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Nation Mar 24Some California children exposed to higher lead levels than those in Flint
Children in 29 California neighborhoods have been exposed to high levels of lead poisoning that rival those of Flint, Michigan, according to data Reuters obtained from the California Department of Public Health.
Nation Mar 16How California is preparing for a future full of extreme weather
There's no end in sight for California's extreme weather. Gov. Jerry Brown has requested $437 million to prepare for it.
Arts Feb 16Monopoly is ditching the thimble, a token of the past
Who wants to be the thimble in Monopoly? Apparently no one--fans around the world have voted it out.
World Feb 03Louvre Museum attacker in life-threatening condition, French prosecutor says
A French soldier shot and wounded a man Friday as he rushed the area outside the museum with a machete shouting “God is great” in Arabic.
Nation Jan 26Nearly half of California is no longer in a drought
By comparison, only 5 percent of the state was drought-free one year ago, according to the United States Drought Monitor.
World Jan 25Bolt loses gold medal after teammate fails anti-doping test
Usain Bolt has been stripped of one of his nine Olympic gold medals after a teammate tested positive for a banned substance.
Science Jan 14California begins to emerge from its five-year drought
Despite some improvements in drought conditions, California Gov. Jerry Brown is not ready to ease or rescind the drought state of emergency declaration he made in 2014.
Nation Jan 11Facing charges, Volkswagen agrees to pay $4.3 billion in emissions cheating scandal
U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch and Environmental Protection Agency chief Gina McCarthy announced Tuesday that the German automaker would plead guilty to felony charges.
Science Jan 05New NASA missions to study ‘fossils’ of the solar system
Jupiter's Trojan asteroids are thought to be remnants of the material that formed the solar system's more distant planets. NASA plans to visit them in one of two upcoming missions.