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

Nashville bomber died in blast, authorities say, naming the attacker

The man who set off the bomb in Nashville that exploded on…

The scene following an early-morning explosion in Nashville on Christmas Day, Dec. 25, 2020. (Metropolitan Nashville Police Department)
U.S. President Donald Trump gives a thumbs up after returning to the White House from Walter Reed National Military Medical Center on Oct. 5, 2020 in Washington, D.C. Trump spent three days hospitalized for coronavirus. (Win McNamee/Getty Images/TNS)

Trump signs coronavirus relief bill and federal budget

US President Donald Trump signed into law the 900- billion-dollar coronavirus relief…

U.S. President Donald Trump gives a thumbs up after returning to the White House from Walter Reed National Military Medical Center on Oct. 5, 2020 in Washington, D.C. Trump spent three days hospitalized for coronavirus. (Win McNamee/Getty Images/TNS)
President Donald Trump waves as he departs on the South Lawn of the White House, on December 12, 2020, in Washington, D.C. (Al Drago/Getty Images/TNS)

Emergency unemployment benefits expiring while president delays signing COVID-19 stimulus package

Dave Goldiner New York Daily News President Donald Trump spent the morning…

President Donald Trump waves as he departs on the South Lawn of the White House, on December 12, 2020, in Washington, D.C. (Al Drago/Getty Images/TNS)
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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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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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)
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)
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)
Thousands of people rallied in a vehicle caravan Saturday in Oakland and San Francisco in solidarity with farmers in India who are protesting the removal of price guarantees by the government. (Courtesy Jakara Movement)

Thousands rally in support of Indian farmers

large car caravan protest slows traffic on Bay Bridge

Thousands of people rallied in a vehicle caravan Saturday in Oakland and San Francisco in solidarity with farmers in India who are protesting the removal of price guarantees by the government. (Courtesy Jakara Movement)
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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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Joe Biden speaks at the Solar Power International conference in Anaheim, California, on September 16, 2015. (Allen J. Schaben/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

California went big for Biden. Now its cities, counties and schools are seeking relief

By David Zahniser, Benjamin Oreskes and Dakota Smith Los Angeles Times Los…

Joe Biden speaks at the Solar Power International conference in Anaheim, California, on September 16, 2015. (Allen J. Schaben/Los Angeles Times/TNS)
Medical staff members treat a patient suffering from coronavirus in the COVID-19 intensive care unit (ICU) at the United Memorial Medical Center (UMMC) on November 10, 2020 in Houston, Texas. According to reports, COVID-19 infections are on the rise in Houston, as the state of Texas has reached over 1,030,000 cases, including over 19,000 deaths. (Go Nakamura/Getty Images/TNS)

A winter surge in COVID-19 cases seems inevitable. Can we stop it?

By Deborah Netburn Los Angeles Times Temperatures are dropping, nights are growing…

Medical staff members treat a patient suffering from coronavirus in the COVID-19 intensive care unit (ICU) at the United Memorial Medical Center (UMMC) on November 10, 2020 in Houston, Texas. According to reports, COVID-19 infections are on the rise in Houston, as the state of Texas has reached over 1,030,000 cases, including over 19,000 deaths. (Go Nakamura/Getty Images/TNS)
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Supreme court to hear arguments on legality of Affordable Care Act

Few issues received as much attention in the run up to the…

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Alex Trebek (Carolyn Cole/Los Angeles Times)

Alex Trebek, ‘Jeopardy’ host and trivia master, dies at 80

Alex Trebek, the master of trivia whose quick wit, easy smile and…

Alex Trebek (Carolyn Cole/Los Angeles Times)
U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris, a former San Francisco district attorney and California attorney general, is set to become vice president. (Christopher Victorio/Special to the S.F. Examiner)

Kamala Harris makes history many times over as vice president-elect

By Melanie Mason Los Angeles Times With her election to the second-highest…

U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris, a former San Francisco district attorney and California attorney general, is set to become vice president. (Christopher Victorio/Special to the S.F. Examiner)
Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden addresses the nation at the Chase Center in Wilmington, Delaware, on Friday, Nov. 6, 2020. The winner of the 2020 presidential election has yet to be declared, as vote counting continues in the key states of Pennsylvania, Georgia, Nevada, Arizona, and North Carolina. (Drew Angerer/Getty Images/TNS)

Joe Biden secures presidency, defeating Trump after a long, bitterly contested count

By Janet Hook and Mark Z. Barabak Los Angeles Times Joe Biden…

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden addresses the nation at the Chase Center in Wilmington, Delaware, on Friday, Nov. 6, 2020. The winner of the 2020 presidential election has yet to be declared, as vote counting continues in the key states of Pennsylvania, Georgia, Nevada, Arizona, and North Carolina. (Drew Angerer/Getty Images/TNS)
Election workers validate ballots at the Gwinnete County Elections Office on Friday in Lawrenceville, Ga., as analysts caution that it could take days to count all the ballots in the nail-biter presidential election. (Kent Nishimura/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

Biden’s lead grows in Pennsylvania, where a win would put him into the White House

WASHINGTON — Joe Biden pulled ahead in Pennsylvania and Georgia on Friday…

Election workers validate ballots at the Gwinnete County Elections Office on Friday in Lawrenceville, Ga., as analysts caution that it could take days to count all the ballots in the nail-biter presidential election. (Kent Nishimura/Los Angeles Times/TNS)
Democratic U.S. presidential nominee and former Vice President Joe Biden is seen speaking on a giant screen during a watch party of the results of the presidential election near the White House in Washington, D.C., the day after the general election on Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2020. (Yuri Gripas/Abaca Press/TNS)

Biden wins Wisconsin, Michigan as focus shifts to Pennsylvania and Nevada

By Evan Halper and Jennifer Haberkorn Los Angeles Times Joe Biden has…

Democratic U.S. presidential nominee and former Vice President Joe Biden is seen speaking on a giant screen during a watch party of the results of the presidential election near the White House in Washington, D.C., the day after the general election on Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2020. (Yuri Gripas/Abaca Press/TNS)