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California: State in the western United States
California is a state in the Pacific Region of the United States. With 39.5 million residents across a total area of about 163,696 square miles (423,970 km2), California is the most populous U.S. state and the third-largest by area. The state capital is Sacramento. The Greater Los Angeles Area and the San Francisco Bay Area are the nation's second- and fifth-most populous urban regions, with 18.7 million and 9.7 million residents respectively. Los Angeles is California's most populous city, and the country's second-most populous, after New York City. California also has the nation's most populous county, Los Angeles County, and its largest county by area, San Bernardino County. The City and County of San Francisco is both the country's second most densely populated major city after New York City and the fifth most densely populated county, behind only four of the five New York City boroughs.

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California sues Trump administration over alleged failure to protect species

California is suing the administration of President Donald Trump for what it calls the administration's failure to protect endangered species in the Sacramento and San Joaquin rivers.
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In California: ICE ignores state immigration laws

Turns out, federal officials don't really care how the state wants to manage immigration enforcement. And voters here lean heavily toward Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders to take on President Trump...
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California May Apologize To Japanese Americans Imprisoned After Pearl Harbor [Video]California May Apologize To Japanese Americans Imprisoned After Pearl Harbor

California is expected to pass a resolution formally apologizing for putting Japanese Americans in prison camps during World War II. It was the largest single forced relocation in US history, with more..

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Warren Breaks Her Most Celebrated Promise [Video]Warren Breaks Her Most Celebrated Promise

Elizabeth Warren has sworn off super PACs during the 2020 campaign. Her campaign website says she "would disavow any Super PAC formed to support her in the Democratic primary." But, now the primaries..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 01:04Published

Trump says Bloomberg 'hates the farmer' [Video]Trump says Bloomberg 'hates the farmer'

U.S. President Donald Trump unabashedly used his speech in Bakersfield, California to ridicule Democratic presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg on Wednesday (February 19).

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Trump says Mike Bloomberg 'hates the farmer' [Video]Trump says Mike Bloomberg 'hates the farmer'

U.S. President Donald Trump unabashedly used his speech in Bakersfield, California to ridicule Democratic presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg on Wednesday (February 19).

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Can Sanders Win Latinos? [Video]Can Sanders Win Latinos?

Bernie Sanders has made enormous efforts to win Latino voters. Nevada presents the first test of Sanders ability to turn out Latinos. Latinos could account for 20 percent of caucus-goers. Winning..

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Janet Jackson shares emotional tribute to Ja'Net DuBois [Video]Janet Jackson shares emotional tribute to Ja'Net DuBois

The star was reported to have died of natural causes at her Glendale, California home on Tuesday, and hours after the news broke, the That's the Way Love Goes hitmaker posted a heartfelt tribute to her..

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Japan's efforts to contain virus on ship 'completely inadequate' [Video]Japan's efforts to contain virus on ship 'completely inadequate'

A Japanese infectious disease specialist has castigated his government's handling of quarantine on a coronavirus-stricken cruise ship, saying it was run by "bureaucrats" who stoked the crisis by..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:14Published

Hundreds of Americans flown home from coronavirus-hit cruise ship [Video]Hundreds of Americans flown home from coronavirus-hit cruise ship

More than 300 American cruise liner passengers, including 14 who tested positive for coronavirus, were flown home to military bases in the United States, after two weeks under quarantine off Japan...

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New York drops fight against T-Mobile-Sprint merger [Video]New York drops fight against T-Mobile-Sprint merger

New York has dropped its fight against the $40 billion merger of U.S. wireless carriers T-Mobile US Inc and Sprint Corp, saying the state would not appeal a judge's approval of the deal. Ciara Lee..

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Jennifer Hudson Honors Kobe Bryant At NBA All-Star Game [Video]Jennifer Hudson Honors Kobe Bryant At NBA All-Star Game

At Sunday's NBA All-Star Game, Jennifer Hudson belted out a beautiful tribute to honor late Lakers legend Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna Bryant. It has been three weeks since Kobe, Gianna, and..

