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North Korea says it will suspend nuclear and missile testing

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The announcements came days before North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is set to meet South Korean President Moon Jae-in in a border truce village for a rare summit aimed at resolving the nuclear standoff with Pyongyang.

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The new approach to improving race relations in Los Angeles: gathering strangers around the dinner table to talk it out.

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DNC officially blames the election loss on a Trump-Russia alliance

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The Democratic National Committee filed a lawsuit Friday alleging the Trump campaign, Russia and WikiLeaks conspired to help Trump win the 2016 presidential election.

Just in time for 4/20, a proposed Senate bill would decriminalize marijuana

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Chuck Schumer's legislation would remove marijuana from the list of scheduled substances under a 1970 law that classifies marijuana as dangerous as heroin for legal and regulatory purposes.

California doing a poor job on homeless crisis — especially LA County, state audit finds

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With 68 percent of its homeless people living in vehicles, abandoned buildings, parks or on streets, California has the highest rate of unsheltered homeless of any state.

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.

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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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LA Mayor's State of the City: Fact checks, annotations, watch the video

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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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