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California is a state in the Pacific Region of the United States. With 39.6 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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7/21: CBS Evening News

More than 100 million Americans impacted by weekend heat wave; man dressed as Joker leads California police on wild chase
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Paul Krassner, 1960s prankster who named Yippies, dies at 87

Paul Krassner died at his home in Desert Hot Springs, California on Sunday, according to his daughter.
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Videos for California

Architectural Icon Cesar Pelli Dead At 92 [Video]Architectural Icon Cesar Pelli Dead At 92

CNN reports famed architect Cesar Pelli has died at the age of 92. From the United States to Malaysia, Pelli's legacy looms large in skylines around the world. Pelli is known for his innovative..

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Katie Porter Isn't Part Of 'The Squad,' But She's Still A Force To Be Reckoned With [Video]Katie Porter Isn't Part Of 'The Squad,' But She's Still A Force To Be Reckoned With

House Rep. Katie Porter (D-CA) isn't part of "the squad." That's the four-woman group of freshman progressives of color who were attacked this week by President Donald Trump. But according to CNN, that..

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Venice Beach car chase takes bizarre turn [Video]Venice Beach car chase takes bizarre turn

A suspect wearing a clown mask led police first on a car chase and then foot pursuit down to the sandy shore in Venice Beach on Saturday. Zachary Goelman reports.

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Biden compares Trump to segregationist Wallace [Video]Biden compares Trump to segregationist Wallace

Joe Biden, a former U.S. vice president and Democratic presidential candidate, compared Republican President Donald Trump to the late George Wallace, a prominent supporter of racial segregation. Rough..

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Joe Biden Likens Trump To Racist George Wallace [Video]Joe Biden Likens Trump To Racist George Wallace

According to Reuters, former U.S. Vice-President and Democratic presidential hopeful, Joe Biden didn't hold back his feelings about President Donald Trump, when making a campaign stop in California. He..

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U.S. House Passes Bill To Raise Federal Minimum Wage [Video]U.S. House Passes Bill To Raise Federal Minimum Wage

The U.S. House of Representatives has passed legislation to raise the federal minimum wage. The amount varies by state but it will raise to $15 an hour by October 2025, says Reuters. Seattle, San..

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World policymakers voice concern over Facebook cryptocurrency [Video]World policymakers voice concern over Facebook cryptocurrency

G7 finance ministers and the U.S. House Financial Services Committee on Wednesday all added to the chorus of concerned voices about Facebook's new cryptocurrency. Jane Lanhee Lee reports

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Amir Khan says Pacquiao fight to take place in Saudi Arabia [Video]Amir Khan says Pacquiao fight to take place in Saudi Arabia

SHOWS: LAS VEGAS, NEVADA, UNITED STATES (FILE NOVEMBER 2016) (TOP RANK - ACCESS ALL) 1. MANNY PACQUIAO WEIGHING IN FOR FIGHT AGAINST JESSIE VARGAS LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES (FILE OCTOBER

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Large pod of over 100 dolphins surrounds boat in California [Video]Large pod of over 100 dolphins surrounds boat in California

A large pod of dolphins was spotted off the coast of southern California on Sunday.

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Take a look at a design for potential Hyperloop stations [Video]Take a look at a design for potential Hyperloop stations

Take a look at the possible design for a futuristic Hyperloop station, set to revolutionise travel in Europe. The design was unveiled at Elon Musk's SpaceX headquarters in California. The Hyperloop..

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Pod of dolphins play alongside boat off California coast [Video]Pod of dolphins play alongside boat off California coast

A large pod of dolphins was spotted off the coast of southern California on Sunday (July 14). Rough cut - no reporter narration.

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Fierce Democratic reaction to Trump's Fierce Democratic reaction to Trump's "go back" tweet

Democrats voice fierce criticism of President Donald Trump's Twitter remarks where he told group of mostly American-born Democratic congresswomen to "go back and help fix the totally broken and crime..

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27 Republicans Join Democrats To Block Trump From War With Iran [Video]27 Republicans Join Democrats To Block Trump From War With Iran

The House passed an amendment that would bar President Donald Trump from taking military action against Iran. The measure was sponsored by Democratic Rep. Ro Khanna of California and Republican Rep...

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California Signs $21 Billion Wildfire Relief Fund [Video]California Signs $21 Billion Wildfire Relief Fund

California Governor Gavin Newsom signed a $21 billion bill to help fund wildfire relief, says Reuters. The funds will help bankrupt PG&E Corp and the state’s other investor-owned utilities cover..

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Seemed Like A Good Idea At The Time: Drunk Boater Jumps Ship To Evade Cops [Video]Seemed Like A Good Idea At The Time: Drunk Boater Jumps Ship To Evade Cops

A man suspected of boating under the influence made a bad choice when he decided to flee law enforcement. According to Newser, Oregon resident Robert Callahan jumped into the waters of Lake Shasta,..