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NASA to use lasers space communication [Video]NASA to use lasers space communication

NASA has announced that it is building a new satellite dish as part of the Deep Space Network that would be able to communicate with far away robotic spacecrafts.

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More than 40 Americans infected with coronavirus on cruise ship: Fauci [Video]More than 40 Americans infected with coronavirus on cruise ship: Fauci

Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the U.S. National Institute on Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), said on CBS "Face the Nation" that more than 40 Americans, who were quarantined aboard the Diamond..

Credit: Reuters - Politics     Duration: 02:35Published

Bryant named Basketball Hall of Fame finalist three weeks after death [Video]Bryant named Basketball Hall of Fame finalist three weeks after death

Kobe Bryant named Basketball Hall of Fame finalist three weeks after dying in helicopter crash

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Kobe Bryant's Mamba Foundation Renamed To Honor Gianna Bryant [Video]Kobe Bryant's Mamba Foundation Renamed To Honor Gianna Bryant

Kobe Bryant's Mamba Sports Academy has been renamed Mamba & Mambacita Sports Academy. Kobe's widow Vanessa Bryant said the name change is to honor their daughter Gianna Bryant. Kobe and Gianna were..

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'Firefall' To Return To Yosemite National Park [Video]'Firefall' To Return To Yosemite National Park

It's almost time for Mother Nature to play her annual magic trick at Yosemite National Park. In the impressive yearly display, a light trick makes it appear as if lava is flowing off a cliff...

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Trump calls Bloomberg a debate 'lightweight' [Video]Trump calls Bloomberg a debate 'lightweight'

U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday insulted Democratic presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg's debate skills but said he'd "rather run against Bloomberg than Sanders."

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T-Mobile-Sprint merger wins U.S. judge approval [Video]T-Mobile-Sprint merger wins U.S. judge approval

T-Mobile edged closer to a takeover of Sprint after a federal judge on Tuesday approved the deal, rejecting a claim by a group of states that said the deal would violate antitrust laws and raise..

Credit: Reuters - Politics     Duration: 01:23Published

Judge will approve Sprint, T-Mobile merger - sources [Video]Judge will approve Sprint, T-Mobile merger - sources

A U.S. judge is expected to rule in favor of Sprint and T Mobile to merge over objections, according to sources. Libby Hogan has more.

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Judge to rule in favor of Sprint, T Mobile merger [Video]Judge to rule in favor of Sprint, T Mobile merger

A U.S. judge is expected to rule in favor of Sprint and T Mobile to merge over objections, according to sources. Libby Hogan has more.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:35Published

Disney Apologizes After Charging School $250 for Showing 'The Lion King' [Video]Disney Apologizes After Charging School $250 for Showing 'The Lion King'

Emerson Elementary School in Berkeley, California, was fined for "illegally screening" the 2019 remake of the 'The Lion King' last year during a fundraising event.

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'Parasite' makes history at Oscars [Video]'Parasite' makes history at Oscars

South Korean movie 'Parasite' becomes the first foreign language film to win Best Picture at the 92nd Academy Awards in Los Angeles, California. Gloria Tso reports.

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Gray Wolf Travels 8,712 Miles, Seeking New Pack, Dies in California [Video]Gray Wolf Travels 8,712 Miles, Seeking New Pack, Dies in California

Gray Wolf Travels 8,712 Miles, Seeking New Pack, Dies in California

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Why Does It Cost $750,000 to Build Affordable Housing in San Francisco?

As California’s governor vows to tackle the state’s homelessness crisis, housing ‘insanity’ stands in the way.
NYTimes.com - Published

Paraglider rescued after crash into power lines

A paraglider spent three hours trapped in power lines before being rescued in northern California. He was not seriously injured. (Feb. 19)  
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USC will offer free tuition to students from families making $80K or less

University of Southern California's $80,000 threshold for the program is comfortably above California's median household income.
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U.S.C. Will Offer Free Tuition to Low-Income Students

Recognizing the high cost of living in California, the university will also no longer include the value of a home in the calculation used to determine a student’s financial need.
NYTimes.com - Published

