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1 hr ago | DNA India

Health News: Liberia imposes night curfew due to Ebola outbreak:...

Health News: Liberia imposes night curfew due to Ebola outbreak: state radio; FDA approves Sanofi's Gaucher disease drug Cerdelga and more A California program that covers addiction treatments for the poor may have paid $93.7 million in fraudulent claims, a state audit showed.

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Related Topix: Liberia, World News, Africa, Food and Drug Administration, California, Epidemic, Natural Disasters, Jerry Brown, US Governors

Madden 15 Gameplay! (So Much Rage!!)

This Cover of 'Girls Just Wanna Have Fun' is Hauntingly Beautiful

This Woman Looks Like She's Wearing Makeup. She's Not.

LAPD Cop: If You Don't Want To Get Shot, Don't Challenge Me

5 hrs ago | Sacramento Bee Newspaper

Fire near Yosemite that 1,000 fled doesn't grow

An air tanker drops fire retardent on a fire which was burning on a ridge northeast of Oakhurst, Calif., Monday, Aug. 18, 2014.

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Related Topix: Fire, Oakhurst, CA, California, Yosemite National Park, US National Parks, Yosemite National Park, CA

9 hrs ago | Xenia Daily Gazette

A prickly question

California's harsh new measure to deal with long-term drought is making waves. Residents caught wasting by washing sidewalks with their garden hose and committing similar reckless acts are incurring fines of up to $500.

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Related Topix: California, Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, Home Gardening, Home, Life, Fruits, Food, Avocado, Opinion

Tue Aug 19, 2014

Greenwich Citizen

Officials say Lake Tahoe imperiled by wildfires

California Gov. Jerry Brown, left, talks with Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval, center, and Rep. Tom McClintock, R-Calif., after they spoke a the 18th Annual Lake Tahoe Summit, Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014, in South Lake Tahoe, Calif.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Tom McClintock, Brian Sandoval, US Governors, Jerry Brown, California, US Senate, Senator Dean Heller, Representative Dean Heller

CBS Local

California Lawmakers Target Immigrant Driver's License Scams

Legislation sent to the governor's desk Tuesday intends to crack down on people who try to make immigrants pay unnecessary fees for driver's licenses.

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Related Topix: California, US Governors, Jerry Brown

The Raw Story

California lawmakers pass bill banning inmate sterilizations

California lawmakers sent a bill to ban sterilization surgeries on inmates in California prisons to Governor Jerry Brown on Tuesday, after media reports and a later audit showed officials failed to follow the state's rules for obtaining consent for the procedure known as tubal ligation from incarcerated women.

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Related Topix: California, Prison, US Governors, Jerry Brown

Forbes.com

California's Economic Collision Course: Immigration and Water

Look for my upcoming book: The Divided Era and pls follow me on Twitter @tomdelbeccaro.

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Related Topix: California, US Politics, US News, Newt Gingrich, Activism, California High-Speed Rail, Jerry Brown, US Governors

SanLuisObispo.com

Audit finds questionable billing by California drug rehab programs

Shoddy oversight led California to approve almost $1 million for potentially ineligible drug rehab providers, including for services supposedly rendered to dead people, according to a new state audit.

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Sacramento Bee Newspaper

California allocates vastly more water than supplies allow, study shows

A new study shows that the state has promised more water to individual customers than can be found in California in a given year.

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Related Topix: California, UC Davis, Merced, CA, Sacramento, CA

VDARE

California's Out-Of-State Tuition Premium: NC Student Says...

In a recent blog entry , VDARE.com's Brenda Walker wrote about the surge of out-of-state and international students piling into the University of California system because, unlike California residents , the non-Californians are billed full freight to attend, a major attraction for the cash-strapped, big-spending system.

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Related Topix: California, University of Texas at Austin

News Max

California Democrats Snub Obama's Climate Change Push

Democrats in California who face close races in November have balked at backing President Barack Obama's climate change message despite the state's worst drought in history, The Hill reported .

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Ami Bera, Democrat, Representative David Valadao, Representative Jeff Denham, California

Sacramento Bee Newspaper

California voters' support for health care law inches up

The federal health care overhaul is garnering more support from California voters than at any time since its passage in 2010, but they believe the state could still do more to limit the amount insurance companies can charge customers for coverage, according to a new Field Poll.

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

Mon Aug 18, 2014

JD Supra

California Finders Bill Trapped In The Weeds As Legislative Deadline Looms

The question of whether finders' fees can be paid in securities transactions has bedeviled issuers for decades.

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San Bernardino County Sun

MWDa s drought-friendly lawn-removing rebate has homeowners,...

The number of Southern Californians willing to give up their lawn in exchange for water-saving rebates has nearly doubled so far this year compared to the past five years, thanks in part to the Metropolitan Water District doubling its rebate, the water agency announced today.

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Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, California

KTVN Reno

California man gets 5 numbers without Powerball

A lottery player in California missed out on Saturday's $90 million Powerball jackpot, but he still won a record-setting prize.

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Related Topix: Lottery, California

Forbes.com

EDF Is Calling For More Demand Response In California And Why You Should Too

This week the California State Assembly will consider Senate Bill 1414 . What's so exciting about SB 1414? This bill will accelerate the use of demand response , a voluntary and cost-friendly program that relies on people and technology, not power plants, to meet California's rising electricity needs.

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ABC News

More California Freshmen From Outside State

This fall more than a fifth of all University of California freshmen will come from out of state, providing the system with an estimated $400 million in extra revenue.

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Related Topix: California, UC Berkeley, UC San Diego

Forbes.com

IBM Smarter PlanetVoice: How California Is Transforming Services For Its Citizens

All across the United States, state and municipal governments have suffered through a period of belt tightening unmatched since the Great Depression.

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Related Topix: California, IBM, San Francisco County, CA, San Francisco, CA, University of San Francisco, UC Berkeley

China Daily

California Chinese donate for quake relief

Dinghua Wang , chairman of E-World USA Holding, Inc, donates $50,000 to the victims of the recent Yunnan earthquake at Consulate General of China in Los Angeles on Friday.

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Related Topix: US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, US Politics, Representative Judy Chu, California, Earthquake, Natural Disasters

Cybercast News Service

20 percent of U of Cal freshmen from outside state

Officials say that more than a fifth of all University of California freshmen will come from such places as Texas, Washington, China and India and each will pay an additional $23,000 in tuition, providing the system with an estimated $400 million in extra revenue that officials say helps support the education of Californians.

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Related Topix: California, UC Berkeley, UC San Diego

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