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Euthanasia Bill Makes Its Way Through California Legislature

An assisted suicide bill which would allow physicians in California to administer lethal drugs to mentally competent, terminally ill patients to accelerate their deaths, passed the first of two state Senate committee panels on Wednesday. The hearing was an emotional one, and legislators heard starkly opposing views.
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Ayaan Hirsi Ali Explains to Jon Stewart How Islam Differs from Other Religions

World-renowned author and staunch critic of Islam Ayaan Hirsi Ali appeared on the The Daily Show this week, where host Jon Stewart attempted to challenge her assertion that Islam is different from the world's three major Abrahamic religions--Judaism, Christianity, and Islam--as Hirsi Ali asserts in her latest book, Heretic: Why Islam Needs a Reformation Now.
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Experts Wrestle with Anti-Israel Movement on Campus

LOS ANGELES, California -- With anti-Israel sentiment spreading on college campuses around the world, especially through the "boycott, divestment, sanctions" (BDS) movement, experts gathered in Los Angeles on Sunday to suggest ways to push back during Stand With Us's first anti-BDS conference.
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Sacramento Parents Alarmed by Tuberculosis Outbreak

Two Sacramento-area schools are preparing to test 200 children for tuberculosis (TB) next week after it was discovered that two kids tested positive for the infectious disease and may have exposed others. Several students have also been infected with whooping cough (pertussis) in Salinas.
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New Zealander Sentenced to Prison for Bar Ad with Picture of Buddha Wearing Headphones

Freedom of speech and expression have come under scrutiny with a vengeance recently. In Burma (Myanmar), it was taken to a whole new level when a bar manager from New Zealand and his two Burmese colleagues were sentenced to two-and-a-half years in prison--with hard labor---for posting an image on social media of a Buddha wearing headphones, in an attempt to promote unlimited frozen margaritas.
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1,000 Convictions to Be Reviewed After SFPD Racist Text Scandal

A series of racist and homophobic text messages allegedly sent by officers in the San Francisco Police Department could result in the dismissal of three pending criminal cases as early as next week, and the review of 1,000 convictions that took place over the course of the last decade. Additionally, as many as 120 other cases could be scrapped.
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New Calendar Features India’s Acid Attack Survivors

Evil presents itself in many forms. For a group of 11 brave, young Indian women, it arrived in the form of acid attacks. And this past International Women's Day, on March 8, these bold women were featured in a calendar devoted to spreading awareness about one of the most heinous crimes against females: the "Stop Acid Attacks" campaign by the Chhanv Foundation--a group focused on shining a spotlight on acid attack survivors and stopping the trend.
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Exclusive: Union Official Says ‘Corporate Greed’ Behind Push for H-1B Visas

A so-called "war on the American worker" has intensified in the Golden State. Massive layoffs are being spearheaded by the multi-billion dollar Southern California Edison utilities company, which is terminating scores of American IT workers and replacing them with immigrant IT workers, from a slew of foreign counties, who are willing to work for far less compensation. These immigrants are in the U.S. on an H-1B visa program.
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Exclusive: Iranians Selling U.S. Assets As Nuclear Deal Nears

An Iranian who is living in between the United States and Iran in California told Breitbart News in an exclusive interview that he and many other Iranians who are nationals of the Islamic Republic are selling their U.S. assets in order to increase the supply of U.S. dollars inside of Iran and to help stimulate their country's economic growth.
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Bomb-Sniffing Elephants? Not So Nutty, Says U.S. Army

Dogs, bees, rats, and even dolphins and sea lions have been used to help sniff out explosives throughout most of the world. Recently, elephants have been added to that list as researchers in South Africa have teamed up with the U.S. Army to train these massive yet gentle mammals help them detect TNT; a common explosive material found in land mines.
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He’s Back: Obama in L.A! What You Need to Know

President Barack Obama will arrive in Los Angeles just in time for primetime rush hour Thursday. He will be attending a Democratic National Committee fundraiser and pre-taping a TV segment for "Jimmy Kimmel Live" in Burbank. Santa Monica and Hollywood will also be affected.
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UCLA Unanimously Passes Antisemitism Resolution

The undergraduate student government at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) voted unanimously on Tuesday to pass a resolution condemning all forms of antisemitism and hatred or hostility geared towards Jewish students on campus.
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UC Irvine Flag Meeting Canceled Due to Threats

Threats of violence directed at students forced UC Irvine administrators to cancel a Tuesday night student meeting meant to discuss the transient decision to remove the American flag from the lobby of the student government's building.
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Ashton Kutcher: We Need More Diaper Changing Stations in Men’s Restrooms

Fatherhood has been treating Ashton Kutcher well and given him a newfound appreciation for all it entails--so much so that he recently took to social media to advocate for diaper changing stations in men's restrooms. Kutcher's comments were met with echoes of approval by other men said they have an equal influence as women do in child rearing.

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