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LA Times National News
Nov 24, 2020

David Dinkins, New York's only Black mayor, dies at 93
Dinkins served only one term before his defeat against Rudolph W. Giuliani, leaving behind a complicated legacy.



LA Times National News
Nov 23, 2020

Biden picks Alejandro Mayorkas for Homeland Security secretary
Biden picks California attorney Alejandro Mayorkas to lead the Homeland Security department. He would be the first Latino to hold the post.



LA Times National News
Nov 23, 2020

As Georgia GOP feuds over Trump loss, might it hurt party turnout for Senate runoffs?
With Georgia's GOP feuding since Joe Biden won there, a question looms: Can it unite to help two senators win runoffs that will decide which party runs the Senate?



LA Times National News
Nov 22, 2020

Column One: Armenian Americans marvel at an elder's generosity as they grieve over an ancestral home
Clara Margossian, 102, built a life in Fresno after her family fled the Armenian genocide. With the war in Nagorno-Karabakh, she has given $1 million to help Armenia, a homeland she's never seen.



LA Times National News
Nov 22, 2020

Column One: Armenian Americans marvel at an elder's generosity, as they grieve over an ancestral home
Clara Margossian, 102, built a life in Fresno after her family fled the Armenian genocide. With the war in Nagorno-Karabakh, she has given $1 million to help Armenia, a homeland she's never seen.



LA Times National News
Nov 22, 2020

Column: Trump's Afghan plan could snatch catastrophe from the jaws of defeat
President Trump's plan to abandon Afghanistan — again — risks turning a disaster into a catastrophe.



LA Times National News
Nov 22, 2020

Mexico's military gains power as president turns from critic to partner
The U.S. decision to drop drug trafficking charges against Gen. Salvador Cienfuegos shines a light on Mexico's increasingly powerful military.



LA Times National News
Nov 21, 2020

Mexico crosses grim coronavirus milestones: 100,000 dead, 1 million infections
Mexico last week passed two somber coronavirus markers, exceeding 100,000 deaths and 1 million infections. The grim statistics brought renewed political wrangling about how the country's leadership has handled the pandemic.



LA Times National News
Nov 21, 2020

Duke University schools the country on how to stay open during the COVID-19 pandemic
A system of pooled coronavirus tests to catch asymptomatic infections among Duke University students helped keep the campus open in the midst of the pandemic.



LA Times National News
Nov 20, 2020

These seven Californians could get jobs in the Biden administration
Only a few people really know who will end up serving in President Biden's administration — and they aren't saying.



LA Times National News
Nov 20, 2020

Trump attacks on election falter as Biden pushes ahead on transition
President Trump again pushed false election fraud claims Friday while President-elect Joe Biden met with Democratic leaders in Congress.



LA Times National News
Nov 20, 2020

Trump's leaving office. Don't expect him to leave your news feed
Facebook and Twitter could ban a civilian Trump from their platforms — but they probably won't



LA Times National News
Nov 20, 2020

Why we still care about Princess Diana's 1995 interview with Martin Bashir
The BBC has launched a probe into Martin Bashir's 1995 interview with Princess Diana in which she dropped bombshell revelations about the royal family.



LA Times National News
Nov 20, 2020

In an attempt at social engineering, China steers its minorities toward a secular future
In the Gansu province, China promises a better future to Muslim minorities — if they trade their devotion to faith for devotion to the Communist Party.



LA Times National News
Nov 20, 2020

China's new campaign to make Muslims devoted to the state rather than Islam
In the Gansu province, China promises a better future to Muslim minorities — if they trade their devotion to faith for devotion to the Communist Party.



LA Times National News
Nov 20, 2020

Happy 78th birthday, Joe Biden
Joe Biden, who will be the oldest U.S. president to take office, celebrates his 78th birthday.



LA Times National News
Nov 20, 2020

President-elect Joe Biden: Life in photos
Joe Biden will be the oldest U.S. president to take office. We take a look back at his life in photos.



