July 8, 2020


The Supreme Court upheld a Trump administration regulation that frees employers from providing contraceptives to their employees if the company’s owners have a religious or moral objection, potentially leaving more than 120,000 women with no coverage.

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The L.A. Surge Hospital treated a small number of coronavirus patients during the 39 days it was open. But doctors say it saved ‘many, many lives,’ while restoring their faith in medicine.

The Pandemic in Photos

For the past 16 years, Mauro Rios Parra has sold fruit bars and ice cream on the streets of Pico-Union, one of L.A.'s densest cities and among the hardest hit by the coronavirus.

This Houston hospital tried to prepare for the second wave of COVID-19, but was already 80% full this week as a nurse and doctor fell ill.

Play ball?

The Dodgers and Angels have their schedules for the coronavirus-shortened 2020 MLB season, and experts are split on whether team itineraries put players at risk. Some players don’t feel safe, and delays for COVID-19 test results aren’t helping.

Watching the Dodgers and Angels must be done from outside stadiums in 2020, but here are nine ways MLB and TV networks could boost the experience.


The late television astrologer who turned the act of delivering daily horoscopes into a combination of high camp and high performance — not to mention a nightly broadcast event — lived a life ripe for documentary.

“High Fidelity” and “Dolemite Is My Name” star Da’Vine Joy Randolph discusses Black women in Hollywood and the prospects for racial justice in the industry.

Jean Smart is awed by ‘Watchmen’s’ prophetic storytelling and relished the retelling of the ‘Designing Women’ pilot episode

Our classical music series How to Listen continues with Guillaume de Machaut’s “Messe de Notre Dame,” a mysterious beauty we can’t get out of our heads.

Whiteman has engaged in conversations on race with people around her for the first time, becoming more than the successful CEO of the Dodgers Foundation.

Pitchers Tony Gonsolin and Scott Alexander and catcher Keibert Ruiz join four other Dodgers who have not participated in training camp without an explanation.

It is unknown whether the absent Angels players tested positive for COVID-19. Teams may not reveal that information without permission from players.

Atlanta Dream co-owner Kelly Loeffler, who is also a Republican U.S. senator, sent a letter to the commissioner objecting to the WNBA’s Black Lives Matter initiatives.

Doctors at the Vatican’s pediatric hospital said they have successfully separated conjoined twins whose skulls were fused back to back.

Australia’s prime minister says a shutdown of the nation’s second-largest city is necessary and promised continuing financial support for businesses.


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