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California’s Monarch Butterflies Critically Low for 2nd Year

SAN FRANCISCO — The western monarch butterfly population wintering along California's coast remains critically low for the second year in a row, a count by an environmental group released Thursday showed. “We had hoped that the western monarch population wo...
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California Still Most Populous, but Stalls at 39.9 Million

SACRAMENTO — California's population has stalled at 39.9 million people as expensive housing prices and other factors convince more people to leave the state for other parts of the country. An estimate released Friday showed California added 141,300 people ...
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US Angers Palestinians With Reversal on Israeli Settlements

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration on Monday softened the U.S. position on Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank, reversing four decades of American policy and further undermining the effort to gain Palestinian statehood. “Calling the establishme...