An investigation is underway after a TSA officer told a teenage girl traveling through Los Angeles Airport 'cover herself up' in an allegedly abusive manner.
The father of the 15-year-old girl, who is not named, blogged about the incident yesterday in which he expressed his horror that his daughter was humiliated and shamed by the officer.
He also posted a picture of what his daughter was wearing at the time - a pair of long black leggings and a tank top with a shirt over it.
The House is slated to take up legislation Tuesday afternoon that would ban abortions starting at 20 weeks, issuing a clear challenge to federal law. But the White House has issued a veto threat, and the measure lacks the votes right now to pass the bill.
Does it matter? From a political standpoint, the answer is yes.
The proposal by Rep. Trent Franks (R-Ariz.) aims to capitalize on the public outrage surrounding Kermit Gosnell, the
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Mixed reactions to the NSA leaks...
WASHINGTON — A majority of Americans say the person responsible for leaking top-secret documents about U.S. surveillance of phone and Internet records should be criminally prosecuted, a new USA TODAY/Pew Research Center Poll finds, even as views are closely divided about the wisdom of the programs themselves.
The poll, taken Wednesday through Sunday, shows a nation riven by cross-currents about the unauthorized disclosures by Edward Snowden, a former contractor for the National Security Agency, of sweeping surveillance programs that can collect information about millions of Americans and foreigners.
By 54%-38%, those surveyed say he should be prosecuted. Most Americans say the programs have helped prevent terrorist attacks, by 53%-41%, a point pressed by top administration officials including Director of National Intelligence James Clapper.
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Will these leaders reach an agreement on dealing with Syria?
The leaders of the world's eight most powerful nations have begun talks in
The ongoing conflict in
Prime Minister David Cameron said he is "as worried as anyone" about terrorist and extremist elements among opposition forces fighting to oust President Bashar al Assad, and no decision has been made on arming the Syrian opposition.
Mr Obama held bilateral talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin - Mr Assad's strongest political and military ally - in
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A lot has to happen before you can rest in peace after death.
Photographer Sienna Perro explores this process, along with the culture of funeral homes as 'domiciles, businesses, and places of mourning' in her project 'Staging Service'.
'For the most part death is dealt with in surprisingly general terms, but despite the absence of mourners, small moments of personalization hint towards individuals who pass through this place,' wrote Perro, who spent a year visiting funeral homes throughout America.
Imagine the confusion and upset mom Anna Belanger felt when she discovered her son had been placed off to the side in his Grade 2 class photo, simply because he was in a wheelchair.
'I couldn’t comprehend how the photographer could look through the lens and think that this was good composition... this just boggled the mind,' she said.
Anna's son Miles Ambridge, who's 7, is seen several feet away leaning from his wheelchair with a huge space separating him from his classmates.
Read more and view the photo at the Daily Mail
Bullying and aggressive behavior by a sibling can be as damaging as bullying by a classmate, neighbor or other peer, finds a new study that links it to increased depression, anxiety and anger among victimized kids and teens.
And that association holds true for the various types of aggressive behavior studied, both mild and severe, from physical and psychological aggression to property victimization, researchers say.
Although peer bullying has increasingly become a recognized problem and the focus of preventive efforts, sibling bullying has historically been viewed as "benign and normal and even beneficial" for a child's social development and ability "to learn to handle aggression in other relationships," according to the study, in the July issue of the journal Pediatrics, published online today.
As Mayor-elect Eric Garcetti travels around the city with his "Back to Basics" workshops and electronic town halls, one group that supported his opponent is seeking to make amends.
The Los Angeles Police Protective League urged its supporters by email to attend Garcetti's meetings to discuss the importance of public safety and the need to sustain a 10,000-officer LAPD.
And, while the Protective League contributed heavily to Controller Wendy Greuel - more than $1 million through its independent committee - it offered its congratulations to Garcetti and lauded the mayor-elect's outreach efforts.
Do you agree with Jerry Brown's school funding strategy?
Ah Ram Kim is a 17-year-old high school student learning to read English at a first-grade level with the book "The Little Red Hen."
Newly arrived from
Although Kim has the same academic needs as limited-English speakers in a nearby school district in Lawndale, North High's school district, Torrance Unified, is slated to receive less than half as many dollars under Gov. Jerry Brown's school funding overhaul.
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