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A chain-link fence lock is seen on a gate at a closed Ranchito Elementary School in the San Fernando Valley section of Los Angeles on July 13. Amid spiking coronavirus cases, the Los Angeles Unified School District is implementing a testing contact tracing plan. Richard Vogel/AP hide caption

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School Nurses To Play Big Role In Eventual Reopening Of In-Class Learning In LA

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Flóð For A Minor Reflection
Andlega Veðurtepptir For A Minor Reflection
Wasp Nest The National
Hakea Thrupence
Wait Thrupence
My Friend Coma Rocket Miner
Somewhere Between Nightmares and Dreams Rocket Miner

Bandleader Raul Malo and guitarist Eddie Perez both claim Latin American heritage, but their roots music-driven band had never ventured into creating an entirely Spanish album until now. Alejandro Menéndez Vega/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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The Mavericks Are Back, This Time 'En Español'

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La Sitiera The Mavericks
The Alchemist Manifesto Ocote Soul Sounds & Adrian Quesada
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Kamaloka GoGo Penguin

Ricardo "Papu" Ovilla, left, and the family's first car. Ovilla is pictured with his children Martha (next to him) and Aurelia and Rodolfo Sandoval (left to right, inside the car) in a photo taken in 1949 at a labor camp in Escondido, Calif. Courtesy of Marina Jimenez hide caption

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Remembering Grandfather 'Papu,' A Former Bracero Worker With 'A Twinkle In His Eye'

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That Kid in Fourth Grade Who Really Liked the Denver Broncos Chris Zabriskie
NirvanaVEVO Chris Zabriskie
Brothers On A Hotel Bed Death Cab for Cutie
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Crowdsourced Border Wall Donors Disturbed By Fraud And Money Laundering Charges

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Reflexion Mouse on the Keys
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The Lonely Crowd Mouse on the Keys
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Friday I'm In Love (Focus Mix) ST*RMAN

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Who Is Louis DeJoy? U.S. Postmaster General In Spotlight Ahead Of 2020 Election

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