Politics

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California Judge Declines Removing Marijuana From List Of Most Dangerous Drugs, Disappointing Activists

A federal judge in California declined Wednesday to remove marijuana from the list of most dangerous drugs, disappointing activists who saw the case as a chance to get closer to their goal of nationwide legalization.

04/15/2015

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Avowed Anti-Vaxxer Mom Has Change Of Heart As All 7 Kids Develop Whooping Cough

A Canadian woman refused to vaccinate her children and resisted the urging of relatives to reconsider her anti-vax stance has now charged her tune after all seven of her unvaccinated children developed whooping cough.

04/15/2015

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California Mandatory School Vaccination Bill Stalls Amid Angry Debate

A California vaccination bill that has generated intense debates pitting personal rights against public health stalled in the state Senate Wednesday, with lawmakers saying it could unconstitutionally deprive unvaccinated children of an adequate education by barring them from schools.

04/15/2015

The 30-year-old, who said he wants to confront income inequality in America, has slashed his own salary and raised the minimum salary at his company to $70,000. (CBS News)

Seattle CEO Cuts His Own Pay To Give Workers $70,000 Minimum Wage Amid Fight Over Income Inequality

While fast food workers across the country and San Francisco are demanding restaurant chains pay them a $28,000 yearly salary, one Seattle CEO is taking matters into his own hands to fight income inequality.

04/15/2015

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San Jose Files Petition With U.S. Supreme Court In Antitrust Case Against MLB

San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo acknowledges that just getting the Supreme Court to hear the case is a longshot, but he remains hopeful.

04/15/2015

A nurse loads a syringe with a vaccine against hepatitis at a free immunization clinic for students before the start of the school year, in Lynwood, California August, 27, 2013. 
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Angry Parents Opposed To Controversial Childhood Vaccination Bill Threaten To Homeschool Kids

The bill’s co-author, state Senator Richard Pan, agreed to amend SB277 to exempt home-schooled children from the vaccination requirements.

04/15/2015

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Fast-Food Workers Storm San Francisco McDonald’s To Demand $15/Hour Wages; Similar Protests Across U.S.

Fast-food workers calling for $15 an hour are picking up some more allies around the Bay Area Wednesday.

04/15/2015

Sign at the entrance of Google offices in Brussels.  (Photo credit should read GEORGES GOBET/AFP/Getty Images)

EU Files Antitrust Charges Against Google Over Dominance In Internet Searches

The European Union’s competition chief is filing an antitrust complaint alleging Google has been abusing its dominance in Internet searches and is opening a probe into its Android mobile system.

04/15/2015

The state capitol in Sacramento. (CBS)

Security Stepped Up At State Capitol After Vaccine Bill Author Receives Death Threats

Security has been stepped up at the state capitol Tuesday night after the author of a bill that would make it harder for parents to opt out of vaccinations for their children received death threats.

04/14/2015

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Guam Becomes First U.S. Territory To Grant Same-Sex Marriage Licenses

Guam is becoming the first U.S. territory to allow gay marriage after Guam’s attorney general directed officials to immediately begin processing same-sex-marriage applications.

04/14/2015