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LA Times National News
Jul 06, 2020

López Obrador heading to Washington to meet Trump amid controversy
Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador's first foreign trip stirs controversy on both sides of the border.



LA Times National News
Jul 05, 2020

Trump's views — bleak about the U.S., rosy about coronavirus — put Republicans on the spot
GOP lawmakers, Trump surrogates tread carefully on president's inflammatory remarks over the Fourth of July weekend, denounced by Democrats.



LA Times National News
Jul 05, 2020

The dark side of the South's Mexican combo-plate dream
Gregorio Leon drove to the outskirts of Lexington, S.C., the night of Feb. 14, 2016, with a gun by his side and rage in his heart.



LA Times National News
Jul 04, 2020

Scientists say WHO ignores the risk that coronavirus floats in air as aerosol
More than 200 researchers worldwide sign an open letter saying current guidance ignores evidence that the coronavirus readily spreads on microscopic particles known as aerosols that can hang in the air for long periods and float dozens of feet.



LA Times National News
Jul 03, 2020

Texas waited to require masks, close beaches ahead of Fourth of July as coronavirus spiked
Texas became a national coronavirus hot spot this week but didn't close popular beaches like Galveston until Friday, when crowds still appeared.



LA Times National News
Jul 03, 2020

Earthquake: Magnitude 4.1 quake shakes Hawaii's Big Island
A magnitude 4.1 earthquake was reported Friday afternoon at 5:18 p.m. Pacific time 15 miles from Hawaiian Beaches, Hawaii, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.



LA Times National News
Jul 03, 2020

The July 4 speeches that helped define what America is — or what it should be
July 4 speeches — by Frederick Douglass, Susan B. Anthony, John F. Kennedy — are reminders of what America's national purpose has been and should be.



LA Times National News
Jul 03, 2020

Convictions of violent cops who kill Black people prove elusive. Dallas is becoming an exception
Nationwide, police officers who kill unarmed Black people often are not charged, but Dallas County appears to be an outlier.



LA Times National News
Jul 03, 2020

Where's the beef? Lebanon's currency crash puts desperation on the menu
The Lebanese are used to eating plenty of meat, but the country's economic woes have made it a luxury as rampant inflation takes its toll.



LA Times National News
Jul 03, 2020

Op-Ed: Why abortion rights are still at risk
If Chief Justice John Roberts can find a way to maintain the court's reputation and eliminate Roe, he will.



LA Times National News
Jul 03, 2020

Coronavirus spikes in Texas: This hospital has quadrupled capacity yet is almost full
This Houston hospital tried to prepare for the second wave of COVID-19, but was already 80% full this week as a nurse and doctor fell ill.



LA Times National News
Jul 02, 2020

The killing of 26 people at a drug rehab center in Mexico thought to be part of a gang war
Authorities suspect the assault was part of a fierce turf battle that has transformed industrial Guanajuato into one of Mexico's deadliest states.



LA Times National News
Jul 02, 2020

It's not just coronavirus: America repeatedly fails at public health
Why has the U.S. done so much worse than Europe in controlling the coronavirus? Preferring medical miracles, Americans reject simple public health steps.



LA Times National News
Jul 02, 2020

As coronavirus cases soar, Trump continues cheerleading for reopening the economy
Hospitals in Texas and Arizona are straining, and caseloads are soaring nationwide, but Trump continues to downplay the coronavirus and advocate reopening.



LA Times National News
Jul 02, 2020

TikTok made stars out of these villagers in India. Then it was banned
The Chinese video-sharing app is booted from its biggest foreign market as India retaliates for a deadly border clash.



LA Times National News
Jul 02, 2020

Trump makes it harder for red state politicians to battle the coronavirus
With COVID-19 cases rising in red states, Republican officials are caught between taking a hard line to tamp down the outbreak or staying consistent with Trump.



LA Times National News
Jul 02, 2020

Red state politicians are battling the coronavirus. Trump makes that harder
With COVID-19 cases rising in red states, Republican officials are caught between taking a hard line to tamp down the outbreak or staying consistent with Trump.



