The GOP's internal divisions about a future after Trump have become increasingly apparent, which is slowing down legislation and influencing campaign strategies.
What is the future of Trumpism?
President Trump has changed the Republican Party in the past four years, but now that his reelection is in doubt, Republicans have started to argue sharply as to whether these changes will or should outlast his presidency.
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Old Guard Republicans acknowledge that there is no going back to the status quo before Trump, but they see a political opening to direct the party away from Trumpism. At the same time, Trump's allies have started to fight for the top in a potential post-Trump party.
These tensions have already begun to impact legislation, leadership struggles, and campaign strategy in Congress and across the country.
In Kansas, longtime Trump ally Kris Kobach, a polarizing conservative who had lost his 2018 governor offer, lost again in the GOP area code for the seat of retired GOP senator Pat Roberts on Tuesday.
New waves of infection
Eight months after it first appeared, the coronavirus continues to spread relentlessly around the world, causing outbreaks of which there were largely none, and resurfacing in countries that fought previous waves.
In Australia, soldiers go door to door to find out who broke the quarantine in Melbourne, which has been locked twice. Hong Kong, a city that used to spend weeks without new infections, is trying to build temporary hospitals to prepare for an increase in COVID-19 patients. In Spain, which emerged after a three-month ban in June, cases recovered to more than 3,000 a day – ten times more than two months ago.
The new spikes in countries with successful containment strategies, such as Vietnam, also highlight the challenges for the United States, which have had difficulty implementing a coherent plan.
The World Health Organization has raised the dire possibility that no vaccine will ever get rid of the virus and has urged all governments to take the necessary steps to curb its spread instead. The corona virus has infected more than 18.5 million people worldwide and killed approximately 700,650 people.
More top coronavirus headlines
– The Food and Drug Administration warns that certain hand sanitizer products sold under a variety of labels can be dangerous or even fatal.
– A sharp drop in California's coronavirus infection rate announced by Governor Gavin Newson may not be correct, said the state's chief health official, who cited technical issues with the data system.
– The LA County Department of Health said it would not review requests for exemptions that would allow primary schools to reopen, and referred to the high local COVID-19 case rates.
– In Washington State, COVID-19 has hit farm workers hard and flooded rural hospitals.
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"A destroyed city"
The massive explosion in Beirut, killing more than 100 people and injuring more than 4,000, was a devastating blow to a nation fighting the coronavirus, a financial crisis, sectarian divisions and renewed tensions with Israel. The explosion was probably fueled by fireworks and ammonium nitrate, a common fertilizer.
The explosion in a warehouse has flattened part of the city's port, rocking buildings and broken windows for miles. An orange and black cloud of smoke towered over the city as ambulances howled and the wounded stunned and bloody wandered between fallen bodies and battered cars, in scenes reminiscent of the civil war in Lebanon in the 1970s and 1980s.
The National News Agency reported that the explosion, which occurred as a 3.5 magnitude earthquake, came from a location along the docks where highly explosive materials, including approximately 2,700 tons of ammonia nitrate, were stored after being confiscated years ago had been.
A $ 55 million problem
The Los Angeles district has paid around $ 55 million in settlements where the sheriff's deputies are said to have belonged to secret societies. This is shown by Times records, which shed light on the anchoring of a subculture that has plagued the sheriff's department for years.
The number comes from a list that includes payouts in dozens of lawsuits and claims involving MPs associated with tattooed groups accused of glorifying an aggressive style of police. The report, created by LA District attorneys, lists nearly 60 cases, some of which are still pending, and lists eight specific cliques with names such as Vikings, regulators, 3,000 boys and bandits.
The county has paid nearly $ 21 million in cases that started in the past 10 years alone, the document says. The high cost underscores how these alternate groups have operated from multiple sheriff departments for decades, and shows what critics have long seen as violent, intimidating tactics that somewhat resemble criminal street gangs.
On the shoulders of the giants
It started with Times reporter Esmeralda Bermudez sharing a personal story and question on Twitter: "What jobs did your parents do to get you where you are today?"
