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California is a state in the Pacific Region of the United States. With 39.6 million residents, 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 8.8 million residents respectively. Los Angeles is California's most populous city, and the country's second most populous, after New York. 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 and the fifth-most densely populated county, behind only four of the five New York City boroughs.

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‘I know what I’m doing’: Sen. Feinstein argues with kids on climate bill

A group of children with the Sunrise Movement, a climate advocacy group, went into Sen. Dianne Feinstein's office to sway her vote on the Green New Deal. The California Democrat fired back.
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Cal ends losing streak, snaps No. 17 ASU women's win streak

Kristine Anigwe and Recee' Caldwell scored 20 points each, Asha Thomas added 18 and California ended a five-game losing streak by ending No. 17 Arizona State's five-game winning streak with a 69-60..
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Videos for California

Trump Administration To Deploy Additional Troops at Border [Video]Trump Administration To Deploy Additional Troops at Border

​The additional 1,000 troops will be sent to the border to lay down concertina wire and assist with the installation of monitoring devices.

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California Parents Who Held Own Children Hostage Enter Plea [Video]California Parents Who Held Own Children Hostage Enter Plea

David and Louise Turpin are the California couple accused of holding their 13 children captive inside their home. According to Newser, they've pleaded guilty to charges including torture, child..

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It's Been Month Since California's Deadly Camp Fire. What Happened To Its Victims? [Video]It's Been Month Since California's Deadly Camp Fire. What Happened To Its Victims?

Of the tens of thousands who lost their homes in the California Camp wildfire last November, many are still searching desperately for a home. The most destructive fire in the state’s recorded history..

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Could A Soda Tax Help Make People Healthier? [Video]Could A Soda Tax Help Make People Healthier?

A real-world experiment in Berkeley, California might help settle the debate over whether taxing sugary soft drinks can make people healthier. A new study found that the drinking habits of Berkeley..

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California Parents of 13 Found Living in Squalor Plead Guilty to Torture and Abuse [Video]California Parents of 13 Found Living in Squalor Plead Guilty to Torture and Abuse

A California couple who shackled some of their 13 children to beds and starved them pleaded guilty Friday to torture and other abuse in a case dubbed a “house of horrors.”

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Trump Administration Ends Fuel Standards Talks With Calif. [Video]Trump Administration Ends Fuel Standards Talks With Calif.

The White House announced Thursday that it's no longer negotiating with California over vehicle fuel efficiency and emissions standards.

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Virgin test flight blasts to edge of space [Video]Virgin test flight blasts to edge of space

A Virgin Galactic rocket plane on Friday soared to the edge of space with a test passenger successfully for the first time, nudging British billionaire Richard Branson’s company closer to its goal of..

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SpaceX rocket launches with Israel's first lunar lander [Video]SpaceX rocket launches with Israel's first lunar lander

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket blasts off from Florida carrying Israel's first lunar lander on a mission that if successful will make the Jewish state only the fourth nation to ever to achieve a controlled..

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Striking Oakland Teachers Want Better Pay, Smaller Classes [Video]Striking Oakland Teachers Want Better Pay, Smaller Classes

The Oakland Unified School District serves 36,000 students at 86 schools.

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More Than 1 Million Californians Don't Have Safe Water [Video]More Than 1 Million Californians Don't Have Safe Water

California Gov. Gavin Newsom wants to make sure all Californians have access to clean drinking water — an issue many probably didn't know existed.

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Crazy Winter Weather Leaves California Desert Covered In Snow [Video]Crazy Winter Weather Leaves California Desert Covered In Snow

It's been a very unusual winter, with a polar vortex and other storm systems popping up across the country. And according to Mother Nature Network, the ice and snow even found its way to the California..

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Kamala Harris's Dad Says She Kamala Harris's Dad Says She "Disgraced" Jamaican Family With Weed Joke

Kamala Harris's father has some harsh words after the California senator admitted to smoking weed in college. According to Business Insider, Harris's father, Donald Harris, a former economics professor..

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‘Firefall’ phenomenon sweeps over snowy Yosemite cliff [Video]‘Firefall’ phenomenon sweeps over snowy Yosemite cliff

Sunrays appear to turn a waterfall into "firefall" in California's Yosemite National Park, due to a natural phenomenon caused by sunlight shining on a waterfall and making it glow like flowing lava...

