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Doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine. The FDA on Monday expanded the shot’s original emergency use authorization to include adolescents 12 through 15 years of age. (K.C. Alfred/The San Diego Union-Tribune/TNS)

Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 shot cleared for adolescents in US

Riley Griffin and Robert Langreth Bloomberg News Pfizer Inc. and BioNTech SE’s…

A broad coalition of tenants and housing rights organizers rally at Stanley Mosk Courthouse to protest eviction orders issued against renters Stanley Mosk Courthouse on Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2020, in Los Angeles, CA. (Irfan Khan/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

Federal judge strikes down CDC’s national moratorium on evictions

David Yaffe-Bellany, Noah Buhayar Los Angeles Times A federal judge in Washington…

President Joe Biden, flanked by Vice President Kamala Harris, left, and Speaker of the House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi addresses a joint session of Congress at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday, April 28, 2021. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images/TNS)

Biden calls for sweeping changes as US emerges from pandemic

President’s “American Families Plan” taxes wealthy to expand education, paid family leave, child care

A tree blooms around a barbed wire fence behind US Supreme Court Building on March 17, 2021 in Washington, D.C. (Mihoko Owada/Sipa USA/TNS)

Supreme Court agrees to decide whether gun owners have right to carry a weapon in public

David G. Savage Los Angeles Times The Supreme Court agreed Monday to…

A tree blooms around a barbed wire fence behind US Supreme Court Building on March 17, 2021 in Washington, D.C. (Mihoko Owada/Sipa USA/TNS)
At least 330 million people lived in the United States as of April, according to a Census Bureau estimate. (Dreamstime/TNS)

California to lose a congressional seat while Texas and Florida will each gain one, according to new census data

Melanie Mason and Seema Mehta Los Angeles Times California will lose one…

At least 330 million people lived in the United States as of April, according to a Census Bureau estimate. (Dreamstime/TNS)
The Supreme Court. (Ihsanyildizli/E+/Getty Images/TNS)

Lawmakers spar in Supreme Court case on nonprofit donor disclosure

Todd Ruger CQ-Roll Call The Supreme Court was set to hear arguments…

The Supreme Court. (Ihsanyildizli/E+/Getty Images/TNS)
U.S. President Joe Biden delivers remarks on gun violence prevention in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington on April 8, 2021. (Yuri Gripas/Abaca Press/TNS)

President Joe Biden announces new limits on guns in wake of mass shootings

First steps target ghost guns, violence prevention, ‘red flag’ laws, weapons trafficking

U.S. President Joe Biden delivers remarks on gun violence prevention in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington on April 8, 2021. (Yuri Gripas/Abaca Press/TNS)
George Floyd’s brother Terrence Floyd, flanked by the Rev. Al Sharpton, left, and attorney Ben Crump, spoke with emotion at a prayer service Sunday, March 28. (Star Tribune/TNS)

Jurors will consider George Floyd’s death — not the issue of race — in the Derek Chauvin murder trial

MINNEAPOLIS — In the streets, protesters are assailing years of police violence…

George Floyd’s brother Terrence Floyd, flanked by the Rev. Al Sharpton, left, and attorney Ben Crump, spoke with emotion at a prayer service Sunday, March 28. (Star Tribune/TNS)
Sen. Dianne Feinstein became California’s longest-serving U.S. senator Sunday. (Samuel Corum/Getty Images/TNS)

Dianne Feinstein becomes California’s longest-serving US senator

Jennifer Haberkorn Los Angeles Times Sen. Dianne Feinstein on Sunday became the…

Sen. Dianne Feinstein became California’s longest-serving U.S. senator Sunday. (Samuel Corum/Getty Images/TNS)
Xavier Becerra was confirmed as Health and Human Services (HHS) secretary on March 18, 2021. (Leigh Vogel/Pool/Getty Images/TNS)

Becerra confirmed as HHS secretary, the first Latino to lead agency

Eli Stokols Los Angeles Times Xavier Becerra was narrowly confirmed as the…

Xavier Becerra was confirmed as Health and Human Services (HHS) secretary on March 18, 2021. (Leigh Vogel/Pool/Getty Images/TNS)
Eight people were killed Tuesday, March 16, 2021, in shootings at massage parlors across the Atlanta area. (Dreamstime/TNS)