LA Times National News
Nov 20, 2020

Smaller dance sequences, humbler locations: How Bollywood is adapting to COVID-19
Bollywood, the world's biggest movie industry, is toning down its lavish productions as India endures one of the planet's worst COVID-19 outbreaks.



LA Times National News
Nov 20, 2020

Who are we to judge? Vatican looks into pope's 'like' of bikini-wearing model
The Vatican is looking into how Pope Francis' official Instagram account came to "like" a photo of a Brazilian model given to wearing thong bikinis.



LA Times National News
Nov 20, 2020

Mexico's president called the military a 'mafia.' Now he has given it new powers and protections
The U.S. decision to drop drug trafficking charges against Gen. Salvador Cienfuegos shines a light on Mexico's increasingly powerful military.



LA Times National News
Nov 20, 2020

Mexico's president called the military a 'mafia.' Now he's given them new powers and protections
The U.S. decision to drop drug trafficking charges against Gen. Salvador Cienfuegos Zepeda shines a light on Mexico's increasingly powerful military.



LA Times National News
Nov 20, 2020

Mexico's president gives the military sweeping new powers — and protections
The U.S. decision to drop drug trafficking charges against Gen. Salvador Cienfuegos shines a light on Mexico's increasingly powerful military.



LA Times National News
Nov 20, 2020

Face mask trial didn't stop coronavirus spread, but it shows why more mask-wearing is needed
A clinical trial of the coronavirus-fighting ability of face masks had inconclusive results, but researchers say it strengthens the case for universal mask use.



LA Times National News
Nov 19, 2020

Transition tensions escalate as Trump steps up desperate effort to hold on to power
Rudolph W. Giuliani announced an outlandish new Trump strategy to overturn Joe Biden's victory while Biden met with governors of both parties amid growing recognition of his election.



LA Times National News
Nov 19, 2020

COVID-19 update: Vaccine progress, health officials' biggest worries and which countries are hit hardest
The United States, India and Brazil have the most infections and the most deaths.



LA Times National News
Nov 19, 2020

What a Biden win means for Israel's vehemently pro-Trump prime minister
For Israel's Benjamin Netanyahu, navigating a Biden presidency poses a challenge after going all in with Trump.



LA Times National News
Nov 19, 2020

Biden looks to rehire diplomats and others fired by Trump to rebuild the State Department
Biden's ability to restore normalcy in government will rely heavily on his ability to revitalize key agencies, starting with the State Department.



LA Times National News
Nov 19, 2020

Biden looks to rehire diplomats, others fired by Trump to rebuild State Department
Biden's ability to restore normalcy in government will rely heavily on his ability to revitalize key agencies, starting with the State Department.



LA Times National News
Nov 19, 2020

He held up a smiley-face sign in public. Singapore charged him with unlawful assembly
The charges against activist Jolovan Wham reflect the zeal with which Singapore enforces its laws against protest.



LA Times National News
Nov 19, 2020

Column One: If you practice yoga, thank this man who came to the U.S. 100 years ago
Paramahansa Yogananda found in Los Angeles the perfect home base for an organization which remains a worldwide spiritual force to this day.



LA Times National News
Nov 19, 2020

Former Mexican defense chief will return home a free man after U.S. drops drug charges
Mexican authorities pressed the United States to drop the drug-trafficking case against retired Gen. Salvador Cienfuegos Zepeda, and on Wednesday they got their wish.



LA Times National News
Nov 19, 2020

From a crab shack to Hyundai, China's wrath over a U.S. missile defense system still weighs on South Korea
China has increasingly wielded its economic power against neighboring nations. It can keep tourists away and hold trade hostage while forcing new calculations in diplomacy and international investment.



LA Times National News
Nov 19, 2020

From a crab shack to Hyundai, China's wrath over a U.S. missile defense system weighs on South Korea
China has increasingly wielded its economic power against neighboring nations. It can keep tourists away and hold trade hostage while forcing new calculations in diplomacy and international investment.



