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1 hr ago | FindLaw

Coming Soon? Opt-In Anti-Theft Kill Switch and Facebook e-Wallet

Facebook, like Google, continues to add to its list of services -- Facebook wants to be our everything.

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Related Topix: Emerging Technology, Search Engines, California, Cell Phones, Electronics, Amazon

5 hrs ago | Lexington Herald-Leader

Feds don’t require median barriers shown to curb traffic deaths

While interstates are statistically the country’s safest roadways, they’re also vulnerable to one of the deadliest kinds of crashes, where one vehicle crosses the median at a high speed and strikes another traveling the opposite direction.

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Related Topix: California, Missouri Government, Missouri, Kentucky

8 hrs ago | CBS Local

More Latino Than White Students Admitted To University Of California Schools

More Latino than white students in California have been offered admission to the state's premier public universities for the first time, officials said Friday, a milestone that reflects the diverse racial makeup of a state where Latino children represent a majority of students in public schools.

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9 hrs ago | STN Online

Occupant and Fire Safety Top Concerns in Investigation of Fatal Motorcoach Crash

Though more details have emerged this week about the fatal truck-motorcoach crash in northern California, officials maintain that it could take months to determine the cause of the fiery collision.

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Related Topix: California, Education Etc.

11 hrs ago | CBS Local

Feds To Ease Cutbacks, Giving California Farmers More Water

Drought-stricken California farmers and cities are set to get more water as state and federal officials ease water cutbacks due to recent rain and snow, officials announced on Friday.

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Related Topix: California, Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought

12 hrs ago | Breitbart.com

Shock Poll: CA Voters Prefer Low Taxes, Smaller Government

A new Field Poll yields a surprising result: by 54% to 35%, California voters "say they prefer lower taxes and fewer government services to higher taxes and more government services."

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Related Topix: California

16 hrs ago | ThinkProgress

Senators Who Tackled Military Sexual Assault Now Turn Their Attention To College Campuses

The lawmakers who spent the past year pushing for military sexual assault reform are now setting their sights on college campuses.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Carolyn Maloney, Democrat, Claire McCaskill, US Senate, Representative Jackie Speier, California, Liberal Political News

20 hrs ago | The Coast News

California Focus: Ground water becoming another fight

The next front in California's long-running water wars has already opened, and the reasons for it will sometimes be hard to see - but not always.

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Related Topix: California, Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought

Yesterday | USA Today

Paid family leave hits a snag in states

After lobbying state by state for years, supporters of paid family leave say it's time for a federal solution.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, California

Thu Apr 17, 2014

CBS Local

California Obamacare Enrollees Exceed Projections By Nearly 100K

A late surge of sign-ups pushed California's health insurance exchange nearly 100,000 enrollees beyond the original projections of the Obama administration, state officials announced Thursday.

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Related Topix: California, Health Insurance, Healthcare Law, Law

Examiner.com

Beagle Freedom Bill (AB 2431) to be presented to California Assembly on April 29

Beagles from a Virginia research lab recently received new homes. Seven beagles along with their human foster parents got to spend some time outside and enjoy the weather and take part in dog-friendly activities.

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Reuters

California sees Obamacare surge as open enrollment ends for 2014

Thanks to a final April surge, California's Obamacare marketplace enrolled a total of 1.4 million people in private health insurance plans, state officials announced on Thursday, beating a federal forecast by just over 800,000 enrollees.

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Related Topix: California, Health Insurance, Health, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Tax

KHOU-TV Houston

California rail line fined for worker deaths

Workplace safety officials fined a San Francisco Bay Area commuter rail line $210,000 on Thursday over the deaths of two of its workers on tracks.

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Related Topix: California, Environmental Law, OSHA, Law

Inside Bay Area

Obamacare: California sign-ups exceed 3 million for private health care plans or Medi-Cal

Capping six months of open enrollment under the new federal health care law, more than 3 million Californians signed up for a private health insurance or Medi-Cal plan by final deadline Tuesday, state health exchange and Medi-Cal officials announced Thursday morning.

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Related Topix: California, Healthcare Law, Law

CBS Local

California Health Care Sign-Ups Exceed Projections

A late surge of sign-ups pushed California's health insurance exchange beyond the original enrollment projections of the Obama administration.

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Related Topix: California, Health Insurance

Sacramento Bee Newspaper

Viewpoints: California can have a stronger – and fairer – tax system

With individuals and families having faced the deadline for filing their tax returns this week, it's an opportunity to look at California's tax system and its key role in helping achieve our goals as a state.

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Related Topix: California, Tax, Opinion

Indybay.org

California Wolf-protection Decision Postponed 90 Days by Commission

VENTURA, Calif.- After hearing several hours of public testimony from an overflow crowd of more than 200 people and receiving more than 2,600 pages of comments, California Fish and Game commissioners voted on Wednesday to postpone until July their decision on extending state Endangered Species Act protections to gray wolves.

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Related Topix: California, Ventura, CA, Environmental Law, Law

Wed Apr 16, 2014

Greenwich Citizen

Firetruck rams California eatery; 15 injured

Firefighters and other officials work the scene of an accident where two firetrucks answering a call collided en route to a fire Wednesday, April 16, 2014, in Monterrey Park, Calif.

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WTEN-TV Albany

Fire truck rams California eatery; 14 injured

The light touch of a paint roller is enough to dislodge a chunk of plaster from the crumbling walls of Hinchliffe Stadium.

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Related Topix: California, Texas, State Prisons, Prison

Ledger-Enquirer.com

Governor calls special session on rainy-day fund

He wants to replace the current ballot measure, which seeks to divert more state revenue into the rainy-day fund and would make it harder to tap the money except in case of emergencies such as wildfires or earthquakes.

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Related Topix: Jerry Brown, US Governors, California, US News, Arnold Schwarzenegger

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