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Often during a recession, enrollment in community colleges goes up. The first numbers for this fall show a decline — down nearly 8% compared with last year.
The students admitted were well-connected to staff or donors and took spots from more qualified applicants.
Gov. Gavin Newsom signed an executive order Wednesday that amounts to the most aggressive clean-car policy in the U.S. and would end the sale of new gas vehicles in the state in 15 years.
Three dozen senators have signed a letter to the Commission on Presidential Debates asking for the topic to be examined in every debate. The first 2020 presidential debate is Tuesday.
One in six households reported missing or delaying paying bills just so they could buy food in a new NPR poll. And many are having trouble paying the rent, especially African Americans and Latinos.
Citigroup estimates the economy would see a $5 trillion boost in the next five years if the U.S. were to tackle key areas of discrimination against African Americans.
The Justice Department's proposal would hold Facebook and Twitter more accountable for users' posts. One critic says the Trump administration is "trying to work the refs ahead of the election."
"While they are still alive and in water, there is certainly hope for them but as time goes on they become more fatigued and their chance of survival reduces," said a government wildlife official.
Changes in Wisconsin and North Carolina mean absentee ballots that are postmarked by Election Day will count, if received within 6 and 9 days of the election respectively.
Parts of the West Coast experienced very unhealthy or hazardous air from wildfires for the first time ever recorded. Millions endured that smoke for twice as long as the recent average.
Recent trends in public sentiment run parallel to deteriorating U.S.-China relations. In China, the pandemic "increased people's satisfaction and support for their government," says a sociologist.
The restaurant chain, which first opened 62 years ago, says it wants to keep all of its locations open. There are more than 100 Sizzler restaurants in the U.S.
Alexander Lukashenko declared a landslide victory in Aug. 9 polls widely seen as fraudulent. He was sworn in for a sixth term Wednesday in a secret ceremony in the capital, according to state media.
The effort, still in its early stages, hopes to track infections and determine the effectiveness of safety measures.
Volunteers getting the shot help determine if a candidate vaccine works. But what with social distancing and masks, scientists must discern if it's the shot or these other measures preventing illness.
This bright and breezy Netflix adaptation of a YA novel finds Millie Bobbie Brown starring as the brilliant, fourth-wall-busting little sister of Sherlock Holmes.
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The LA Report
Living with a partner is usually a rite of passage, allowing a person to “start a family.” With COVID-19 changing the dynamics of our economy it has also had an effect on our households, making multigenerational living now a new norm for plenty of people.
Although Ruth Bader Ginsburg was nominated to the Supreme Court by President Bill Clinton, there’s another President who played a role in her origin story: Jimmy Carter.
If you’re following the Census, and you’ve been confused about exactly when the count ends, you’re probably not alone. As KPCC and LAist reporter covering the Census Caroline Champlin reported this month, the timeline has jumped around several times since the start of the pandemic.
School-age children and their families living in the Los Angeles neighborhoods of Watts, Boyle Heights and South LA are up against enormous challenges exacerbated by the pandemic, according to a new survey.
DOC AMA: FDA Considering New COVID-19 Vaccine Authorization Rules, Early Data Shows Low Virus Spread In Schoolchildren| September 23 2020, 9:37 AM
In our continuing series looking at the latest medical research and news on COVID-19, guest host Kyle Stokes speaks with Dr. Dean Blumberg with UC Davis Children’s Hospital.
Starting this week, K-12 schools in Orange County have the green light to welcome students and staff back for in-person instruction.