LA Times National News
Nov 19, 2020

When China and U.S. spar, it's South Korea that gets punched
In U.S.-China dispute over missile defense system, Beijing punishes South Korea by restricting tourism and holding trade hostage.



LA Times National News
Nov 19, 2020

Singapore's Red Ants are here to remind (and occasionally shame) you about mask-wearing
Safe distancing ambassadors help ensure Singaporeans are observing health guidelines to maintain the country's success in curbing cases of COVID-19.



LA Times National News
Nov 19, 2020

Singapore's Red Ants are here to remind (and occasionally shame) you into wearing your mask
Safe distancing ambassadors help ensure Singaporeans are observing health guidelines to maintain the country's success in curbing cases of COVID-19.



LA Times National News
Nov 18, 2020

Four takeaways from the race for a COVID-19 vaccine
There are still many unknowns when it comes to the pandemic, but the early signs of success for two experimental COVID-19 vaccines make a few things clear.



LA Times National News
Nov 18, 2020

Georgia's Senate candidates run as dynamic duos. Will it work?
Both Republican and Democratic camps in Georgia embrace running as teams, framing their campaigns around what they can accomplish — or stop — together.



LA Times National News
Nov 18, 2020

T-shirt? Towel? Some experts say it's time to get beyond states' anything-goes approach to masks
Cloth mask, surgical mask, N95, bandanna: Rules on face coverings vary widely, and public health experts say standardization is needed to fight COVID-19.



LA Times National News
Nov 18, 2020

McManus: For advice on being an effective president, Biden should read his former boss's new memoir
In his surprisingly confessional book "A Promised Land," Obama dissects his failures as well as his successes. It offers great advice for a new president.



LA Times National News
Nov 18, 2020

ICE is deporting women at Irwin amid criminal investigation into Georgia doctor
ICE is deporting women from a Georgia detention center who have alleged medical abuse against a gynecologist, despite an ongoing criminal investigation.



LA Times National News
Nov 18, 2020

The Thai king's companion vanished after upsetting the queen. Now she's back in the spotlight
The monarch's girlfriend, the first royal consort in a century, has taken on an unusually public role as protests demand limits on his powers.



LA Times National News
Nov 17, 2020

Customs agents held more Iranian Americans and others at U.S.-Canada border than it admitted, records show
Records show Customs and Border Protection detained 277 citizens in January, when some Iranian Americans reported being held — and show CBP officials falsely denied ordering detention of citizens of certain national origins.



LA Times National News
Nov 17, 2020

Pelosi just won reelection to lead House Democrats. That's the easy part . . .
Even with a Democratic president, Nancy Pelosi faces a tougher term as speaker than she did under President Trump due to her party's narrower majority in the U.S. House.



LA Times National News
Nov 17, 2020

Pelosi wins her party's nod for a final term as House speaker. That was the easy part ...
Even with a Democratic president, Nancy Pelosi faces a tougher term as speaker than she did under President Trump due to her party's narrower majority in the U.S. House.



LA Times National News
Nov 17, 2020

Winning reelection as House speaker should be easy this time for Nancy Pelosi. What follows may not be
Even with a Democratic president, Nancy Pelosi faces a tougher term as speaker than she did under President Trump due to her party's narrower majority in the U.S. House.



LA Times National News
Nov 17, 2020

In a stunning reversal, U.S. drops charges against Mexico's ex-defense chief
The U.S. decision to drop charges against a former Mexican defense chief flies in the face of long-standing skepticism about Mexico's justice system.



LA Times National News
Nov 17, 2020

GOP senators berate Facebook, Twitter CEOs, who say they did the best they could during election
A Senate panel is calling on the Facebook and Twitter CEOs to defend their handling of disinformation in the race between President Trump and Joe Biden.



LA Times National News
Nov 17, 2020

Trump cuts troop levels to 2,500 in Iraq and Afghanistan
At President Trump's order and despite Pentagon skepticism, acting Defense Secretary Christopher Miller announced a cut in troops in Iraq and Afghanistan.



