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Affirmative Action Supporters Could Finally Revive It In California

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["Justin Sullivan via Getty Images People protested Prop 209, California's anti-affirmative action law, in San Francisco back in 2012. Eight years later, voters could finally overturn it. In 1996, California became t...

California Votes To Exempt Uber, Lyft From Law Making Drivers Employees

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["Californians voted to approve Proposition 22, which allows Uber, Lyft and other app-based companies to classify their drivers as contractors rather than as employees who would get benefits and labor protections. Th...

California Votes Down Proposition That Would Have Eliminated Cash Bail

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["Californians voted against Proposition 25 in the Nov. 3 general election, which would have made the state the first in the nation to completely eliminate cash bail. As of Wednesday, with more than 11 million votes ...

California Governor In Hot Water For Attending Dinner Party Amid COVID-19 Surge

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["California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) has found himself in the same hot water that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) was in after her hair salon trip this summer, in his case for a dinner at Napa County’s ultra-exclu...

1 Killed, More Than 100 Displaced By Wildfire In Remote California Community

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["LOS ANGELES (AP) — A week before Thanksgiving, more than 100 residents were displaced Thursday by a wind-whipped wildfire that ravaged a remote mountain community in California and killed one person, authorities sai...

Major California Donors To Urge Gov. To Pick Woman Of Color To Replace Harris

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["A coalition of major political donors in California will urge the state’s governor, Gavin Newsom (D), to appoint a woman of color to fill Vice President-elect Kamala Harris’ Senate seat when she assumes office in Ja...

GM Drops Support For Trump Administration Lawsuit Against California Clean-Air Standards

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["DETROIT (AP) — General Motors says it will no longer support the Trump administration in legal efforts to end California’s right to set its own clean-air standards. CEO Mary Barra said in a letter Monday to environm...

California Unemployment Aid Scheme Approved $140 Million To Prisoners

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["SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California’s system for paying unemployment benefits is so dysfunctional that the state approved more than $140 million for at least 20,000 prisoners, local and federal prosecutors said Tue...

California Governor Says State At COVID-19 ‘Tipping Point

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["LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - California’s governor said on Monday the state was at a “tipping point” in the COVID-19 pandemic that would soon overwhelm hospitals as political leaders nationwide turn to increasingly aggre...

California Certifies Its Electoral Votes, Officially Securing Biden’s Victory

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["California certified its presidential election Friday and appointed 55 electors pledged to vote for Democrat Joe Biden, officially handing him the Electoral College majority needed to win the White House. Secretary ...

Associate Pastor Of Church That Defied California COVID-19 Regulations Has Died

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["The associate pastor of a California megachurch that defied a state order and instead opened for indoor services has died. Bob Bryant of the Water of Life Community Church in Fontana in Southern California died Mond...

California On The Brink: COVID-19 Rages And Closures Are Imminent

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["SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Much of California is on the brink of sweeping new restrictions on businesses and activities, a desperate attempt to slow the frighteningly rapid escalation of coronavirus cases that threaten to...