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California is trying to break apart. It isn't the first state to try. California is trying to break apart. It isn't the first state to try.
A newly approved ballot proposal in California will put an unusual question to voters in November: Do they want California to be split into three separate states? Under the proposal, California would be divided into California, North California and South California. Spearheaded by venture capitalist Tim Draper, the proposal argues that California's single state government is unable to serve the...
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Trump says U.S. won't endorse G-7 joint statement with world leaders, accuses Trudeau of 'false statements' Trump says U.S. won't endorse G-7 joint statement with world leaders, accuses Trudeau of 'false statements'
WASHINGTON — After meeting with global leaders at the Group of Seven summit in Quebec, President Trump said Saturday he has instructed U.S. officials not to endorse a joint statement with other world leaders documenting the meeting and agreements. The remarks, following a two-day meeting in Canada with the world’s largest industrialized economies, seemingly worsened diplomacy between the U.S. ...
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Keith Davidson files defamation lawsuit against Stormy Daniels after collusion accusations Keith Davidson files defamation lawsuit against Stormy Daniels after collusion accusations
A Beverly Hills attorney who represented Stormy Daniels filed a defamation lawsuit against her Thursday, one day after the adult film actress claimed the lawyer colluded against her in connection with an alleged affair with President Trump. Keith Davidson's lawsuit, filed in federal court and obtained by CNN, also targeted Daniels' attorney Michael Avenatti. The new lawsuit denies allegation...
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San Francisco voters approve ban on menthol cigarettes and flavored vaping liquids San Francisco voters approve ban on menthol cigarettes and flavored vaping liquids
San Francisco residents overwhelmingly voted to uphold a ban on all flavored tobacco, including menthol cigarettes and flavored e-cigarette liquids. The city's supervisors approved the measure last summer, but tobacco giant R.J. Reynolds and a coalition of businesses and industry associations challenged it. Nearly 70 percent of voters supported the ban, according to San Francisco's election res...
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‘Clear-sky’ flooding worsens across U.S. as sea levels rise, report says ‘Clear-sky’ flooding worsens across U.S. as sea levels rise, report says
Got flippers? High-tide flooding is happening across the USA at twice the rate it was just 30 years ago, according to a new report released Wednesday. And this flooding isn't necessarily caused by a storm, but by rising seas: As ocean levels rise because of global warming, flooding can now occur with high tides in many locations. Also known as "sunny-day," "clear-sky" or "nuisance" flood...
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Kate Spade: Fashion designer found dead in New York home Kate Spade: Fashion designer found dead in New York home
Fashion designer Kate Spade has been found dead in her New York apartment. Police are investigating her death as an apparent suicide. She was found dead in her Park Avenue apartment in Manhattan at 10:20 local time (14:20 GMT) by her housekeeper, a law enforcement official said. Spade - who once edited fashion magazine Mademoiselle - was well known as a designer of clothes, shoes, and jew...
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Heavy rain, floods swamp Mid-Atlantic Heavy rain, floods swamp Mid-Atlantic
Driving rain led to dangerous floods in the Mid-Atlantic on Sunday, adding to the weather misery across the sodden region. Flood warnings were in effect Sunday in Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia and Washington, D.C., snarling traffic and causing streams to surge out of their banks. West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice declared a state of emergency Sunday in eight counties because of flooding fro...
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'You don't look like a legislator': Security stops black, female lawmaker going to work in Ohio 'You don't look like a legislator': Security stops black, female lawmaker going to work in Ohio
COLUMBUS – State Rep. Emilia Sykes was walking to work in the Ohio Statehouse last year with a fellow lawmaker when she was stopped by security. Officers needed to search her bag, she was told. Sykes is serving her third year as a Democratic state representative from Akron. She is also a 32-year-old black woman. Her colleague, who was not searched, is a 65-year-old white man who has served in t...
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Lava flow from spewing fissure threatens key escape route on Hawaii's Big Island Lava flow from spewing fissure threatens key escape route on Hawaii's Big Island
Authorities on Hawaii's Big Island warn that a new eruption of molten rock from a 220-foot high fountain of lava is channeling its way within 100 yards of a key escape-route intersection on the most threatened part of the island. The Big Island, also known as the island of Hawaii, is about 200 miles southeast of Oahu, where the capital, Honolulu is located. The U.S. Geological Survey reporte...
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Body cam video shows what happened before a cop punched a woman during beach arrest in New Jersey Body cam video shows what happened before a cop punched a woman during beach arrest in New Jersey
WILDWOOD, N.J. – Video footage from a camera attached to the uniform of a city police officer involved in the violent arrest of a beachgoer over the Memorial Day weekend reveals what happened in the moments leading up to the confrontation. The incident Saturday previously made international headlines when smartphone video surfaced showing an officer punching a 20-year-old woman in the head twi...
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