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Gas tax bill passes through State Legislature

The Senate voted 27-11 and the Assembly 54-26 in favor of the plan. By convincing two-thirds of the Legislature to pass a tax - even with a defection from East Bay Democratic Sen. Richard Roth, D-Ri...

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Ivanka Trump Says 'Women Deserve Equal Pay for Equal Work'

Ivanka Trump Says 'Women Deserve Equal Pay for Equal Work'

Robyn Porter (D-New Haven) the co-chair of the legislature's Labor Committee. Among women across all races and ethnicities, the hourly earnings still fall behind those of men, and the pay disparity is...

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Advertisers bail from 'O'Reilly Factor' afte... 10:10 am Wednesday

Asked about the Times' investigation , 21st Century Fox, Fox News' parent company, said in a statement that it "takes matters of workplace behavior very seriously". That represents O'Reilly's...

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Ag experts say lack of water storage keeping Valley in drought

In a statement released Friday , Brown announced he is maintaining water reporting requirements and prohibitions on wasteful practices, such as watering during or right after rainfall. Drought Monito...

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Trump Picks Strategy To Counter Russia Storyline: Blame Susan Rice

For now, we know that the most important aspect of the Russia-hacking-wire-tapping-spying-Susan-Rice story is that Trump's transition team was in contact with Russian operatives and others - and it wo...

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Greece wants eurozone summit if debt talks fail: Tsipras

Greece wants eurozone summit if debt talks fail: Tsipras

The reforms were prescribed by its official lenders to convince the International Monetary Fund, which remains sceptical about Greece's fiscal and reform progress, to take part in its 86 billion euro ...

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Congress Votes to Repeal Internet Privacy Protections

The President still has the ability to veto this legislation, and though I wish we could rely on President Trump to do so, his recent actions have me very skeptical. Your online personal information c...

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Amtrak: Full Service Being Restored Friday at Penn Station

Amtrak: Full Service Being Restored Friday at Penn Station

NJ Transit says to expect regular service from New York City's Penn Station, pending completion of Amtrak repairs. Read the whole thunderous letter here, but the point is that Christie says NJ Tra...

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Trump explained US position on THAAD to Xi: South Korea

The protocol-conscious Chinese earlier had privately expressed concerns that the unpredictable Mr Trump might publicly embarrass the veteran Communist Party chief. Anthony Ruggiero, an East Asia exper...

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Uber's self-driving cars are back on the road after an accident

Uber's self-driving cars are back on the road after an accident

Arizona did not have rules specific to self-driving cars. Since Uber started testing self-driving cars in Pittsburgh last September its autonomous vehicles in the area, Ford Fusion cars retrofitted ...

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Senate begins debate on California tax bill

The bill had faced stiff resistance from Republicans who said more taxes aren't needed, noting that Californians already pay more for fuel than residents of other states. Nearly all Republicans opp...

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USA used chemical attack as excuse to strike Syria: Ron Paul

Activists said the air base, hangars, fuel depot and aircraft were badly damaged. Now, many people are asking: Does a president have the authorization to do that? For one, the symbolic nature of the...

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China urges cooperation with US

Donald Trump's five-year-old grand- daughter floored Chinese President Xi Jinping and his wife Peng Liyuan with her impeccable Mandarin skills, reciting a Chinese folk song and a poetry for them. 90- ...

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Angie's List drops 'O'Reilly Factor' ads after initially standing by the show

The New York Times has reported that five women were paid $ 13 million to settle allegations O'Reilly mistreated them . If advertisers are truly serious about condemning "all forms of harassmen...

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California lifts drought emergency

The executive order lifts the drought emergency in all California counties except Fresno, Kings, Tulare and Tuolumne, where emergency drinking water projects will continue to help address diminishe...

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Dog Attacks on USPS Workers: San Diego Ranked 4th in Nation

Sharon Varnado with the postal service says they are trying to get the word out to pet owners to make sure their dog is safely in another part of the house before opening the door to receive a package...

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US Trade Deficit Drops Sharply

On the eve of President Donald Trump's first face-to-face meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping, a new survey has found that Americans' feelings towards the top Communist leader was "largely negat...

