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Assembly Approves Sending Parolee Voting Measure to Ballot

SACRAMENTO — The California Assembly on Thursday narrowly approved putting a measure on the ballot next year that would let tens of thousands of parolees vote in future elections. California Secretary of State Alex Padilla and other advocates say ending the...
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Bill to Ban Most Paper Receipts in California Fails

SACRAMENTO — Those body-length receipts from retail stores are here to stay. A bill before the California Legislature would have banned paper receipts unless requested by a customer. But a legislative commit...
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McConnell Rejects Democrats’ Demands to Change Border Bill

WASHINGTON — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell demanded Thursday that House Democrats drop their insistence for changes in a $4.6 billion border aid package the Senate passed with overwhelming bipartisan support and instead give final congressional approv...
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Israel Faces Repeat 2019 Election After Parliament Dissolves

JERUSALEM — Israel embarked Thursday on an unprecedented snap election campaign — the second this year — after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu failed to form a governing coalition and instead dissolved parliament. In what seemed an improbable scenario jus...