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Oct. 28, 2020

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The Dodgers struggled at the plate against Blake Snell, but took the lead after the Rays pulled the pitcher in the sixth inning and L.A. captured its first championship in 32 years.

Crowds gathered across the city to celebrate, mostly peacefully. But in downtown L.A. and Echo Park, the situation got tense.

On the cusp of a contentious election with who knows what kind of aftermath, we need as many rallying points as we can get. And it’s hard to imagine a better one than the Dodgers’ World Series win.

L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti said the Dodgers and Lakers will indeed celebrate their championships with fans, somehow, some way. He is open to suggestions.

Photos from the Dodgers’ World Series championship win over the Tampa Bay Rays in Game 6 at Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas, on Oct. 27, 2020.

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In an election marked by uncertainties, the signature verification process for mail-in ballots is riddled with vulnerabilities and has never been tested on such a massive scale.

Biden supporters have grown more confident the election will be fair, Trump backers less so. But on both sides, many voters fear disruptions.

Together, the Silverado and Blue Ridge fires have consumed more than 27,000 acres, but destruction to property has been relatively light.

A month after seven people were shot at an illegal marijuana cultivation site, Riverside County’s worst mass killing in recent memory remains a mystery.

Twitter, Facebook and Google CEOs are facing a grilling by GOP senators making unfounded allegations that the tech giants show anti-conservative bias.

O.C. coastal cities became the face of the resistance to California coronavirus orders. Does that presage their congressional seat going red?

Uncertainty looms over Huntington Beach’s Oak View neighborhood as the COVID-19 pandemic has further choked a neighborhood struggling to survive.

Donald Trump won the coveted Ohio by 8 percentage points in 2016. Now he’s playing defense there, underscoring his struggle for reelection in the campaign’s final days.

Bloomberg’s new TV ads for Biden in Texas and Ohio come as Trump’s money woes force him to scale back his Florida ad spending.

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Tracking the Coronavirus

The healthcare workers on the pandemic’s front lines all face risks, but a new study shows that they don’t bear them equally.

Of the 3,600 new coronavirus infections reported in L.A. County on Thursday, officials said roughly 2,000 were from a backlog of tests.

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“This Is Us” adapted on the fly to COVID-19 and protests against racial injustice: “It almost felt irresponsible to not take on the moment,” says its creator.

“Memorial,” Washington’s followup to his acclaimed story collection, “Lot,” pays homage to Houston, Osaka, and the bonds of unconventional family.

As the centerpiece of a department facing a growing deficit, UCLA football has gorged itself on food spending that has no rival nationwide.

Coleman, the reigning 100-meter champion at the world championships, was punished for missing a string of random doping tests.

In 2019, USC tight ends had 15 receptions — or just 4% of the Trojans’ total catches. New tight ends coach John David Baker hopes to change that.

Whatever confusion there is about Brian Norwood’s position, his goal is to help one of the nation’s worst passing defense units at UCLA.

Belgium now has some of the most worrying coronavirus statistics in Europe, which is reeling from a second wave of infections.

Police shot and killed 27-year-old Walter Wallace, sparking violent protests that officials said injured 30 officers and led to dozens of arrests.

Satellite photos show that Iran has begun construction at its Natanz nuclear facility, where a centrifuge assembly plant exploded over the summer.

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