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Effort to end cash bail in California clears major hurdle in Legislature

A bill to end money bail in California passed out of the state Assembly, clearing a major legislative hurdle despite mounting opposition to last-minute changes that gave judges greater power to decide who should remain incarcerated ahead of trial.

A Silver Lake historic treasure — or 'a junky old gas station'?

The debate over whether to preserve the Silver Lake Texaco Service Station is the latest and starkest example of the competing pressures to save the past and build for the future.

Trump administration's rewrite of Clean Power Plan will be a boon to the coal industry

The new power plan would relieve the electricity industry — the second-largest producer of potent greenhouse gases nationwide — from aggressive goals for reducing its carbon footprint.

Trump sees political win in some Democrats' calls to abolish ICE

Establishment Democrats worry that calls by some progressives to abolish ICE, which has more than 20,000 employees, could backfire in November.

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