The Los Angeles Times has scaled down the print version of its national edition, circulated in Washington and New York--a move that came after the paper's executives considered killing it in favor of an online-only version. The decision to retain the print version, which is smaller in size and black and white, prompted two California Democrats to sigh in relief. Rep. Henry Waxman said, "It's good to have it physically, because most members of Congress are too busy to go to the Web." And a spokesman for Sen. Dianne Feinstein said she liked to see "how stories are placed--it's a way of staying in touch with what's important."
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