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SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California reached an agreement with the federal government that the state's National Guard troops will deploy to the border to focus on fighting transnational gangs as well as drug and gun smugglers, Gov. Jerry Brown said. The announcement comes after a week of unc…

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America's marijuana supporters have a lot to celebrate on this 420 holiday: Thirty states have legalized some form of medical marijuana, according to a national advocacy group. Nine of those states and Washington, D.C., also have broad legalization where adults 21 and older can use pot for a…

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown said Wednesday he reached an agreement with the federal government that California's National Guard troops will deploy to the border to focus on fighting transnational gangs as well as drug and gun smugglers. The announcement comes after a week of u…

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Olivia Pope's journey comes to an end Thursday on "Scandal," but real-life Washington power players and others remain in need of a determined "gladiator" to rescue them from crises. Enter Judy Smith, who inspired the ABC drama and remains in the thick of politics and Hollywood.

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FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — A California state university is investigating comments made on Twitter by an English professor who called former first lady Barbara Bush an "amazing racist" shortly after her death Tuesday at age 92.

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OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — A hypothetical magnitude 7 earthquake on the San Francisco Bay region's notorious Hayward fault could kill hundreds, injure thousands and cause $82 billion in property damage and business losses, according to a scenario created by a coalition of experts to help residen…

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RENO, Nev. (AP) — A 28-year-old bank robber from Utah who held up a bank in St. George a few weeks after robberies in California and Nevada has been sentenced to five years and three months in federal prison.

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DENVER (AP) — Tension over the drought-stressed Colorado River escalated into a public feud when four U.S. states accused Arizona's largest water provider of manipulating supply and demand, potentially threatening millions of people in the United States and Mexico who rely on the river.

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SACRAMENTO (AP) — These California lotteries were drawn Wednesday:

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SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Residents sued the tiny Southern California city of Los Alamitos on Wednesday to challenge a vote by elected officials to exempt the community from a state law that limits police collaboration with U.S. immigration authorities.

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NEW YORK (AP) — As "Scandal" wraps up its seventh and final season on ABC, the political drama starring Kerry Washington as professional problem solver in the nation's capital will leave behind a number of contributions to pop culture including catchphrases and a killer wardrobe.

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Charlize Theron isn't leaving the United States over racism concerns. But the white South Africa-born actress, who has adopted a black daughter and son, says: "I am constantly concerned about the safety of my kids. I don't know a parent who's not."

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BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — About 120 scientists from around the U.S. are in Louisiana as part of a six-year, $170 million National Institutes of Health program to study the molecular nitty-gritty of exercise.

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Colorado man who was wearing a mask and had a knife in his car when he was arrested outside a Beverly Hills home owned by Taylor Swift was released from custody on Tuesday while police continued their investigation.

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BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) — A man who spent nearly 25 years on California's death row for raping and killing a toddler before his conviction was overturned won't be retried and could be freed within days, authorities said Tuesday.