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Year of the Rat stamp

The Year of the Rat Forever stamp was released with a first-day issue and a brooch pin on January 11, 2020, by the US Postal Service at the Lunar New Year Street Festival 2020 in Monterey Park, California. This is the 3rd time the US Postal Service released the Year of the Rat stamp since 1996.

Presidential Twitter Library

The Donald J. Trump Presidential Twitter Library arrives in West Hollywood, Los Angeles on June 8. The library showcases Trump's golden toilet and the finest work from Trump's Twitter collection.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/14 21:38:40

Cyberspace should not be a life destination

When the internet became available to the public it was meant to shorten distances between people from all parts of the world. Since the emergence of social media, like-minded strangers are roped into groups where voices echo one another and disconnect members from reality.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/7 21:48:42

Newsom, Cox to face off

Democrat Gavin Newsom won Tuesday's primary in the race for California governor and Republican John Cox finished in a strong second place, ensuring Republicans won't be shut out of the race to replace retiring Governor Jerry Brown.
Source: Reuters - AFP | 2018/6/7 21:48:41

Pedal on the Pier

The eighth annual Pedal on the Pier fundraiser returns on Sunday, on the Santa Monica Pier. This outdoor cycling event features more than 100 teams pedaling on stationary bikes hoping to raise more than $1 million for underserved kids and families in Los Angeles.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/7 21:48:41

Tough punishment creates respect between teens, law

Hood River County Circuit Judge John A. Olson recently issued the largest fine in Oregon's juvenile restitution case history when he ordered a teenager to pay nearly $37 million to cover the cost of a wildfire he started last year.
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/31 21:18:40

USC president to step down

The president of the University of Southern California has agreed to step down, after serving as the school's president for nearly eight years, amid a sex scandal involving a school gynecologist.
Source: Agencies | 2018/5/31 21:18:40

Memorial Day

Boy scouts place US flags on graves throughout the Los Angeles National Cemetery on May 26 for the Memorial Day celebrations in Los Angeles.
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/31 21:18:39

Flying taxis face many hurdles before public use in major cities

Big cities like Tokyo, Los Angeles and Beijing have all been troubled by congested roads for decades, and these problems have prompted the public to voice their growing concerns with their governments for possible solutions.
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/17 20:18:41

CA governor's race heats up

The gubernatorial race for California's top office has come down to six candidates, and after the primary elections on June 5, only two will remain. The non-partisan free-for-all is an open ticket, so the two candidates who receive the most votes advance regardless of party affiliation.
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/17 20:18:40

Tour of California

The peloton rides during Stage 1 of the 2018 Tour of California road cycling race on May 13 in Long Beach, California. The stage featured 12 laps of a seven-mile circuit that showcased crowds lining downtown Long Beach iconic locations including the waterfront, Bixby Park and Retro Row. Quick-Step Floors rider Fernando Gaviria crossed the finish line first.
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/17 20:13:41

Chinese consumers should shop at home for luxury products

In recent years, Chinese consumers with luxury brand items have become an all too common sight. Standing in long lines waiting for a new clothing line, high-end handbags or smart devices, Chinese buyers have become a significant force in today's global consumer landscape.
Source: Agencies | 2018/5/10 21:48:45

US tightens border policy

The Trump administration will increase criminal prosecutions of parents entering the United States illegally and place their children in protective custody, stepping up efforts to tighten immigration enforcement, US officials said Monday.
Source: Agencies | 2018/5/10 21:48:44

End of the journey

Child migrants play inside a tent at the Calle Francisco Cuevas shelter after arriving in Tijuana, Mexico on April 30. The children and their families traveled in a caravan through Mexico to request asylum in the United States.
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/10 21:48:42

US must take stand to end racist incidents like Starbucks arrest

Imagine walking into an eatery and being led out in handcuffs because of the color of your skin. While this scenario might seem farfetched, it actually happened to two black men recently at a Philadelphia Starbucks and it stands as another piece of evidence that the US has a racism problem.
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/3 21:38:39

Govt hit with fuel lawsuit

California and 17 other US states on Tuesday sued the Trump administration over its attempts to roll back Obama-era greenhouse gas emission rules for the nation's auto fleet.
Source: Agencies | 2018/5/3 21:33:40

Beyond the wall

Central American migrants seeking asylum in the US are seen at night on the Tijuana side of the US-Mexican border on April 30.
Source: Global Times | 2018/5/3 21:33:40

Border wall will do nothing to resolve immigration issues

US President Donald Trump recently ordered National Guard troops to the US-Mexico border to fight illegal immigration and drug smuggling.
Source: Global Times | 2018/4/26 22:43:45

Surge in Chinese learning

It seems more American children are learning Chinese.
Source: Global Times | 2018/4/26 22:43:43