Aug. 12, 2020


After presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden announced California Sen. Kamala Harris as his running mate, people online shared their thoughts on the historic decision.

California is also a state of immigrants. And fittingly, Sen. Kamala Harris is the daughter of immigrant parents — a father from Jamaica, a mother from India.

The appointment promises to be one of the most consequential of his political career, both in California and in regard to any ambitions he may have for White House.

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President Trump is promising voters he will replace the Affordable Care Act, forge a new Iran nuclear deal, end the payroll tax and achieve other ambitious goals within weeks if reelected. His ability to deliver on them is close to zero.

L.A. Board of Education approves agreement with union for structured online teaching. Critics say it needlessly shortens the traditional school day.

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Lawmakers are near agreement on how to revamp the Paycheck Protection Program. But it may not be enough to help small businesses shut out of previous rounds of the government loans.

Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota has survived a stiff Democratic primary challenge from a well-funded opponent who tried to make an issue of her national celebrity.

People who have been arrested since late May on non-violent misdemeanor charges during protests that have racked Oregon’s largest city for more than 70 days won’t be prosecuted

The departure of Carmen Best, Seattle’s first Black police chief, is an ironic twist in the national debate over reforming law enforcement.

The council president has set out plans for a “caretaker” to manage Huizar’s district until former state Senate Leader Kevin de León is appointed in October.

Early on a Thursday morning in February, two men in suits rapped on the door of the South Los Angeles apartment that Gadseel Quiñonez shares with his little brother.

Some three out of four Latinos in the U.S. haven’t heard of the term ‘Latinx,’ but its use may grow.

Customer service has declined amid the pandemic. It’s time for companies to recognize that treating customers better is good business.


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Going to college in a pandemic

What will the academic year look like for college students? Campuses are preparing for a variety of scenarios from remote learning to in-person instruction. If students live in dorms, they will play an active role in keeping campuses COVID-free. For those who want to take a gap year without traveling the globe, plenty of domestic opportunities await.

Last school year, you might have spent weeknights in a study room with poor circulation, surrounded by friends as you crammed for exams.

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A bridge that was supposed to take a year is incomplete after four, partly because of corrosion and other problems involving California’s high-speed-rail contractors.

Life inside the NBA’s closed environment in Orlando means constant surveillance and medical checks. And sometimes wine. Lots and lots of wine.


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“I can’t promise you you’re not going to get infected,” Chargers coach Anthony Lynn said to a group of his players on a videoconference call. “I got infected.”

USC athletic director Mike Bohn said the Pac-12’s cancellation of fall sports was the result of too much uncertainty moving forward during the coronavirus pandemic.

Marjorie Taylor Greene, who has expressed support for the far-right conspiracy theory QAnon, won the nomination for Georgia’s 14th Congressional District.

Analysts called the announcement a clear move by Putin to shore up his sagging domestic political fortunes — and at the same time burnish Russia’s global prestige.

Somalia’s parliament considers a bill that would allow a girl to be forced into marriage once her sexual organs mature and her family gives consent.

In a race against tides and time, workers have pumped tons of fuel from a Japanese bulk carrier ship grounded in the shallow waters of Mauritius.


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