LA Times National News
Nov 16, 2020

Review: Barack Obama's memoir is a masterful lament over the fragility of hope
"A Promised Land," out Tuesday in a worldwide release, eloquently and ruefully documents the first two and a half years of Obama's presidency.



LA Times National News
Nov 16, 2020

As Ethiopia descends into civil war, civilians are caught in the crossfire
More than 250,000 Ethiopian immigrants and their children live in the United States — more than from any other African country except Nigeria. More live in California than any other state.



LA Times National News
Nov 16, 2020

As Ethiopia descends into civil war, civilians by the thousands begin a steady stream out
Africa's second-most populous nation and its northern Tigray region wage war against each other in a clash that threatens to send millions of civilians fleeing for safety into politically fragile neighboring countries.



LA Times National News
Nov 16, 2020

As Ethiopia descends into civil war, civilians by the thousands begin to stream out
Africa's second-most populous nation and its northern Tigray region wage war against each other in a clash that threatens to send millions of civilians fleeing for safety into politically fragile neighboring countries.



LA Times National News
Nov 16, 2020

Portland's anarchists say they support racial justice. Black activists want nothing to do with them
The election of Joe Biden has only antagonized Portland anarchists — and exposed their differences with the Black activists they claim to support.



LA Times National News
Nov 16, 2020

Born into occupation, young Afghans fear the Taliban will crush their freedoms when U.S. troops exit
Young Afghans fear losing new freedoms and their lives to the Taliban as U.S. troops prepare to exit.



LA Times National News
Nov 16, 2020

They grew up under U.S. occupation. What happens when the troops leave?
Young Afghans fear losing new freedoms and their lives to the Taliban as U.S. troops prepare to exit.



LA Times National News
Nov 15, 2020

Joe Biden won the 2020 presidential election with this coalition
President-elect Joe Biden won his race by performing strongly in suburbs, building large margins among Black voters and chipping into Trump territory.



LA Times National News
Nov 15, 2020

Column: Biden's foreign policy won't be Obama 2.0, and that might be a good thing
President-elect Joe Biden and his aides have staked out positions that chart a markedly different course from that of the Obama team they worked on four years ago.



LA Times National News
Nov 15, 2020

News Analysis: It's not just Trump. This whole century has been politically stormy
Joe Biden's election is just the latest power shift in two decades of volatility.



LA Times National News
Nov 15, 2020

On Latin America, Biden's brand of diplomacy will be a major shift from Trump
President-elect Joe Biden is expected to return to long-held norms on multilateral policy in Latin America — including a shift in tone and more predictable foreign policy moves.



LA Times National News
Nov 14, 2020

Despite 1 million coronavirus cases in Texas, 'people have quarantine fatigue. They're tired of it'
Despite surpassing 1 million coronavirus cases, one thing was clear: Texas, like much of the nation, is overwhelmed by a virus that is more stubborn than the will of many quarantine-fatigued Americans who want to wish it away.



LA Times National News
Nov 14, 2020

As Texas surpasses 1 million coronavirus cases, 'people have quarantine fatigue. They're tired of it'
As Texas surpasses 1 million coronavirus cases, the state, like much of the nation, is overwhelmed by a virus that is more stubborn than the will of many quarantine-fatigued Americans who want to wish it away.



LA Times National News
Nov 13, 2020

Trump will leave office foiled by the North Korea nuclear problem. Will Biden fare better?
President Trump charted a whipsaw course in relations with North Korea, going from alarming nuclear tests and brash threats to friendly summits with Kim Jong Un. President-elect Biden has not ruled out meeting with Kim but has signaled he'd revert to a more patient, measured approach.



LA Times National News
Nov 13, 2020

Supreme Court agrees to hear California grower's challenge to state farm labor law
Do union organizers have a right to go on agricultural land, or does that violate private property rights? The Supreme Court will decide.



LA Times National News
Nov 13, 2020

Biden is projected to win Georgia. Here's how he flipped the Southern battleground
Georgia has long been a reliably red Southern state. Biden becomes the first Democratic presidential candidate to win it since 1992.



