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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, and is the most populated subnational entity in North America. 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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Following calls to end protest curfews, some major cities have announced they will no longer enforce them. We learn more about the Vallejo man killed by police...
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Businesses damaged in protests over the killing of George Floyd, an unarmed black man who was asphyxiated in police custody in Minneapolis, should be reimbursed..
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A 5.5 magnitude earthquake struck on Wednesday in the California desert about 150 miles (241 km) northeast of Los Angeles, the U.S. Geological Survey said.
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There's no clear consensus on when the state should fully reopen its economy or schools, but some businesses are done waiting. And a former California police..
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A march in support of Black Lives Matter sponsored by a gay and lesbian group filled the streets of West Hollywood Wednesday. One protester said the march showed..
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A San Jose police officer has been put on leave for yelling at demonstrators who were protesting the death of George Floyd last week.
 
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The state waits on hundreds of millions of N95 masks. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi calls on President Trump to be a "healer in chief." And I talk with the..
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A California appeals court on Tuesday heard arguments in the first case that went to trial over allegations that Bayer AG's glyphosate-based weed killer Roundup..
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California's attorney general on Tuesday submitted proposed regulations for approval under the state's new digital privacy law, which gives Americans the right..
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Protests following the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis swept across the state, prompting at least two countywide curfews in parts of Northern and Southern..
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Looters broke in and damaged a number of stores and businesses in Santa Monica, California, during protests on Sunday. One of the businesses was Powr.TV, owned..
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Stitch Fix Inc said on Monday it plans to cut up to 1,400 jobs in California and invest in other U.S. states where the apparel seller would offer new roles to..
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Apparel seller Stitch Fix Inc plans to cut jobs in California and invest in other U.S. states where the company would offer new roles to all those affected,..
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Protests in response to George Floyd's death in Minneapolis continue as President Trump promises a heavy-handed military response. And nearly half of counties..
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Apparel seller Stitch Fix Inc, which uses algorithms and experts to ship personalized clothing selections to clients, plans to cut up to 1,400 jobs in..
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Monday: Snapshots from a chaotic weekend across the state.
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The family of a California cruise ship passenger who died of coronavirus has sued Princess Cruises and its parent company Carnival in federal court.
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Hundreds of Mexicans and Americans who live south of the border enter southern California's hospitals every day.
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The baby was initially named "X Æ A-12" but later renamed "X Æ A-Xii" to conform with California health codes.
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While most businesses across the United States remained shuttered due to the coronavirus pandemic, Terry Sawyer, co-founder of Hog Island Oyster Co had plenty of..
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A California church argued that restrictions on public gatherings treated houses of worship worse than many businesses.
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The U.S. Supreme Court rejected challenges on Friday to curbs on religious services in California and Illinois during the coronavirus pandemic.
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Los Angeles County gets the go-ahead to reopen restaurants, barbershops and hair salons, even as it remains the center of the state's coronavirus outbreak. And..
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Coronavirus cases are surging in a scorching hot desert region straddling south California and a city near Mexico's Tijuana, leading to saturated hospitals, a..
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Once the coronavirus pandemic forced her Orangetheory gym to close, Chiaki Osaka was eager to stay in shape while staying inside her home in Cupertino,..
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Friday: Some expert advice from Los Angeles. Also: More reopening updates.
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State lawmakers aren't sold on Gov. Gavin Newsom's revised budget so they've offered a counter. I'll sum it up: Borrow. Defer. Tax. And some days, it seems..
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Power regulator California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) has approved PG&E Corp's Chapter 11 reorganization plan, the San Francisco-based utility company..
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The vote increases the likelihood that the utility will resolve its case by a June 30 deadline and get future liability protection from the state.
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Every night, hundreds of farm workers in Mexico crowd for hours in a cramped tunnel to a border station to reach day jobs in Imperial Valley, California, with no..
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Thursday: He has experience dealing with big disruptions. He’ll need it. Also: California sues the Trump administration — again.
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As the novel coronavirus tore through Italy and then New York in March, California, anticipating a deadly surge in cases, ordered hospitals to shut down routine..
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The U.S. topped 100,000 deaths from the coronavirus on Wednesday, as California's case total crossed the same threshold. The state sues the Trump..
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Less than four months after a 57-year-old California woman died and was later found to be the country's first COVID-19 fatality, the coronavirus U.S. death toll..
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A group of 23 U.S. states led by California, the District of Columbia and some major cities are challenging a Trump administration decision to weaken Obama..
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Wednesday: Like many services, it depends on where you live. Also: Testing continues to be a vexing puzzle, as does sheltering with others.
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California has released new guidelines that allow houses of worship to reopen while minimizing the spread of coronavirus. But some churches are in no rush to..
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She cleans hotel rooms the state set aside for homeless individuals to curb the spread of the coronavirus — and the mother of four is getting deported...
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