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California Lt. Gov.: Even if Trump wins, 'beginning of the end' for GOP

Even if Donald Trump is elected the next president of the United States, it could be "the beginning of the end" for the national Republican Party that nominated him, California Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom predicted Thursday.<p>Pointing to his own state as an example, Newsom discussed the difficulty of …

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Firefighters battling California blaze face hot, dry conditions on Tuesday

(Reuters) - Firefighters in drought-hit California who are battling a 50-square-mile wildfire could be hampered by triple-digit heat, wind gusts up to 30 mph and low humidity on Tuesday, according to the National Weather Service.<p>About 3,000 firefighters have been fighting to contain the so called …

Firefighters begin to get deadly California blaze under control

(Reuters) - Firefighters have begun to contain a wildfire in central California, which has killed at least two people and destroyed 150 homes, state fire officials said on Sunday, as six other blazes rage in the state in an already intense wildfire season.<p>The fire known as Erskine, now about 110 …

California Boy, 9, Swims to Alcatraz Island and Back, Breaks Record

Just keep swimming.<p>That's what helped 9-year-old James Savage brave strong currents and cold water Tuesday morning as he swam from the San Francisco shoreline to Alcatraz Island and back — a total distance of over two miles.<p>James — at just 4-foot-6 and 57 pounds — was able to set a record as the …

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Success of Jerry Brown, and California, Offers Lesson to National Democrats

SACRAMENTO — When Bernie Sanders held a rally at an outdoor stadium here the other night, more than 15,000 people turned out in a display of cheering, chanting, singing and cartwheels.<p>Gov. Jerry Brown, the state’s most prominent Democrat, was not there, but he might as well have been. Mr. Sanders’s …

Reality stars and xenophobes: Trump's California delegates mirror their maker

It’s not every day that billionaire PayPal founder Peter Thiel ends up on a list with a white nationalist. But toss in a bounty hunter, a Tea Party couple from Wife Swap, a border vigilante and a University of California Berkeley undergraduate and you have the makings of Donald Trump’s California …

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Thanks a lot, Indiana: Here's what California Republicans could have had

You can't say it doesn't sting. California's role as the closing prize of the primary campaign season has been sundered by little Indiana, where a sweeping victory handed the title "presumptive Republican nominee" to Donald Trump.<p>Gone are visions of GOP candidates chowing down at In-N-Out, walking …

California unions crush bid to open their books

California’s public employee unions used their muscle this week to fight back a legislative bid to open their books, killing in committee a bill that would force them to post online how dues are spent -- and a second bill requiring a union vote every two years.<p>"These members want to belong to a …

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California Ballot Lets Incumbents Define Themselves

With congressional job approval hovering in the low teens, giving incumbents the opportunity to choose three words to describe themselves, and to …

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