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Worker At John Wayne Airport Killed When Jet-Bridge Tire Exploded [Video]Worker At John Wayne Airport Killed When Jet-Bridge Tire Exploded

According to a report by Business Insider, on Tuesday, a worker at John Wayne Airport in Orange County, California was killed when a tire on which he was doing maintenance work exploded. The explosion..

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Trump Team to Scrap Talks With California On Auto Emissions [Video]Trump Team to Scrap Talks With California On Auto Emissions

According to Reuters, U.S. federal officials have decided to end negotiations with California over the Trump administration’s plans to roll back fuel economy rules designed to reduce greenhouse gas..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:41Published

Maryland May Lose $513M in Military Funding for Border Wall [Video]Maryland May Lose $513M in Military Funding for Border Wall

Maryland's attorney general says the state will join 15 others in suing President Trump over his national emergency declaration.

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Emergency Over the Border Wall Endangers Animals Further [Video]Emergency Over the Border Wall Endangers Animals Further

Environmental groups suing the Trump administration over its border wall plans say the emergency declaration puts endangered species at greater risk.

Credit: Newsy Studio     Duration: 01:20Published

MD gov not ruling out 2020 primary run: CBS [Video]MD gov not ruling out 2020 primary run: CBS

Maryland Republican Governor Larry Hogan in an interview with CBS didn't rule out the notion that he'd consider running against President Donald Trump in the 2020 primaries. Rough Cut (no reporter..

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Dems To Face Disinformation Campaign [Video]Dems To Face Disinformation Campaign

Politico reports a wide-ranging disinformation campaign aimed at Democratic 2020 candidates is already under way on social media. Who are the main targets? California Senator Kamala Harris ... .....

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Govt. Canceling Funds for California's Bullet Train Project [Video]Govt. Canceling Funds for California's Bullet Train Project

The Federal Railroad Administration says the California High-Speed Rail Authority didn't make enough progress with the project.

Credit: Newsy Studio     Duration: 01:20Published

Trump Administration Demands California Pay Back Over $2 Billion for Bullet Train [Video]Trump Administration Demands California Pay Back Over $2 Billion for Bullet Train

The Trump administration said Tuesday that it plans to cancel $929 million awarded to California’s high-speed rail project and wants the state to return an additional $2.5 billion that it has already..

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U.S. seeks return of $2.5 billion California high-speed rail funds [Video]U.S. seeks return of $2.5 billion California high-speed rail funds

On Tuesday the U.S. Transportation Department said it will cancel $929 million in federal grant funds awarded by the Obama administration for a California high-speed rail project and is “actively..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:54Published

California Lawmaker Proposes Speed Limit-Free Lanes On Busiest Highways [Video]California Lawmaker Proposes Speed Limit-Free Lanes On Busiest Highways

A California lawmaker has proposed building new lanes on I-5 and state highway 99 with no speed limit. The bill was submitted on Friday by Senator John Moorlach of Orange County. Moorlach says the..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:32Published

U.S. states sue Trump over border wall funds [Video]U.S. states sue Trump over border wall funds

A coalition of 16 U.S. states led by California sue President Donald Trump's administration over his decision to declare a national emergency to obtain funds for building a wall along the U.S.-Mexico..

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16 States Sue President Trump Over National Emergency Declaration [Video]16 States Sue President Trump Over National Emergency Declaration

California and 15 other states filed a lawsuit Monday against President Donald Trump’s emergency declaration to fund a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border.

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Calif. governor orders more DNA testing in 1983 murders

Kevin Cooper, who has been on Death Row, has said he was framed for the hatchet and knife killings of four people, including two children, in Chino Hills
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What's playing at this California theater? Donald Trump protests (and some movies, too)

Allen Michaan, owner of the Grand Lake Theatre in Oakland, uses his movie marquee to protest Trump. "This is my contribution to the resistance," he says.
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Anti-Trump marquee in Calif. is known for political expression

Grand Lake Theatre owner Allen Michaan uses his theater marquee to express his political views. His marquee has attracted a national audience.
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California parents of 13 plead guilty to torture, abuse

