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Everyday Earth
When you think of "Earth" what comes to mind? Perhaps you feel the stable element of solidity and grounding. Or maybe you see Earth as the third planet from the Sun. Or for you, is Earth the rich brown soil in your own backyard? Earth is all these...
The Elements >> Earth
Our Mother Who Art In Heaven
(First some Excerpts from an article by Richard Owen in The Times, London September 10, 1999 ) THE Pope, who this year said that God was not "an old man with a white beard", went a step further yesterday and referred to "God the Mother"....
Religions >> Christianity & Paganism

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Donald Trump's Reckless Rhetoric
The 1965 race riots that started in the Watts section of Los Angeles resulted in 4,000 arrests and 34 deaths. The 1967 riots in Newark, N.J.
Ben Singer's mash-up of the current political moment
Here was the Watts riots, foreshadowing militant anger today about unarmed black men killed by the police and mass incarceration.
Watts Riots RememberedWatts Riots Remembered
The Watts Riots of 1965 shocked Los Angeles and the nation. In the half-century since South Los Angeles exploded in a violent uprising, the civil rights movement splintered, whites fled to the suburbs, African Americans' power waxed and waned, Watts ...
Stunned by the Watts riots, the LA Times struggled to make sense of the violence
When I joined The Times in 1970, they were the giants of the newsroom, still sharing the glow of the Pulitzer Prize for their coverage of the Watts riots five years earlier.
Urban legend about Times reporting during Watts riots conceals a sadder tale
They settled in South Los Angeles and Richardson, known as Bob, attended Fremont High School, about three miles from the intersection where the Watts riots began. He dropped out in 11th grade to become an Army sharpshooter, and joined The Times ...

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