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Federal Judge Nicholas Garaufis instructed the Department of Homeland Security to begin accepting new applications for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program as soon as Monday.
Congress hit pause on federal student loan payments in the CARES Act. The latest extension of this relief will last until after President-elect Joe Biden takes office.
The craft has been collecting rock and soil samples. China is only the second country to plant its national banner on the lunar surface.
States are closing down playgrounds again as case counts rise. Is that a good idea? Also: What's the deal with masks and outdoor exercise?
The bill is "nothing more than legislative harassment," ACLU of Ohio lobbyist Gary Daniels said in his testimony against the legislation.
The drilling is scheduled to start this month in waters off the Bahamas, just 150 miles from the Florida coast. It's raising alarms among environmental groups and businesses that rely on tourism.
Pew Research Center found 83% of Asian Americans said they would get a vaccine compared to 42% of Blacks. White and Latinx respondents were about even with 63% and 61% respectively saying they would.
Media that are supportive of leaders in Hungary, Poland and Slovenia either repeat the false claims or suggest President-elect Joe Biden is part of a vast liberal conspiracy to stifle conservatives.
The Black teenager was killed Nov. 23 by a white middle-aged man who confronted him for playing loud music. Ellison's death is causing soul searching in the mostly white community where he lived.
Here's how to self-isolate, what the new quarantine guidance means for your household, and which symptoms signal you need immediate emergency care.
Researchers found that a class of antibodies in a monkey's blood provides protection from COVID-19. If that hold true for humans, a blood test may predict whether a vaccine candidate is working.
Mass vaccinations will start less than a week after the U.K. approved the new drug. Welsh First Minister Mark Drakeford says it could start "a long path back to normality."
U.S. employers added just 245,000 jobs last month, as the runaway pandemic continued to weigh on hiring. The unemployment rate fell to 6.7% from 6.9% in October.
Amid criticism of the government's recent handling of the pandemic, the country is seeing more cases than at any time in the past nine months.
With days left before Congress aims to wrap for the year, Republicans and Democrats appear more willing to negotiate on a COVID-19 relief bill. But key sticking points remain.
Riz Ahmed gives a quiet, intense and profoundly unsentimental performance as a rock drummer who suddenly loses his hearing and stubbornly refuses to accept it.
The remote island of Bhashan Char was first proposed as an option to move the Rohingya in 2015. The island is potentially unsafe for inhabitants given its cyclone- and flood-prone nature.
Most schooling has been offered online this semester. Teachers are working hard to improve that experience, but many students are still left behind.
It’ll cost the state an additional $2 billion to $12 billion to overhaul California’s early childhood system and there aren’t many details on where that money will come from. In the words of one child advocate, “Great roadmap, but now let's show us the money.”
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The LA Report
Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Wade Major and Lael Lowenstein review this weekend’s new movie releases.
The documentary “76 Days” takes viewers into Wuhan hospitals, following frontline healthcare workers as they battled COVID-19 during the city’s months-long lockdown early in the pandemic.
LAUSD Wants Parents To Weigh In By Sunday On Whether They’d Send Their Kids Back For In-Person Learning| December 04 2020, 9:08 AM
Los Angeles Unified School District campuses remain closed for in-person learning due to the coronavirus pandemic, but the district wants parents to tell them whether or not they’d send their kids back for in-person learning when the time does come for the morning bell to ring again.
The days of pets flying with their owners in airplane cabins for free are coming to an end.
In our continuing series looking at the latest medical research and news on COVID-19, Larry Mantle speaks with Dr. Tim Brewer from UCLA.