Jan. 16, 2021

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During his first days in office, Biden will send a bill to Congress that would reportedly provide a shorter pathway to citizenship for people with Temporary Protected Status as well as for DACA recipients.

Transfer of power

With President Trump isolated in the White House since the Capitol riot, Vice President Mike Pence increasingly fills the void in their waning days in office.

Coronavirus

State and local officials are voicing cautious optimism that the unrestrained, exponential daily worsening of the pandemic has slowed.

President-elect Joe Biden on Friday outlined a more centralized federal push for vaccines against COVID-19, including a call to allow people over 65 to be inoculated now.

Araceli Gonzalez-Burkle, a former politician, lost her good job in May. In December, she got COVID-19. Often, she doesn’t have enough money for laundry. She wants our government to focus on the suffering out there.

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Jeff Brain helped lead the 2002 San Fernando Valley secession movement. Now he’s built CloutHub, a refuge for Trump supporters alienated by Twitter.

Chewing qat, a green narcotic leaf, is so widespread and ritualistic that even the fighting in Yemen’s civil war can fall silent in the afternoons.

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputies involved in a controversial shooting are under investigation for an encounter with a skateboarder, who accuses the deputies of lying to cover up misconduct.

A retired judge appointed to hold a public examination of Andres Guardado’s death said Friday that she had concluded the inquest without hearing testimony from the deputy who fired the fatal shots or the detectives who are investigating the case, all of whom invoked their 5th Amendment rights.

For Disney, ending the annual pass program might be “a blessing in disguise,” a theme park expert says: Now the company can revamp the program to boost profits.

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Rams-Packers Lock Horns

The good news is the Rams are one win away from reaching the NFC championship game. The bad news is they must get past the top-seeded Green Bay Packers led by superstar quarterback Aaron Rodgers at frigid Lambeau Field on Saturday. The Rams will counter with a powerful defense that features Aaron Donald, who is expected to play despite a rib injury. Jared Goff will start at QB for L.A., with Blake Bortles as his backup.

Matt Gay, the third kicker employed by the Rams this season, has been the model of consistency. He made all six kick attempts in Rams’ playoff opener last week against Seattle.

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She was a night owl who sent text messages filled with emojis. She was my pen pal, my friend. Here is what she said the last time we talked.

Writer Kemp Powers and star Leslie Odom Jr. explain the decision to turn a lost Sam Cooke performance into one of the film’s most resonant, hopeful moments.

Jeff Bridges says his tumor has “drastically shrunk.” But the news came the day of the Capitol riot. “To see our country attacking itself broke my heart.”

Brandon Ingram showed he’s improved since being part of the Anthony Davis trade, but he couldn’t stop the Lakers from beating the Pelicans 112-95.

Maybelle Blair, who played in the All American Girls Professional Baseball League, is raising money for a women’s baseball center. She turns 94 on Jan. 16.

Cody Bellinger and Corey Seager reach agreements with the Dodgers to avoid arbitration, but Walker Buehler doesn’t settle on contract.

Angels starters Andrew Heaney and Dylan Bundy avoided arbitration by agreeing to one-year deals, but Shohei Ohtani has not come to terms.

Jeremy Ridgeway, a former Blackwater guard, pleaded guilty to the massacre in 2007 in Nissor Square in Baghdad. He testified against the other guards. He accepted responsibility. But he didn’t get a pardon.

The Trump administration early Saturday carried out its 13th federal execution since July, an unprecedented run that concluded just five days before the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden.

Mexico’s president accuses the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration of fabricating drug allegations against ex-defense chief Salvador Cienfuegos.

Damaged roads, power blackouts and lack of heavy equipment are hampering Indonesia’s rescuers after a 6.2 magnitude earthquake left at least 46 dead and hundreds injured on Sulawesi island

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