Nov. 26, 2020

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The effort is part of a pilot program to help homeless families and children in L.A. get healthcare, tutoring and permanent housing.

After expecting a massive deficit and instead getting a projected $26-billion windfall, politicians would be wise to sock it away for future years, columnist George Skelton writes.

This duet tours restaurants in the COVID- and recession-battered Westlake and Pico-Union neighborhoods, where they bring norteño music to diners

Barred from in-person fundraising, nonprofits are coming up with imaginative solutions, including a remote rowing event and a virtual game show. It’s working for some, but others are struggling.

As coronavirus cases surge again nationwide, the U.S. Supreme Court has temporarily barred New York from enforcing certain attendance limits at houses of worship in areas designated as hard hit by the outbreak.

A company funded by former Dodgers owner Frank McCourt has proposed a $125-million gondola lift to fly customers over the park to Dodger Stadium.

A writer’s mother and his friend never met, but they would be connected in an astonishing way. It’s a tale of love, family and unending gratitude.

The impulsiveness and childishness that made Diego Maradona wreak havoc on the field also made him the most dominant and joyous player of his generation, perhaps ever, writes columnist Dylan Hernández.

Coronavirus and Thanksgiving

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The CDC says masks not only help prevent people from infecting others — they can also keep the wearer from catching the coronavirus. California has a face-covering mandate, but some experts say bandanas and neck gaiters don’t cut it. Danish researchers recommended widespread mask use even though their data didn’t support it. Singapore’s Red Ants walk the streets reminding people to cover up.

President-elect Biden faces the huge challenge of rallying a divided public to get behind a unified effort to wear masks and take other basic steps to control the coronavirus.

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President-elect Joe Biden encouraged Americans to “dream big again” in a forward-looking, optimistic Thanksgiving address to the nation Wednesday.

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The chemistry between Melissa McCarthy and Bobby Cannavale is undone by the high-concept storytelling about an artificial intelligence with the voice of James Corden.

Danish actor Mads Mikkelsen, known for “Hannibal” and “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story,” is Johnny Depp’s Grindelwald replacement in “Fantastic Beasts 3.”

A torn ACL derailed his promising career at USC, but he didn’t let adversity block his rise to the top of a crowded quarterback room at Georgia.

USC freshman Evan Mobley shows skills in his debut that made him top recruit as the Trojans get a 95-87 overtime win over Cal Baptist.

Major League Baseball may decide to recognize the statistics of players from Negro Leagues, which could knock some iconic white players down the lists.

Cho Ju-bin masterminded one of South Korea’s most notorious sex crime schemes, blackmailing young women into providing sexually compromising images.

Some of the thousands of mink culled in Denmark to minimize the risk of them retransmitting the coronavirus to humans, have risen from their shallow graves because gases have built up in the decaying bodies

Thai officials say they approved the transfer back to Tehran of three Iranians who were involved in a botched 2012 bomb plot, as Iran released a 33-year-old Australian academic who was imprisoned for more than two years on spying charges

India’s ruling Hindu nationalist party has approved legislation in Uttar Pradesh, the country’s most populous state, outlawing religious conversion by marriage.

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