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DOJ rules intensify crackdown on sanctuary cities

Under the new policy from Attorney General Jeff Sessions, the DOJ will be withholding funds from local police departments that refuse to cooperate. Federal immigration authorities want access to jails and to be alerted when someone facing deportation will be released from local custody.


By a hair, Senate votes to debate GOP health care bill

With Vice President Pence breaking a 50-50 tie, the Senate voted Tuesday to start debating Republican legislation to tear down much of the Obama health care law. The vote gives President Trump and GOP leaders a crucial initial victory but launches a weeklong debate promising an uncertain final outcome.

Schwarzenegger joins Jerry Brown as he extends climate bill

On Tuesday, Schwarzenegger joined his successor, Jerry Brown, as Brown signed legislation that kept alive a cap and trade program that both men have urged the rest of the world to emulate. The program puts a cap and a price on carbon emissions, creating an incentive for polluters to reduce emissions.
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Meltdown Comics & Collectibles

What it is:
If the success of numerous superhero blockbusters is any indication, this could very well be the golden age for Meltdown Comics & Collectibles in West Hollywood. The shop has an incredible variety of comic books, graphic novels, zines, toys, figurines and gifts for the nerd you love.
Why it's cool:
Unlike some specialty shops, Meltdown has a legacy of meeting customers where they are. In other words, even someone looking to buy their first comic is welcome.
You should know:
In addition to the selection of comics and collectibles, Meltdown hosts a variety of live events (screenings, stand-up, podcast tapings, talks, etc.) almost every day of the week. Check their site to find one that suits you.