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A legendary Silicon Valley investor wants to split California into three states, and his proposal just qualified for the November ballot

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A proposal to split California into three states - Northern California, California , and Southern California - has qualified to appear on the ballot in November's general election.
The measure received more than 400,000 valid signatures, thanks to support from legendary Silicon Valley investor Tim Draper.
The rationale is: California is the most populous state in the nation. Having three states would give the people of California three times the number of senators in Washington, and allow state legislatures to tackle issues closer to home.
Tim Draper is known for having crazy ideas - and...
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Former Baltimore Sen. Oaks re-registers to vote, making him technically eligible to serve if elected

Former Baltimore Sen. Oaks re-registers to vote, making him technically eligible to serve if elected

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Former state Sen. Nathaniel T. Oaks is once again on Maryland's voting rolls, making the disgraced ex-lawmaker technically eligible to be re-elected to his old job if he wins the primary election this month. Oaks, who pleaded guilty to a felony in March and is awaiting sentencing, said becoming...
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Maine Voters Override Lawmakers, Say They Want New Way Of Choosing Candidates

Maine Voters Override Lawmakers, Say They Want New Way Of Choosing Candidates

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Elections in the state will let voters rank candidates in order of preference instead of choosing just one.
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State GOP lawmakers want to change the way state judges are elected. Here's why

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The GOP majority in the Senate in Harrisburg on Tuesday moved to add provisions to a redistricting bill that would see appeals court judges elected by district, rather than statewide. Supreme, Superior and Commonwealth court judges would be phased out as their current terms expire, and the courts...
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Professional bull rider dies after being stomped during competition

Professional bull rider dies after being stomped during competition

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'Frosty had the last laugh': Vandal tries to run over giant snowman, hits...

'Frosty had the last laugh': Vandal tries to run over giant snowman, hits tree stump instead

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Man accused of making threats to White House, other targets in Washington...

Man accused of making threats to White House, other targets in Washington using explosives

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Lawmakers in one state propose giving $10 million to fund US-Mexico border wall

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Self-driving vehicles set to deliver groceries

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Verdict Expected For Chicago Cops Charged In Cover-Up Of Laquan McDonald...

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Couple who called 911 says Wisconsin teen, not them, should get $50,000 reward

Couple who called 911 says Wisconsin teen, not them, should get $50,000 reward

The couple who dialed 911 says they don't want the $50,000 reward. They say Jayme Closs should get it because "She got herself out." Read more ...

'It's time to raise the stakes': Nonprofit aims high to help families in need

'It's time to raise the stakes': Nonprofit aims high to help families in need

One in three families struggles to provide enough diapers for their children. Nonprofit ShareBaby wants to change that. Read more ...

Backlash Erupts After Gillette Launches A New MeToo-Inspired Ad Campaign

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Gillette's new ad campaign is trending on youtube, but has more than twice as many dislikes than likes. Some are threatening a boycott, offended by the company's call for a new... Read more ...