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California

State in the western United States

California is a state in the Pacific Region of the United States. With 39.5 million residents across a total area of about 163,696 square miles (423,970 km2), California is the most populous U.S. state and the third-largest by area, and is also the world's thirty-fourth most populous subnational entity. California is also the most populated subnational entity in North America, and has its state capital in 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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President Trump did not follow through on threats to withhold aid to California, and did offer firefighting assistance to Russia's Vladimir Putin.
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Nearly 400 detainees and 240 staff at the California ICE facility have been tested, with results trickling in. There have been 61 positives so far.
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A fallen firefighter was honored Tuesday with a procession along a highway in Southern California. Charles Morton died on Sept. 17 while battling the El Dorado..
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Up to 85 structures may have burned, officials say. The blaze has torched more than 106,000 acres and full containment is not expected until Oct. 30
 
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The fire was fueled by vegetation that hadn't burned in decades and pushed by erratic winds
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Charles Morton died last week battling the El Dorado Fire in the San Bernardino National Forest, a wildfire ignited during a gender reveal gathering.
 
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Plus: LAPD using controversial facial recognition technology, and San Diego State experiences back-to-school COVID outbreak.
 
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Most lower-income students are learning online. But in Cajon Valley, Calif., they’re back in school. Here’s how they did it.
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California surpassed 15K deaths as the U.S. death toll moved closer to 200K. The CDC updated its guidelines on transmission. Latest COVID-19 news.
 
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Before this teased out tot was acting in an iconic performance for a memorable '90s film, she was just another blonde beauty taking her school photos in San..
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Firefighters in southern California are battling one of the largest wildfires ever to hit Los Angeles County. The Bobcat fire has ravaged nearly 100 acres with..
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The news adds yet another buffer in the ongoing app battle between the U.S. and China.
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Cajon Valley in California is doing something that many lower-income districts have postponed: offering in-person instruction.
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Wildfires continue to rip through the West Coast, and California is taking the brunt of the damage. One firefighter has died battling the blazes. Lilia Luciano..
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Blazes in the state have so far destroyed 3.5 million acres.
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The death toll from the unrelenting Western wildfires continues to climb as officials confirm the death of a firefighter who was killed battling the El Dorado..
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Here's the latest for Friday, July 17: Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg says her cancer has returned; The Pentagon bans the confederate flag on military..
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Plus: Doris Day house listed for $7.4 million, schools reopen for a price, N95 masks recalled.
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A firefighter died battling a wildfire in California that officials said was sparked by a device used to reveal a baby's gender. The death happened Thursday in..
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In California alone, more than 1 million people have yet to claim the emergency relief payments.
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In California, this year's record-breaking wildfires have already burned over 3.4 million acres. Joseph Serna, a metro reporter for the Los Angeles Times, joined..
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A firefighter died Thursday battling a wildfire sparked at a gender reveal party near Yucaipa, the forest service confirmed Friday.
 
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There are a number of ways to help, including donating to relief organizations and signing up to host displaced community members.
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The cause of the death is under investigation, according to the U.S. Forest Service.
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California’s numerous fires are challenging the survival of some of the state’s oldest and most storied small communities.
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Plus: Aunt Becky heads to jail and workers at small businesses will get more family leave under a new law.
 
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Yosemite National Park will close Friday due to hazardous air quality and smoke caused by several massive blazes scorching California's Sierra Nevada.
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Massive wildfires burning in California, Oregon and Washington state have spread smoke as far away as New York City and Washington, D.C. The fires have killed..
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This week California. Next week the Gulf Coast. Next month Australia. Around the world, we all see the impact of climate change.
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Thursday: The August Complex, California’s largest fire ever, started burning a month ago.
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The latest forecast for Tropical Storm Sally; 19-year-old helicopter pilot helps put out wildfires in California
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Plus: Will Disneyland reopen soon?
 
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California Gov. Gavin Newsom expressed optimism on Wednesday over the state's fight against the coronavirus and the wildfires burning across the state. (Sept...
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As wildfires continue to ravage California, firefighters can use all the help they can get. That includes a 19-year-old pilot. Norah O'Donnell has her story.
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"As soon as I got into flying I knew that was going to be one of my end goals was to get into firefighting," said Ashli Blaine.
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All of the boat's passengers and one crew member sleeping below deck were killed.
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But the changes could backfire, experts say, pushing more insurers to stop offering coverage in areas where fire risk is rising because of climate change.
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"It is not the same world that I spent most of my life basing my career around," parade artist Stephanie Mufson said, adding that "to survive and thrive, you..
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Extreme temperatures and more severe droughts, the result of human-caused climate change, have created a world that’s ready to burn.
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Travis Scott's getting dinged for the rowdy gathering at a Mickey D's over his new $6 meal ... but he won't have to pay much more than that to get out of..
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Dangerously dirty air in Oregon, Washington state and California spewing from wildfires is seeping into homes and businesses, sneaking into cars through vents..
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Touring wildfire damage Tuesday in her home state, California Sen. Kamala Harris said "ideology should not kick in" when responding to wildfires and the climate..
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Also: Farmworkers say they can't get masks. The postal service's performance was 'spotty at best.' And stream El Grito tonight!
 
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220,000 people have evacuated across California, Oregon and Washington, while millions of others continue to be exposed to harsh air conditions.
 
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Evacuation orders were reduced as officials gained more control over fires in southern Oregon and northern California, but hazardous air quality remains
 
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In Oregon, more than 1 million acres are burning, and wildfires have wiped out two small towns near the California border.
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The president visited California after weeks of silence on its wildfires and blamed the crisis only on poor forest management, not climate change. “I don’t..
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A trade organization representing California's theme parks is urging California Gov. Gavin Newsom to issue guidelines for theme parks to reopen.
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President Trump says forest management is a primary culprit for Western wildfires and not climate change, as California officials and scientists say.
 
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At least 35 people have been confirmed dead and dozens are still missing in wildfires burning in California, Oregon and Washington state. CBS News correspondent..
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The wildfires raging on the West Coast are an all but inescapable crisis around the country, with at least 27 people dead in three states, and smoke haze..
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Tuesday: Although the governor and the president were polite, they disagreed about the reality of climate change.
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Thousands of Americans are bracing for impact as Hurricane Sally barrels toward the Gulf Coast. Also, the hunt for the suspect who shot two sheriff's deputies in..
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In California, the president blamed forest management for the fires: This is your morning tip sheet.
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Reminders of devastation are everywhere: Burnt-out cars, piles of ash where buildings once stood. Then there's the choking smoke in the air.
 
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Biden and Trump battle over what caused the California wildfires, counties prepare for Tuesday's review of coronavirus tiers, and "The Golden Girls" celebrate a..
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Rescuers gave the little survivor a fitting name: Trooper.
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The president visited California after weeks of silence on its wildfires and blamed the crisis only on poor forest management, not climate change. “I don’t..
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At least 35 people are confirmed dead from historic wildfires in the West where dozens of blazes continue to rage. Jonathan Vigliotti has the latest.
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At a briefing with California officials on the devastating wildfires in the West, President Trump said he doesn't think science knows about climate change. CBS..
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President Donald Trump presented the Distinguished Flying Cross to seven members of the California National Guard who helped rescue over 200 people trapped by..
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At a wildfires briefing in California Monday, Gov. Gavin Newsom and other state officials urged President Donald Trump to accept that "climate change is real."..
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A president who has mocked climate change and pushed policies that accelerate it is set to be briefed on the scorched earth and ash-filled skies that experts say..
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There are deadly blazes burning in California, Washington and Oregon, and at least 35 people have died as a result of the fires.
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