Little Leagues from California to Pennsylvania ban 'Astros' nickname after cheating scandal

The Astros won't have their 2017 World Series title taken away. Their name, on the other hand, won't be sticking around in some Little Leagues.
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California Gov. Gavin Newsom’s State of the State Speech: Highlights

Thursday: This year, the speech was focused on addressing homelessness. Also: President Trump visited the West.
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A Town of Immigrant Farm Workers Says No to an ICE Detention Center

A private prison company wants to operate an immigration detention center in McFarland, Calif., a town that is home to thousands of undocumented farm workers.
NYTimes.com - Published

Roger Stone sentencing, Trump rally tour, California's apology: 5 things to know Thursday

Roger Stone will be sentenced amid an outcry over political meddling, Trump continues his four-day western swing and more news to start your Thursday.
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Trump's visit to 'occupied territory:' President earns big bucks, some voter support — and protester ire

The president's fifth trip to the Golden State featured stops in Los Angeles, Rancho Mirage and Bakersfield, and a lot of waving signs.
USATODAY.com - Published

In California: Homelessness, Trump's big-ticket fundraiser and a prison proposal shut down

Gov. Gavin Newsom uses his State of the State to zero in on homelessness right around the same time President Trump arrives at the desert and a big-ticket fundraiser. Also, Kobe fans: He isn't buried..
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California Governor Declares Homelessness ‘a Disgrace’

Vulnerable to the charge that the problem has exploded under Democratic rule, Gov. Gavin Newsom pleaded with legislators to take action.
NYTimes.com - Published

California to make state buildings available to house homeless

California will provide nearly 300 state properties for use as homeless shelters and should change its laws to make it easier for local officials to get the mentally ill off the streets, Governor Gavin..
Reuters - Published

As Trump visits CA, Governor Newsom calls homelessness issue 'a disgrace', vows change

California Gov. Gavin Newsom broke from tradition Wednesday and dedicated his entire State of the State speech to one issue: homelessness.  
USATODAY.com - Published

Exclusive: SmileDirectClub’s top dentist risks losing license in California crackdown

The top dentist and public face of SmileDirectClub is at risk of losing his California license following a two-year state dental board investigation, records reviewed by Reuters show.
Reuters - Published

Two firefighters die in blaze at California library: sheriff

Two firefighters died as they tried to put out a blaze at a library in central California late on Tuesday, the sheriff said.
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Firefighter killed in California library blaze

A firefighter was killed and another went missing Tuesday while battling a fire at a Central California library, officials said. (Feb. 19)  
USATODAY.com - Published Also reported by •Reuters

Yosemite's famous glowing orange 'firefall' could be a bust this year

The famed "firefall" phenomenon at California's Yosemite National Park is scheduled to make its yearly appearance this weekend.
USATODAY.com - Published

Famed Yosemite 'firefall' could be on display this weekend – weather permitting

The famed "firefall" phenomenon at California's Yosemite National Park is scheduled to make its yearly appearance this weekend.  
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In California: A Trump visit and a profiteering slumlord

President Trump arrives in the Golden State to talk Olympics and raise money. A Bengal tiger that went viral on social media learns to trust. And I talk with KPCC/LAist reporter Aaron Mendelson, who..
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6-year-old girl saved from California mountain lion attack after adult fights back

Adults scared the cat off after it grabbed the girl, according to authorities. One adult pushed the mountain lion into nearby bushes.
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A twist in the story of California's first Asian American sheriff: meet Timothy Saxon

The first Asian American sheriff in California history long was thought to be from San Francisco, but USA TODAY discovered otherwise
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Trump defends his social media use, Barr

President Donald Trump praises his use of social media and Attorney General William Barr as he heads to California on Tuesday. (Feb. 18)  
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California Plans to Apologize to Japanese-Americans

Nearly 80 years after Japanese-Americans were forced into internment camps, the State Assembly plans to formally apologize for its role in the detention.
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Americans from quarantined cruise ship land in US

A chartered flight carrying Americans from cruise ship quarantined in Japan during the coronavirus crisis has landed in California. A second plane is going to Texas. More than 300 Americans will need..
USATODAY.com - Published

