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The scene following an early-morning explosion in Nashville on Christmas Day, Dec. 25, 2020. (Metropolitan Nashville Police Department)

RV bomb blast in Nashville knocks out communications, injures three

Jami Ganz and Joe Erwin New York Daily News A recreational vehicle…

The scene following an early-morning explosion in Nashville on Christmas Day, Dec. 25, 2020. (Metropolitan Nashville Police Department)
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GOP blocks Democrats’ bid for $2,000 payments Trump demanded

Billy House Bloomberg News House Republicans blocked Democrats’ attempt to meet President…

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Trump vetoes defense bill, and Congress is set to override him for first time

David S. Cloud and Jennifer Haberkorn Los Angeles Times President Donald Trump…

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Assembly member Shirley Weber was named Secretary of State Tuesday Dec. 22, 2020. (Courtesy photo)

Gavin Newsom names chair of the California Legislative Black Caucus as next secretary of state

Lara Korte and Hannah Wiley The Sacramento Bee Hours after appointing a…

Assembly member Shirley Weber was named Secretary of State Tuesday Dec. 22, 2020. (Courtesy photo)
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Democrats pounce on Trump’s call for $2K checks as COVID stimulus bill hangs in balance

Dave Goldiner New York Daily News AOC says Donald Trump is right…

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California secretary of state Alex Padilla speaks during a news conference in 2018 in San Francisco. Gov. Gavin Newsom named Padilla as a U.S. senator on Tuesday to replace Kamala Harris. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images/TNS)

Alex Padilla becomes California’s first Latino US senator, replacing Kamala Harris

Phil Willon and Patrick McGreevy Los Angeles Times Alex Padilla, a Los…

California secretary of state Alex Padilla speaks during a news conference in 2018 in San Francisco. Gov. Gavin Newsom named Padilla as a U.S. senator on Tuesday to replace Kamala Harris. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images/TNS)
Dallas Cowboys running back Tony Pollard (20) carries the ball against the San Francisco 49ers defense during the first quarter on Sunday, Dec. 20, 2020 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. (Tom Fox/The Dallas Morning News/TNS)

49ers vs. Cowboys: Turnovers loom large as Dallas thumps San Francisco

Chris Biderman The Sacramento Bee The 49ers followed a familiar formula against…

Dallas Cowboys running back Tony Pollard (20) carries the ball against the San Francisco 49ers defense during the first quarter on Sunday, Dec. 20, 2020 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. (Tom Fox/The Dallas Morning News/TNS)
In this file photo, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., heads to the Senate floor after a meeting with Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., for ongoing talks for the COVID-19 relief bill on Capitol Hill on Dec. 15, 2020 in Washington, D.C. Congressional leaders have resolved the final major issue delaying passage of a nearly $1 trillion coronavirus economic aid package. (Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images/TNS)

Congressional leaders reach deal for nearly $900 billion coronavirus aid package

Sarah D. Wire Los Angeles Times Congressional leaders agreed Sunday on a…

In this file photo, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., heads to the Senate floor after a meeting with Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., for ongoing talks for the COVID-19 relief bill on Capitol Hill on Dec. 15, 2020 in Washington, D.C. Congressional leaders have resolved the final major issue delaying passage of a nearly $1 trillion coronavirus economic aid package. (Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images/TNS)
A view of cutouts of African-American players from the Negro Leagues are displayed in left field during a game between the Philadelphia Phillies and the Atlanta Braves on Aug. 29, 2020 at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Hunter Martin/Getty Images/TNS)

Negro Leagues finally recognized by MLB with major league status, calling it a ‘longtime oversight’

Records of players who competed in leagues will be included in historical records

A view of cutouts of African-American players from the Negro Leagues are displayed in left field during a game between the Philadelphia Phillies and the Atlanta Braves on Aug. 29, 2020 at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Hunter Martin/Getty Images/TNS)
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Judge fines Uber $59 million, threatens license in California over assault data

California regulators issued a $59-million fine to Uber and threatened to suspend…

(Al Seib/Los Angeles Times/TNS)
New York Electoral College members, Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (L), and Former President Bill Clinton arrive to vote for President and Vice President in the Assembly Chamber at the state Capitol in Albany, New York on December 14, 2020. Joe Biden’s march to the White House — overshadowed by President Donald Trump’s frantic attempts to overturn the US election — was formalized when the Electoral College met to confirm the Democrat’s win. (Hans Pennink/POOL/AFP via Getty Images/TNS)

Biden wins Electoral College to cement victory and rebuff Trump

Mark Niquette Bloomberg News Joe Biden officially clinched the presidency after the…

