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California Gov. Gavin Newsom to pull National Guard from border with Mexico

In a sharp break with the record of his predecessor and the position of the Trump administration, Gov. Gavin Newsom is announcing Monday that National Guard troops will be pulled back from their duties along the U.S.-Mexico border.

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Kamala Harris celebrates Oakland, but the feeling isn’t necessarily mutual

The California senator used the vibrant, multi-racial city as a launch pad for her 2020 Democratic presidential candidacy. But even though Harris was born in Oakland, many there don't see her as part of the community because she grew up in Berkeley and pursued a political career in San Francisco.

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Dysfunction at juvenile detention centers is bigger than pepper spray, L.A.County report says

An investigation into pepper-spray used has offered a rare glimpse into the secrets of the nation’s largest juvenile detention system, a place where the jailed and jailers alike sometimes struggle with the rules — and where policymakers continue seeking reform.

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Should California bail out Pacific Gas & Electric?

It’s a dilemma because PG&E is universally, if quietly, seen as too big to fail. It’s too important and vital. It provides natural gas and electricity for 16 million people — 40% of the state — throughout northern and central California.

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Grammys make strides with hip-hop representation — but is it too late?

At Sunday’s Grammys ceremony, Cardi B and Donald Glover both made rap history with wins that altered decades of tradition.

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Donald Glover wins song of the year but skips Grammys and does Google ad instead

Less than an hour into the telecast, Google pulled the biggest troll of the Grammys so far.

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Even in barrios once devoted to Hugo Chavez, murmurs of opposition grow in Venezuela

The neighborhoods that found hope in former President Hugo Chavez and his socialistic agenda are increasingly joining to opposition movement demanding that Chavez's successor — Nicolas Maduro — step down.

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‘El Chapo’ jurors weigh a mountain of evidence and a complex web of charges

Jurors in the Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman trial are picking through a mountain of testimony and evidence and considering whether dozens of violations have been proved. We look at the possibility of a mixed verdict.

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Short films of all stripes — animated, live-action, documentary — pack a punch this season

A quick glance at the 15 Oscar-nominated short films.

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Morning Briefing: Madison Bumgarner is not opening up to this idea

If the San Francisco Giants have any thoughts of stealing the “opener” idea from the Tampa Bay Rays, they may want to think again.

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Essential Politics: Gov. Newsom calls Trump's border crisis 'manufactured,' removes California troops

California Gov. Gavin Newsom has decided to cancel the state’s National Guard deployment made to provide border assistance.

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Top Pentagon official in Afghanistan amid push for peace

Pat Shanahan, the recently installed acting secretary of defense, met with U.S. commanders and Afghan leaders.

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In this age of glossy art fairs and mega-galleries, can public museums survive?

As Frieze descends on Los Angeles, even public museums are taking cues from the commercial art market.

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In a racist tweet, Trump treats the genocidal Trail of Tears as a laughing matter

Trump makes light of the "Trail of Tears," a low point in American history

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It's wave season, a.k.a. Black Friday for cruise lines, as customers score discounted prices

Cruise lines are slashing prices on Alaskan voyages. Why? Supply and demand: More ships than usual — including some giant ships — will head north this summer.

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Grammy Awards fashion: Here are the best beauty looks

Here's our roundup of beauty looks from the 2019 Grammy Awards.

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