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‘California is a nation, not a state’: This movement wants a break from the U.S.
Bolstered by the election of President Trump, the group Yes California is seeking the 585,407 signatures necessary to place a secessionist question on the 2018 ballot. Its goal is to have California become its own country, separate and apart from the United States.


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Homeland Security memos outline broad plans to bolster deportation efforts
Homeland Security Secretary John F. Kelly signed sweeping new guidelines for measures to more aggressively detain and deport illegal immigrants. The documents detail plans to hire thousands of additional enforcement agents, speed up deportation hearings and expand the pool of immigrants prioritized for removal.



Trump attempts to reset after rocky start, promising ‘change for the ages’
At a Florida rally that was perhaps the clearest sign of an attempt to regroup after a tumultuous first four weeks, he rattled off familiar campaign promises, scolded the media, mocked protesters, spoke of “a new day” and basked in applause.






Sweden has no idea what Trump meant when he said, ‘Look at what’s happening … in Sweden’
A former prime minister said he thinks the president was speaking of a nonexistent attack when he mentioned Sweden at a Florida rally. Swedish media said the biggest headline on the night in question was a technical issue at a musical contest.





















Iraq begins final push to retake Mosul, prime minister says
Weeks after recapturing the eastern half of Mosul, Iraqi forces advanced in an attempt to drive the Islamic State from its last major redoubt in Iraq.


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Former D.C. schools chief takes on DeVos: 'Sorry lady … this is so amateur and unprofessional'
Kaya Henderson was not happy about the remarks Education Secretary Betsy DeVos made about teachers she saw at a D.C. public school.


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The cost of silence: Why more CEOs are speaking out in the Trump era
More and more consumers and employees expect the companies they buy from or work for to take a stand on social issues. And chief executives are responding.


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Utah Republican argues against equal pay for women: It's 'bad for families' and society
Following the outcry over his remarks that were directed at a bill authorizing a study of the pay gap in the state, the vice chair of the Wasatch County GOP apologized and resigned from his post.


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When it comes to heart attacks, women are different from men
Coronary heart disease is the No. 1 killer of men and women in the United States. But women more often than men have heart attacks where there is no coronary obstruction, and the danger is hard to detect ahead of time.


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HBO’s ‘Big Little Lies’ transcends the usual rich-mommies drama
With a top-notch cast, the exquisitely conceived and structured show delivers a deeply absorbing, highly addictive murder mystery matched with a carefully considered psychological work-up of an elite community.


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6 California educators suspended for mocking students who skipped school on immigrant boycott day
The five teachers and one guidance coordinator work in a predominantly Latino school district. One teacher described students who joined “A Day Without Immigrants” as “lazy.” Others said classes were quieter and more productive.


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News quiz: Location, location, location
As usual, our quiz tests how closely you’ve paid attention. The faster you correctly answer, the more points you can score.


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Eating our way across Canada
Driving along the Trans-Canada Highway isn’t a road trip. It’s a family culinary tour.


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Six filters you don’t want to forget
Neglecting to change them doesn’t just damage your appliances — it could also harm your health.


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