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Dog rescued by firefighters after getting stuck underneath patio [Video]Dog rescued by firefighters after getting stuck underneath patio

Firefighters in California have rescued a dog who was stuck underneath a patio in Perris, California.

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More Earthquakes To Come In California? [Video]More Earthquakes To Come In California?

Southern California residents are nervously combing through the damage following two major earthquakes. As thousands of aftershocks rattle the region, CNN reports the threat of dangerous tremors isn't..

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One Spaniard, Two Americans Gored By Running Bulls Of Pamplona [Video]One Spaniard, Two Americans Gored By Running Bulls Of Pamplona

Two Americans and one Spaniard weren't able to outrun the bulls in Pamplona, Spain over the weekend. According to Business Insider, the three were gored or stabbed by the bulls' horns. Five runners in..

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Clippers land free agent Kawhi Leonard, trade for Paul George [Video]Clippers land free agent Kawhi Leonard, trade for Paul George

Los Angeles Clippers land free agent Kawhi Leonard and trade for Paul George to shake up NBA landscape

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California Governor Asks Trump To Greenlight State Of Emergency, Aid [Video]California Governor Asks Trump To Greenlight State Of Emergency, Aid

Following 6.4 and 7.1 magnitude earthquakes in Ridgecrest, California Gov. Gavin Newsom has requested federal emergency aid. According to Business Insider, Newsom wrote to President Donald Trump,..

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Las Vegas roller coaster sways as 7.1 magnitude earthquake hits [Video]Las Vegas roller coaster sways as 7.1 magnitude earthquake hits

A roller coaster in Las Vegas sways and shakes as a 7.1 magnitude earthquake hits. The tremor was the largest southern California earthquake in two decades. It caused several injuries.

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Amazon: Bezos' Divorce Final $38 Billion Settlement [Video]Amazon: Bezos' Divorce Final $38 Billion Settlement

FILE PHOTO: 2018 Vanity Fair Oscar Party – Arrivals – Beverly Hills, California, U.S., 04/03/2018 – Amazon CEO Jeff and wife MacKenzie Bezos. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok (Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc..

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California Hit With Biggest Quake In 20-Years [Video]California Hit With Biggest Quake In 20-Years

Yesterday's magnitude 6.4 earthquake in Ridgecrest, California, was the state's biggest temblor since the 1989 Loma Prieta quake. According to Business Insider, Thursday's quake ended a five-year..

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California native chomps down 71 hot dogs to win annual contest [Video]California native chomps down 71 hot dogs to win annual contest

Fireworks, music and the pursuit of hot dogs marked the 243rd year of independence for the United States

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Man dressed as Joker leads California police on wild chase

California is well-known for its televised car chases. But one yesterday might draw comparisons to a three-ring circus. Jonathan Vigliotti reports.
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Battleground Tracker: Why is California important?

CBS News Elections and Surveys Director Anthony Salvanto and CBS News political correspondent Ed O'Keefe join Margaret Brennan on "Face the Nation" to discuss new CBS News polling that reveals a top..
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Schiff calls Trump an "unindicted co-conspirator" ahead of Mueller testimony

Rep. Adam Schiff, D-California, joins Margaret Brennan to discuss the president's tweets targeting Democratic congresswomen of color and previews former special counsel Robert Mueller's testimony next..
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Transcript: Rep. Adam Schiff on "Face the Nation"

The following is a transcript of the interview with Democratic Rep. Adam Schiff of California that aired Sunday, July 21, 2019, on "Face the Nation"
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Calendar: Week of July 22

From Special Counsel Robert Mueller's testimony before Congressional committees to a California garlic festival, "Sunday Morning" takes a look at some notable events of the week ahead. Lee Cowan..
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California couple arrested after strangling newborn baby in hospital, police say

An Oxnard couple has been arrested in connection with the death of a newborn baby, police said Friday.
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In The Name of Hate

A brilliant Ivy League student is murdered after he went to a California park with a former high school classmate. Was he killed because he was gay and Jewish? "48 Hours" correspondent Tracy Smith..
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Democrats Call Out Racism, New Debate Lineups: This Week in the 2020 Race

Candidates condemn President Trump’s “go back” comment, a Harris-Biden rematch, and a new California poll.
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California father drowns in Oregon river after trying to help his daughter

A California man drowned Thursday afternoon after he jumped in the Santiam River to save his daughter in Marion County.  
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7/19: CBSN AM

Military beings down Iranian drone; At least 7 kids diagnosed with cancer in CA town
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Father charged with murder after driving two sons with severe autism off California pier

The father had purchased $6 million in insurance policies to cover his family in the event of an accidental death prior to the incident.
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After 7 kids diagnosed with cancer, concerned parents eye chemical in water supply

Parents in one California community are fighting for answers after at least seven children were diagnosed with cancer in recent years. After their push to remove a cell phone tower earlier this year,..
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After 7 kids get cancer, chemical in city's water scrutinized

Ripon, California, is just one of dozens of cities across the country dealing with the possibly harmful chemical
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Uber drivers and other gig workers in California could see improved lifestyle under proposed law

