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If California is serious about fighting climate change, lawmakers have to commit to 100% clean energy

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One of the great success stories in California’s fight against climate change has been the rapid greening of the state’s electrical grid. In 2002, when California enacted its first target for green en...

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Trump escalates his criticism of Federal Reserve interest rate hikes

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Before this week, it had been more than a quarter-century since a sitting U.S. president publicly pressured the independent Federal Reserve on interest rates. On Friday, President Trump did it for the ...

Judge is optimistic about effort to reunify immigrant families by deadline

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A San Diego federal judge on Friday said he was impressed with the government's effort to reunify some 2,500 children separated from their parents at the border and that a very significant number of families likely would be together again…

Galaxy's MLS streak on the line against Philadelphia

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The Galaxy hope the momentum of a late comeback victory over the New England Revolution carries over Saturday when they face the Philadelphia Union at Talen Energy Stadium. The Galaxy fell behind 2-0 ...

Putin in Washington: 'That's going to be special'

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For months, Republicans have said they wanted to keep midterm election voters' attention focused on the economy and the tax law that they argue has helped boost it. The prospect that they could mainta...

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How OfficeMax's former CEO lost more than $4 million, thanks to Wells Fargo's investment advice

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Wells Fargo’s wealth management unit has been ordered to pay $8.6 million in damages and fees to a client — the former chief executive of retailer OfficeMax — who lost millions of dollars in risky Pue...

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Stocks edge down as traders shrug off Trump comments

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U.S. stocks inched down Friday as bond yields jumped, a shift that helped banks but hurt companies that pay big dividends. The dollar fell after President Trump said China is manipulating its currency ...

Friday, Jul 20

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Congress to leave Trump’s deal with China’s ZTE untouched

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U.S. lawmakers will allow President Trump’s deal with China’s ZTE Corp. to remain in place, agreeing to a key Chinese demand in the broader trade dispute between the two largest economies, three sourc...

Trump's lawyer secretly recorded him; tape reveals discussion of payment to ex-Playboy playmate who alleged an affair

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For years, Donald Trump entrusted Michael Cohen with some of his most personal secrets; only now is he beginning to confront how dangerous that practice may have been. Since April, when federal agents ...

Russia's ambassador to U.S. on Putin-Trump summit: 'Why do the Western media think it’s bad?'

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The Helsinki summit between Presidents Trump and Vladimir Putin was a “key event” in international politics, but Washington and the international media are reluctant to accept that it was a success, R...

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Kimberly Guilfoyle exits Fox News for a post at Trump's PAC

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Kimberly Guilfoyle is leaving her co-host role on the Fox News program “The Five” to join President Trump's political action committee. Multiple outlets reported Friday that Guilfoyle, 49, is joining America First Policies, a nonprofit…

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California gains just 800 jobs in June; unemployment remains at record low

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California’s economic engine paused in June, as employers added a meager 800 new jobs. The unemployment rate held steady at a record low of 4.2%, according to data released Friday by the state’s Emplo...

L.A. hyperloop company lands first deal in China

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Los Angeles-based Hyperloop Transportation Technologies announced this week that it would work with China to bring the high-tech experimental transportation service to that country. Hyperloop technolo...

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Trump's former campaign chairman faces federal trial with a hint of a presidential pardon

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When Paul Manafort, President Trump’s former campaign chairman, goes on trial Wednesday in Virginia on charges of money laundering, tax fraud and other crimes, he may have reason to hope he can avoid ...

Trump's attacks weaken transatlantic security relationship, but Europe has few alternatives

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Deeply alarmed at President Trump’s attacks on NATO and the transatlantic relationship, European governments are rethinking their reliance on the United States as a strategic ally against Russia, but ...

California's planned new campaign finance website is delayed, price has doubled

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A plan to replace California’s antiquated website for disclosing lobbying activity and contributions to elected officials is 11 months behind schedule, and its budget has doubled. Secretary of State A...

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Judge allows Huntington Beach’s lawsuit targeting California's 'sanctuary state' laws to go forward

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An Orange County Superior Court judge has given the green light to Huntington Beach’s lawsuit opposing California’s “sanctuary state” protections for immigrants in the country illegally, denying the s...

2020 Republican convention goes to Charlotte, the lonely and reluctant bidder in age of Trump

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As Americans fought in recent weeks over whether restaurants should refuse to serve top aides to President Trump, an entire city has been debating what it means to host his convention for reelection. Charlotte won the rights to the 2020…

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Trump ups tariff threat and slams the Fed and big trading partners

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President Trump has indicated that he's willing to hit every product imported from China with tariffs and again criticized the Federal Reserve, as well as some of the United States’ biggest trading pa...

Dialysis firms' profits are obscene. What will happen if California tries to cap them?

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The worst maladies of the American healthcare system are related to corporate profits: The competition among insurance companies to avoid the sickest customers and extract the most money from the rest ...

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To win over moderates, Democrats need a coherent immigration policy

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Two conflicting trends emerge from a new poll conducted by the Washington Post and the Schar School of Policy and Government at George Mason University. Americans are largely unsupportive of President ...

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Denzel Washington and Ashton Sanders on the father-son dynamic of 'Equalizer 2'

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Sitting in a Four Seasons suite on a recent morning, Denzel Washington and Ashton Sanders are giving off a distinct father-son vibe. Washington, a veteran actor 40 years Sanders' senior, is holding the “Moonlight” star accountable for his…

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White House withdraws 9th Circuit nominee amid criticism over his college writings

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Senate Republican leaders on Thursday abruptly scrapped a vote on the nomination of Ryan Bounds for the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, a reminder of how a single GOP senator’s objection can derail ...

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Paramount Television President Amy Powell is fired over inappropriate comments

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Paramount Television President Amy Powell has been fired after making inappropriate comments, the movie and TV studio's Chief Executive Jim Gianopulos told staff Thursday. In a memo obtained by The Times, Gianopulos said multiple people…

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Trump faces growing storm on car import tariffs at Commerce hearing

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The procession of industry groups and foreign governments lining up to oppose President Trump’s car tariffs is starting to look like a rush-hour traffic jam. “The importation of motor-vehicle parts is ...

A blue wave is the only thing that can save the republic

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As the saying goes, when people show you who they are, believe them. But the Republican political leadership has repeatedly refused to accept the evidence that President Trump is wildly unfit for offi...

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California's political watchdog panel balks at lifting donor limits for legislative leaders

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California’s political watchdog panel deadlocked Thursday over allowing legislative leaders to accept much larger campaign contributions, after several open-government groups said the proposal raises ...

Thursday, Jul 19

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White House invites Putin to Washington for another meeting with Trump

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Unbowed by criticism over his Helsinki summit, President Trump extended an invitation to Russian President Vladimir Putin to meet in Washington in the fall, the White House said Thursday. White House ...

Trump invites Putin to Washington, rejects his request to interrogate Michael McFaul, former ambassador to Russia

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President Trump, after coming under fire for even considering the idea, on Thursday decided not to allow Russia to interrogate a former U.S. ambassador and other Americans, as Russia’s President Vladi...

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Report: Wells Fargo will pay millions in refunds for pet insurance, other add-on products

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Wells Fargo & Co. will refund tens of millions of dollars to customers who paid for identity-theft protection, pet insurance and other add-on services offered by the bank, the Wall Street Journal repo...