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California lawmaker sues AG over description of his gas-tax ballot measure

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Assemblyman Travis Allen, R-Huntington. (File photo by Ken Steinhardt, Orange County Register/SCNG)

By SOPHIA BOLLAG

SACRAMENTO – A Republican state lawmaker running for governor sued California’s attorney general on Friday, saying the Democratic official is misleading the public about a …

He raised the speed limit to 70 mph, now Jim Oberweis wants 75 mph

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State Sen. Jim Oberweis. (Armando L. Sanchez / Chicago Tribune)

Is onetime lead foot state Sen. Jim Oberweis slowing down now that he’s in his eighth decade?

Count us confused.

On the one hand, Oberweis, a Republican who successfully pushed …

Duterte gov’t to hold ‘simple, quiet’ EDSA anniversary

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SIMPLE CELEBRATION. Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella says this year’s EDSA anniversary will be simple. Photo by King Rodriguez/Presidential Photo

MANILA, Philippines – The first EDSA People Power Revolution anniversary to be held under the Duterte administration will be "simple and …

Leaflet says Tory win in Copeland will ‘cost mums their children’

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A graphic Labour pamphlet warns voters in Copeland that a Tory victory in the by-election will “cost mums their children” in an open letter aimed at highlighting the risks of NHS cuts in the constituency.

The handwritten letter in support …

Exclusive Rand Paul: Repeal Now, Replace Now!

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Weak-kneed Republicans are starting to stammer, talk of delay and say we can’t repeal all of Obamacare. One GOP plan even keeps the Obamacare taxes. Another GOP plan says to blue states: “If you like Obamacare, you can keep it!”

Microsoft’s Path Guide is an unconventional approach to indoor navigation

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Indoor mapping is one of those stubborn problems that seems to only have solutions that involve a great deal of money and infrastructure: beacons, lasers, emitters, scanners… who wants to install those in malls and office complexes across the world? …

The London acid attack is part of a depressing, ‘barbaric’ trend

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Emergency responders work at the scene of an acid attack Thursday in London. (Sarah Cobbold via Reuters)

In London on Thursday, the “barbaric” happened: Over about 90 minutes, a pair of teenagers stole a moped, drove around the city and …

Can Snapchat snap back?

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Is Facebook turning into Snapchat?

Snapchat is probably not the next Facebook.

The company generated enormous hype when it went public in March. But it continues to bleed red ink. User growth is slowing, an alarming sign for a social …

New King Stallion helicopter boosts Marines’ aerial power

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(Photo by Lance Cpl. Molly Hampton, Headquarters Marine Corps)

King Stallion, the U.S. Marine Corps’ ultra-powerful new helo, can carry an astonishing three times more weight than its predecessor.

The Marine Corps will be able to move more Marines, more …

Galaxy close to record deal with Ibrahimovic

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Although Zlatan Ibrahimovic is one of the top strikers in the world, the Galaxy continue to pursue the forward . (Ooli Scarff / AFP / Getty Images)

The Galaxy may be nearing a deal with Swedish superstar Zlatan Ibrahimovic that …

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Korean War: Today marks the 64th anniversary of the Korean War armistice.

Tensions have been escalating on the Korean Peninsula with the recent test launch of an intercontinental ballistic missile by North Korea that experts warn could reach Alaska, USA.

BBC’s Karen Allen was live from Seoul, South Korea answering your questions.
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