Uber, Lyft in the crosshairs as California lawmakers look to redefine part-time job rules to boost pay, benefits for drivers.
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A California man was found guilty of aggravated mayhem this week. He ripped out eyeball of his wife's lover

A California man was found guilty on Wednesday of ripping out another man's eyeball and attempting to pull out the other one, prosecutors said.
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Two horses dead after freak accident while training at Del Mar track in California

Two days into the annual summer meet at Del Mar Thoroughbred Club just north of San Diego, two horses are dead after colliding during training.
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One year since the Missouri duck boat tragedy, tours across the US are still running

Duck boat sank in Missouri on July 19, 2018, killing 17. From California to Maine, more than a dozen duck boat tours were still running as of July 1.
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California city votes to ban gendered words as 'manhole' becomes 'maintenance hole'

Legislators in Berkeley, California, voted Tuesday to ban some gender-specific words in its city code and replace them with gender-neutral options.
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California Today: Can California Curb Police Shootings?

Thursday: California is poised to pass a landmark law. Also: Senator Kamala Harris surges in one poll and Comic-Con.
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Intense heat wave could cause damage to your car

The nation’s capital is among the places bracing for triple-digit heat. On Saturday, the temperature in Washington D.C. is expected to feel like 113 degrees, rivaling Death Valley in California. AAA..
CBS News - Published

California settles decades-long lawsuit over lead paint, but outcome is bittersweet

When Californian counties and cities first sued paint makers in 2000, they wanted the companies to pay billions to remove dangerous old lead paint from hundreds of thousands of homes.
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Rescued California camper said she fled knife-wielding attacker

A California Camper is found four days after she went missing in the remote White Mountains near the Nevada border. Veuer’s Chandra Lanier has the story.  
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Paint makers reach $305 million settlement in California, ending marathon lead poisoning lawsuit

After a 19-year legal struggle, three former makers of lead paint have agreed to a $305 million settlement with California county and city governments to mitigate poisoning dangers still present in..
Reuters - Published

Wandering 250-pound tortoise found on side of California road

California Highway Patrol officers found it, brought it back to its owners
CBS News - Published

Harris on hearing 'go back to where you came from'

Senator and presidential candidate Kamala Harris says she's personally been told 'go back to where you came from.' The California Democrat, in Iowa, had an angry response to President Trump's recent..
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Mexico deports Buffalo Wild Wings shooting suspect back to California after bail error

Hernandez was wanted for a Sept. 17, 2017 shooting outside the Salinas Buffalo Wild Wings, when NFL games played on a Sunday afternoon.  
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Is 'The Big One' next? California was shaking again Tuesday, with three earthquakes of 3.5 or greater

Multiple earthquakes rattled California on Tuesday, but  the U.S. Geographical Survey quelled fears of "The Big One."
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California woman who went missing for four days says attacker chased her into backcountry

Sheryl Powell said a knife-wielding man chased her away from her campground, authorities didn't receive reports of suspicious people or activity.
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California gang members charged in L.A. machete murders, racketeering

Twenty-two Los Angeles members of the notorious MS-13 gang with nicknames such as "Desastre" and "Lucifer" have been charged with running a criminal racketeering enterprise enforced with a string of..
Reuters - Published

Man who stashed 1,000 guns in Bel-Air mansion charged with 64 felony counts

A California man faces 64 felony counts after authorities say they found more than 1,000 guns at his home in the Bel-Air section of Los Angeles.
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Disney heiress slams Disneyland park over low wages after undercover visit

Disney heiress Abigail Disney slammed the Walt Disney Company for low wages after an undercover visit to Disneyland theme park in California.
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Penal farm to produce farm, music under the sea: News from around our 50 states

Billboard suggests new Arpaio campaign in Arizona, Chevron in hot water over oil spill in California canyon, and more
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Gas line blast levels house in California, kills one and injures 15

A utility worker was killed and 15 other people were injured on Monday when a ruptured gas line triggered an explosion that leveled a house and shattered windows in nearby homes in the Southern..
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ICE arrests in Calif. demonstrate arduous process

Arrests last week of immigrants in the country illegally illustrate how President Donald Trump's pledge to start deporting millions of people is virtually impossible with U.S. Immigration and Customs..
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Missing woman found alive in remote area of California after four days

Sheryl Powell, 60, took her dog for a walk from a campground in the White Mountains and didn't return. She was found in a remote area Monday.
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At least 1 dead, 'others harmed' in California house explosion, according to natural gas company

A California gas company reports one of its employees died in an explosion Monday afternoon in Murietta, California.
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Americans pack Florida beach for Apollo 11 launch: “This is a dramatic point in history”

“I just hope they make it successfully and have no problem,” said a man who’d traveled from California to see Apollo 11 launch to the moon on July 16, 1969.
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Woman missing in remote area near California-Nevada border, family fears she was abducted

Sheryl Powell, 60, took her dog for a walk from a campground in the White Mountains and didn't return.  
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