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California Politics Podcast: The view from the Golden State

California Politics Podcast: The view from the Golden State

(Laura Morton / For the Los Angeles Times)

California’s most important month for collecting income taxes could end some $600 million short of official projections, based on preliminary data collected Friday.

The independent Legislative Analyst’s Office reported that personal income …

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April The Giraffe Baby Name Contest: A Final Look At The Favorites Based On Animal Adventure Park FB Comments

April The Giraffe Baby Name Contest: A Final Look At The Favorites Based On Animal Adventure Park FB Comments

Are you excited for the results of Animal Adventure Park’s April the giraffe baby name contest? As of this writing, voting has just ended, and results are due to be announced soon. But a look at the comments from AAP’s …

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Medical Marijuana Is Now Legal In Mexico As Country Approves Medicinal Use Of Drug

Medical Marijuana Is Now Legal In Mexico As Country Approves Medicinal Use Of Drug

Mexico’s Lower House of Congress authorized Friday the medical and scientific use of marijuana in Mexico by approving the reforms of the Senate to the General Health Law and the Federal Penal Code. As reported by Reuters, the bill passed …

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Football transfer rumours: Manchester United join Ryan Sessegnon scrum?

Football transfer rumours: Manchester United join Ryan Sessegnon scrum?

Ryan Sessegnon transfer scrum latest: Manchester United now want English football’s most talked-about teenager too, and according to the Mirror “hope their reputation of bringing through young players will be influential” when the young left-back comes to choose between United, …

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This Judge Won’t Hear Adoption Cases for Gay Parents

This Judge Won’t Hear Adoption Cases for Gay Parents

Photo by Flickr user Caitlin Childs

Judge W. Mitchell Nance said his decision was "a matter of conscience."

A family court judge in Kentucky has recused himself from adoption cases involving same-sex couples, because he believes allowing a "practicing homosexual" …

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Sacha Baron Cohen Takes Aim at Billionaire ‘Greed’ with Latest Character

Sacha Baron Cohen Takes Aim at Billionaire ‘Greed’ with Latest Character

Actor-comedian Sacha Baron Cohen will poke fun at the seemingly insatiable greed of elite billionaires with his latest character created for the screen, a role based on the disgraced British billionaire and retailer owner Philip Green.

According to The Sun, …

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Am I in a Cult Now?: Dispatches from an Ambient Chillfest

Am I in a Cult Now?: Dispatches from an Ambient Chillfest

It was ethereal, mind-expanding, and at times akin to a surrealist adult baby conference, but before we get into the more far-out aspects of Red Bull Music Academy’s Beyond The Clouds: Ambient Excursions 10-hour event that was held yesterday in …

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Student sex assault reports and how they vary by state

Student sex assault reports and how they vary by state

Unlike colleges and universities, there are no national requirements for U.S. elementary and secondary schools to track student sexual assaults. But 32 states and the District of Columbia do maintain information, though it is inconsistent and sometimes incomplete, The Associated …

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Drew Brees: Adrian Peterson will come to Saints with ‘chip on his shoulder’

Drew Brees: Adrian Peterson will come to Saints with ‘chip on his shoulder’

Joseph Vincent

The New Orleans Saints have vastly improved their running game during the NFL offseason. Superstar running back Adrian Peterson will now be sharing carries with Mark Ingram in New Orleans, and as a result, the Saints could have …

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Two Cheapest Cities in America Are in Texas

Two Cheapest Cities in America Are in Texas

The Lone Star State is home to low living costs, but that affordability can come at a price.

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Don’t mess with Texas when it comes to finding the cheapest places to live in America. The Lone Star State is …

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