Julia Flucht

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Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa is pushing hard to make federally funded transportation projects require that jobs go to local workers. Will that enhance his legacy when he...

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Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa is pushing hard to make federally funded transportation projects require that jobs go to local workers. Will that enhance his legacy when he...

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President Obama is promising federal help to victims of Hurricane Irene. House Republicans say it'll have to be paid for with cuts elsewhere in the federal budget...

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President Obama is promising federal help to victims of Hurricane Irene. House Republicans say it'll have to be paid for with cuts elsewhere in the federal budget...

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In the next few days Governor Brown may decide whether state aid for college should go to illegal aliens who've graduated from high school...

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