Originally published on Mon April 30, 2012 8:09 am
President Obama and Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda are meeting at the White House on Monday — the first such meeting between U.S. and Japanese leaders in three years.
Political turmoil in Japan has led to a constant turnover in leadership: There have been six prime ministers in as many years.
Originally published on Sun April 29, 2012 4:04 pm
According to columnist Rex Huppke, there was a recent death that you might have missed. It wasn't an actor, musician or famous politician, but facts.
In a piece for the Chicago Tribune, Huppke says facts – things we know to be true – are now dead.
Originally published on Mon April 30, 2012 4:42 am
Sudan has declared a state of emergency as tensions mount along the disputed border it shares with its new neighbor, South Sudan.
As the AP reports, declaring a state of emergency gives the government expanded powers of arrest. On Saturday, Sudanese officials claimed they had arrested four people, including three foreigners.
Originally published on Sun April 29, 2012 3:48 pm
Twenty years later, first-person accounts of the Los Angeles riots from Angelenos Titus Murphy, Ted Soqui and Rhonda Mitchell, who first told their stories to L.A. Magazine.