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California minimum wage initiative cleared for signatures

The proposal by the Service Employees International Union-United Healthcare Workers West would increase California's minimum wage by $1 an hour annually until it reaches $15 an hour.

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Judge extends hold on recordings made by anti-abortion group

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The center last month released several secretly recorded videos that it claimed showed Planned Parenthood employees selling fetal tissue for profit, which is illegal.

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Delta will ban big game trophies as airline freight

The death of Cecil the lion, lured out of a protected area in Zimbabwe, has led Delta Airlines to stop shipping big-game trophies.

The airline said in a statement on Monday that, effective immediately, it "will officially ban shipment of all lion, leopard, elephant, rhinoceros, and buffalo trophies."

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New Huntington Park commissioners don't have legal status

The city appointed two residents to serve on local commissions. A city official says both are longtime volunteers, but have been unable to obtain legal status.

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Teachers: more training needed to better teach Common Core

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Teachers feel professional development is the missing piece in their effort to begin mastering the new Common Core learning standards.

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Ferguson spurs 40 new state measures; activists want more

Grand Jury Decision Reached In Ferguson Shooting Case

The Aug. 9, 2014 shooting of Michael Brown, an unarmed 18-year-old who had scuffled with Ferguson officer Darren Wilson, was followed by violent protests in the Missouri city.

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Get ready for the biggest week yet in the GOP race for President

Billionaire businessman Donald Trump has surged to the top of GOP presidential primary polls despite a slew of controversial comments since he launched his campaign in June.

Republican presidential hopefuls are about to get their biggest test yet as they battle to make it onto the debate stage Thursday and woo voters who are just tuning into the contest.

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SoCal firefighters helping up north may not be sent back for local fires

If a big fire were to ignite in Southern California, resources helping up north would not necessarily be sent back right away. However, SoCal could get help from elsewhere.