Occupy LA is still standing after a midnight deadline to dismantle the 500-tent encampment outside City Hall passes. The mood among protesters mixes defiance and resignation.
Rev. Shay Cullen's campaign against sex tourism epitomizes faltering efforts to combat the problem in the Philippines and throughout Southeast Asia.
The Blue Dogs, conservative-leaning Democrats, were hit hard in Election 2010. The resignation of Rep. Jane Harman now deprives them of an influential member.