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Should California spur on the shift to electric vehicles or follow the industry?

San Francisco assemblyman Phil Ting has proposed a bill that would ban gas or diesel-fueled cars by 2040. Though Ting's bill sounds extreme, auto makers have long expressed a decreased interest in diesel cars, sparking a debate on whether lawmakers are falling behind on industry trends. We also get the latest on Raqqa and its political future; explore the roles of power lines in California wildfires; and more.

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Following executive order undoing ACA insurance rules, Trump goes after key subsidies

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What Trump’s new executive order means for the ACA and Covered CA

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