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different stills of a man taking a selfie next to a street

Like many rucas, I’ve found comfort in the videos of quasi-midwestern cholo Nathan Apodaca, aka @doggface208. As Los Angeles Times staff writer Esmeralda Bermudez has noted, “It’s like he has a video that perfectly captures every mood.” The one that went hardcore viral, stoking much adulation, features Apodaca skating through a flatly serene anywheresville, sippin’ cranberry juice from the bottle, enjoying the wind on his bald head as Stevie Nicks serenades: “Now here you go again. You say you want your freedom…”

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Voters box on a rock in the middle of the ocean.

As the presidential election nears and communities see new spikes of COVID-19 infections, some lawmakers are considering ways to ensure voters can participate safely. Meanwhile, other political leaders, like the President, seem intent on suppressing the vote by making false claims about voter fraud.

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