LA Times National News
Jul 02, 2020

The coronavirus has changed since it left Wuhan. Is it more infectious?
A newer strain of the coronavirus has a mutation that might make it more infectious, a team of scientists says. Other researchers disagree.



LA Times National News
Jul 02, 2020

George Floyd's death inspires an unlikely movement in Indonesia: Papuan Lives Matter
A court's surprisingly light sentences for seven Papuan activists highlights how far the Black Lives Matter protests have reverberated in Indonesia.



LA Times National News
Jul 01, 2020

How secret deals could keep a COVID-19 drug out of reach for millions
Activists say Gilead Sciences has signed agreements that could prevent the antiviral drug remdesivir from reaching dozens of hard-hit countries.



LA Times National News
Jul 01, 2020

As Congress leaves town, hopes for police reforms fade
As the House and Senate prepare to leave Washington for a two-week break, action on national police reform seems increasingly unlikely.



LA Times National News
Jul 01, 2020

Hong Kong police make first arrests under new security law
On the anniversary of the former British colony's handover to Chinese rule, thousands defied tear gas and pepper pellets to protest the security law.



LA Times National News
Jul 01, 2020

U.S. says leaking nuclear waste dome is safe; Marshall Islands leaders don't believe it
The DOE says that radioactive leakage from Runit Dome, a respository for U.S. atomic waste, is insignificant. Marshall Islands leaders are skeptical.



LA Times National News
Jul 01, 2020

COVID-19 deaths in the U.S. may be 28% higher than official count, study estimates
Researchers calculate that there were 122,300 more deaths in the U.S. in March, April and May this year than are typically seen during that three-month period.



LA Times National News
Jul 01, 2020

Emeritus Pope Benedict's elder brother, the Rev. Georg Ratzinger, dies at 96
Ratzinger was renown in his own right as a director of an acclaimed German boys' choir.



LA Times National News
Jul 01, 2020

Hundreds of Hong Kong protesters arrested on first day of new national security law
The Hong Kong government's ban on demonstrations did little to stop thousands from testing a new national security law imposed by mainland China.



LA Times National News
Jul 01, 2020

Now you can see the relationship between reopening policies and COVID-19 cases
A new tracker from Johns Hopkins University lets you compare the trajectory of coronavirus cases in each state with the reopening policies there.



LA Times National News
Jul 01, 2020

How the nation's newest doctors are coping with disruptions caused by COVID-19
July 1 is traditionally the day newly minted doctors start their first year of residency. But this year, that transition is complicated by the coronavirus.



LA Times National News
Jul 01, 2020

Column One: Two Midwestern cities. Two local billionaires (Koch and Buffett). Which one can boost prosperity?
In the middle of America, without intention or, really, anyone noticing, a decades-long, real-world experiment shaped by the money, politics and eccentricities of two 80-something billionaires is underway in two equally white, Christian, Republican cities.



LA Times National News
Jul 01, 2020

Omaha 'does a great job of investing in itself.' Thank wealthy residents with a good attitude
The city of Omaha "does a great job of investing in itself," said James Chung, a son of Wichita and founder of strategy and predictive analytics firm Reach Advisors.



LA Times National News
Jul 01, 2020

Charitable giving in Wichita and Omaha — check out the differences
While funding for charities in both cities grew at the same pace across most categories in 2014 and the decade before, Omaha started at a higher level of giving.



LA Times National News
Jul 01, 2020

Charles Koch's philanthropy reflects belief in 'individual empowerment' and 'self-actualization'
Charles Koch's philanthropic giving reflects his belief in removing barriers to "self-actualization," says David Dziok, the Kansas billionaire's spokesman.



LA Times National News
Jul 01, 2020

Susie Buffett's mission is to support Omaha's least-advantaged residents. Here's how she does it
Susie Buffett, daughter of Omaha billionaire Warren Buffet, is a top-tier philanthropist in her hometown.



