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Thursday, December 29, 2016

Huge expansion of U.S. military spending in offing

On Dec. 22, President-elect Donald Trump startled the worldwide community of arms-control experts with a message on Twitter.

He wrote, “The United States must greatly strengthen and expand its nuclear capability until such time as the world comes to its senses regarding nukes."

The next day, Trump spoke off-camera with Mika Brzezinski of MSNBC’s “Morning Joe" program and reportedly told her, “Let it be an arms race.

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Keep L.A. lions alive by building wildlife corridors

The biggest – the only – predator for mountain lions in California is the motor vehicle. More than 100 of the lordly cats were killed last year in our state by cars and trucks.

Few of the thousands of California cougars live in our big city. But the fact that about 15 do still roam in the Santa Monica Mountains has become a point of old-wilderness pride for otherwise built-out Los Angeles County.

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Will Donald Trump keep his promise to ‘drain the swamp’?: Letters

Trump keeping his promise to ‘drain the swamp’?

If ever there was a campaign promise to keep, it’s the one Donald Trump promised to come to Washington and “drain the swamp." Trump must clean up Washington.

Trump would become a national hero by keeping his promise and holding accountable those using the system to become rich.

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Biggest legal stories of 2016: Erwin Chemerinsky

The end of the year inevitably brings lists of the best and the most important stories in every area. So what were the most significant stories about the law in 2016? Here’s my top five:

. The election of Donald Trump as president. Nothing in recent memory will so dramatically change the law in so many areas, short and long term, as the results of this year’s presidential election.

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Los Angeles has most polluted air in nation: Letters

Los Angeles has most polluted air in nation

Re “Make sure plan to further clean air is feasible, effective" (Editorial, Dec. 14):

It was sad to see the Daily News write such an irresponsible editorial.

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