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It’s Tuesday, Jan. 28 And Here Are The Stories We’re Following Today

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Welcome to Tuesday. It’s been two days since Lakers legend Kobe Bryant died, and the outpouring of grief and disbelief continues. LeBron James responded publicly for the first time yesterday in an Instagram post, expressing love and heartbreak and ending with this: “I promise you I’ll continue your legacy man! You mean so much to us all here especially #LakerNation💜💛.”

What We're Covering:

  • Reporter Elly Yu will have an update on the continuing investigation into the crash that killed Kobe Bryant, his daughter Gianna, and seven other people.
  • We’ll also be exploring Kobe’s influence among his Chinese and Latino fanbase. Reporter Erick Galindo went to Lynwood to speak with some fans at Plaza Mexico, while reporter Yingjie Wang tagged along with a Chinese immigrant to buy flowers for the Kobe Shrine at Staples Center.
  • With more than 100 deaths in China and two confirmed cases in Southern California, the novel coronavirus may have a lot of people -- in particular travelers -- worried. But the risk is low for most people. Reporter Robert Garrova has rounded up what we know about the virus, how it’s spreading, and how you can protect yourself.
  • The U.S. State Department is helping to evacuate hundreds of American citizens from Wuhan, China, the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak, and Ontario Airport in San Bernardino County may serve as a repatriation point. Morning Edition host Susanne Whatley is looking into what that means.
  • On a lighter note, LAist food contributor Virginia App takes us on a tour of vintage diners across L.A.

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The news cycle moves fast. Some stories don't pan out. Others get added. Consider this today's first draft.