How Reparations for Black Americans Are Becoming a Local Issue

While legislation in Washington remains stalled, state and local governments are breathing new life into the reparations movement.

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New York Is Getting $22 Billion in Federal Aid. How Should It Be Spent?

Business leaders warn the mayor that an influx of aid could be squandered on short-term programs that won’t help the unemployed.

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Biden is said to be planning to nominate Burns and Garcetti for ambassadorships.

The president has also selected Thomas R. Nides, Rahm Emanuel and Ken Salazar for posts, according to people familiar with the process.

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Vaccination Day at Dodger Stadium: Hours of Traffic and 7,730 Shots

The lines at Los Angeles’s mass vaccination site are a portrait of the city. Men on motorcycles. Bangladeshi merchants. Retired record-company executives. Latina health care workers. Arnold Schwarzenegger.

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As the Virus Spikes, Vaccine Distribution Is One More Hurdle for States

Mass vaccination would be a challenge under any circumstances. But doing it during an out-of-control pandemic is straining states, cities and health departments.

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Coronavirus in California: More Stay-at-Home Orders Imposed

Tuesday: Yes, it seems, but experts say now is not the time to “play the blame game.” Also: More on Xavier Becerra’s ascendancy.

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Los Angeles Coronavirus Restrictions on Dining Draw Criticism

Restaurant owners say Los Angeles County is unfairly enforcing its ban on outdoor dining, but health officials say rules for film crews are much more strict.

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How Joe Biden Won the Presidency

Joseph R. Biden Jr. campaigned as a sober and conventional presence, concerned about the “soul of the country.” He correctly judged the character of the country, and benefited from President Trump’s missteps.

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2 TikTok Stars Who Threw Big Parties Face Charges, Prosecutors Say

Bryce Hall and Blake Gray are accused of defying a ban against big gatherings in Los Angeles.

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Why Influencers Won’t Stop Partying Anytime Soon

Creators in Los Angeles say that hosting and posting about big social gatherings is part of their job, coronavirus or no.

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California Is Once Again at the Center of the Coronavirus Crisis

The state was the first to issue a stay-at-home order, helping to control an early outbreak. It has now surpassed New York for the most known cases of the virus.

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I’m Not Ready to Go Back to Restaurants. Is Anyone?

Restaurateurs have become de facto public-health officials as Covid-19 cases spike all over the country, and it’s a problem.

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‘Our Luck May Have Run Out’: California’s Case Count Explodes

Los Angeles County, which has been averaging more than 2,000 new cases each day, surpassed 100,000 total cases on Monday.

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The Pandemic and Protests Have Exposed the Truth About California

The Golden State is less exceptional and more like the rest of America than many would prefer to believe.

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Why Some Democrats Worry About the Whiteness of Biden’s Inner Circle

Even as his team adds people of color, allies worry that a lack of diverse viewpoints at the top could come with a steep cost: the possibility of taking for granted his strength with black voters.

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In Los Angeles, the Ghosts of Rodney King and Watts Rise Again

Los Angeles has been one of America’s reference points for racial unrest. This time protesters are bringing their anger to the people they say need to hear it most: the white and wealthy.

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‘Everybody Will Second-Guess’: Liberal Mayors Navigate Protesters and Police

For Democratic city leaders across the country, the unrest in their streets is testing their campaign promises and principles.

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Will Protests Set Off a Second Viral Wave?

Across the country, mayors, public health experts and other officials worry that even though many protesters are wearing masks, the risk of new coronavirus cases will increase as thousands gather.

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After the Virus: California Liberals Say Returning to Normal Won’t Be Enough

In a matter of weeks, California let thousands of people out of prisons and found shelter for many who had been living on the streets, but how far the progressive wing can push the state remains a question.

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Essential Workers Deserve Better Protection From OSHA

Workplace safety is now a matter of public health.

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California’s Coronavirus Shutdowns Set the Tone. What’s Its Next Step?

A state once considered one of the most vulnerable to coronavirus infections has kept deaths comparatively low, and is cautiously looking at next steps.

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The East Coast, Always in the Spotlight, Owes a Debt to the West

California, Oregon and Washington have shipped 1,000 ventilators to New York. Should Western states be getting more attention for their relative success in battling Covid-19?

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Leading by Example, Some Politicians Urge Residents to Wear Face Masks

Across the country, state and local politicians have begun donning protective gear, in contrast to President Trump, who said he wouldn’t follow the C.D.C. guidance.

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Density Is New York City’s Big ‘Enemy’ in the Coronavirus Fight

New York is more crowded than any large city in the country. That helps explain why it is the U.S. epicenter of the outbreak.

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New York Joins California as Millions More Americans Are Ordered to Stay Home

The strict new directives, in some of the country’s most populous states, were intended to slow the spread of the coronavirus.

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Why Did Biden Suddenly Sweep Virginia? Credit Trump, These Voters Say

Men and women, white people and black people, college graduates and non-graduates alike — all came together to propel Joe Biden to a resounding victory over Bernie Sanders.

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