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California sets first-in-the-nation computer energy restrictions

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| Mandatory energy restrictions on computers and monitors will go into effect in California starting in 2018, possibly setting a standard for the rest of the nation.

Is California the '5th largest economy' on Earth?

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PolitiFact California looks at claims made by elected officials and rates them: true, half true, mostly false, false and pants on fire.

Did Mike Pence advocate for conversion therapy?

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California Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom joined in the chorus of attacks on Donald Trump’s running mate during a speech at the Democratic National Convention. Here's a fact check.

Local Trump supporters want to 'Make California Great Again'

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Following Donald Trump's presidential win, his campaign volunteers turn to how they can carry his banner forward in deep-blue California.

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Pollsters: Election results show California unlike rest of America

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It’s often said that “as California goes, so goes the nation.” But that’s rarely been less true than in last week’s election. Two of California’s most highly respected pollsters say the results underscore just how different the Golden State is.

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Gavin Newsom understates California’s big drop in gun homicides

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In a press conference the day after Prop 63 passed, Newsom made several claims about the effectiveness of California’s gun restrictions. PolitiFact California looked into one of them.

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Sen.-elect Harris prioritizes immigration, criminal justice

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“There are a lot of people…who are feeling dispirited at best," Harris said Thursday. "Part of what we are here to say is, ‘You are not alone. You matter.’”

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California remains blue, but a little purple creeps in

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Despite approving several progressive statewide ballots, California sent out mixed messages on just how far they were willing to go.