LA Times National News
Jun 30, 2020

Hong Kong's new national security law takes effect on anniversary of handover
China's leaders were caught off guard by Hong Kong's fierce protests. A year later, they're armed with a law that ensures Beijing's firm control.



LA Times National News
Jun 30, 2020

How coronavirus could wipe out two decades of progress in the war against child labor
Experts warn the pandemic could force millions of children worldwide out of school and into the work force, exposing them to stress and exploitation.



LA Times National News
Jun 30, 2020

Can at-home tests reduce rates of cervical cancer?
The National Cancer Institute plans to launch a study next year to assess whether at-home HPV tests can reduce rates of cervical cancer in the U.S.



LA Times National News
Jun 30, 2020

Trump accelerates border wall construction ahead of election, despite pandemic
In Arizona and Texas, border wall construction has sped up over the objections of residents and environmentalists



LA Times National News
Jun 29, 2020

China approves national security law for Hong Kong against threats of U.S. retaliation
The new law will stifle dissent in a city where millions of protesters demanded autonomy from China. Hong Kong's future as a global financial hub is now unclear.



LA Times National News
Jun 29, 2020

Op-Ed: Does Roberts' surprise Supreme Court vote today mean abortion rights are safe for the long haul?
Roberts made clear he disagrees with today's abortion decision, but felt that precedent had to be honored



LA Times National News
Jun 29, 2020

Supreme Court gives president power to fire consumer agency director at will
The Supreme Court resolves a clash between presidential power and Congress' attempt to set up a quasi-independent agency.



LA Times National News
Jun 28, 2020

AIDS activists feel sense of déjà vu as they watch the coronavirus policy battle unfold
A coalition of activists, frontline workers and public health professionals from the AIDS era are disturbed to see history repeat itself with COVID-19.



LA Times National News
Jun 28, 2020

AIDS activists feel sense of déjà-vu as they watch the coronavirus policy battle unfold
A coalition of activists, frontline workers and public health professionals from the AIDS era are disturbed to see history repeat itself with COVID-19.



LA Times National News
Jun 28, 2020

'Something is not right.' George Floyd protests push white Americans to think about their privilege
The police killing of George Floyd and resulting protests have led white Americans to reckon with racism more vigorously than at any moment in recent history.



LA Times National News
Jun 28, 2020

A patron saint of the internet? The pope is on it
A 15-year-old boy who helped spread Roman Catholic teaching online is a good candidate to become patron saint of the internet, the Vatican says.



LA Times National News
Jun 28, 2020

Trump policy and coronavirus leave agency bankrupt, tens of thousands of potential voters in limbo
Just shy of 2020 voter deadlines, the federal agency that handles citizenship is out of money, and thousands of green card holders can't become citizens.



LA Times National News
Jun 28, 2020

Israel may move to annex a big chunk of the West Bank soon, derailing hopes for a Palestinian state
Hoping to prevent annexation of the West Bank, Palestinians look to international allies, Israeli politics and the lack of a mandate from President Trump.



LA Times National News
Jun 27, 2020

In 'God, guns and Trump' country, simmering doubts about the president
In Mohave County, Arizona, which went 73% for Donald Trump in 2016, some residents are starting to question their support for the president.



LA Times National News
Jun 27, 2020

Spied on. Fired. Publicly shamed. China's crackdown on professors reminds many of Mao era
A growing number of professors in China have been punished for 'improper speech.' Some are reported by students, harking back to the Cultural Revolution.



LA Times National News
Jun 26, 2020

The list of who's most at risk for severe cases of COVID-19 just got longer, CDC says
The older you are, the greater your risk for a severe case of COVID-19, the CDC says as it expands its list of risky underlying health conditions.



LA Times National News
Jun 26, 2020

Trump broke the law by using military funds for border wall, appeals court rules
In a major border wall ruling, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals says the Trump administration broke the law using defense funds for wall construction.



LA Times National News
Jun 26, 2020

Trump broke the law by using military money for border wall, appeals court rules
In a major border wall ruling, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals says the Trump administration broke the law using defense funds for wall construction.



