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LOS ANGELES - The day officials announced that all Los Angeles schools would shut down, Tamra Johnson made a spreadsheet outlining the next few weeks for her 5-year-old son. An engineer by trade, Johnson wanted to make sure her son's schedule still seemed as normal as possible. That meant learning new topics during the day and at night completing assignments sent home by the Los Angeles ...

This month marks the end of summer and the beginning of a new school year. Mixed emotions fill the air – sadness for summer’s end, excitement for the opportunity to buy new school supplies, eagerness to learn what classes and teachers the kids will get.

The erosion of what many Americans once believed were the foundations of our country continues apace. They include, but are not limited to, overspending and debt (personal and national), never-ending wars, uncontrolled borders leading to heavy immigration with no time for or expectation of assimilation and political divisions that grow wider by the day.

Fathers have traditional responsibilities: providing for their family, protection for their family, but the main and most important responsibility is leading their family to God. In Joshua 24:15 it says, "But as for me and my house we will serve the Lord."

In my letter published on Jan. 2 titled "Congress can't do the job," I asked how Congress could possibly make the decision to launch nuclear missiles in time to prevent our destruction when it can't even perform its constitutional duty of getting a budget out on time.

Now that the election is over, the politicians, pollsters, party bosses and political writers are trying to come up with the reasons for how Donald Trump won the presidential election. Van Jones (a former adviser to President Obama) says it is a "white backlash," whatever that means. Boston Mayor Marty Walsh said, "We have to ask ourselves what is wrong with our party?" If the Democrats ask themselves, they are asking the wrong people. Mayor Walsh was at least partly right when he said it's at least in part a failure to connect with working-class people who are hurting. I will go him one better. It's not caring about the working-class people. It's about votes.

BERLIN — Germany's main automobile club apologized on Monday and conceded that its image as a trusted institution has taken a knock after a top official admitted to manipulating the figures in a poll on the nation's favorite car.

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