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California will provide temporary tax relief and $500 million in aid to small businesses struggling because of coronavirus outbreak restrictions. Gov. Newsom on Monday announced the measures, which he says could be worth billions of dollars to businesses.

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Officials in Arizona and Wisconsin have certified their states' election results, affirming President-elect Joe Biden's victories over President Trump in the 2 key swing states.

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California ICUs could be overwhelmed by Dec. 24, reaching 112% capacity, Gov. Gavin Newsom said. The state will consider further restrictions similar to the shutdown earlier this year.

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Dr. Scott Atlas, a science adviser to President Donald Trump who was skeptical of measures to control the coronavirus outbreak, is leaving his White House post. Atlas had no formal experience in public health or infectious diseases.

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Local health officials expect a surge in COVID-19 testing after #Thanksgiving  as travelers return from holiday gatherings. They are urging anyone who gathered over the holiday to get tested and #quarantine  for 14 days to avoid a greater surge in cases.

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This year's #CyberMonday  promises to become the largest online sales day in history. During the peak hour of 8 pm to 9 pm Pacific, shoppers could spend $13 million per minute, according to Adobe Digital Insights, which tracks online spending.

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There's been as much as a 70% increase from last year in people paying rent on a credit card, according to one analysis. "If the choice is debt or homelessness," said one 29-year-old in LA, "I'm going to go in as much debt as I can."

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The 2020 Atlantic hurricane season ends today. The season broke plenty of records — including the most named storms in a season and the most U.S. continental landfalls by a named storm.

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China is refusing Australia's request for an apology after a Chinese government official posted a heavily altered image of an Australian soldier holding a knife to a young Afghan boy's throat.

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@SanDiegoPD  tell KPBS the outcome of a controversial June 4 arrest will remain secret. The arrest, which was captured on video, shows a ‌young‌ ‌woman‌ being put into an unmarked van ‌by‌ ‌a‌ ‌group‌ ‌of‌ ‌unidentified armed‌ ‌men.

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The #SanFrancisco  49ers and other teams may need to find a temporary new home after #SantaClara  County banned all contact sports from holding games and practices for the next three weeks in response to rising cases of the #coronavirus  in the area.

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Many members of the Uighur ethnic minority have fled persecution to Turkey, which they have traditionally viewed as a refuge. But now, many Uighurs in Istanbul tell NPR they fear China is pressuring Turkey to threaten them.

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KPBS reporter @MaxRivlinNadler  captured this video of hundreds of protesters marching through North Park and Hillcrest.

A super bloom of wildflowers is only days away in the Anza Borrego Desert following the recent rain

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Wondering what all that fuzz is about downtown? It's the #ScienceMarchSD , & we've got all the deets:

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To curb veteran suicides, the VA opens services to those with less than honorable discharges

A video from Thursday shows the arrest of a female protester downtown by several unidentified men. One of them says “If you follow us, you will get shot. Do you understand me?”

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California received $3.2B in taxes from people who are in the U.S. illegally, report says.

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