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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. The state capital is 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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Postponing Games 'best decision for everyone', says surfing star Carissa Moore [Video]

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Carissa Moore gives her thoughts on the postponement of the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo.

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Kevin Bacon might be encouraging people to stay at home on social media with his trending hashtag #IStayHomeFor, but he and his family have found fun cooking together and making music as they find..

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Trump Activates National Guard in California, New York and Washington State [Video]

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The administration emphasized that the decision is not martial law.

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Thousands flocked to beaches, hiking trails and public parks in California, defying a state order to shelter in place and avoid close contact with others.

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Los Angeles traffic obliterated by coronavirus lockdown

The packed lanes of traffic on the freeways of Los Angeles were a thing of the past on Monday (March 23) as a statewide lockdown continued in California.

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PG&E to plead guilty to manslaughter

Pacific Gas & Electric has agreed to plead guilty to 84 involuntary manslaughter counts in connection with the 2018 Camp Fire, the most destructive wildfire in California's history. Jillian Kitchener..

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Nearly one in three Americans ordered to stay home

Nearly one in three Americans were under orders on Sunday to stay home to slow the spread of the coronavirus pandemic as Ohio, Louisiana and Delaware became the latest states to enact broad..

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Trump promises to roll out National Guard

U.S. President Donald Trump on Sunday (March 22) said that the United States is "enduring a great national trial," with nearly one in three Americans under orders to stay home to slow the spread of the..

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Social Distancing Means Staying Away From Your Friend House Too

More and more cities, like California and Illinois, announced stay-at-home executive orders. According to the HuffPost, the order forces people to distance themselves from others and stay home. An..

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National Guard Forces To Be Activated For Coronavirus Assistance To States [Video]

National Guard Forces To Be Activated For Coronavirus Assistance To States

President Donald Trump announced Sunday that additional US National Guard forces will be activated in California, New York, and Washington. They'll assist the hardest-hit states in responding to the..

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One In Three Americans Are Staying Home, By Law [Video]

One In Three Americans Are Staying Home, By Law

Ohio and Louisiana are the latest states to enact broad lockdowns in response to the coronavirus pandemic. According to Reuters, nearly one in three Americans were ordered to stay home on Sunday. The..

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Trump says he hopes Rand Paul will be fine after COVID-19 diagnosis [Video]

Trump says he hopes Rand Paul will be fine after COVID-19 diagnosis

U.S. President Donald Trump sent his regards to U.S. Senator Rand Paul who tested positive for the coronavirus, saying the outbreak is "getting quite close to home."

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Coronavirus Spreads, Dozen Navy Sailors In San Diego [Video]

Coronavirus Spreads, Dozen Navy Sailors In San Diego

REUTERS/U.S. Navy/Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Craig Z. Rodarte/Handout via Reuters The coronavirus has spread to at least a dozen US Navy sailors assigned to ships in San Diego, California,..

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Virus cases spike in NYC as U.S. scrambles to deliver ventilators [Video]

Virus cases spike in NYC as U.S. scrambles to deliver ventilators

Ventilators, face masks and other personal protective equipment will first be directed to New York and other states that need it most as production ramps up amid the coronavirus outbreak, U.S. National..

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