A California couple pleaded guilty Friday to torture and years of abuse that included shackling some of their 13 children to beds and starving them to the point it stunted their growth. (Feb. 22)
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Virgin Galactic craft makes 2nd trip to space

Virgin Galactic says its rocket plane has reached space for a second time in a test flight over California. The spacecraft carried two pilots, and a third crew member to evaluate the cabin from a..
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Los Angeles deals with snow for the first time since 1962

"Calabasas, California. Where the Kardashians live...It's snowing right now," a dumbfounded Jerry O'Connell said. Here's how Los Angeles handled the rare snow.
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California theater owner airs his liberal political views on his movie marquee. His latest target: Donald Trump

California theater owner airs his liberal political views on his movie marquee. His latest target: Donald Trump
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Annual 'firefall' phenomenon is back at Yosemite National Park

The 'firefall' phenomenon is back at Yosemite National Park in California.
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"48 Hours": Could a new law set a convicted killer free?

A controversial new law in California is at the center of a brutal murder case. "48 Hours" correspondent Erin Moriarty joined CBSN with the story of how a diagnosed psychopath could be set free. Watch..
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High school student banned from wearing MAGA hat on campus

A politically active high school student in Northern California has been told that she cannot wear her "Make America Great Again" hat on campus. The student, senior Maddie Mueller, said she's being a..
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"48 Hours" explores how new California law could set a convicted killer free

A controversial new law in California is at the center of a brutal murder case. A couple was asleep in their bed when they were stabbed to death nearly six years ago. A surprising tip led to the arrest..
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AP Top Stories February 22 A

Here's the latest for Friday February 22nd: Jussie Smollett denies charges; New election ordered for NC congressional district; Strike talks for Oakland, California teachers; Israeli spacecraft heading..
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Is the American Autobahn next? How states are pushing highway speeds past the limit

A California legislator proposing no speed limit on a highway is in keeping with higher limits in other states. In Texas, you can go 85 mph.
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Mickey Mouse, the most hateful state, the ‘Hippy Hippy Shake’: News from around our 50 states

Art evoking desert ecology in California, prisoners’ last meals in Arkansas, and more 2926266002
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Arizona ends 7-game losing streak with 76-51 win over Cal

Ryan Luther scored 19 points and Arizona ended its longest losing streak in 36 years with a 76-51 victory over California
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Striking Oakland teachers rally, march downtown

About 3,000 teachers in Oakland, California, are striking over pay, class sizes and other issues, following educator walkouts in West Virginia, Los Angeles and Denver. The Oakland strike affects 36,000..
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Teachers on strike: "Public schools everywhere get shortchanged"

Oakland, California's strike is latest labor dispute as teachers across U.S. struggle with funding and student needs
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Teachers strike in California affects 36,000 students

Strike in Oakland part of a national wave of discontent by educators over classroom conditions, pay
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DNA helps police solve 1973 murder of 11-year-old Linda O'Keefe

Califronia police say they've solved the 1973 murder of 11-year-old Linda O'Keefe, using DNA technology and genealogy. "48 Hours" correspondent Erin Moriarty joined CBSN with the story of the arrest of..
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Cold case: Calif. police arrest man for allegedly killing 11-year-old girl 45 years ago

A Colorado man has been arrested and charged with killing 11-year-old Linda O'Keefe in 1973, said California authorities.
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California sheriff releases graphic video of fatal shooting

A California sheriff's department has released graphic video of a deputy fatally shooting an armed suspect. Napa County Undersheriff Jon Crawford said that the video was captured by Deputy Riley..
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DNA match leads to arrest for 1973 murder of 11-year-old girl

California detectives believe they have solved a 45-year-old case, thanks to modern DNA technology. James Neal was arrested for the 1973 murder and sexual assault of 11-year-old Linda O'Keefe. "48..
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Jussie Smollett accused of falsely reporting attack

Here's the latest for Thursday February 21st: Jussie Smollett accused of falsely reporting attack; House Democrats preparing resolution to counter emergency declaration; Oakland, California teachers..
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Life expectancy in the US: You're most likely to live a long life in Hawaii and California

With the exception of the last two years, when it dropped due to spikes in opioid deaths, life expectancy in the US has generally been increasing.
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Oakland, Calif. teachers to start strike Thursday

