Jan. 16, 2021

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Coronavirus

The variant, B.1.1.7, had previously been found in San Diego and San Bernardino counties, as well as 14 other U.S. states, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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.

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.

Transfer of power

Ahead of right-wing protests planned for Sunday, law enforcement stepped up security at capitols around the nation.

Armed soldiers and armored Humvees were stationed around the California state Capitol, and at the federal courthouse and state Superior Court building.

In a dig at the outgoing Trump administration, President-elect Joe Biden says his team of scientific advisors will lead with “science and truth”

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The first two weeks of 2021 saw 59 shooting victims in L.A. compared with seven last year, Chief Michel Moore says.

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.

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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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.

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.”

Rams rookies Cam Akers and Van Jefferson excelled in the NFL playoffs, which might offer a preview of what’s to come in the years ahead.

The Rams’ season came to an end Saturday in a 32-18 loss to the top-seeded Green Bay Packers in the NFC divisional playoffs at Lambeau Field.

After originally planning to hold Wrestlemania 37 at SoFi Stadium in March, the WWE announces its premier event will be held at SoFi Stadium in 2023.

UCLA came back from a 10-point halftime deficit to defeat Washington and is off to its best start in conference play since the 1993-94 season.

Roman Sabal, a U.S. Marine veteran originally from Belize, is now living in Los Angeles after more than a decade stuck outside the United States.

When President-elect Joe Biden takes the oath of office, the National Archives and Records Administration will take custody of Donald Trump’s presidential records.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s center-right party has elected the pragmatic Armin Laschet as its new leader, sending a signal of continuity.

The U.S. Department of Justice said Mexico violated a treaty by releasing evidence the U.S. collected in a drug case against a former Mexican defense minister.

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