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Travel to the near future with these sci-fi reads

When you hear “science fiction,” it’s easy to think of stories set in the far-flung future where circumstances are almost unrecognizable. But some of the best sci-fi currently being written is set in a future that isn’t too distant from ours. Near-future science fiction focuses on issues we’re grappling with, …

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California AG Bans State-Funded Travel to Texas, 3 Other States

California’s attorney general is blocking state-funded travel to Texas and three other states in response to what he considers anti-LGBT rights laws enacted this year. Attorney General Xavier Becerra on Thursday added Texas, Alabama, South Dakota and Kentucky to the list of places where state employee travel is restricted. Lawmakers …

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Supreme Court Could Reveal Action on Travel Ban at Any Time

The Supreme Court has almost certainly decided what to do about President Donald Trump’s travel ban affecting citizens of six mostly Muslim countries. The country is waiting for the court to make its decision public about the biggest legal controversy in the first five months of Trump’s presidency. The issue …

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Trump, IOC’s Thomas Bach meet, discuss Los Angeles Olympic bid

International Olympic Committee, IOC, President Thomas Bach from Germany, speaks during a press conference after an executive board meeting, at the Olympic Museum, in Lausanne, Switzerland, Friday, June 9, 2017. (Jean-Christophe Bott/Keystone via AP) (Jean-Christophe Bott/AP) While Los Angeles is all but assured of hosting an upcoming Olympics, the city’s …

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10 top tips from our Los Angeles correspondent | Travel

Hollywood movie magic Watch a movie at the Aero in Santa Monica, or the Egyptian in Hollywood: both are part of AmericanCinematheque, a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to promoting “America’s indigenous art form – the moving picture”. It has an old-style ambience and eclectic choices, and after screenings there are often …

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