Teachers in Oakland, California, plan to raise picket signs Thursday in the country's latest strike by educators over classroom conditions and pay. The walkout will affect 36,000 students at 86..
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Bowie knives, Ranch Girl, Cincinnati chili beer: News from around our 50 states

Jennifer Lawrence’s personal bourbon in Kentucky, a dog surviving on skunks in California, and more
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California lawmakers propose soda tax, ban on jumbo-sized sugary drinks

Citing a public health crisis, state lawmakers on Wednesday proposed discouraging drinking sugary beverages through a soda tax and other measures.
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Sneak peek: Portrait of a Killer

A teenager said after he killed an elderly couple “it felt amazing.” Now a controversial new California law could set him free at 25. "48 Hours" correspondent Erin Moriarty investigates Saturday,..
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California college freshman charged with selling cocaine, meth through 'Banana Plug' app

Collin Riley Howard, 18, is accused of selling drugs at University of California Santa Cruz through an iPhone app he called 'Banana Plug.'
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Californians could be required to have health insurance starting in 2020

Identical bills introduced in the California Senate and Assembly would require that everyone sign up for health insurance or pay a tax penalty
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California bullet train setback shouldn't be end of the line

High-speed rail stands a better chance if highways aren't so subsidized. It remains a viable, even necessary, option in certain parts of America: Our view
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Dog returns home 101 days after fleeing California wildfire, possibly survived on skunks

After 101 days missing, Kingston finally returned home. His family believes he survived on skunks.
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Dems to introduce bill to block Trump's emergency declaration

The president's proclamation is already being challenged by a multi-state lawsuit led by California's attorney general
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Worker at California’s John Wayne Airport dies when jet bridge tire explodes

A worker at Southern California’s John Wayne Airport was killed when a tire on a jet bridge used to connect terminals to aircraft doors exploded.
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West Virginia teachers continue strike against education bill

The teachers union in West Virginia stopped lawmakers from passing a bill that would fund charter schools. But teachers say the fight isn't over. This comes as teachers in Oakland, California prepare..
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Barack Obama, Steph Curry team up for "My Brother's Keeper" event

The duo spoke to roughly 100 boys attending the alliance's first national gathering in Oakland, California
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Xavier Becerra: Trump 'fabricating' border crisis

California and 15 other states have filed a lawsuit against President Trump's emergency declaration to fund a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border. California Attorney General Xavier Becerra accuses the..
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Trump-Calif. battle heats up over high-speed rail funds, wall

WH trying to cancel or reclaim $3.5 billion for state's bullet rail system; move came after Calif. led multi-state suit vs. national emergency
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German-style autobahn coming to California? One lawmaker sees the need for speed

Senator John Moorlach (R- Orange County) introduced a bill that would do away with speed limits for certain lanes on I-5 and Highway 99 in California.
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Derailed? Feds plan to cancel nearly $1B for California's high-speed rail project

Federal Railroad Administrator Ronald Batory wrote Tuesday to state officials that the administration was canceling its grant agreement with the California High-Speed Rail Authority, and halting $928.6..
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States sue Trump administration over emergency declaration

A coalition of 16 states led by California have sued the Trump administration Monday over his decision to declare a national emergency to secure funds to build a wall along the southern border. CBS..
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California sues Trump over national emergency declaration, border wall

California and 15 other states sued Trump Monday over his decision to declare a national emergency to free up funding for his border wall.
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Man gets prison for starting California wildfire that left 7,000 evacuated

Brandon McGlover pleaded guilty to setting the Cranston Fire, which scorched 13,000 acres near Idyllwild, Sage and Anza in July 2018.
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Yosemite waterfall looks like it's spewing fire

While California’s Yosemite National Park is known for its beautiful landscape and beautiful waterfalls. There is one rare fall that seems to be spewing fire instead of water.
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You can now go see this rare waterfall that looks like fire

While California’s Yosemite National Park is known for its beautiful landscape and beautiful waterfalls... There is one rare fall that seems to be spewing fire instead of water.
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Trump's national emergency order facing lawsuit by multiple states

California's attorney general announced that his state would be filing a lawsuit against the White House "imminently"
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