Alexandra E. Petri, Los Angeles Times

Alexandra E. Petri

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New York, NY, United States

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Recent articles by Alexandra:

Bible removed from elementary and middle schools in Utah district

Bible is removed from elementary and middle schools in one Utah district after a complaint that the Scriptures feature material inappropriate for younger kids. → Read More

Canada to require health warnings on individual cigarettes. Will it work?

Canada is the first country to require health warnings on individual cigarettes. The goal is to reduce smoking to less than 5% of the population. → Read More

$10,000 could land you that lighthouse you've always wanted

The General Services Administration plans to sell four lighthouses through public auctions and give away six others. → Read More

Keep your clothes on, Georgia tells residents using shirtless selfies for digital IDs

Georgia officials urged people to 'please take pictures with your clothes on when submitting them for your Digital Driver’s License and IDs.' → Read More

A Yellowstone visitor tried to help a struggling bison calf. It had to be euthanized.

The bison calf struggled to get across a river at Yellowstone National Park. A park visitor tried to help. The calf had to be euthanized when it was rejected by its herd. → Read More

Two Christian college students used pronouns in their email signatures. Then they were fired

Two students at a Christian college say they were fired as residence hall directors after refusing to remove pronouns from their email signatures. → Read More

Fatal crash closes southbound lanes of 405 Freeway through Sepulveda Pass

All southbound lanes of the 405 Freeway were shut down early Monday after a crash killed one person near the Sunset Boulevard exit, authorities said. → Read More

Florida professor lives in an underwater hotel for a record 73 days. His goal? An even 100

Biomedical engineer Joseph Dituri of the University of South Florida is living at the bottom of a 30-foot-deep lagoon and running experiments on how his body responds. → Read More

Hyundai, Kia reach settlement on vehicles vulnerable to TikTok theft challenge

Hyundai and Kia vehicles were vulnerable to theft using a simple USB charging cord. The challenge to steal them went viral on TikTok. → Read More

A student recorded her teacher using a racist slur in class. Then she got suspended

After the Missouri high school student's video showed her teacher using the N-word two times, she was suspended for breaking the district's policy on electronic devices. → Read More

Ex-college football player with Down syndrome sues school

Caden Cox, who was the first college football player with Down syndrome to score a point and held a job on campus, is suing Hocking College alleging discrimination, assault and retaliation. → Read More

Marine veteran who choked New York subway passenger to death surrenders to authorities

The U.S. Marine veteran who put a man in a chokehold on a New York City subway car last week, killing him, has surrendered to authorities. → Read More

New York man to be charged in subway chokehold killing of Jordan Neely

Daniel Penny will be arrested on suspicion of second-degree manslaughter after putting Jordan Neely in a chokehold on a New York subway, the Manhattan district attorney's office said. → Read More

Texas bill would give schoolchildren 'battlefield' training

The bill to amend Texas' "Stop the Bleed" legislation would require schools to have bleeding stations for third graders and above, and annual training for seventh graders. → Read More

Feinstein casts her first Senate vote in months, finally shedding light on health issues

Sen. Dianne Feinstein voted Wednesday in the Senate for the first time since she left in mid-February for an extended absence due to the shingles virus. → Read More

NFL under fire as California, N.Y. investigate hostile work allegations

California and New York attorneys general announced a joint investigation into allegations the NFL created a hostile workplace. → Read More

Man dies during chokehold by fellow New York subway rider

Witnesses say the man was yelling and seemed to be suffering a mental health episode before another subway passenger restrained him in a fatal chokehold. → Read More

Surgeon general warns loneliness, isolation are an epidemic

Isolation and loneliness are an epidemic as damaging to Americans’ individual and public health as smoking and obesity, the surgeon general said in an advisory. → Read More

Four dead in mass shooting in Mojave, report says

Kern County detectives were investigating a mass shooting in Mojave that killed four men in their 20s or 30s, KGET-TV reported. No arrests had been made. → Read More

Middle school student brings school bus to safe stop after driver loses consciousness

'An extraordinary act of courage and maturity,' the school superintendent says about the student who took control of the school bus he was riding in. → Read More