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2 hrs ago | 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

Reuters

Citigroup to seek sale of 50 branches in California: Bloomberg

The branches, located in rural areas from Sacramento to north of Los Angeles, could sell for more than $100 million, Bloomberg reported.

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CBS Local

California Bill Targets Third-Hand Smoke In Home Day Care Centers

The Assembly approved a bill Monday that would ban smoking inside home day care centers even after the children have left, a regulation that targets lingering "third-hand smoke" and has been adopted by 12 other states.

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Related Topix: California Government, Smoking, Medicine, Health, Family, Kids, Department of Energy

National Review Online

SlideshowThe Island of California

California's climate, remoteness, and left-wing politics can make it seem to many like a separate country.

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Related Topix: Stanford University, Castro (San Francisco, CA), San Francisco, CA, Fidel Castro

KIRO-TV Seattle

Chris Brown bodyguard convicted of assault

A judge convicted singer Chris Brown's bodyguard of assault Monday following a two-day trial that provided a preview of a similar case against Brown.

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Related Topix: Dance, Pop/Rock, Hip-Hop, Acoustic, Chris Brown, Entertainment

New Hampshire Public Radio -

California's Drought Ripples Through Businesses And Even Schools

Fields sit yellowed and uncultivated on Cannon Michael's farm in California's Central Valley.

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Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, Agriculture, Science, Life, Food, Vegetables, Mendota, CA

The Fresno Bee

The Buzz: Democratic super PAC reserves TV airtime in California

Elk Grove, can expect some help in the weeks before the November election. House Majority PAC will spend nearly $200,000 on television time in his district.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Representative Scott Peters, US House of Representatives, Representative Ami Bera, Democrat, Representative Raul Ruiz, Elk Grove, CA, Twin Peaks, CA

Sun Apr 20, 2014

Sydney Morning Herald

Hurricane Carter fought racism for freedom and justice

Rubin "Hurricane" Carter holds up the writ of habeas corpus that freed him from prison, during a news conference in California in 2004.

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Related Topix: Sport Movies, Drama Movies, Biography Movies, Action Movies, The Hurricane, Prison, Pop/Rock, Bob Dylan

Lexington Herald-Leader

Bee colonies damaged after almond pollination

Some believe pesticides used on almond orchards could be sickening or killing the bees, the Sacramento Bee reported Sunday .

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Related Topix: Entomology, Science, Apiculture, Agriculture, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

San Bernardino County Sun

California lawmakers face hundreds of bills, special session

SACRAMENTO >> Lawmakers return from their spring recess this week focusing on hundreds of bills that have to pass from one house to the other by the end of May, but the most contentious issues will come later.

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Related Topix: Sacramento, CA

The Campbell Reporter

Leland Yee case: Disgraced California state senator's legislative efforts fueled cash for campaigns

Beginning in early 2011, state Sen. Leland Yee repeatedly solicited bribes to fund his San Francisco mayor and California secretary of state campaigns, according to the FBI agents who brought him down last month.

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Related Topix: San Francisco, CA, Sacramento, CA

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