LA Times National News
Jun 26, 2020

Gunmen wound Mexico City police chief in brazen attack that kills three
The Jalisco New Generation cartel, one of Mexico's most powerful criminal groups, is blamed for the early-morning ambush on Paseo de la Reforma.



LA Times National News
Jun 26, 2020

Gunmen wound Mexico City police chief in brazen attack that left three dead
Gunmen armed with machine guns attacked and wounded Mexico City's police chief in a bold operation that left three people dead. The chief said the Jalisco New Generation cartel was responsible.



LA Times National News
Jun 26, 2020

Trump consumer protection nominee faces stiff opposition over relaxing rules on toxic chemicals
Critics from both sides of the aisle fear Nancy Beck, nominated to lead the U.S. consumer safety regulator, would be too cozy with business interests.



LA Times National News
Jun 26, 2020

In reversal, Texas and Florida order bars to shut, restaurants to scale back amid coronavirus spike
Republican Gov. Greg Abbott is shutting down bars in Texas again and scaling back restaurant dining after a surge in coronavirus infections.



LA Times National News
Jun 26, 2020

In reversal, Texas and Florida order bars to shut, restaurants to scale back as coronavirus cases surge
The governors of Texas and Florida backpedal on their states' aggressive reopenings amid resurgences of COVID-19 cases.



LA Times National News
Jun 26, 2020

In reversal, Texas orders bars to shut, restaurants to scale back amid coronavirus spike
Republican Gov. Greg Abbott is shutting down bars in Texas again and scaling back restaurant dining after a surge in coronavirus infections.



LA Times National News
Jun 26, 2020

Inside the body, the coronavirus is even more sinister than scientists had realized
Cells hijacked by the coronavirus grow long, streaming tentacles to reach out to new victims, scientists found. This could complicate the search for a vaccine.



LA Times National News
Jun 25, 2020

Daily coronavirus cases hit new high as states mandate masks and new restrictions
In many parts of the South and West, the spread of the coronavirus is getting worse, prompting new warnings and restrictions.



LA Times National News
Jun 25, 2020

New coronavirus spike alarms Republicans, but not Trump
Facing a spike in coronavirus cases, deepening unemployment and his own political isolation, President Trump lashed out at his enemies Thursday but offered no clear guidance for a nation in crisis.



LA Times National News
Jun 25, 2020

Seattle's police-free zone was created in a day. Dismantling it will take much longer
The Seattle mayor has declared it is 'time for people to go home.' But reclaiming the territory is proving much harder than giving it up.



LA Times National News
Jun 25, 2020

Taipei's homeless are few but desperate
Homelessness is a rare misfortune in Taiwan, but still a struggle. "I have nothing," says one man. "I'm worried about starving."



LA Times National News
Jun 24, 2020

How an Indian slum became an unlikely COVID-19 success story
Mass screenings and quarantines have helped contain the coronavirus in Dharavi, home to 1 million people.



LA Times National News
Jun 24, 2020

While coronavirus spread in the U.S., an Indian slum with 1 million residents contained it
Mass screenings and quarantines have helped contain the coronavirus in Dharavi, home to 1 million people.



LA Times National News
Jun 24, 2020

How will the COVID-19 pandemic end?
Viruses are not as smart as humans, but they are much more patient. And the coronavirus' track record suggests it won't simply burn itself out.



LA Times National News
Jun 24, 2020

U.S. likely to be left out as Europe reopens to visitors from selected countries
European officials are deciding which countries' citizens to allow in after the continent reopens its borders July 1. The U.S. might not make the cut.



LA Times National News
Jun 24, 2020

She kept her scissors going in South Korea's postwar years. The coronavirus hasn't stopped her
Throughout the pandemic, Lee Duk-hoon has coped the only way she knows how — bringing order to a chaotic world one head of hair at a time.



LA Times National News
Jun 24, 2020

Q&A: Congress is about to act on police reform. Here's how GOP, Democratic bills differ
With Congress limited by the Constitution, what has it done, and what can it do, about police reform at the local level?



