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California Bill Would Seal 2 Million Criminal Records

SACRAMENTO — The California Legislature will consider a bill that would wipe the low-level criminal records of about 2 million people going back decades. It's the author's second attempt to remove barriers to finding work or housing. In California, arrest a...
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At the Oscars, ‘The Cave’ Aims to Provide Hope to Syria

NEW YORK — Home is a complicated notion for Feras Fayyad, the director of the Oscar-nominated Syrian documentary “The Cave.” His family home in Syria is believed to have been taken just weeks ago as President’s Bashar al-Assad’s Russian-backed forces seized th...
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Borgeas Explains Why He Voted ‘No’ on SB 50 Housing Bill

SACRAMENTO — Desperate for more housing in the nation's most populous state, the leader of the California Senate committed Thursday to passing a law this year to add more housing in a state facing a shortage of 3.5 million homes. Senate President Pro Tem To...
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California Asks for Surplus Federal Land to House Homeless

SACRAMENTO — California is asking the Trump administration to provide surplus federal land that could be used to build housing for the homeless, mirroring a new state program. “You could match our commitment by similarly providing free surplus federal land ...