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Bernie Sanders meets California fire victims, lays out Green New Deal

4:31am BST

WASHINGTON/SACRAMENTO Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders on Thursday unveiled a $16.3 trillion climate change strategy on a tour of northern California that included meeting families displaced by deadly wildfires and a rally in the state capital Sacramento. | Video

Anti-vaccine activist charged for assault of California senator

22 Aug 2019

SACRAMENTO, Calif. The man behind a petition drive to recall a California state senator and physician pushing for tougher vaccine requirements was charged on Wednesday with assault after livestreaming himself shoving the lawmaker in a sidewalk confrontation in Sacramento.

Kathleen Blanco, Louisiana's first woman governor, dies, led state through hurricanes

19 Aug 2019

Trailblazing former Louisiana Governor Kathleen Babineaux Blanco, whose tenure was dominated by the trauma of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita in 2005, has died from complications of cancer, the state's current governor said on Sunday. She was 76.

Democratic former Colorado Governor Hickenlooper drops 2020 White House bid

15 Aug 2019

Former Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper dropped his bid for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination on Thursday after his centrist campaign failed to catch fire amid two dozen hopefuls seeking to challenge Republican President Donald Trump.

Democratic former Colorado Governor Hickenlooper drops 2020 White House bid

15 Aug 2019

Former Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper dropped his bid for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination on Thursday after his centrist campaign failed to catch fire amid two dozen hopefuls seeking to challenge Republican President Donald Trump.

Presidential hopeful Klobuchar woos rural votes, vows help for farmers

09 Aug 2019

U.S. presidential hopeful Amy Klobuchar on Wednesday will propose help for American farmers including looser restrictions on biofuels and student loan forgiveness, the latest effort by a Democratic candidate to woo rural voters who backed Republican Donald Trump.

Group sues to block California law aimed at forcing Trump to release tax returns

05 Aug 2019

SACRAMENTO, Calif. A conservative legal group has filed a lawsuit seeking to block a new California law aimed at forcing Republican U.S. President Donald Trump to release his tax returns, the latest volley over Democrats' efforts to see the former businessman's financial records.

Four people including gunman killed in shooting at California food festival

29 Jul 2019

SACRAMENTO A gunman killed at least three people at a California food festival on Sunday before being shot dead by police, and police were hunting for a second person they believed was involved in the killing. | Video

U.S. presidential hopeful Harris would spend $60 billion on historically black colleges

26 Jul 2019

Democratic presidential hopeful Kamala Harris on Friday unveiled a plan to invest $60 billion in historically black colleges and universities if elected, the latest effort by the U.S. senator from California to reach out to black voters.

Big donor Steyer's presidential run could deny millions to other Democratic races

19 Jul 2019

SACRAMENTO, Calif. Billionaire Tom Steyer, a longtime friend and key donor to liberal candidates and causes, says he decided to run for the Democratic presidential nomination next year because no other candidate was offering a "mandate for change".

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