As Homelessness Plagues Los Angeles, Success Comes for Veterans

In California’s biggest city, a nearly 400-acre campus with new housing represents one of the country’s most ambitious plans to address veteran homelessness.
NYTimes.com - Published

First Asian American sheriff in California vows to protect immigrants from Trump policies

Sheriff Paul Miyamoto wants to protect immigrants from the Trump administration. His family was once interned along with other Japanese Americans.
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California's first Asian-American sheriff, Miyamoto, is well-aware of milestone

Paul Miyamoto was sworn in as San Francisco County's 37th sheriff in 150 years.
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'I am about to shock the world' - Garcia beats Fonseca in 80 seconds

American lightweight Ryan Garcia needs just 80 seconds to knock out Nicaragua's Francisco Fonseca as he secures a brutal win in California.
BBC News - Published

2 State Department sponsored flights will evacuate nearly 400 Americans from the quarantined Diamond Princess cruise ship

2 state department sponsored flights will evacuate nearly 400 americans from the quarantined diamond princess cruise ship
The CDC has said 380 Americans will evacuated from the quarantined Diamond Princess cruise ship off the coast of Yokohama, Japan, The Wall Street Journal reported. They will be brought back to the..
WorldNews - Published

In California: Art Laboe talks radio; candidates weigh in on Native American issues

On Valentine's Day, take a trip down memory lane with DJ Art Laboe. Plus: Democratic presidential contenders weigh in on Native American issues. And this might be a good time to get your dog..
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Some Assisted-Living Residents Don’t Get Promised Care, Suit Charges

Court decisions in California may shed light on how large chains make staffing decisions.
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Valentine’s Day: Tiny Love Stories in California

Friday: The news can be rough. Enjoy some tiny California love stories.
NYTimes.com - Published

COVID-19's impact on 5G will be limited: Samsung, LG

covid-19's impact on 5g will be limited: samsung, lg
Roh Tae-moon, Samsung Electronics' mobile chief, previews the Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G during the Galaxy Unpacked 2020 event at the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco, Calif., the United States, Feb. 11...
WorldNews - Published

Fake flyers and face-mask fear: California fights coronavirus discrimination

A flyer in Los Angeles' Carson area, with a fake seal of the World Health Organization, tells residents to avoid Asian-American businesses like Panda Express because of a coronavirus outbreak. A Los..
Reuters - Published

In California: Mountain lions prowl for protected status; hemp goes big

Mountain lions, increasingly squeezed by homes and highways, are creeping toward official protected status. The 2020 World Ag Expo is high on a newly legal crop: hemp. And take a look at how UCSD..
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Meghan Markle and Prince Harry meet with professors at Stanford University

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle stopped by Stanford University in California to meet with professors and academics.
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Trump to attend California fundraising event at Oracle Chairman Larry Ellison's estate

Oracle Chairman Larry Ellison will host a campaign fundraiser for President Donald Trump Feb. 19 at his Rancho Mirage, California estate.
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Mom from virus quarantine reunited with children

It was a tearful reunion after a six-week ordeal stretching from China to California. Wednesday Esther Tebeka was reunited with her family for the first time since she and her 15-year-old daughter had..
USATODAY.com - Published

In California: The state's housing crunch is literally making people sick

Plus, Trump to visit SoCal, a new use for cow poop, and tips for where to take your Valentine this weekend  
USATODAY.com - Published

Kohl's to cut about 250 positions in corporate restructuring

The reductions affect workers at the Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin, headquarters; offices in New York and California; and in other regional positions.
USATODAY.com - Published

Coronavirus quarantine ends for 195 people who flew from Wuhan to California

All 195 U.S. citizens, mostly diplomats and their families, were quarantined at the March Air Reserve Base in Riverside County since Jan. 29.
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In California: Nunes' name gets dragged through the dirt, literally

GOP Rep. Devin Nunes calls a guy who apparently stole one of this campaign signs 'homeless' based on his appearance. Plus: 195 people are set free after testing negative for coronavirus. And the feds..
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