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California is a state in the Pacific Region of the United States. With 39.6 million residents, California is the most populous U.S. state and the third-largest by area. The state capital is Sacramento. The Greater Los Angeles Area and the San Francisco Bay Area are the nation's second- and fifth-most populous urban regions, with 18.7 million and 9.7 million residents respectively. Los Angeles is California's most populous city, and the country's second-most populous, after New York City. California also has the nation's most populous county, Los Angeles County, and its largest county by area, San Bernardino County. The City and County of San Francisco is both the country's second-most densely populated major city after New York City and the fifth-most densely populated county, behind only four of the five New York City boroughs.

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A California man has admitted to having 30 pounds (13.6 kilograms) of marijuana in a suitcase aboard a plane heading to West Virginia.
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California police have arrested a man suspected of making online threats to shoot up a Jewish temple, saying he had a fascination with Adolf Hitler and planned..
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The MTV Movie & TV Awards were held Saturday in Santa Monica, Calif., but aired Monday.
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Naphtali Moimoi, a California high school football player signed with Wyoming, is believed to have drowned in a rip current at Half Moon Bay.
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California's governor shared the news online and mentioned the rainbow flag was raised in honor to "celebrate and support" the LGBTQ community.
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A gunman shot two people in a Costco parking lot Monday afternoon in Southern California before turning his weapon on himself.
 
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"There's nothing that we propose here today that is at odds with what [the NRA] claims they stand for," California congressman says
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Dr. Seuss was inspired to write "The Lorax" because he was passionate about saving the trees in La Jolla, California. Now, his favorite tree there has fallen..
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Ted Geisel, better known as Dr. Suess, was inspired to create 'The Lorax' while looking at the Monterey Cypress tree from his California home.
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As bad as last year's wildfire season was in the western U.S., this season's could be even worse, federal forecasters warn.
 
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The state is looking to expand the state's earned income tax credit
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The state is teaming up with Silicon Valley to make mental health services more available. Promises abound, and so do potential problems.
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California valedictorian pulls no punches in grad speech, little birds cause big flap for Illinois music festival, and more
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Prisoners can legally possess less than an ounce of marijuana while serving their sentence.
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A man was shot after he attacked an off-duty Corona police officer who was holding his child, according to the Corona Police Department.
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The following is a transcript of the interview with Democratic Rep. Adam Schiff of California that aired Sunday, June 16, 2019, on "Face the Nation"
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Rep. Adam Schiff, D-California, joins moderator Margaret Brennan to discuss the U.S. response to Iran's suspected involvement in attacks on oil tankers in the..
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Police want to use facial recognition software as a tool, but some California lawmakers say such technology represents a threat to privacy.
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The “chubby kid” from the rough-and-tumble boxing circuit on the Mexican border upset Anthony Joshua to claim the heavyweight crown. In Imperial, Calif.,..
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When an elderly couple was found brutally murdered in their bed – stabbed 128 times -- police faced the coldest killer they’d ever encountered … and he was..
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When Sarah Rice heard about S.B. 1391, a proposed law that could potentially see her grandmother’s killer have his prison sentence drastically reduced, she..
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Yolo County, Calif., Deputy D.A. Amanda Zambor tells “48 Hours”’ Erin Moriarty why she thinks convicted killer Daniel Marsh, who took the stand to plead..
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A teenager said after he killed an elderly couple “it felt amazing.” Now a controversial new California law could set him free at 25. "48 Hours"..
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Daniel Marsh, 15, who confessed to killing an elderly Davis County, Calif., couple in 2013 and who says he has fantasies about killing, tells FBI Special Agent..
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A shooting at a Costco has left one person dead, and two others injured.
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Octavio and Omar Viramontes graduated from Harvard and UCLA Medical school, respectively, just one day apart
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The gunfire sent shoppers racing for the exits and ducking for cover
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Police confirm that one man was killed and others were injured, after a deadly shooting broke out at a Costco in California. Witnesses say they heard seven or..
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Octavio and Omar Viramontes, twin boys who worked the grape fields of central California after their family moved from Mexico when they were ten, are now..
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At least one person is dead and three others, including the gunman, are injured after an argument erupted inside a Costco in southern California. The shooting..
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A gunman opened fire inside a Southern California Costco during an argument, killing a man, wounding two other people, according to police.
 
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A police agency will pursue a misdemeanor battery charge against the president of the Toronto Raptors after he was accused of hitting a sheriff's deputy in the..
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A San Diego high school valedictorian went scorched-earth on school staff during her graduation speech last week -- and her remarks went viral. "CBS This..
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"This starts to be about privilege,” said Richard Pan, the pediatrician-turned-state senator who sponsored the California bill.
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Former model and her boyfriend pleaded not guilty to murder and conspiracy in the killing of a California psychiatrist in Las Vegas
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California lawmakers on Thursday approved a $214.8 billion budget. It now goes to Gov. Gavin Newsom, who is expected to sign it in the coming days.
 
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Family attorney John Burris dismissed the report by the same expert who deemed police had probable cause in the fatal 2018 shooting of Stephon Clark.
 
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A high school valedictorian in California called out a teacher and her school's staff during her graduation speech.
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Margaret Hunter has agreed to cooperate with the prosecution in a case in which she and her husband, a six-term California congressman, were accused of using..
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The wife of indicted Republican U.S. Rep. Duncan Hunter of California has pleaded guilty to conspiracy to misuse campaign funds, including for an Italy trip that..
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Lobbying by celebrity opponents has drawn national attention to a measure that would make medical exemptions to vaccination harder to get.
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Biel and Kennedy want to California's capital to lobby against a bill that would limit medical exemptions for vaccines
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Actress Jessica Biel joined anti-vaxxer Robert F. Kennedy Jr. in California to lobby against a bill that has been opposed by anti-vaccine advocates.
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Jessica Biel met with lawmakers as the California state house reviewed a new bill that has been opposed by anti-vaccine advocates.
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There's a good reason why you rarely see these whales.
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PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. - The sights and sounds at Pebble Beach are almost too good to believe, and...
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The search for a prominent automotive journalist missing since last week in northern California's gold country has focused on a river where his motorcycle,..
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A driver was arrested after a California police officer spotted his phony 1960s-style 'Califas' license plate with wobbly yellow letters and numbers.
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California Democratic Rep. Raul Ruiz is introducing a bill to improve the health care of migrants in the custody of Customs and Border Protection. He says it..
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A Northern California police officer was arrested for allegedly soliciting a minor on Tinder for sex. Police in San Jose said the arrest was thanks to a..
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Three satellites for the Canadian Space Agency's Earth-monitoring Radarsat program were launched into orbit from California on Wednesday aboard a reused SpaceX..
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The love affair and brutal executions of a young, decorated Marine sergeant and his wife rocked a California community in 2008 – baffling detectives and NCIS..
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Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., chair of the House Intelligence Committee, spoke at the beginning of a hearing on the counterintelligence implications of special..
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The Cavaliers have hired University of California, Berkeley women's basketball head coach Lindsay Gottlieb to be an assistant on John Beilein's staff.
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A teenager said after he killed an elderly couple “it felt amazing.” Now a controversial new California law could set him free at 25. "48 Hours"..
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California woman to be first ever to lead Army infantry division, Utah mom rejects secrecy around intersex children, and more
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