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You know you want to eat those eggs Benedict.

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Netflix will relocate from Beverly Hills to Hollywood

NPR has learned that Netflix's new policy of year-long parental leave applies to employees of its streaming business, but not those in Netflix DVD distribution centers.

The company will move to a 200,000 square foot office space along Hollywood's Sunset Corridor. Netflix already employs 400 locals, and plans to hire more.

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Poseidon plans to reapply for desal plant permit

Poseidon Water officials say they plan to submit a new application for a state permit to build a desalination plant in Huntington Beach in a month or two.

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Can you use that in a sentence? OED adds new words

The Oxford English Dictionary added new words including "manspreading," "rando" and "awesomesauce."

The Oxford English Dictionary was updated with a number of new words, so, naturally, NPR held a contest to see who could use the most in a single sentence.

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FDA warns tobacco companies advertising 'natural' cigarettes


Unless a cigarette is safer than others it can't be labeled "natural" or "additive-free," the Food and Drug Administration told three manufacturers.

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California tax donations lost in bureaucracy

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Nearly $10 million sat unspent in government accounts at the end of last year and some of the funding never reaches its intended target.

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Californians increasingly back Medi-Cal for immigrants, poll finds

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The Field Poll found 58 percent of registered voters support extending Medi-Cal services to immigrants not currently eligible for coverage under the Affordable Care Act.