Man captured in Atlanta-area spa shootings is suspected of killing 8 people at 3 locations

Henri Hollis, Shaddi Abusaid and Alexis Stevens The Atlanta Journal-Constitution A man…

Eight people were killed Tuesday, March 16, 2021, in shootings at massage parlors across the Atlanta area. (Dreamstime/TNS)
President Joe Biden delivers an address to the nation from the East Room of the White House in Washington, D.C., on Thursday. President Biden gave the address to mark the one-year anniversary of the shutdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (Alex Wong/Getty Images/TNS)

Biden projects hope in speech: All adults can be vaccinated by end of May

David Lauter and Eli Stokols Los Angeles Times After a grim winter…

President Joe Biden delivers an address to the nation from the East Room of the White House in Washington, D.C., on Thursday. President Biden gave the address to mark the one-year anniversary of the shutdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (Alex Wong/Getty Images/TNS)
U.S. Attorney General nominee Merrick Garland speaks during his confirmation hearing in the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill on Feb. 22, 2021, in Washington, D.C. (Demetrius Freeman/Pool/Getty Images/TNS)

Senate confirms Garland as attorney general

Merrick Garland takes over the Justice Department determined to curb the rise…

U.S. Attorney General nominee Merrick Garland speaks during his confirmation hearing in the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill on Feb. 22, 2021, in Washington, D.C. (Demetrius Freeman/Pool/Getty Images/TNS)
U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-California) and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-New York) sign the Bill Enrollment for the Biden American Rescue Plan on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday, March 10, 2021. (Yuri Gripas/Abaca Press/TNS)

House sends massive coronavirus relief bill to Biden

The House cleared a $1.86 trillion COVID-19 relief package Wednesday that would…

U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-California) and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-New York) sign the Bill Enrollment for the Biden American Rescue Plan on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday, March 10, 2021. (Yuri Gripas/Abaca Press/TNS)

Biden to order 100 million more J&J doses, boosting supply

President Joe Biden will double the U.S. order of Johnson & Johnson’s…

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) enters the U.S. Capitol Building on Saturday, Feb. 13, 2021, in Washington, D.C. (Kent Nishimura/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

Impeachment vote lays bare the fault line through Republican Party

Loyalty to Trump, increasing radicalization divide voters

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) enters the U.S. Capitol Building on Saturday, Feb. 13, 2021, in Washington, D.C. (Kent Nishimura/Los Angeles Times/TNS)
CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky said schools should use masks and social distancing to safely resume in-person learning. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images/TNS)

CDC sets guidance for schools to reopen safely during pandemic ‘as soon as possible’

Officials say vaccinating teachers a priority, but not a prerequisite for return to classroom

CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky said schools should use masks and social distancing to safely resume in-person learning. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images/TNS)
U.S. President Joe Biden has approved orders related to sex, gender and sexual identity discrimination in his first days in office. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images/TNS)

Biden reverses Trump’s ban on transgender individuals in military

By Joe Dworetzky Bay City News Foundation President Joe Biden on Monday…

U.S. President Joe Biden has approved orders related to sex, gender and sexual identity discrimination in his first days in office. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images/TNS)
President Joe Biden plans to sign a number of executive orders over the next week. (Biden Transition/CNP/Zuma Press/TNS)

Biden signals new direction by signing mask order on his first day in office

President plans ambitious 10-day push of executive orders, legislation

President Joe Biden plans to sign a number of executive orders over the next week. (Biden Transition/CNP/Zuma Press/TNS)
Kamala Harris is sworn in as vice president by U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor as her husband Doug Emhoff looks on at the inauguration of U.S. President Joe Biden on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 20, 2021, in Washington, D.C. (Alex Wong/Getty Images/TNS)

A new turn in history: Kamala Harris sworn in as 49th vice president

Noah Bierman and Melanie Mason Los Angeles Times Kamala Devi Harris, born…

Kamala Harris is sworn in as vice president by U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor as her husband Doug Emhoff looks on at the inauguration of U.S. President Joe Biden on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 20, 2021, in Washington, D.C. (Alex Wong/Getty Images/TNS)