Nov. 25, 2020

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Diego Maradona, who led Argentina to victory in the 1986 World Cup but was tormented by drug abuse in his later years, has died.

In southern Nevada, the number of hungry residents rose 20% in the last year. Social service organizations and nonprofits are scrambling to keep up with increased demand.

In the holiday spirit, U.S. families will come together to debate the future of America, and white evangelicals will continue to cast no stone toward Trump.

Deep in the Mars-like landscape of Utah’s red-rock desert lies a mystery: a gleaming metal monolith in one of the most remote parts of the state.

New terrain, lifts, restaurants, programs and air access are debuting. Here’s some of what skiers and boarders will find in California and the West.

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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How Clea DuVall’s lesbian Christmas rom-com ‘Happiest Season,’ starring Kristen Stewart and Mackenzie Davis, came to be, and why coming-out stories are still important.

USC says a second football player has tested positive for the coronavirus and five others are in quarantine. The game Saturday against Colorado is still scheduled.

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

LAFC loses to Seattle in the playoffs for the second consecutive year after Carlos Vela misses a penalty kick and a goal is disallowed upon review.

The Chargers removed special teams coordinator George Stewart from his role on Wednesday after penalties and blocked punts took their toll.

The Trump administration has denied a permit to build a gold and copper mine near the headwaters of the world’s largest sockeye salmon fishery in southwest Alaska.

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

Azerbaijan’s president has vowed to rebuild and revive the Kalbajar region, which Armenian forces ceded in a truce over Nagorno-Karabakh.

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