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A feminist hero lovingly dubbed Notorious RBG, Ginsburg emerged over the last decade as the leading voice of the court’s liberal wing, best known for her stinging dissents on a bench that has mostly skewed right since her 1993 appointment.

‘Our nation has lost a jurist of historic stature. We at the Supreme Court have lost a cherished colleague,’ Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. said. ‘Today we mourn, but with confidence that future generations will remember Ruth Bader Ginsburg as we knew her — a tireless and resolute champion of justice.’

President Trump is urging the Senate to consider his upcoming nomination for the Supreme Court seat left vacant after Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death.

If Republicans insist on replacing Ginsburg before a new president is in place, Democrats should vow to expand the court should they win the Senate and White House.

Ginsburg showed me the power of working from a disadvantage — the more they underestimate you, the more satisfying the victory. Her 22-year battle against various cancers was an inspiration for someone who lost his mother just last year to ovarian cancer.

Four years ago, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell didn’t believe a president in the final year of his term should appoint a new Supreme Court justice. How about now?

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The Bobcat fire exploded Friday amid intense winds, burning homes in the Antelope Valley and spreading in several directions.

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The video raises new questions about the LAPD’s tactics during the summer’s tumultuous protests, particularly in regard to their use of 40-mm projectiles — which, by policy, are not meant to be used on individuals for ‘mere noncompliance.’

Some of the people who hold the purse strings and oversee the Sheriff’s Department want Sheriff Alex Villanueva out, but he and other elected sheriffs wield substantial power.

Rene Enriquez, a Mexican Mafia member who defected 18 years ago and helped law enforcement authorities incarcerate dozens of his onetime confederates, was denied parole for a fifth time.

Fewer than 300 people used the six centers that were set up at Los Angeles city facilities over the blistering Labor Day holiday weekend.

Due to COVID-19, 2020 marks the first virtual Emmy Awards in the show’s 72-year history. We take you inside Staples Center for a look at preparations.

Health officials were evasive about why they made the change in August, and some speculated it was forced on the CDC by political appointees within the Trump administration.

The U.S. Commerce Department on Friday took harsh action against popular apps WeChat and TikTok. Here’s what you need to know.

In his bid to become L.A. County’s next district attorney, George Gascón has touted his record as a reformer. While many praise his history, questions are being raised about his handling of LAPD.

The Luxe Rodeo Drive is the first L.A.-area luxury hotel to go out of business because of the pandemic. An unusually high loan delinquency rate may mean more hotel closures are likely to follow.

Lucha libre — literally “free fight” — is its own religion in Mexico, and wrestlers are gods. The pandemic has brought them down to earth.

If you’re facing a big hospital bill, especially if you’re unemployed and uninsured, resist any pressure to put it on your credit card.

The pit bulls’ mission was not simply to knock me over. They’d come to kill my dog and were still determined to do so.

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The first major awards show since COVID-19 changed the world will go on. Here’s everything to know about Sunday’s virtual Emmy Awards and how to watch. Need to brush up on the nominees? We have you covered here, along with our final predictions and takes from our Buzzmeter awards panel. Get to know some of those vying for Emmy gold through our Comedy, Drama and Showrunner Roundtables.

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In the ring, they were gods. Now, they rely on street food vending to survive.
MEXICO CITY, FEDERAL DISTRICT - AUGUST 16: Customers order and wait for their order at Crepas El Mana in La Lagunilla neighborhood on Sunday, Aug. 16, 2020 in Mexico City, Federal District. Mexican luchador Joel Bernal Galicia, 54, known as "Olimpico," works with his wife of 14-years Leticia Vazquez Rojano, at their crepes stand they started over eight years ago. Hundreds of professional wrestlers now find themselves searching for other work since Lucha Libre matches are on hold due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Many have turned to selling food. (Gary Coronado / Los Angeles Times)

In the months since the coronavirus struck and wrestling arenas were closed, many Mexican wrestlers rely on street food vending to make a living.

The Bobcat fire opened a new, dangerous front as it barreled toward homes in the Antelope Valley, prompting more evacuations.

Prep basketball players in Flint, Mich., discuss the importance of the game in their lives and their perspective on the upcoming season.

Fears of a significant spread of the Bobcat fire dissipated as Santa Ana winds failed to materialize, but nearby foothill communities remain on high alert.

Air quality officials said the high pollution readings were a result of intense heat combined with stagnant weather conditions.

The skies around the Bay Area and other parts of Northern California took on an eerie glow as smoke from several fires enveloped the region.

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Social media can be cruel, but Todd says his goal is to leave the long-running public affairs program “in a better place than I got it.”

Yes, Season 2 of Hulu’s middle-school comedy is darker. But the creators of “PEN15" know what it’s like to experience teenage traumas like slut-shaming firsthand.

Actor Danny Masterson is charged with raping three women at his home between 2001 and 2003. His lawyer claims the charges are politically motivated,

The Dodgers score their season high and lower their NL West-clinching magic number to four in a 15-6 victory.

Albert Pujols hits his 661st and 662nd career home runs to take over sole possession of fifth place on the all-time home run list in the Angels’ win.

In an incredible climax to the Tour de France, Tadej Pogacar crushed fellow Slovenian Primoz Roglic in the last stage Saturday before the finish in Paris.

Less than two weeks after getting defaulted from the U.S. Open, Novak Djokovic lost his cool again midway through a win at the Italian Open on Saturday.

One woman from was told only that she would undergo an operation to treat ovarian cysts, but a month later, she’s still not sure what procedure she got.

The stretch of the Minneapolis street where George Floyd died in police custody will soon be renamed in his honor.

Walmart, Amazon and other corporate giants made campaign contributions to a Tennessee lawmaker after she promoted the QAnon conspiracy theory.

Officers responded to calls of shots fired and found ‘approximately 100 people’ running from the scene.

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