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

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

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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)
Campaign signs for the Biden-Harris presidential ticket hang in a window in San Francisco on Monday, Nov. 2, 2020. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

No blue wave as election outcome waits on a long count

David Lauter Los Angeles Times As the country settles in for a…

Campaign signs for the Biden-Harris presidential ticket hang in a window in San Francisco on Monday, Nov. 2, 2020. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Supreme Court nominee Judge Amy Coney Barrett departs the U.S. Capitol on October 21, 2020 in Washington, DC. President Donald Trump nominated Barrett to replace Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg after Ginsburg’s death. (Photo by Stefani Reynolds/Getty Images)

GOP senators confirm Amy Coney Barrett to Supreme Court in partisan vote

By Jennifer Haberkorn Los Angeles Times The Senate on Monday confirmed Judge…

Supreme Court nominee Judge Amy Coney Barrett departs the U.S. Capitol on October 21, 2020 in Washington, DC. President Donald Trump nominated Barrett to replace Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg after Ginsburg’s death. (Photo by Stefani Reynolds/Getty Images)
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U.S. District Court denies Trump request to shutdown WeChat app

A federal judge in San Francisco denied a request by the U.S.…

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Blue Ridge Hot Shots crew members from Arizona join forces with California firefighters from Northern and Southern California on a backfire operation North of Mt. Wilson on Angeles Crest Highway on Tuesday Sept. 22, 2020. Firefighters continue to battle the Bobcat Fire as it continues to burn. (Robert Gauthier/ Los Angeles Times)

Trump administration blocks California wildfire relief

By Andrew J. Campa Los Angeles Times The Trump administration has rejected…

Blue Ridge Hot Shots crew members from Arizona join forces with California firefighters from Northern and Southern California on a backfire operation North of Mt. Wilson on Angeles Crest Highway on Tuesday Sept. 22, 2020. Firefighters continue to battle the Bobcat Fire as it continues to burn. (Robert Gauthier/ Los Angeles Times)
Democratic vice presidential candidate Kamala Harris, left, and Congressman Dwight Evans arrive to meet with a local business owner in the West Oak Lane neighborhood in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on Sept. 17, 2020. ( Olivier Douliery/AFP/Getty Images/TNS)

Positive coronavirus test for staffers upends Biden-Harris campaign travel

By Janet Hook Los Angeles Times Two people on Kamala Harris’ campaign…

Democratic vice presidential candidate Kamala Harris, left, and Congressman Dwight Evans arrive to meet with a local business owner in the West Oak Lane neighborhood in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on Sept. 17, 2020. ( Olivier Douliery/AFP/Getty Images/TNS)
Robert F. Smith, a private equity investor, is sometimes described as the wealthiest Black American. (Shutterstock)

Feds in SF announce tax enforcement actions against two billionaires

Federal authorities in San Francisco on Thursday announced tax enforcement actions against…

Robert F. Smith, a private equity investor, is sometimes described as the wealthiest Black American. (Shutterstock)
A rally outside Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s offices at 1 Post Plaza protested the confirmation hearings for potential Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett on Monday, Oct. 12, 2020. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Activists urge Feinstein to take actions to stop supreme Court confirmation hearings

Activists in San Francisco rallied outside the office of Sen. Dianne Feinstein…

A rally outside Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s offices at 1 Post Plaza protested the confirmation hearings for potential Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett on Monday, Oct. 12, 2020. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Trump says he won’t participate in virtual debate with Biden, will hold rally instead

Trump says he won’t participate in virtual debate with Biden, will hold rally instead

By Chris Megerian Los Angeles Times President Donald Trump rejected the idea…

Trump says he won’t participate in virtual debate with Biden, will hold rally instead