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California: State in the western United States
California is a state in the Pacific Region of the United States. With 39.5 million residents across a total area of about 163,696 square miles (423,970 km2), California is the most populous U.S. state and the third-largest by area, and is also the world's thirty-fourth most populous subnational entity. California is also the most populated subnational entity in North America, and has its state capital in Sacramento. The Greater Los Angeles Area and the San Francisco Bay Area are the nation's second- and fifth-most populous urban regions, with 18.7 million and 9.7 million residents respectively. Los Angeles is California's most populous city, and the country's second-most populous, after New York City. California also has the nation's most populous county, Los Angeles County, and its largest county by area, San Bernardino County. The City and County of San Francisco is both the country's second most densely populated major city after New York City and the fifth most densely populated county, behind only four of the five New York City boroughs.

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Poll: Harris may bolster Biden with women, Republicans [Video]

Poll: Harris may bolster Biden with women, Republicans

[NFA] A Reuters/Ipsos poll shows Biden's choice of running mate, California Senator Kamala Harris, is more popular than he is with female voters, and even one in four Republican voters approve of..

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Police officer rescues man in wheelchair from oncoming train [Video]

Police officer rescues man in wheelchair from oncoming train

A police officer pulled a man out of the path of an oncoming train withseconds to spare, with the incident caught on her bodycam footage. OfficerErika Urrea was on patrol un the city of Lodi,..

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Late-Night Hosts Weigh In on Joe Biden Picking Kamala Harris as Running Mate | THR News [Video]

Late-Night Hosts Weigh In on Joe Biden Picking Kamala Harris as Running Mate | THR News

Trevor Noah, Stephen Colbert and Jimmy Fallon responded to Tuesday's big political news that the California senator became the first Black woman to compete on a major party's presidential ticket.

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Harris an elusive election target for Trump [Video]

Harris an elusive election target for Trump

[NFA] Republican President Donald Trump's verbal attacks on a woman of color could further undermine his efforts to win female voters, and polls suggest the California Democrat and vice presidential..

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Who is Kamala Harris? [Video]

Who is Kamala Harris?

Kamala Harris has been picked by Joe Biden as his running mate for the USpresidential election. We take a look at California's former attorney general.

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'I'm surprised': Trump on Biden picking Kamala Harris as VP candidate [Video]

'I'm surprised': Trump on Biden picking Kamala Harris as VP candidate

US President Donald Trump launched a scathing attack on Kamala Harris, after Joe Biden picked her as his running mate for the US Presidential polls scheduled for later this year. President Donald..

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Joe Biden picks Kamala Harris as his US vice-presidential candidate [Video]

Joe Biden picks Kamala Harris as his US vice-presidential candidate

Joe Biden, the Presidential candidate, has picked India-origin Kamala Harris as his running mate for the elections. Biden announced the news on Tuesday. Harris is a daughter of Indian and American..

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Kamala Harris is Biden's VP pick [Video]

Kamala Harris is Biden's VP pick

[NFA] Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden on Tuesday tapped Senator Kamala Harris of California as his choice for vice president. This report produced by Jillian Kitchener.

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Joe Biden Names California Sen. Kamala Harris as Running Mate | THR News [Video]

Joe Biden Names California Sen. Kamala Harris as Running Mate | THR News

Joe Biden named California Sen. Kamala Harris as his running mate on Tuesday, making history by selecting the first Black woman to compete on a major party's presidential ticket.

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Joe Biden selects California Senator Kamala Harris as running mate [Video]

Joe Biden selects California Senator Kamala Harris as running mate

Joe Biden has named California Senator Kamala Harris as his running mate,making history by selecting the first black woman to compete on a majorparty's presidential ticket. In choosing Ms Harris, Mr..

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Google turns Androids into earthquake sensors [Video]

Google turns Androids into earthquake sensors

Google’s Android phones on Tuesday started detecting earthquakes around the world to provide data that could eventually give billions of users precious seconds of warning of a tremor nearby, with an..

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Uber, Lyft drivers are employees -California judge [Video]

Uber, Lyft drivers are employees -California judge

A California judge on Monday granted the state's request for a preliminary injunction blocking Uber Technologies Inc and Lyft Inc from classifying their drivers as independent contractors rather than..

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Simon Cowell Uses Dreadful Accident To Deliver Sage Words Of Advice [Video]

Simon Cowell Uses Dreadful Accident To Deliver Sage Words Of Advice

British talent judge Simon Cowell has been hospitalized for an accident in which he broke his back. According to CNN, Cowell's spokeswoman said the former 'American Idol' judge broke his back in..

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California Deer Are Facing Their Own Pandemic, And Need To Practice Social Distancing [Video]

California Deer Are Facing Their Own Pandemic, And Need To Practice Social Distancing

Deer in Northern California are dealing with a deadly, highly contagious virus called adenovirus hemorrhagic disease. In the early 1990s, thousands of deer died of adenovirus hemorrhagic disease during..

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Despite The Pandemic, Americans Still Love The Open Road [Video]

Despite The Pandemic, Americans Still Love The Open Road

With a novel coronavirus case count nearing five million, the United States now holds about a quarter of all the COVID-19 cases in the world. According to CNN, more than,162,000 Americans have died in..

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YouTube star Jake Paul's home is raided by the FBI [Video]

YouTube star Jake Paul's home is raided by the FBI

On Wednesday morning, the FBI conducted a raid of Paul’s California home.

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Multiple people shot at mansion party in LA -reports [Video]

Multiple people shot at mansion party in LA -reports

One person was killed and two more were critically wounded after shots were fired at a large party at a mansion in Beverly Crest, California in the early morning hours Tuesday, according to CBS News,

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U.S. military medics aiding local hospitals swamped with COVID-19 [Video]

U.S. military medics aiding local hospitals swamped with COVID-19

The Pentagon sent staff to parts of California and Texas where hospitals struggled to find enough personnel to meet a wave of coronavirus cases. This report produced by Zachary Goelman.

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U.S. records over 25,000 COVID-19 deaths in July [Video]

U.S. records over 25,000 COVID-19 deaths in July

U.S. coronavirus deaths rose by over 25,000 in July and cases doubled in 19 states during the month, according to a Reuters tally. This report produced by Jonah Green.

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Joe Biden Shortens His Potential VP List [Video]

Joe Biden Shortens His Potential VP List

According to CNN, Democratic Presidential Candidate Joe Biden has started to narrow down his personal list of potential running mates. A handful of women remain in consideration for Biden's VP spot...

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Naya Rivera laid to rest [Video]

Naya Rivera laid to rest

Tragic actress Naya Rivera has been laid to rest after drowning in California's Lake Piru earlier this month.

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Naya Rivera: Police find body in search for Glee star

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