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Joshua Tree National Park in Southern California.
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Jenna Lane
March 07, 2019 - 11:58 am
A bill awaiting President Trump's approval would vastly expand wilderness areas in California and across the West and its bipartisan supporters believe he will sign it. The million-plus acres cover federal land in California, Oregon, Utah and New Mexico. California deserts, in particular, would be...
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During a hearing by the Senate Armed Services Subcommittee on Personnel about prevention and response to sexual assault in the military, Sen. Martha McSally, R-Ariz., recounts her own experience while serving as a colonel in the Air Force, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, March 6, 2019. McSally, the first female fighter pilot to fly in combat, says she was raped in the Air Force by superior officer. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
March 07, 2019 - 12:08 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Martha McSally, the first female Air Force fighter pilot to fly in combat, said she was sexually assaulted by a superior officer, and later, when she tried to talk about it to military officials, she "felt like the system was raping me all over again." The Arizona Republican...
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In this Wednesday, March 6, 2019 booking photo released by the Cook County Sheriff’s Office is R. Kelly. A Cook County Sheriff's Office official says singer Kelly won't be released from jail until he pays $161,000 in back child support he owes. Sheriff's office spokeswoman Sophia Ansari says Kelly was taken into custody Wednesday during a hearing over the child support and that his next hearing is scheduled for next Wednesday, March 13. (Cook County Sheriff’s Office via AP)
March 06, 2019 - 8:11 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — R. Kelly's day began with a nationally televised broadcast in which he whispered, cried and ranted while pleading with viewers to believe him: He'd never had sex with anyone under 17 and never held anyone against her will. The day ended with a trip to jail after the embattled R&B...
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FILE - This March 23, 2018 file photo shows an envelope containing a 2018 census letter mailed to a U.S. resident as part of the nation's only test run of the 2020 Census. As the U.S. Supreme Court weighs whether the Trump administration can ask people if they are citizens on the 2020 Census, the Census Bureau is quietly seeking comprehensive information about the legal status of millions of immigrants. (AP Photo/Michelle R. Smith, File)
March 06, 2019 - 3:39 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Trump administration's decision to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census "threatens the very foundation of our democratic system" because it would cause a significant undercount of immigrants and Latinos that could distort the distribution of congressional seats, a...
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UC-Berkeley police want to arrest this unnamed suspect seen punching a conservative activist on campus.
UC-Berkeley
KCBS Radio Midday News
March 05, 2019 - 2:05 pm
Authorities filed multiple charges on Tuesday against the man they say was recorded punching a conservative activist on UC-Berkeley's campus last month.
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State Attorney General Xavier Becerra announces on March  5, 2019 that he will not file charges against two Sacramento police officers who fatally shot Stephon Clark.
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Doug Sovern
March 05, 2019 - 12:33 pm
The two Sacramento police officers who fatally shot Stephon Clark, an unarmed black man, did not break any laws, according to state Attorney General Xavier Becerra.
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President Donald Trump gestures as he speaks to the National Association of Attorneys General, Monday, March 4, 2019, in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
March 05, 2019 - 5:54 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats launched a sweeping new probe of President Donald Trump, an aggressive investigation that threatens to shadow the president through the 2020 election season with potentially damaging inquiries into his White House, campaign and family businesses. House Judiciary...
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Representing a group called "Answer Coalition," Jamier Sale, of Sacramento, Calif., right, leads a crowd of about 50 people in chants in front of Arden Fair Mall in Sacramento, Sunday, March 3, 2019
AP Photo/Randall Benton
March 05, 2019 - 3:20 am
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A protest over the shooting of an unarmed black man by Sacramento police has ended with at least 80 arrests, police said. Among those detained were clergy and a reporter. Capt. Norm Leong tweets that the protest Monday night ended with "80 plus arrests. Still processing it...
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Carol Dean, right, cries while embraced by Megan Anderson and her 18-month-old daughter Madilyn, as Dean sifts through the debris of the home she shared with her husband, David Wayne Dean, who died when a tornado destroyed the house in Beauregard, Ala., Monday, March 4, 2019. "He was my wedding gift," said Dean of her husband whom she married three years ago. "He was one in a million. He'd send me flowers to work just to let me know he loved me. He'd send me some of the biggest strawberries in the world. I'm not going to be the same." (AP Photo/David Goldman)
March 04, 2019 - 5:42 pm
BEAUREGARD, Ala. (AP) — Rescue crews using dogs and drones searched for victims amid splintered lumber and twisted metal Monday after the deadliest U.S. tornado in nearly six years ripped through a rural Alabama community. At least 23 people were killed, some of them children. Dozens were missing...
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California Attorney General Xavier Becerra has sued the Trump Administration nearly 40 times and claims the legal battles are having a positive impact.
JC Olivera/Sipa USA
KCBS Radio Afternoon News
March 04, 2019 - 3:35 pm
California Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced Monday that the state has filed a federal lawsuit aiming to block a new Trump administration family planning rule that would limit funding to clinics that direct patients to abortions.
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