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Soda tax’s last stand? Bay Area preps for showdown
If two of the most progressive U.S. cities don’t pass a tax on sugary drinks, will the idea finally fizzle out?
Border money request won’t include policy change
President Barack Obama is preparing to ask Congress for emergency spending of more than $2 billion to deal with the crisis of unaccompanied kids at the Southern border, but for now he won’t seek legal changes to send the children back home more quickly.
Court halts denial of licenses for immigrants
An appeals court sided with advocates for young immigrants who argued that Arizona’s policy of denying them driver’s licenses even though they had work permits under an Obama administration policy violated their equal protection rights.
California shark bite victim feared for his life
Steven Robles was an hour into his regular weekend swim off some of Southern California’s most popular beaches when he came face-to-face with a great white shark.
Some US-bound air travelers must turn on phones
Passengers at some overseas airports that offer U.S.-bound flights will soon be required to power on their electronic devices in order to board their flights.
Corporations are people? It’s a real legal concept
There may be more to that “we the people” notion than you thought.
US seeks more security at some overseas airports
U.S. intelligence officials are concerned that al-Qaida is trying to develop a new and improved bomb that could go undetected through airport security.
Christmas in July: TV week of holiday programming
The Hallmark TV channels are beginning a week’s worth of holiday programming on the Fourth of July — but think ornaments and egg nog instead of fireworks and hot dogs.
Judge strikes down Kentucky’s gay marriage ban
A federal judge in Kentucky struck down the state’s ban on gay marriage on Tuesday, though the ruling was temporarily put on hold and it was not immediately clear when same-sex couples could be issued marriage licenses.
New recalls and questions about auto parts safety
The ignition switch recalls now engulfing General Motors and Chrysler are raising new questions about the safety of the parts across the American auto industry.
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