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Yolanda López's first museum show opens Saturday, just weeks after the artist's death

The exhibit at San Diego's Museum of Contemporary Art will include 50 of the artist's pieces, including the Virgen de Guadalupe triptych which remains one of López's best known works. → Read More

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The Navy recovers the remains of 5 sailors off the coast of San Diego

Navy officials had been searching for the bodies of five crew members who died when an MH-60S Seahawk helicopter crashed into the sea on Aug. 31. → Read More

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Whistleblower's testimony has resurfaced Facebook's Instagram problem

Teen users of the platform say it fosters feelings of inadequacy and insecurity — especially among girls. → Read More

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Yes, We're Calling It Hispanic Heritage Month And We Know It Makes Some Of You Cringe

Opinions around the word Hispanic versus Latino or the newer Latinx are rooted in personal experiences. Here's a look at how more than 62 million people in the U.S. fall under the Hispanic umbrella. → Read More

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6 More People Connected To The Capitol Riot Plead Guilty

They include one man who told a family member he wanted to attend an event where he could shoot House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on live television. → Read More

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Pelé Is In Intensive Care After Surgery But Says He's Doing Well

The 80-year-old Brazilian soccer legend told fans he's getting better every day after doctors removed a suspected colon tumor. → Read More

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Unvaccinated People Are 11 Times More Likely To Die Of COVID-19, New Research Finds

The COVID-19 vaccines continue to provide powerful protection, even against the delta variant, the CDC said. It also found that vaccinated people were 10 times less likely to be hospitalized. → Read More

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A Nurse Is Bringing Light To A Dark Time With A Chandelier Made Up Of Vaccine Vials

"I knew I had wanted to do something with light because I felt like it's just been such a dark year and a half that I wanted to bring light to whatever it was I was doing," Laura Weiss told NPR. → Read More

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Mexico's Supreme Court Has Voted To Decriminalize Abortion

"Today is a historic day for the rights of all Mexican women," said Supreme Court Chief Justice Arturo Zaldivar on Tuesday. → Read More

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Poison Control Centers Are Fielding A Surge Of Ivermectin Overdose Calls

The nation's poison control centers saw a 245% jump in reported exposure cases from July to August as more people take the anti-parasite drug that some falsely claim treats COVID-19. → Read More

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At A Shelter, Lake Tahoe Residents Fleeing A Massive Fire Wonder What's Next

An estimated 50,000 people have been evacuated as the Caldor Fire rages on. Shelters are filling up and hotel rooms are hard to find, leaving evacuees struggling to cope with the uncertainty. → Read More

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Hundreds Of Thousands Are Still Without Power In Louisiana. Some Could Be For Weeks

Some progress is being made three days after Ida made landfall, but the region's utility company, Entergy, faces a slew of obstacles in restoring power throughout the region. → Read More

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Joe Rogan Says He Has COVID-19 And Has Taken The Drug Ivermectin

Following his diagnosis on Sunday, the 54-year-old host of the Joe Rogan Experience said he "immediately threw the kitchen sink at it." That included a cocktail of unproven treatments. → Read More

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Florida Is Penalizing 2 Counties Over Their Mask Mandates, Defying A Judge's Ruling

A judge ruled Gov. Ron DeSantis' ban on school mask mandates "is without legal authority" and can't be enforced. But that's not stopping the state board of education from withholding paychecks. → Read More

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Florida Is Blocking Money From 2 School Districts Over Mask Mandates, Defying A Judge

A judge ruled Gov. Ron DeSantis' ban on school mask mandates "is without legal authority" and can't be enforced. But that's not stopping the state board of education from withholding paychecks. → Read More

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As Ida Weakens, More Than 1 Million Gulf Coast Homes And Businesses Are Without Power

Officials expect the death toll to rise as rescue efforts get underway in Louisiana. Ida continued to move north, bringing rain and heavy winds. → Read More

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Waves Of Afghan Refugees Are Arriving In The U.S. Here's Some Help They Can Expect

The sudden influx means resettlement agencies are rushing to secure a range of services for evacuees as they begin a new chapter of their lives. → Read More

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The U.S. Embassy Urges Americans Outside The Kabul Airport To Leave Immediately

"Because of security threats outside the gates of Kabul airport, we are advising U.S. citizens to avoid traveling to the airport and to avoid airport gates at this time," the U.S. Embassy said → Read More

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An LAFD Captain Is Under Investigation After An Anti-Vaccine Mandate Video Rant

Capt. Cristian Granucci called an impending vaccine requirement "total tyranny" and threatened to sue his own union. The rules go into effect in October, and those who don't comply could get fired. → Read More

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Who Cares About Calendars? The Pumpkin Spice Latte Is Here Which Means Fall Has Begun

Love it or hate it, the PSL gods have spoken which means the flavored coffee beverage — and all of the iterations it has spawned — is upon us. → Read More