Photo: Immigrant supporters protest during the Los Angeles City Council ad hoc committee on immigration meeting to discuss the city's response to threats by the Trump administration to cut funding from Los Angeles and other jurisdictions which federal officials say are providing sanctuary to illegal immigrants arrested for crimes, in Los Angeles, California, U.S., March 30, 2017. (Lucy Nicholson/Reuters)
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San Francisco and Santa Clara have filed suit to block President Trump’s executive order to withdraw federal funding from cities that don’t cooperate with federal immigration officials. A hearing is set for Friday.
Democratic lawmakers are pushing to move California’s primary up to make it more relevant in 2020, but will it make a difference if they succeed?
The Clippers will play the Sacramento Kings tonight, the last night of the regular NBA season. Win or lose, the Clippers will face the Utah Jazz in the first round of the playoffs. The NHL playoffs start tonight, and the Anaheim Ducks are a top seed.
A new forensics technique has crime experts riled up. One company says it can use DNA to predict what a killer looks like.
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