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In a coronavirus-induced innovation, a Texas court held what the state says was the nation’s first virtual trial by jury in a criminal case.

Lawmakers are near agreement on how to revamp the Paycheck Protection Program. But it may not be enough to help small businesses shut out of previous rounds of the government loans.

By the time we emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic, preventable violence will have scarred the lives — and even cost the lives — of children in the U.S.



The coronavirus and a heat wave are weighing heavily on Belgium, where people are living under a new series of health restrictions.

Catholic schools in California are seeking waivers to open for in-person learning. In Nevada County, one has gone back to class.

We asked readers for their most pressing coronavirus questions. The topics included schooling, passports, and healthcare. These are answers from experts.

Fishing the L.A. River offers a respite from the stresses of a global pandemic, social unrest and partisan politics — in a convenient socially distanced setting.

The coronavirus pandemic has had a disproportionate impact on L.A. communities. On one day, we look at how the pandemic is playing out across the city.

In the coronavirus era musicians, longing to connect with friends and neighbors, and eager to practice their art, have taken to their porches, patios, driveways and yards to play for passersby.

Second wave of coronavirus has businesses and the public moving from indoors to the great outdoors



Racial disparities in the the U.S. coronavirus epidemic extend to children, according to two sobering government reports released Friday.

Thousands of U.S. families are swabbing their noses twice a week in a DIY experiment to help solve some of the mysteries about the coronavirus.

Russia boasts that it’s about to be the first country to approve a COVID-19 vaccine, but it’s yet to complete clinical trials, raising concerns.

Scientists blame the increase in the spillover of pathogens from animals on two trends. This means pandemics like the novel coronavirus are likely to emerge regularly.

Educators, health officials and scientists are still working to understand what it will take to make schools safe in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.

If the coronavirus has you reaching for hand sanitizer, don’t use one with methanol. It can be toxic if absorbed through the skin, the FDA warns.

Hundreds of thousands of essential workers have kept their kids in child care during the pandemic and, so far, these centers haven’t been big disease spreaders.

Here’s what scientists know about kids’ potential to spread the coronavirus and the risks of sending them back to school amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

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As a parent or guardian in the time of COVID, remember you are already a teacher — and that learning opportunities are everywhere.

The experts who say distance learning is here to stay need to offer teachers guidance on day-to-day lesson plans and more.

Geographic adjacency is not necessary for the health policies of one place to affect people in other places because the effects are also transmitted through the influence of social media.

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