LA Times National News
Jun 24, 2020

Q&A: Congress is about to act on police reform. Here's how the GOP and Democratic bills differ
With Congress limited by the Constitution, what has it done, and what can it do, about police reform at the local level?



LA Times National News
Jun 24, 2020

Q&A: What has Congress done about local police brutality in the past, and what can it actually do?
With Congress limited by the Constitution, what has it done, and what can it do, about police reform at the local level?



LA Times National News
Jun 24, 2020

Column: Trump isn't selling anything but noise and resentment
Trump's first campaign rally didn't flop just because it was only one-third full. It fizzled because he offered voters no agenda for a second term other than grievances and racist appeals.



LA Times National News
Jun 23, 2020

Rep. Karen Bass moves onto Biden's vice presidential list
The Los Angeles congresswoman and chair of the Congressional Black Caucus is being vetted as a potential running mate for Biden.



LA Times National News
Jun 23, 2020

No crime: FBI says noose was in Bubba Wallace's NASCAR garage long before he arrived
The noose was discovered in the garage stall assigned to Black driver Bubba Wallace days after NASCAR banned Confederate flags at its facilities.



LA Times National News
Jun 23, 2020

FBI says apparent noose in Bubba Wallace's garage wasn't a hate crime after all
NASCAR officials say what appeared to be a noose in Bubba Wallace's garage was a garage door pull made of rope, and 'not an intentional, racist act.'



LA Times National News
Jun 23, 2020

FBI says noose was in Bubba Wallace's NASCAR garage long before he arrived
The noose was discovered in the garage stall assigned to Black driver Bubba Wallace days after NASCAR banned Confederate flags at its facilities. A federal investigation concluded that no crime was committed.



LA Times National News
Jun 23, 2020

FBI says noose was in Bubba Wallace's NASCAR garage months before he arrived
The noose was discovered in the garage stall assigned to Black driver Bubba Wallace days after NASCAR banned Confederate flags at its facilities. A federal investigation concluded that no crime was committed.



LA Times National News
Jun 23, 2020

Prosecutor says DOJ told him to go easy on Roger Stone, Trump's confidant
A federal prosecutor said in prepared testimony that he faced extreme pressure from Justice Department officials to go easy on Roger Stone, a Trump confidant.



LA Times National News
Jun 23, 2020

Prosecutor says Justice Department told him to go easy on Roger Stone, Trump's confidant
A federal prosecutor said in prepared testimony that he faced extreme pressure from Justice Department officials to go easy on Roger Stone, a Trump confidant.



LA Times National News
Jun 23, 2020

Magnitude 7.4 earthquake strikes southern and central Mexico
A powerful earthquake centered near the resort of Huatulco in the Mexican state of Oaxaca shook southern and central Mexico on Tuesday.



LA Times National News
Jun 23, 2020

At least 4 dead, several feared trapped as 7.4 quake strikes southern Mexico
A powerful earthquake centered near the beach resort of Huatulco shook southern and central Mexico on Tuesday.



LA Times National News
Jun 23, 2020

At least 5 dead, several feared trapped as 7.4 quake strikes southern Mexico
A powerful earthquake centered near the beach resort of Huatulco shook southern and central Mexico on Tuesday.



LA Times National News
Jun 23, 2020

At least one killed in 7.4 earthquake that struck southern Mexico
A powerful earthquake centered near the beach resort of Huatulco in the Mexican state of Oaxaca shook southern and central Mexico on Tuesday.



LA Times National News
Jun 23, 2020

Democrats signal they will block Senate GOP plan on police reform, calling it weak
In a letter, Democrats call the Senate GOP policing reform bill "woefully inadequate" and indicate they will block its consideration.



LA Times National News
Jun 22, 2020

What's that sound? It's not just New York. Fireworks are exploding more frequently across the U.S.
Fireworks are a summer tradition. But in New York and cities around the country, complaints over displays have exploded this summer. The exact reasons for the uptick remain a mystery.