LA Times National News
Nov 13, 2020

Networks project Biden defeats Trump in Georgia, turning the Southern GOP stronghold blue
Georgia has long been a reliably red Southern state. Biden becomes the first Democratic presidential candidate to win it since 1992.



LA Times National News
Nov 13, 2020

'Breakthrough finding' offers clues about why certain COVID-19 patients die
What makes some COVID-19 patients so much sicker than others? In some cases, people are more vulnerable because their immune systems are hit by friendly fire.



LA Times National News
Nov 13, 2020

Can Biden convince red states to wear masks?
President-elect Biden faces the huge challenge of rallying a divided public behind a unified push to wear masks and take other basic steps to control the coronavirus.



LA Times National News
Nov 13, 2020

Column One: Comet tails and a Trojan horse: One laboratory's hunt for a COVID-19 vaccine
A small lab tries to alter one gene of the coronavirus, hoping that change will offer a way to kill it.



LA Times National News
Nov 13, 2020

Earthquake: Magnitude 5.5 quake reported near Carson City, Nev.
A magnitude 5.5 earthquake was reported at 1:13 a.m. Friday 111 miles from Carson City, Nev., according to the U.S. Geological Survey.



LA Times National News
Nov 12, 2020

European allies' relief over Biden's presidential win tempered by underlying tensions
Joe Biden's presidential win won't heal all transatlantic rifts but may offer a welcome balm to many.



LA Times National News
Nov 12, 2020

Sunken boats. Stolen gear. Fishermen are prey as China conquers a strategic sea
Beijing's aggressive South China Sea expansion shows its willingness to defy international laws for President Xi Jinping's visions of power.



LA Times National News
Nov 12, 2020

'We've only started': How Latino support for Trump grew in Texas borderlands
In 2016, Trump lost all 18 Texas counties where Latinos make up at least 80% of the population. This time he won five of them and closed the gap considerably in the rest.



LA Times National News
Nov 11, 2020

A new coronavirus stimulus package looks unlikely until Biden administration
In Congress, Republicans and Democrats remain at odds over a COVID-19 relief plan.



LA Times National News
Nov 11, 2020

Biden picks longtime advisor Ron Klain to be White House chief of staff
Joe Biden has chosen his longtime advisor Ron Klain to run his White House, making his first personnel pick since becoming president-elect.



LA Times National News
Nov 11, 2020

China can expect Biden to keep pushing for change, with help from U.S. allies
How will Joe Biden handle the sensitive relationship between superpower rivals China and the U.S.?



LA Times National News
Nov 11, 2020

Photos: Somber and silent | Veterans Day in the COVID era
Images from around the nation mark quiet observances on Veterans Day.



LA Times National News
Nov 11, 2020

Now you can see the COVID-19 risk anywhere in the country, in real time
Can you have Thanksgiving during the COVID-19 pandemic? Researchers have created an interactive map that estimates the risk you'll face in any county.



LA Times National News
Nov 11, 2020

A winter surge in COVID-19 cases seems inevitable. Can we stop it?
A winter surge of COVID-19 is now unavoidable, experts say, though its magnitude depends on what we do next. Hundreds of thousands of lives hang in the balance.



LA Times National News
Nov 11, 2020

Column: Trump will leave but his toxic politics are here to stay
He'll leave the White House, but Trump isn't going away. His toxic politics will haunt the GOP and the country for years to come.



LA Times National News
Nov 11, 2020

Column: Trump will leave, but his toxic politics are here to stay
He'll leave the White House, but Trump isn't going away. His toxic politics will haunt the GOP and the country for years to come.



LA Times National News
Nov 11, 2020

Hong Kong's pro-democracy lawmakers resign en masse as Beijing's grip tightens
The mass resignation came after Hong Kong's pro-Beijing government ousted four pro-democracy lawmakers from the city's Legislative Council.



