
    Featured writer, 2011 - 2012
  • The Pitch
    Contributing writer, 2011 - 2012
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Rampaging journalist, wayfaring Missourian.
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