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Dems Kick off Iowa Caucuses Amid Worry Over Beating Trump

DES MOINES, Iowa — A Democratic campaign that has cost more than $1 billion, dashed the ambitions of veteran politicians, forced conversations about race, gender and identity and prompted fierce debate over health care and taxes crests Monday in the Iowa caucuses. By day's end, tens of thousands of Democrats...

Report: California Cops More Likely to Stop Black Drivers

SACRAMENTO — Black drivers in California were stopped by police at 2.5 times the per capita rate of whites and searched three times as often, according to the latest report Thursday from a first-in-the-nation attempt to track racial profiling by police. Under a 2015 law, when California police make a...

New California Laws Help Animals, Fire Victims, Immigrants

SACRAMENTO — Hundreds of new California laws take effect with the start of the new year, including measures stemming from the devastating wildfires that have swept the state. Others address animal rights, criminal justice, businesses and health care. Among them: Wildfires — In a step to curb greenhouse gas emissions, California becomes...

Women’s National Soccer Team Players Sue for Equal Pay

Players for the U.S. women's national soccer team have filed a federal gender discrimination lawsuit seeking pay that is equitable to that of their male counterparts. The action comes just three months before the team will defend its title at the Women's World Cup in France. The players allege that...

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