Oct. 24, 2020

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The long American tradition of threatening voting access — often for Black people and Latinos — has dramatically resurfaced in 2020, this time buttressed by a record-setting wave of litigation and an embattled president whose reelection campaign is built around a strategy of sowing doubt and confusion.

President Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden hit the nation’s battleground states Saturday, offering a clear contrast to undecided voters.

College towns have seen a surge of the coronavirus, especially in Texas, but they’re doubling down on in-person classes and football.

Towns like Whitefish, Mont., once could afford to view the coronavirus as a distant big-city problem. Not anymore.

The lack of gear and preparation for her expedition has led one local search and rescue team member to question how the woman survived the ordeal.

Texas country singer and songwriter Jerry Jeff Walker, who wrote the pop song “Mr. Bojangles,” has died at 78.

Locals celebrate a Christian Republican from their Indiana hometown as presidential material. But they’re talking about the late industrialist J. Irwin Miller, not Mike Pence.

“Young people of all ages are fed up”: Trump has awakened young voters, turned bystanders into activists and brought them to a common cause.

An independent review of stops conducted by LAPD officers last year found that racial disparities previously identified in a Times investigation were in part the result of failed strategies to use traffic and minor violations “as a pretext to identify or suppress more serious crimes.”

With the Lakers and the Dodgers championship runs playing out away from L.A., local businesses that usually see a lift from the postseason are feeling the loss.

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Proposition 16 asks Californians whether race and gender should be considered in matters of public education, government contracting and government employment. Supporters and opponents of this year’s proposition seem to have the same goal: ensure equality.

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Writers Rachel Howzell Hall, Attica Locke and Ivy Pochoda talked with Times reporter James Queally for a 2020 Los Angeles Times Festival of Books event.

Puerto Rican superstar Bad Bunny was spotted filming what appeared to be a commercial for a popular snack food in Boyle Heights.

“The Queen’s Gambit,” about a female chess prodigy (Anya Taylor-Joy), is exciting, entertaining and convincing — especially when it comes to the game itself.

By tying in low ratings to athletes making political statements in a question to President Trump, Brett Favre did nothing to help push equality.

Unbeaten lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov retired from mixed martial arts after defeating Justin Gaethje at UFC 254 on Saturday.

The Bruins’ and Trojans’ women’s basketball teams know they play in one of the nation’s toughest conferences. They hope that prepares them for the postseason.

Clashes with police and rioting last year left at least 31 people dead and caused $1.4 billion in damage — including torched shopping malls, supermarkets and subway stations.

China’s paramount leader, Xi Jinping, sees himself as a savior, anointed to steer the Communist Party and China away from corruption and foreign influence, into a ‘new era’ of prosperity, power and political devotion. Whether his vision matches reality is another question.

Afghanistan’s interior ministry says a suicide bombing in Kabul has killed 18 people, including schoolchildren, and wounded several others.

Ethiopia is denouncing ‘belligerent threats’ over the dam it has nearly completed on the Nile after President Trump said Egypt will blow it up.

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