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California's DNA collection law in key legal test
Months after the U.S. Supreme Court backed Maryland law allowing DNA collection from felony suspects, federal appeals court is set to hear arguments in legal challenge to similar California law
Special report on the chromium-tainted desert town made famous in "Erin Brockovich."
Get all the latest news and links to resources as the state battles another fiscal mess.
Congress is now allowed to wish you a Merry Christmas
The rules about what members and staffers can and can't do are loosened. Full Story
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Season of giving the perfect time to teach children about charity
Even simple acts of charity can touch children and teenagers who participate in giving. Readers share their stories.
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Evangeline Lilly upset with magazine's 'butt' reference
Women’s Health surprised “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug” actress with her cover shot.