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Trump Transgender Decision Has Sacramento Parents UpsetLeaders and lawmakers met at the state Capitol on Thursday, denouncing the president's decision, calling it an attack on transgender youth.
VIDEO: California GOP Lawmaker Removed From Floor After Speech Critical Of Late SenatorA California state lawmaker was removed from the Senate floor after refusing to stop delivering a speech criticizing former Sen. Tom Hayden for his anti-war activism in Vietnam.
Republican Senator Open To Subpoena For Donald Trump Tax RecordsSusan Collins, a Republican who has served as a U.S. senator from Maine since 1997, sits on the Senate Intelligence Committee, which is investigating Russian interference in the 2016 election.
Conservative Group Cancels Milo Yiannopoulos Speech Over Pedophilia RemarksThe conservative Reagan Battalion blog tweeted video clips Sunday in which Yiannopoulos discussed Jews, sexual consent, statutory rape, child abuse and homosexuality.
Trump Hits Iran With New Sanctions For Missile TestThe Trump administration ordered sanctions against more than two dozen people and companies from the Persian Gulf to China Friday in retaliation for Iran's recent ballistic missile test, increasing pressure on Tehran without directly undercutting a landmark nuclear deal with the country.
Pres. Trump's Hardline Views Prompt Nonprofits To Reject Aid MoneyNonprofit groups are rejecting federal grant money to combat violent extremism because of what they described as President Donald Trump's actions against the Muslim and Arab community.

California News

TV Star, Joseph Wapner, Dead At 97A family member says Joseph Wapner, who presided over "The People's Court" with steady force during the heyday of the reality courtroom show, has died. He was 97.
'Titanic' Actor Bill Paxton Has DiedA family representative says prolific and charismatic actor Bill Paxton, who played an astronaut in "Apollo 13" and a treasure hunter in "Titanic," has died from complications due to surgery.
Celebrities Launch Pot Brands As California Legalizes MarijuanaCountry singer Willie Nelson, the children of the late reggae icon Bob Marley and comedian Whoopi Goldberg are just a few of the growing number of celebrities publicly jumping into the marijuana industry and eyeing the California pot market, which is expected to explode after voters legalized the recreational use of weed.
Celebrities Call For Unity At Rally For Immigration RightsAs most of Hollywood gears up for the Oscars on Sunday and the whirlwind of events and parties this weekend, celebrities and top talent agents gathered in Beverly Hills to do something a little different: rally for immigration rights.
Agency Plans To Award Mexico Border Wall Contracts By AprilU.S. Customs and Border Protection said Friday that it plans to start awarding contracts by mid-April for President Donald Trump's proposed border wall with Mexico, signaling that he is aggressively pursuing plans to erect "a great wall" along the 2,000-mile border.
Agency Plans To Award Border Wall Contracts By April, Billions In Funding UnclearAn internal Homeland Security Department report prepared for Kelly estimates the cost of extending the wall along the entire U.S.-Mexico border at about $21 billion, according to a U.S. government official who is involved in border issues.

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