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Can undocumented immigrants be excluded from the Census? That’s the question before the Supreme Court today. The Trump administration is arguing they should be.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

California set a record for COVID-19 hospitalizations over the weekend — nearly 7500 patients. That’s triple the number from a month ago.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

California set a record for COVID-19 hospitalizations over the weekend — nearly 7500 patients. That’s triple the number from a month ago.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

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Michelle Steel and Young Kim will be the first-ever Korean American women elected to the U.S. House of Representatives.

OC elects conservative Korean Americans to US House. GOP has invested in Asian candidates for generations

Michelle Steel and Young Kim will be the first-ever Korean American women elected to the U.S. House of Representatives.

from Greater LA

“Right now, about 20% of patients who are in the ICU have COVID. And overall about a quarter or sometimes almost a third of patients with COVID-19 need to be in the ICU.

ICU beds are scarce, patient numbers can go up quickly: Dr. Christina Ghaly on COVID stressing LA hospitals

“Right now, about 20% of patients who are in the ICU have COVID. And overall about a quarter or sometimes almost a third of patients with COVID-19 need to be in the ICU.

from Greater LA

Last spring, nurses and doctors traveled to New York and other COVID-19 hot spots to help overwhelmed hospitals. But with the virus spreading everywhere, hospitals now have nowhere to turn for help.

As hospitals fill with COVID-19 patients, medical reinforcements are hard to find

Last spring, nurses and doctors traveled to New York and other COVID-19 hot spots to help overwhelmed hospitals. But with the virus spreading everywhere, hospitals now have nowhere to turn for help.

from NPR

MGM Studios has long been seen as an acquisition target in Hollywood, but a new investigation by Kim Masters suggests worldwide television chairman Mark Burnett is making any possible…

Mark Burnett’s troubled reign at MGM, and Netflix’s sketchy metrics

MGM Studios has long been seen as an acquisition target in Hollywood, but a new investigation by Kim Masters suggests worldwide television chairman Mark Burnett is making any possible…

from The Business

Mark Burnett is best known for reality TV hits like “Survivor,” “The Voice,” and “The Apprentice,” which gave Donald Trump a national audience.

Mark Burnett was supposed to bring hits to MGM. Instead he’s brought chaos

Mark Burnett is best known for reality TV hits like “Survivor,” “The Voice,” and “The Apprentice,” which gave Donald Trump a national audience.

from Hollywood Breakdown

Because of COVID-19, about 40% of adults are canceling or postponing their regular medical appointments, according to the Centers for Disease Control .

Why you shouldn’t delay getting a mammogram, colonoscopy or regular checkup during COVID pandemic

Because of COVID-19, about 40% of adults are canceling or postponing their regular medical appointments, according to the Centers for Disease Control .

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Because of COVID-19, about 40% of adults are canceling or postponing their regular medical appointments, according to the Centers for Disease Control .

Delaying regular medical checkups during COVID? Not a good idea

Because of COVID-19, about 40% of adults are canceling or postponing their regular medical appointments, according to the Centers for Disease Control .

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Pfizer, Moderna and AstraZeneca are likely a couple of weeks away from receiving FDA approval. Governor Gavin Newsom says the first vaccines could be administered before Christmas.

COVID vaccines are a few weeks away. What is LA County’s distribution plan?

Pfizer, Moderna and AstraZeneca are likely a couple of weeks away from receiving FDA approval. Governor Gavin Newsom says the first vaccines could be administered before Christmas.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand