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President Trump held a campaign rally Thursday in Montana — a state he won by 20 points — along with GOP Senate candidate Matt Rosendale.

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Drinkmakers successfully lobbied for a 12 year ban on soda taxes in California, in return for dropping an anti-tax ballot initiative.

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Trump Says He Will Announce Supreme Court Pick On July 9

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The president said Friday that he has his list narrowed to "about five" candidates, including two women, and he may interview one or two candidates this weekend at his golf club in New Jersey.

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This week on Hidden Brain's radio show, we tackle a big topic: power. From our conflicted feelings toward the powerful, to the ways we gain and lose power ourselves, and how power can corrupt.

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Obama Tells Democratic Donors To 'Get Organized' And Register Voters Before Midterms

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At an expensive Beverly Hills fundraiser, the former president talked about how to motivate voters to get to the polls. "We have to get systematic about registering voters," he said.

As Secret Money Surges In Elections, The FEC Considers A Small Step For Transparency

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LA's workers stood on the steps of City Hall today to protest Wednesday's Supreme Court decision. Justices ruled that non-members no longer have to pay union fees.

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President Trump: Kennedy Retirement Makes Senate Control 'Vital' For Republicans

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At a campaign rally in North Dakota, President Trump underscored to voters how critical keeping a GOP Senate majority in November's midterm elections is in order to secure Supreme Court picks.

Governor Brown signs his 16th and final CA state budget

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Brown's last budget promises more K-12 funding, more affordable college options, and funding to combat homelessness and create more affordable housing.

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Trump Changes Course, Will Use Existing Law To Review Chinese Tech Investments

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The president had threatened executive action to crack down on Chinese investments, worrying investors. The administration now says it will rely on a case-by-case review instead.

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Vice President Mike Pence is stumping all over the country, touting President Trump's record, proving his loyalty to his boss — and GOP voters — while building relationships that could pay dividends.

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Looking To Grant Clemency To More Prisoners, White House Asks Advocates For Names

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Prisoner advocates say they have given the White House names of prisoners who may be ideal candidates for clemency. They are now waiting to see how the White House will proceed.

Voters to decide on gas tax repeal initiative in November

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California voters will be asked this November if they want to reverse something the Legislature approved just a year ago: adding 12 cents per gallon of gasoline, 20 cents for diesel.

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LA judge to decide on 20-day immigrant child detention limit

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Judge Dolly Gee will rule on whether to grant the Trump administration's request to detain children with their parents beyond the current 20-day limit.

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Immigration activists and policy makers fill downtown LA

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Residents protest family separation across the US-Mexico border while policy makers in City Hall discuss refugee rights in California.

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