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California governor: Drought over, conservation must go on

In a statement released Friday , Brown announced he is maintaining water reporting requirements and prohibitions on wasteful practices, such as watering during or right after rainfall. As California'...

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One For Arthur wins Grand National

After two false starts, the 40 horses finally set off on the 30-fence, four-and-a-half mile marathon and with just two obstacles to clear, Blaklion came to the front and looked the likely victor. Th...

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Fowler contends for top spot in Master tournament

Fowler struggled to hit fairways and greens, but he made a number of pressure putts to finish the day at 5 under. Pieters fired a 68 Friday, including a 33 on the back nine a day after he fell from ...

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USA job growth way below March expectations

The government said 56,000 jobs were added in professional and business services and 11,000 in mining. The education and healthcare services category also saw the fewest new jobs in 15 months - poss...

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United Airlines Leggings News Sparks Storm On Social Media

Watts tweeted that the girls were forced to change clothes before they boarded a flight to Minneapolis. "Our regular passengers are not going to be denied boarding because they are wearing legging...

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President Trump delivers final blow to Web-browsing privacy rules

The rules were repealed under a Congressional Review Act resolution, which specifies that "substantially similar" rules could not be re-adopted (unless Congress passed a law saying they could). Bu...

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Arthur ends Scotland's 38-year Grand National wait

For a family so steeped in British horse-racing history, the Scudamores have been stumped more times than they care to remember in the most famous race of them all: The Grand National. Fox Norton l...

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U.S. job growth cools, unemployment rate falls to 4.5 percent

Construction companies added just 6,000 jobs in March, the fewest in seven months. The surge in jobs, almost quadruple analyst expectations, was the fourth straight monthly increase and adds to pr...

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Post-9/11 vet unemployment up in March

Nonfarm payrolls increased by 98,000 jobs last month, the fewest since last May, the Labor Department said on Friday. "There probably was a large weather-related factor in there during the measureme...

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California governor declares historic drought over _ for now

Jerry Brown may have declared California's drought emergency over , but he left some conservation measures in place that some water districts say still go too far. State water authorities likely hope...

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Self-driving Ubers back in action in SF following Arizona crash

Self-driving Ubers back in action in SF following Arizona crash

Another auto failed to yield for the Uber auto, causing the autonomous vehicle to flip on its side, according to the police report . A spokesperson for the Tempe, Arizona police department sai...

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Greek bailout talks have made 'significant progress'

Greek bailout talks have made 'significant progress'

This will be followed by a discussion on the medium-term targets for primary surpluses that Tsakalotos described as "the other side of the coin" for making specific the medium-term measures for reliev...

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Jerry Brown declares California drought over

Jerry Brown declares California drought over

In a statement, the Democratic Brown said, "This drought emergency is over, but the next drought could be around the corner". "I don't think it will make a difference, we use less amounts of water, ...

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Tesla Passes Ford by Market Value Before Musk Delivers Model 3

After a slow start in Germany for the first 3 years of presence in the country, Tesla started making progress in this hard market dominated by local manufacturers last year and the progress is conti...

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Iowa Lawmakers Show Support of Equal Pay Day

But, basically, any Equal Pay Day for most minority women will be much later in the year than the original date. They called it the " Women's Day Off ". Clarissa Horsfall holds a sign for equal pa...

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Thousands march in South Africa to demand Zuma resign

Thousands march in South Africa to demand Zuma resign

Thousands of people have joined rallies in South Africa demanding the resignation of President Zuma after his sacking of a popular minister stoked simmering anger over government corruption and a st...

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Democrats push to link Syria strike, refugee ban

He could have used Russia's air defense systems in Syria to shoot the American rockets out of the sky. But he did neither. A White House official said that Tillerson and Secretary of Defense Jim Mat...

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Greek bailout talks make major breakthrough on reforms

Greece and its global creditors have been wrangling over key economic overhauls that would allow bailout supervisors to return to Athens to conclude negotiations, the first step toward unlocking the n...

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