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Trump: ‘There is no drought’: Presidential candidate accuses California officials of denying water to Central Valley farmers
FRESNO — Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump told California voters Friday that he can solve their water crisis, declaring, “There is no drought.” Speaking at a rally in Fresno, Calif., Trump accused state officials of denying water to Central Valley farmers ...
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Search for abducted teen moves to coast
VALLEJO, — Authorities on Friday narrowed their frantic search for a missing teenager to a remote area about 65 miles from where she was last seen being dragged by an armed acquaintance who later died in a gun battle with police. The Solano County Sheriff’s Office said Friday that new informat...
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Slaying suspects attended same California school as victim
NOVATO — Two teenagers arrested in the slaying of a Northern California high school student and the wounding of another attended the same school as the victims, authorities said Friday. The Marin County Sheriff’s Office said the 17-year-old suspects deputies detained during raids on a pair of...
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California lawmakers advance Brown’s affordable housing plan
SACRAMENTO — California lawmakers have adopted a controversial plan proposed by Gov. Jerry Brown in response to the state’s affordable housing crisis. The legislation that passed the Assembly Friday on a 46-7 vote would fast-track building permits and waive some environmental reviews for high-...
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GOP unites under ‘Never Hillary’ banner
WASHINGTON — Donald Trump’s best ally in winning over skeptical Republicans is turning out to be Hillary Clinton. Having overcome a multimillion-dollar “Never Trump” campaign aimed at blocking him from the Republican nomination, he’s now benefiting from a wave of GOP donors, party leaders...
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Trump rebukes nation’s only Latina governor
SANTA FE, N.M. — It was a stunning rebuke — even by Donald Trump’s standards — aimed at the nation’s only Latina governor at a political rally in her home state of New Mexico. Trump chastised Republican Gov. Susana Martinez for not doing her job when it came to unemployment, federal food ...
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Unprecedented excitement at Libertarian Party convention
ORLANDO, Fla. — The deep unpopularity of both Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton has led to an unprecedented level of excitement at the Libertarian Party’s presidential nominating convention in Orlando this year. Libertarian officials said Friday as the four-day convention began that 985 delegat...
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Feds expect more Atlantic tropical storms than last 3 years
MIAMI — U.S. government forecasters expect a near-normal Atlantic hurricane season, after three relatively slow years. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s outlook Friday called for a near-normal season with 10 to 16 named storms, with four to eight hurricanes and one to four ...
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Holiday air travelers see a break from long security lines
ATLANTA — Travelers taking to the skies for the Memorial Day weekend say security lines are moving faster than expected after weeks of costly delays at U.S. airports. Transportation Security Administration spokesman Mike England says bomb-sniffing dogs are being used at busier airports to help sp...
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Kentucky governor says he will join transgender lawsuit
FRANKFORT, Ky. — Kentucky’s Republican governor said Friday that he will join a lawsuit challenging a federal order to allow students to use the bathroom corresponding to their gender identity, jumping ahead of the state’s Democratic attorney general and underscoring how the issue is driving a...
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Alabama Supreme Court annuls its ruling on lesbian adoption
MONTGOMERY, Ala. — The Alabama Supreme Court has voided its earlier decision not to recognize a lesbian couple’s adoption that was carried out in another state. The opinion announced Friday falls into line with a U.S. Supreme Court ruling issued in March that said the Alabama court erred in de...
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96-year-old Dr. Heimlich uses his maneuver on choking woman
CINCINNATI — The 96-year-old Cincinnati surgeon credited with developing his namesake Heimlich maneuver recently used the emergency technique for the first time himself to save a woman choking on food at his senior living center. Dr. Henry Heimlich told The Cincinnati Enquirer in an interview Thu...
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Obama uses Hiroshima visit to take stand against nukes
HIROSHIMA, Japan — With an unflinching look back at a painful history, President Barack Obama stood on the hallowed ground of Hiroshima on Friday and declared it a fitting place to summon people everywhere to embrace the vision of a world without nuclear weapons. As the first American president ...
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Alibaba won and lost a friend in Washington
SHANGHAI — In 2011, a respected anti-counterfeiting coalition in Washington escalated its fight against the Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba, saying its websites served as a 24-hour market “for counterfeiters and pirates” and should be blacklisted. Fast forward to 2016. The same lobbying gro...
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Fallujah residents brace for long fight
BAGHDAD — Five days into an Iraqi military operation to push Islamic State fighters out of Fallujah, residents still inside the city are preparing for a long battle, with some saying they fear being trapped between two forces they don’t fully trust. More than 50,000 people remain in the center ...
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Putin blasts West on first trip to EU country this year
ATHENS, Greece — On his first trip to a European Union country this year, Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday sharply criticized western policy toward Moscow, describing a newly-expanded U.S. missile defense system as a threat to his country’s security. Putin arrived in Athens on a two-d...
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Egypt says search for crashed EgyptAir plane narrows
CAIRO — The search for the EgyptAir plane which crashed last week killing all 66 people on board has narrowed to a 5-kilometer-wide area in the Mediterranean Sea, based on signals from the craft’s emergency beacon, Egypt’s chief investigator said. The chief investigator, Ayman al-Moqadem, sai...
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