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California doing a poor job on homelessness, state auditor finds

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The auditor recommends increased funding for a council created to deal with homelessness at a statewide level, along with the development of a strategic plan by next April.

Army considers 15 cities for home of new Futures Command, including Los Angeles

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The Army is considering L.A., San Diego, San Francisco and 12 other cities for the headquarters of its planned Futures Command , which will keep track of emerging technology and innovations that could be used in warfare.

California is hoping reducing voters' paperwork will expand voter rolls

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In California, eligible applicants who complete a driver's license, ID card or change of address transaction with the DMV will be automatically registered to vote unless they choose to opt out.

Inside the fight for the 'soul' of the California GOP

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With the June primary approaching, there is a fight underway for the identity of the California Republican Party.

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Gov. Brown orders California National Guard mobilization

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Brown said 400 members of the Cal Guard will begin deploying before the end of the month to combat crimes like drug smuggling — not immigration enforcement. And the order's happening without a Trump administration sign-off.

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Trump says he will walk out if North Korea meeting not 'fruitful'

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President Trump and Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe addressed reporters Wednesday evening after talks at Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida.

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Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti's State of the City speech had a strong focus on the homeless crisis. KPCC reporters followed the speech and have some thoughts and fact checks of the mayor's remarks.

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US says California rejects proposed border duties for National Guard

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The Trump administration said Monday that Gov. Brown rejected terms of the National Guard's initial deployment to the Mexican border, but a California official said nothing was decided.

Trump attorney Michael Cohen's secret 3rd client: Fox News host Sean Hannity

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A federal judge ordered an attorney for Cohen to reveal the identity of a client that had been withheld as part of a battle over evidence following an FBI raid of Cohen's home and office.

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Comey: 'Possible' that Russians have leverage over Trump

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The former FBI director also said he believed that Trump was "morally unfit" to be president and that he treated women like "pieces of meat."

Democrats have the wind at their backs, but can they capitalize?

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New data show the advantages they have, especially with the unpopularity of President Trump.

Garcetti's new homeless plan: more shelters, more enforcement

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The mayor is betting that the prospect of cleaner streets and sidewalks free of homeless encampments will override L.A.'s history of NIMBYism.

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Opposition to immigrant sanctuary spreading in California

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Since the Department of Justice sued California last month over its so-called "sanctuary state" law, at least a dozen local governments have voted to either join or support the lawsuit or for resolutions opposing the state's position.

Trump announces strikes as explosions rock Syrian capital

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Loud explosions rocked Syria's capital and filled the sky with heavy smoke early Saturday after President Trump announced airstrikes in retaliation for the country's alleged use of chemical weapons.

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Trump fundraiser resigns from RNC over $1.6M Playmate payout

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Elliott Broidy resigned Friday after it was revealed that he paid $1.6 million to a Playboy Playmate with whom he had an extramarital affair. The Playmate became pregnant and elected to have an abortion.

Trump vows to back law to protect marijuana industry

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President Trump has promised to support legislation protecting the marijuana industry in states that have legalized the drug, a move that could lift a threat to the industry made by the U.S. attorney general just three months ago.