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President Trump infuriated a fractured Democratic party this week by telling four of its newest members to go back to where they came from, but did his statement galvanize his base or…

President Trump infuriated a fractured Democratic party this week by telling four of its newest members to go back to where they came from, but did his statement galvanize his base or his opponents’?

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Controversies continue over the use of Oceano Dunes park

The Oceano Dunes State Vehicular Recreation Area, outside of the quiet beach town of Oceano, has been making headlines this summer following six deaths at the park this year.

EPA won't ban chlorpyrifos pesticide, despite researchers' concerns

The Environmental Protection Agency announced that it will not ban the use of a pesticide called chlorpyrifos, which is used on fruit, nuts, soybeans, broccoli, cauliflower, and other…

President Trump announced on Thursday that he plans to nominate Eugene Scalia as his new Secretary of Labor. Eugene Scalia's father is the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Our critics review the Netflix original "Secret Obsession," starring Brenda Song as a woman who wakes up with amnesia after a traumatic attack; "Into the Ashes," about an ex-con who…

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

President Donald Trump was at a campaign rally in North Carolina yesterday, basking in chants of “send her back.”

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Southern California Edison announced this week it will restart transfer operations of nuclear waste in San Onofre Nuclear Power Plant in San Diego County.

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Union workers attack Garcetti on homelessness, Green New Deal

Mayor Eric Garcetti is halfway through his second and final term in office, but that hasn’t stopped one of the city’s biggest unions from releasing new ads attacking him.

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What are the key issues for local black voters heading into the 2020 presidential election?

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What are the key issues for local black voters heading into the 2020 presidential election?

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The Diocese of Orange opened its newly renovated Christ Cathedral today. Bishop Kevin Vann delivered the first mass and dedication ceremony.

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The Diocese of Orange opened its newly renovated Christ Cathedral today. Bishop Kevin Vann delivered the first mass and dedication ceremony.

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Marianne Williamson is Oprah Winfrey's former spiritual advisor, a motivational speaker and a New York Times bestselling author.

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Marianne Williamson is Oprah Winfrey's former spiritual advisor, a motivational speaker and a New York Times bestselling author.

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Etsy is an online marketplace for all things handmade and crafty. It's also a place to buy hard-to-find fruits in bulk, such as mangosteens, rambutans, and guava.

Can't find tropical fruit at the grocery store? Try Etsy

Etsy is an online marketplace for all things handmade and crafty. It's also a place to buy hard-to-find fruits in bulk, such as mangosteens, rambutans, and guava.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

We continue our summer series called #stayhome in Big Sur, the coastal community in Northern California.

Big Sur is a victim of its beauty, as tourists overcrowd the former hippie haven

We continue our summer series called #stayhome in Big Sur, the coastal community in Northern California.

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The Health and Human Services Department has told clinics like Planned Parenthood that if they want to keep receiving federal funds, they can’t refer their patients for abortions.

The future of Planned Parenthood with no federal funding

The Health and Human Services Department has told clinics like Planned Parenthood that if they want to keep receiving federal funds, they can’t refer their patients for abortions.

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California Democratic Congressman Eric Swalwell and his Democratic colleagues in the House recently voted to condemn the president’s recent remarks about four Congresswomen as racist.

The evolution of the alt-right in America

California Democratic Congressman Eric Swalwell and his Democratic colleagues in the House recently voted to condemn the president’s recent remarks about four Congresswomen as racist.

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From immigration raids and the census to the Mueller report to concerns about the looming federal debt limit. The national news just doesn’t seem to stop these days.

Why the Desert Sun is taking a time-out from polarizing opinion pieces

From immigration raids and the census to the Mueller report to concerns about the looming federal debt limit. The national news just doesn’t seem to stop these days.

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