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California Supreme Court Squashes Bid To Split State Into Three

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| The court ruled that the proposal to divide California can't be placed on the November ballot. A venture capitalist has spent years arguing the state would be better off as several smaller states.

White House Names Steven Dillingham To Head Census Bureau

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The agency has not had permanent leadership since July 2017. If confirmed by the Senate, Steven Dillingham will oversee the 2020 census and inherit six lawsuits challenging a citizenship question.

Lawsuit Says Migrants Were Subjected To Dirty Detention Facilities, Bad Food And Water

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In interviews that appear in the suit filed by the Center for Human Rights and Constitutional Law, detainees also reported not being allowed to shower for days and sleeping in overcrowded rooms.

'Better Than Super': Russia Reacts To Trump-Putin Summit In Helsinki

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Some Russian commentators and politicians rejoiced after Monday's meeting between the two leaders, with one columnist even calling it "another small miracle."

Amid Electricity Cuts, Anti-Government Unrest Grows In Southern Iraq

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The protests sweeping Basra and other southern provinces in the past week threaten to destabilize Iraq's caretaker government.

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Texas Man Found Guilty Of Hate Crime For Burning Mosque

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When fire devastated the Victoria Islamic Center last year, an outpouring of support followed, with neighboring Jewish and Christian congregations offering to host Muslim services.

MGM Files Lawsuits Denying Liability Over Las Vegas Shooting

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In October 2017, a gunman fired from his room at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, killing 58 people and injuring hundreds. Now MGM, which owns the hotel, is asking the courts to declare it not liable.

Kilauea Lava Explosion Injures 23 Tourists

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A basketball-sized lava bomb slammed through the roof of a tour boat near an active fissure of the Hawaiian volcano early Monday morning, showering the vessel with debris.

Fewer Homeless Veterans On LA's Streets

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The city's most recent homeless count showed that the veteran homeless population had declined 18 percent. But some advocates caution that veteran homelessness is an ever-changing dynamic.

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