LA Times National News
Jun 22, 2020

At Talladega, NASCAR fans reckon with a noose found in Bubba Wallace's garage stall
NASCAR fans react to the news that a noose was found in the garage of Black driver Bubba Wallace.



LA Times National News
Jun 22, 2020

As Texas and other states reopen, COVID-19 infections spike
Local officials in Texas require masks and raise alarm over coronavirus spike, while the governor insists businesses remain open.



LA Times National News
Jun 22, 2020

Trump claims without evidence that mail voting leads to cheating: A guide to facts on absentee ballots
COVID-19 has led to a push for vote by mail, but advocates face logistical and legal hurdles — and "rigged election" claims from President Trump.



LA Times National News
Jun 22, 2020

Trump to announce new visa restrictions on immigrant workers but exempt agriculture, food service, health
President Trump is set to expand restrictions on U.S. visas to target temporary workers from tech to seasonal construction, but include broad carve-outs.



LA Times National News
Jun 22, 2020

Trump announces new visa restrictions on immigrant workers but exempts agriculture, food service, health
President Trump expands restrictions on U.S. visas to target temporary workers from tech to seasonal construction, but includes broad carve-outs.



LA Times National News
Jun 22, 2020

Mike Pence says America is 'winning the fight' against COVID-19. Is he right?
Vice President Mike Pence says the U.S. is 'winning the fight against the invisible enemy' that is the coronavirus. We fact-check that and other claims.



LA Times National News
Jun 22, 2020

Protests in U.S. spur some in Middle East to look in the mirror
Discrimination and racial prejudices in the Middle East take on re-energized focus in wake of George Floyd's death.



LA Times National News
Jun 21, 2020

'Please come back': Out of coronavirus lockdown, Europe begs tourists to return
Foreign visitors are vital to many European economies, which are clamoring — and competing — for tourists to return as coronavirus lockdowns ease.



LA Times National News
Jun 21, 2020

Column: Trump's tough talk on China isn't a strategy. It's not even real
John Bolton, an uber-hawk and neo-conservative for decades, made the mistake of thinking he could affect policy in the Trump White House. His score-settling book shows how ineffective he was.



LA Times National News
Jun 21, 2020

Op-Ed: New Mexicans push a Spanish conquistador off his pedestal
The George Floyd moment of conscience catches up to Juan de Onate, Spanish explorer and brutal colonial governor.



LA Times National News
Jun 20, 2020

Shooting in Seattle protest zone leaves 1 dead, 1 injured
The Seattle Police Department said a "violent crowd" blocked safe access to a protest zone after a shooting early Saturday that left one man dead and another critically injured. A video posted on Facebook shows anger expressed by some members of a crowd who briefly stood in officers' way, and other bystanders chased off a departing police car.



LA Times National News
Jun 20, 2020

Will asymptomatic spread turn Trump's Tulsa rally into a COVID-19 party?
Scientists are still trying to understand the role of asymptomatic spread in the COVID-19 pandemic, but they know enough to be concerned about campaign events.



LA Times National News
Jun 19, 2020

Mexican president says he ordered last year's release of 'El Chapo's' son
The bungled operation was seen as indisputable evidence that criminal gangs hold the upper hand in Culiacán and across broad swaths of Mexico.



LA Times National News
Jun 19, 2020

A Tulsa on edge celebrates Juneteenth on eve of Trump rally
Juneteenth celebration's in the city's Greenwood District, home to Black Wall Street, were politically charged ahead of Trump's rally



LA Times National News
Jun 19, 2020

'At a loss about what they're supposed to do': Police take on their own kind of protest
As the national movement for police reform and racial justice grows, more police push back, saying the public has painted them with too broad a brush.



LA Times National News
Jun 19, 2020

'People want the truth' — in coronavirus-devastated Europe, calls for accountability
In Britain, France, Spain and Italy, grassroots groups of people grieving the loss of loved ones ask their governments: 'Why?'



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