New York Electoral College members, Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (L), and Former President Bill Clinton arrive to vote for President and Vice President in the Assembly Chamber at the state Capitol in Albany, New York on December 14, 2020. Joe Biden’s march to the White House — overshadowed by President Donald Trump’s frantic attempts to overturn the US election — was formalized when the Electoral College met to confirm the Democrat’s win. (Hans Pennink/POOL/AFP via Getty Images/TNS)
Buffalo Bills running back Devin Singletary (26) gets tripped and tackled by San Francisco 49ers defensive end Arik Armstead (91) and San Francisco 49ers running back Austin Walter (33) during the 4th quarter at State Farm Stadium on December 7, 2020 in Glendale, Arizona.(Chris Victorio/Special to the S.F. Examiner).

49ers defense laid low by Bills; ‘It felt like they were calling the perfect plays’

Chris Biderman The Sacramento Bee The 49ers had an opportunity, and Josh…

Buffalo Bills running back Devin Singletary (26) gets tripped and tackled by San Francisco 49ers defensive end Arik Armstead (91) and San Francisco 49ers running back Austin Walter (33) during the 4th quarter at State Farm Stadium on December 7, 2020 in Glendale, Arizona.(Chris Victorio/Special to the S.F. Examiner).
State Assemblymember David Chiu hopes to extend a state moratorium on evictions due to inability to pay rent caused by coronavirus through the end of next year. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

California’s ban on evictions would last through 2021 under new extension proposal

Hannah Wiley The Sacramento Bee California tenants struggling to pay rent due…

State Assemblymember David Chiu hopes to extend a state moratorium on evictions due to inability to pay rent caused by coronavirus through the end of next year. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
President-elect Joe Biden has picked California Attorney General Xavier Becerra to be the next health and human services secretary. (Gary Coronado/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

Biden picks California Attorney General Xavier Becerra for health and human services secretary

By Noam N. Levey and Sarah D. Wire Los Angeles Times President-elect…

President-elect Joe Biden has picked California Attorney General Xavier Becerra to be the next health and human services secretary. (Gary Coronado/Los Angeles Times/TNS)
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Salesforce is said to explore acquisition of Slack

By Nabila Ahmed, Nico Grant and Liana Baker Bloomberg News Salesforce.com Inc.…

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49ers receiver Deebo Samuel picks up yards in front of the Rams defense after a reception in the 4th quarter at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood Sunday. (Wally Skalij/Los Angeles Times)

Rams can’t stop 49ers’ Deebo Samuel from catching defense off guard

Emmanuel Morgan Los Angeles Times Perhaps the Rams didn’t watch enough film.…

49ers receiver Deebo Samuel picks up yards in front of the Rams defense after a reception in the 4th quarter at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood Sunday. (Wally Skalij/Los Angeles Times)
A dinner at three Michelin Stars restaurant The French Laundry in Yountville, Napa Valley has highlighted Gov. Gavin Newsom’s relationship with a well-known lobbyist. (Leonard Zhukovsky/Shutterstock)

The lobbyist who led Gavin Newsom to the French Laundry has a history of controversy

Lara Korte and Sophia Bollag The Sacramento Bee When photos circulated earlier…

A dinner at three Michelin Stars restaurant The French Laundry in Yountville, Napa Valley has highlighted Gov. Gavin Newsom’s relationship with a well-known lobbyist. (Leonard Zhukovsky/Shutterstock)
The 2020 Census has concluded taking responses sooner than expected. (Courtesy photo)

What does California have to lose if undocumented immigrants are excluded from the census?

By Kim Bojórquez The Sacramento Bee If The U.S. Supreme Court rules…

The 2020 Census has concluded taking responses sooner than expected. (Courtesy photo)
Convicted murderer Scott Peterson is among the death row inmates that alleedly benefited from an unployment fraud scheme. (California Department of Corrections via Getty Images/TNS)

California has sent COVID-19 jobless benefits to death row inmates

By Anita Chabria, Patrick McGreevy and Richard Winton Los Angeles Times San…

Convicted murderer Scott Peterson is among the death row inmates that alleedly benefited from an unployment fraud scheme. (California Department of Corrections via Getty Images/TNS)
Dr. Barbara Ferrer, director of the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, during a news conference on March 10, 2020. (Myung J. Chun/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

LA County suspends outdoor dining at restaurants as coronavirus surges

By Alex Wigglesworth Los Angeles Times Los Angeles County public health officials…

Dr. Barbara Ferrer, director of the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, during a news conference on March 10, 2020. (Myung J. Chun/Los Angeles Times/TNS)