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Photo of mountain lion kittens born in Southern California

Oh, So Cute! Mountain Lion Kittens Found in SoCal

THOUSAND OAKS — Four new mountain lion kittens have been found by researchers studying the wild cats living in Southern California's Santa Monica Mountains, wildlife officials announced in video posts Tuesday showing the blue-eyed babies meowing and one feisty...
Photo of West Point graduate and former U.S. Army 2nd Lt. Spenser Rapone

‘Commie Cadet’ Resigns From the U.S. Army

WATERTOWN, N.Y. — The images Spenser Rapone posted on Twitter from his West Point graduation were intentionally shocking: In one, the cadet opens his dress uniform to expose a T-shirt with a blood-red image of ...
Photo of handguns at a Las Vegas trade show

Americans Own 46% of World’s Civilian Guns

There are over 1 billion firearms in the world today, including 857 million in civilian hands — with American men and women the dominant owners, according to a study released Monday. The Small Arms Survey says 393 million of the civilian-held firearms, 46 p...
Photo of a roll of "I voted" stickers

Voting Option Boosts Turnout For Madera & Other Counties

SACRAMENTO — Election officials in five California counties that mailed ballots to every voter for this month's primary said the new model appears to have boosted turnout. Counties were still counting ballots from the June 5 primary, so turnout numbers were...
Flames from Palestinian rockets seen over the Gaza Strip

Gaza’s Hamas Rulers Say Cease-Fire Reached With Israel

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — Gaza's Hamas rulers said Wednesday they had agreed to a cease-fire with Israel to end the largest flare-up of violence between the two sides since a 2014 war. Khalil al-Hayya, a senior Hamas official, said Egyptian mediators interven...
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