Then the answers came like this:
Mother: Factory worker – currently in a lamp factory
Papi: caretaker / cleaning lady – currently in a psychiatric clinic
Some of the stories were unexpected, others were loudly funny. "Most of these authors were children of immigrants from Latin America," Bermudez writes. "Their stories kept echoing what I imagine other children born to other US immigrants felt to be generations ago."
FROM THE ARCHIVE
The Harvard and sister ship Yale were popular steamships that served San Francisco and Los Angeles in the 1920s. The Harvard was built in Chester, Pennsylvania in 1907 and was a 3,700 ton ship ordered by the U.S. Navy to transport troops during World War I.
On that day in 1921, Harvard resumed passenger service with the Los Angeles Steamship Co. Almost 10 years later, on May 30, 1931, she ran aground at Point Arguello in the thick fog. Although almost 500 passengers apparently got away unscathed, the ship was a total loss.
August 5, 1921: The S.S. Harvard steams from the port of Los Angeles to San Francisco to complete her first coastal run after serving in the U.S. Navy during World War I.
(Los Angeles Times Archive / UCLA)
– A police officer said David Lacey, husband of L.A. County Dist. Atty. Jackie Lacey has been charged with crime on several occasions after she waved a gun at demonstrators outside the couple's house in Granada Hills.
– According to the authorities, three people were shot at a party in a house on Mulholland Drive, one fatally. Hours earlier, the police had been called to the massive, boisterous party, which was held despite the coronavirus-related health instructions.
– The LAUSD and the teachers' union have reached a preliminary agreement for the start of the new school year, but for the parents the reactions ranged from relief to disbelief.
– Navy officials say military search teams have found the amphibious assault vehicle that sank off the coast of San Clemente last week and killed nine service members on board.
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– Los Angeles MP Karen Bass is an unlikely candidate for the Vice President. Is it ready for the national stage?
– Trump signed a law that spends nearly $ 3 billion annually on conservation projects, outdoor recreation, and the maintenance of national parks, including Yosemite, which he incorrectly pronounced as "Yo-Semite."
– Instead of going back to school this fall, students in Mexico will watch study programs on TV.
– How 250 gold bars are said to have landed in the vault of Hugo Chávez & # 39; former nurse.
HOLLYWOOD AND THE ARTS
Disney will release "Mulan" as a $ 29.99 video-on-demand movie for its Disney + streaming service on September 4 after the company saw a substantial drop in profits.
– In his song "Old AF" Alex Aiono describes the feeling at the age of 23 that he is already old, as you know. And it's a gospel song.
– In "Immigration Nation", the Netflix documentaries ICE didn't want you to see them.
– You can't buy all of Beyoncé's "Black Is King" stylish looks – and one you can.
– Southern California Gas Co. is taking legal action to fight climate change officials, arguing in a new lawsuit that the California Energy Commission has not produced natural gas in accordance with government regulations.
– With TikTok's future at risk as Trump threatens to close in the U.S., an LA-based economy that has emerged for the app's mostly young developers and influencers in the past two years is threatened by turbulent change.
– Shohei Ohtani will no longer play for the Angels this season after being diagnosed with a forearm injury.
– The Dodgers spoiled a no-hit bid and the Night of the Padres with a comeback win.
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– By undermining America's voice and more, Trump has withdrawn from the global battle for heart and soul, ex-Secretary of State Madeleine Albright and Marc Nathanson, former chairman of the U.S. agency for global media, write.
– No more excuses. Ban on flavored tobacco products, writes the Times editor.
WHAT OUR PUBLISHERS READ
– The full interview with Trump about "Axios on HBO", in which he talks about his handling of the pandemic, the upcoming elections, the late MP John Lewis and much more. (Axios)
– Ammonium nitrate: which chemical is responsible for the explosion in the Lebanese capital? (The guard)
ONLY IN L.A.
Despite its concrete coating, the Los Angeles River has its wild side. In addition to birds with many feathers, there are also strong carp, black bass, tilapia and – once – steel-headed trout. But would anyone actually fish the LA River today? Yes, they would. It should be noted, however, that only one person interviewed in this story said they would eat a river fish, and only "under the right circumstances".
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