LA Times National News
Nov 10, 2020

Biden calls Trump's attempts to cling to power 'embarrassing' and says he'll push on
Joe Biden called President Trump's claims of victory "an embarrassment" that will tarnish his legacy, and said the work of the transition of power would go on.



LA Times National News
Nov 10, 2020

Biden has a new moniker in sign language. Some say it looks like a gang sign
Deaf Americans are picking a new name for President-elect Joe Biden, but some complain that it looks like a gang sign.



LA Times National News
Nov 10, 2020

Biden's win poses a dilemma for world leaders who went all-in on Trump
Around the world, some leaders balk at congratulating Biden



LA Times National News
Nov 10, 2020

Around Nagorno-Karabakh, an all-out media war unfolds
Armenia and Azerbaijan enlist artists, lobbyists and online activists in a 21st century propaganda war in their fight over Nagorno-Karabakh.



LA Times National News
Nov 10, 2020

Longtime chief Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat dies
Arguably the most internationally recognized Palestinian figure for decades, after Yasser Arafat, Erekat contracted COVID-19.



LA Times National News
Nov 09, 2020

'Hoaxes and nonsense': GOP election officials in Georgia reject Trump's unfounded fraud claims
As Biden leads Trump in Georgia, Republicans in the secretary of state's office rebut accusations of fraud from their political bedfellows.



LA Times National News
Nov 09, 2020

'Hoaxes and nonsense': GOP election officials reject Trump fraud claims
As Biden leads Trump in Georgia, Republicans in the secretary of state's office rebut accusations of fraud from their political bedfellows.



LA Times National News
Nov 09, 2020

U.S. surpasses 10 million coronavirus cases
The country is facing its third major surge of COVID-19 infections.



LA Times National News
Nov 09, 2020

United States surpasses 10 million coronavirus cases
The country is facing its third major surge of COVID-19 infections.



LA Times National News
Nov 09, 2020

Trump fires Defense Secretary Mark Esper, the first in an expected purge
President Trump moved quickly to fire the defense secretary he derided as "Yesper" after Joe Biden declared victory in the 2020 election.



LA Times National News
Nov 09, 2020

Aung San Suu Kyi's party claims victory in Myanmar elections as ethnic tensions rise
Disgraced human rights icon Aung San Suu Kyi sweeps an election in which more than 1.5 million ethnic-minority residents were barred from voting.



LA Times National News
Nov 09, 2020

War uprooted them. Now it gives these Azerbaijanis hope
Deadly fighting over Nagorno-Karabakh has caused grief and anger. But for many Azerbaijanis displaced by the conflict, it's also brought hope.



LA Times National News
Nov 08, 2020

As the world congratulates Biden, Mexico's president opts to wait. Critics call it a diplomatic blunder
As world leaders hastened to congratulate Joe Biden, Mexican president Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador waited more than seven hours before commenting, then said he was waiting it out. President Trump, he noted, had been "respectful" of Mexico. Critics said he was de facto endorsing Trump's refusal to acknowledge defeat.



LA Times National News
Nov 08, 2020

Biden readies transition as most senior Republicans stand by Trump's refusal to concede
Trump team readies blitz of vote challenges, but a few GOP figures congratulate Biden.



LA Times National News
Nov 08, 2020

A weary Washington celebrates a historic win for Biden and Harris, with revelry and relief
The nation's capital took to the streets Saturday to exalt and exhale.



LA Times National News
Nov 07, 2020

Column: Joe Biden's election came not a second too soon for the LGBTQ community
How crucial was the 2020 election to the LGBTQ community? It felt the same terror about its future that reproductive rights advocates felt another four years of Trump would mean for Roe vs. Wade.



LA Times National News
Nov 07, 2020

Trump couldn't win. So he golfed and tweeted
Joe Biden's long-awaited victory did not prevent President Trump from falsely claiming that he won the election.



LA Times National News
Nov 07, 2020

Trump couldn't win. So he golfed and tweeted.
Joe Biden's long-awaited victory did not prevent President Trump from falsely claiming that he won the election.



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