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2 hrs ago | KNUS-AM Aurora

Water picture improves for some California towns

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Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, Mendocino County, CA, Willits, CA, Siskiyou County, CA

6 hrs ago | Marshfield News-Herald

Drought worsens in West; Calif. cost at $11 billion

Drought spread and/or intensified this week in seven western and central states, including California, Oregon, Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas and Oklahoma, according to this week's U.S. Drought Monitor, a federal site that tracks drought.

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Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, California Government, Agriculture, Science

10 hrs ago | Reuters

California lawmakers, bruised by scandal, turn to ethics training

California lawmakers, their reputation tarnished by fraud and corruption scandals, on Wednesday took a break from normal business to attend ethics training, the latest step by the state Senate to repair its image as elections loom.

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Related Topix: California Government

14 hrs ago | Norwalk Citizen News

Survey: Californians support Common Core standards

As other U.S. states move to delay or halt implementation of the shared learning framework known as the Common Core, the new national math and language standards still enjoy solid support in California, according to a survey released Wednesday.

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Related Topix: California Government, Education Etc.

18 hrs ago | WNWN-FM Battle Creek

Doctor convicted in Michael Jackson death denied l...

The California Supreme Court on Wednesday refused to hear an appeal by Michael Jackson's personal physician, Conrad Murray, who was found guilty of involuntary manslaughter in the pop star's death.

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Related Topix: Michael Jackson, Dance, Black Entertainment, Pop/Rock

Wed Apr 23, 2014

Knutsford Guardian

Bodyguard row delays Brown's trial

R&B singer Chris Brown's assault trial has been put on hold for months after prosecutors refused to grant immunity to his bodyguard, who would be a key witness in the case.

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Related Topix: R&B, R-N-B

The News Tribune

Tentative deal reached in TSA breast-milk lawsuit

Stacey Armato, who filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Phoenix, said TSA officials have tentatively offered her $75,000, along with promises to retrain agents and clarify its guidelines on screening breast milk.

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Related Topix: Transporation Security Administration (TSA), US News

Wausau Daily Herald

Airport security scrutinized after stowaway incident

The 15-year-old boy who stowed away in the wheel well of a plane flying from California to Hawaii is prompting an airport security review in San Jose and across the rest of the country.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Representative Eric Swalwell, US House of Representatives, Democrat, California Government

Greenwich Citizen

Gansler: Md. should study high-speed rail options

State Attorney General Doug Gansler wants Maryland's government to take the initiative on building high-speed rail from Baltimore to Washington.

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Related Topix: California High-Speed Rail, us Travel, Travel

National Geographic

Record Number of Seals and Sea Lions Rescued in California

Hoppie, a California sea lion pup, recovers at the Marine Mammal Center after being rescued about 100 miles inland.

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WAND-TV Decatur

FedEx sued over deadly California bus crash

As the kidnappers pulled into a quiet, upscale golf course community, they thought they were about to abduct an assistant district attorney who sent a high-ranking gang member to prison for life, authorities said.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, Jay Nixon, US Governors, Wedding, Gay/Lesbian

Tue Apr 22, 2014

WMDT

California bill reignites affirmative action fight

Nearly 20 years after California became the first state to ban the use of race and ethnicity in college admissions, a proposal to reinstate affirmative action has sparked a backlash that is forging a new divide in the state's powerful Democratic Party and creating opportunity for conservatives.

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Related Topix: California Government, US News, US Supreme Court, Asian-American

The Daily Republic

GOP candidate releases education policy overview

Republican gubernatorial candidate Neel Kashkari on Tuesday proposed scrapping California's complex education code, sending state money directly to individual schools rather than their districts, and offering state-funded scholarships to certain college students in exchange for a share of their future earnings.

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Related Topix: California Government, Florida, Florida Government, Jerry Brown, US Governors

WTMA-AM North Charleston

Gas Prices Still Rising Across the US

Nationwide, fuel prices are up about 3 cents in the past week to $3.68 a gallon, 15 cents more per gallon that at this time last year.

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Related Topix: California Government

The Wichita Eagle

The nation's weather

A cold frontal boundary will extend from the southern Plains to the eastern Great Lakes on Tuesday, while a separate cold front will move across the western third of the country.

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Related Topix: Weather, Texas, California Government, Health

Journal and Courier

Justices approve state bans on affirmative action

The Supreme Court dealt another blow to affirmative action programs Wednesday, upholding the right of states to ban racial preferences in university admissions.

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Related Topix: US News, Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, John G. Roberts

KMIZ

5 sensational stowaways that survived

News that a 16-year-old boy from California survived a five-hour flight in the wheel well of a Hawaii-bound Boeing 767 has shocked and impressed the world.

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Related Topix: US News, Federal Aviation Administration, Travel

KSLA-TV Shreveport

Earth Day's beginnings rooted in 1970s activism

U.S. Sen. Edmund Muskie , author of the 1970 Clean Air Act, addressed an estimated 40,000 to 60,000 people at Earth Day in Philadelphia.

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Related Topix: Life, Holidays, Earth Day, Environmental Law, Law, Activism, US News, US Politics, Ron Paul, Republican, US House of Representatives

Inland Valley Daily Bulletin

Gold Line being challenged on possible terminus at Ontario Airport

The little engine that could - the independent L.A.-to-Pasadena Gold Line construction agency - has battled larger interests in western Los Angeles for funding and sometimes for its very existence for decades.

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Related Topix: San Bernardino, CA, Pasadena, CA

Mon Apr 21, 2014

WTMA-AM North Charleston

Increased Calls for Early Warning Earthquake System on West Coast

Following Mexico's 7.2-magnitude earthquake on April 18, lawmakers and experts are calling for an early warning system for the West Coast.

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Related Topix: Earthquake, Natural Disasters, UC Berkeley

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