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Archive for September 24th, 2020
After the Trump administration made last-minute changes that shortened the 2020 census schedule, a federal judge in California has ordered it to extend counting for another month.
The centers have apparently been built and expanded since 2019, even as Chinese officials claimed most of the ethnic Uighurs and others sent to the facilities had "returned to society."
The social media companies said the accounts and pages were linked to Russian actors that had launched "hack-and-leak" operations to hurt Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential election.
A spokeswoman says the Russian opposition leader's bank accounts were frozen and his Moscow apartment "seized" in connection with a libel suit while he was in a coma after poisoning by a nerve agent.
The governor's order makes it easier for jobless people to work for state and local election boards — as long as they're paid $504 or less each week.
Brandon Higgs, the white man sentenced, reportedly told the Black man he shot to "go back to Africa." The prosecutor said police found that Higgs has links to white supremacist groups.
"The first question is, is the vaccine safe? Frankly, I'm not going to trust the federal government's opinion," Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo said at a news conference.
A pilot program on flights from San Francisco to Hawaii would give on-the-spot tests for the virus that causes COVID-19. Travelers who test negative would not be required to quarantine upon arrival.
This week, Code Switch is talking about the books that are getting us through the pandemic. Today's conversation is with Silvia Moreno-Garcia, author of the creepy and engrossing Mexican Gothic.
The NFL Players Association is investigating after a Los Angeles Chargers team doctor reportedly punctured quarterback Tyrod Taylor's lung while administering a painkiller for cracked ribs.
A black bear skin was also left draped on a park entrance in Tennessee. Investigators are offering a reward for information on the incident, which a ranger called "particularly egregious."
With the hashtag #ikdoenietmeermee ("I no longer participate"), several musicians and influencers said on social media they were opting out of campaigns to promote social distancing and face masks.
The CDC is advising against the door-to-door candy quest during the pandemic. So parents are coming up with alternative ways to bring the spooky season to life. How about sending candy down a chute?
With millions of students logging in from home, the pandemic has disrupted the traditional school function of making sure students are "in school."
In a letter addressed to "Our Fellow Citizens," the 489 signatures include 22 four-star officers, stating the "current president" is not up to "the enormous responsibilities of his office."
Draft documents obtained by NPR show that the federal government is preparing to enforce new data reporting requirements, threatening to withhold vital Medicare funding from non-compliant hospitals.
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The LA Report
California’s unemployment system will stop accepting new claims for the next two weeks, following the publication of a report finding the state’s Employment Development Department (EDD) in need of immediate reforms.
Several hundred people turned out to protest Wednesday in downtown L.A. in response to a Kentucky grand jury's decision not to hold any police officers criminally liable for the killing of Breonna Taylor.
If you think back to March and April, when shutdown orders were first being announced, you’ll recall the mad rush to stock up on everything from toilet paper to canned chili.
California is the epicenter of the nation’s housing affordability crisis, with homelessness rates increasing by more than 16 percent from 2018 to 2019. Rising housing costs and so many Californians unhoused are considered the primary concerns of most voters, and state leaders have grappled with how to respond.
California will halt sales of new gasoline-powered passenger cars and trucks by 2035, Gov. Gavin Newsom announced Wednesday, a move he says will cut greenhouse gas emissions by 35% in the nation’s most populous state.