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One thing to remember about kids in neglectful, abusive or just dysfunctional households: “Going to school and going to after-school programs used to be a safe haven. That is gone.”

One thing to remember about kids in neglectful, abusive or just dysfunctional households: “Going to school and going to after-school programs used to be a safe haven. That is gone.” That's according to Heidi Kar, a licensed clinical psychologist.

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Fountains Of Wayne's Adam Schlesinger dies at 52 after contracting COVID-19

Schlesinger, one of the most prolific and decorated songwriters of his generation, died Wednesday.

Into the 'unknown’: Nurse travels to NYC to treat coronavirus ICU patients

“It's a little bit surreal because obviously I've never lived through anything like this personally or professionally.

Trump finally sees coronavirus as a pandemic. Will he take responsibility or leave that up to governors?

President Trump has finally changed course, seeing COVID-19 as no longer a “hoax.” Experts predict the pandemic could kill up to 200,000 Americans.

There’s been a lot of confusion over where to wear masks when you’re in public. The official recommendation from the CDC says that only sick people should wear them.

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States nationwide are in bidding wars over essential medical supplies to fight COVID-19, including ventilators.

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One hundred years ago, the world was fighting the spread of the Spanish flu.Globally, nearly 50 million people died, including some 700,000 Americans.  But despite medical…

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All of the people who have tested positive are students at the University of Texas at Austin. Some of the group returned on separate commercial flights — widening the potential spread of infection.

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The government ordered lenders to let homeowners skip payments if they lost income because of the coronavirus. But landlords can require renters to pay even if they've lost their jobs. And many are.

It's The 1st Of The Month. Renters Are In A Much Tougher Spot Than Homeowners

The government ordered lenders to let homeowners skip payments if they lost income because of the coronavirus. But landlords can require renters to pay even if they've lost their jobs. And many are.

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Dr. Michael Wilkes of UC Davis discusses experimental treatments in development, and dispels the myths around alternative treatments.

High temperatures, saline solutions, antimalarial drug Chloroquine: Can any of these treat coronavirus?

Dr. Michael Wilkes of UC Davis discusses experimental treatments in development, and dispels the myths around alternative treatments.

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An estimated 37,000 medical professionals are needed to treat COVID-19 in hospitals across California.

California Health Corps to recruit med students, retired doctors and nurses to handle COVID-19

An estimated 37,000 medical professionals are needed to treat COVID-19 in hospitals across California.

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In an announcement on Monday, the Sheriff’s Department said an inmate at the Twin Towers Correctional Facility tested positive for COVID-19, and that inmate was removed from his…

How COVID-19 is affecting California’s prison system after inmates, employees test positive

In an announcement on Monday, the Sheriff’s Department said an inmate at the Twin Towers Correctional Facility tested positive for COVID-19, and that inmate was removed from his…

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Proponents believe AB5 protects workers by giving them benefits. But some freelancers say they can’t get enough work because companies are preferring to use workers in other states.

COVID-19 pandemic complicates battle over AB5 and gig economy work

Proponents believe AB5 protects workers by giving them benefits. But some freelancers say they can’t get enough work because companies are preferring to use workers in other states.

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Mac Mills started driving for Postmates to make ends meet. Before the pandemic, he was working as a film producer and assistant, but then sets shut down.

Delivery drivers are risking their lives to make ends meet during COVID-19 shutdown

Mac Mills started driving for Postmates to make ends meet. Before the pandemic, he was working as a film producer and assistant, but then sets shut down.

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Barbara Ferrer, director of the LA County Department of Public Health, says social distancing is not done in vain.

LA is only at the start of COVID-19 and bracing for the worst, says county public health director

Barbara Ferrer, director of the LA County Department of Public Health, says social distancing is not done in vain.

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On today’s Daily Dose, Dr. Michael Wilkes of UC Davis describes what preparations health care professionals are taking.

‘Nobody knows quite what to expect’: Nurses and doctors brace for flood of coronavirus patients

On today’s Daily Dose, Dr. Michael Wilkes of UC Davis describes what preparations health care professionals are taking.

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Former Los Angeles City Councilman Mitchell Englander has agreed to plead guilty to federal obstruction of justice.

Former LA City Councilman Mitchell Englander pleads guilty to obstruction of justice

Former Los Angeles City Councilman Mitchell Englander has agreed to plead guilty to federal obstruction of justice.

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Every 10 years, the federal government spends three months counting everyone living in America, and uses the data to calculate political representation and allocate federal money.

How do you count Americans for 2020 Census when they’re social distancing during coronavirus?

Every 10 years, the federal government spends three months counting everyone living in America, and uses the data to calculate political representation and allocate federal money.

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Orange County has been slow with releasing data about the novel coronavirus and testing people. Like the rest of the state, it’s seeing more COVID-19 cases.

Orange County lags in releasing coronavirus info, leaves residents confused

Orange County has been slow with releasing data about the novel coronavirus and testing people. Like the rest of the state, it’s seeing more COVID-19 cases.

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Two local companies are shifting their entire businesses away from regular products to fight the coronavirus.

Alcohol to hand sanitizer: SoCal companies change what they produce to fight coronavirus

Two local companies are shifting their entire businesses away from regular products to fight the coronavirus.

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With people staying home, TV viewership continues to be on the rise. Several new streaming services were planned to launch in the coming months.

Hollywood news banter: questions on Quibi, layoffs at Endeavor

With people staying home, TV viewership continues to be on the rise. Several new streaming services were planned to launch in the coming months.

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Grocery store workers nationwide are protesting this week, citing unsafe work conditions.

Amazon, Instacart grocery workers protest the lack of safe working conditions

Grocery store workers nationwide are protesting this week, citing unsafe work conditions.

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