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Folsom Lake Marina is at 17% of its total capacity in California.

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Folsom Lake Marina is at 17% of its total capacity in California.

California’s Drought Hung on Senate in Nunes TV Ads

Rep. Devin Nunes, a California Republican, ran campaign ads hundreds of times early this year in Fresno. He didn’t do it from a position of political urgency or vulnerability. Nunes is secure in his Republican-friendly district, having won at least...

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California Republican gubernatorial candidate Neel Kashkari in San Francisco.

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California Republican gubernatorial candidate Neel Kashkari in San Francisco.

Kashkari: Climate Change Not Causing California Drought

As California grapples with water-use restrictions, worsened smog and idled farmland following the driest year on record, Neel Kashkari says climate change isn’t to blame. While the former U.S. Treasury official running for the Republican nomination in California’s gubernatorial race...

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President Barack Obama on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, on Feb. 14, 2014, before boarding the Marine One helicopter to travel to the Democratic House members retreat in Cambridge, Md.

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President Barack Obama on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, on Feb. 14, 2014, before boarding the Marine One helicopter to travel to the Democratic House members retreat in Cambridge, Md.

Obama: Government ‘Hostage’ No Longer

President Barack Obama is taking a victory lap with the debt deal approved by Congress this week — suspending the ceiling on the federal debt until March 2015. Obama heralded “the fact that we are no longer going to see,...

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An Apple Store in San Francisco.

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An Apple Store in San Francisco.

Washington Daybook: Apple Eyed

Are Apple Inc’s products too cool to ban? The U.S. International Trade Commission in Washington may decide the issue when it announces today whether Apple’s iPhones, iPads and other devices infringe Google Inc’s Motorola Mobility patents and, if so, whether it...

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Corn production in the U.S. will drop 13 percent to a six-year low after the hottest July since 1936.

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Corn production in the U.S. will drop 13 percent to a six-year low after the hottest July since 1936.

Washington Daybook: Clearing Skies

The severity of the worst U.S. drought in 56 years may be peaking, U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said in an interview with Bloomberg News. Steadying weather conditions may limit food inflation next year and ease pressure to relax federal...

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Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity members celebrate the landing of Curiosity rover on the surface of Mars at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif., on Aug. 5, 2012.

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Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity members celebrate the landing of Curiosity rover on the surface of Mars at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif., on Aug. 5, 2012.

Washington Daybook: Heating Up

NASA’s Curiosity rover descended safely through the Martian atmosphere, a plunge labeled “7 Minutes of Terror,” and touched down early this morning at a site called Gale Crater to begin its up to two-year mission to determine whether Mars has...

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