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A marijuana plant is displayed during the 2016 Cannabis Business Summit & Expo last month in Oakland, Calif.

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Can you smoke and grow weed in your rental unit?

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While growing and smoking marijuana might be legal in California, that doesn't necessarily mean that you can grow and smoke it in your own home.

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LA County turnout decreases as vote count wraps up

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The county voter turnout rate declined from 2012, going from 71 to 69 percent this year marked by a hotly contested presidential election.

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California state-worker union calls off Monday strike

The SEIU Local 1000 says in an announcement Friday that negotiators from the union and the state "both feel we have found a pathway forward."

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Long Beach wants to scrap 11th grade exams in favor of SATs

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Long Beach wants to swap a required state test for eleventh graders for the SATs to better prepare them for college and cut unnecessary standardized testing.

Health More

A new benefit for vets: Fertility treatments

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Thousands of veterans have suffered combat injures that left them infertile. Now, for the first time, the VA will pay for treatments to help them have children.

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Family of San Bernardino shooting victim speaks out against hate

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Harry "Hal" Bowman's daughters and his ex-wife say his death has inspired them to "be brave" and speak out about the dangers of Islamophobia

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More California coast reopens to Dungeness crab fishing

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California officials say a 50-mile stretch of commercial Dungeness crab fishery will reopen after tests showed a drop in acid levels.

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DHS panel recommends gov't keep private immigration jails

An inmate walks through the yard at the North Central Correctional Institution in Marion, Ohio, which recently switched to private management.

A government advisory panel recommended Thursday that the Homeland Security Department continue using private, for-profit jails to house immigrants facing deportation.

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'Water protector' protests echo sovereignty issues in the West

Native Americans and other activists march to a sacred burial ground site that was disturbed by construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline. Hundreds of people have joined the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe's protest of the oil pipeline.
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Students and activists from SoCal are pointing to ongoing protests over a controversial oil pipeline in North Dakota as a way to highlight soverignty issues at home.