Jan. 17, 2021

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Transfer of power

The vice president-elect said in an interview with The Times that she will resign her Senate seat Monday.

Those who stormed the Capitol and their attorneys in early defense arguments say they went there at the ‘invitation’ of President Trump or were let in by police.

President Trump tried to marginalize California. He failed. Now, with Joe Biden and Democrats taking power, no state is more influential in setting a policy agenda.

Amateur detectives working to identify violent rioters that stormed the U.S. Capitol don’t want the process to turn into an online witch hunt.

World Central Kitchen’s Nate Mook and José Andrés realized their expertise in feeding large groups at a moment’s notice could help feed the Guard at the Capitol.

Coronavirus

Many Californians 65 and older faced frustration and confusion as they tried to get the coronavirus vaccine after the state announced it was opening up vaccinations to older people.

Los Angeles County surpassed 1 million coronavirus cases since recording its first infection nearly a year before.

‘Light at the end of tunnel’ or a small blip? Flattening COVID-19 numbers bring guarded optimism in California.

Health officials set aside carefully considered plans for rolling out COVID-19 vaccines and made the shots widely available. That may hasten the pandemic’s end.

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Spector revolutionized pop music in the early 1960s but spent his final years behind bars after shooting and killing an aspiring actress in his Alhambra mansion.

Russia’s prison service said Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny was detained at a Moscow airport after returning from Germany on Sunday.

Local, state and federal authorities will assist in putting on the King of the Hammers event later this month, despite pandemic restrictions on travel and crowds.

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With more than 33,000 deaths due to COVID-19, many Californians are grieving. Here’s advice for saying goodbye to a loved one and how to handle some practical things after the death of a spouse. For this Times journalist, her art helped her unpack her grief. And three women who lost their fathers have found solace in an online community.

Black Americans are overwhelmingly resistant to taking a COVID-19 vaccine. But Clarice Kavanaugh wants to be an influencer to change minds.

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Betty White turns 99 on Sunday, and to honor her nearly 10 decades, we have 10 bits of trivia about the beloved “Golden Girls” star. (She has a lousy diet?!)

The ending of ‘Promising Young Woman’ is a destabilizing shock to audiences. Writer-director Emerald Fennell and stars Carey Mulligan and Bo Burnham share their thoughts on why the movie had to end the way it does.

The Lakers are the third-best team from three-point range, quite an improvement from last season and a reason they have the best record in the NBA.

Tahj Eaddy’s 21 points include a late jumper and Drew Peterson adds a double-double as USC defeats Washington State 85-77 for its sixth straight win.

Biden’s election has raised hopes in Central America — devastated by hurricane-driven floods, in addition to chronic issues of poverty and gang violence — that the incoming administration may ease policies for asylum seekers.

After Uganda’s leader was declared the presidential election winner, the opposition party called the results ‘fraud’ and called for its leader’s release.

Egypt’s ex-antiquities minister and noted archaeologist Zahi Hawass has revealed details of an ancient funerary temple in a necropolis south of Cairo.

A Sudanese doctors’ union says the death toll from tribal violence between Arabs and non-Arabs in West Darfur province has climbed to at least 83, including women and children.

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