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Sen. Graham upbeat about health care repeal effort

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the GOP effort to repeal former President Barack Obama’s health care law (all times local): 2:52 p.m. A chief sponsor of Republican bill to dismantle Obamacare says he’s “never fe...

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  • Local Elections

    Whittier voters: Here’s what’s on your Nov. 7, 2017 ballot

    If you’re a Whittier resident over 18, you’ll find local elections on the Nov. 7 ballot. Here are the choices Whittier residents will be facing: Whittier City School District Seven candidates are vying for three seats on the Whittier City school board. Two incumbents, Linda Lee Ann Small and Vito J. Adragna, are defending their seats. Board member Ken Henderson has

  • Environment

    Trump plan: Southern California monuments would be spared, six others would be reduced

    Six national monuments would be reduced in size, with millions of acres of protected lands opened to grazing, logging and oil and gas exploration, according to new recommendations released by the Trump administration. But Southern California’s monuments appeared to be spared in the cuts proposed by U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke. No changes were offered for two local monuments — the San Gabriel Mountains National Monument, a 346,177-acre swath of the Angeles...

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  • Legal proceedings

    Could there be a settlement of the lawsuits stopping development of Nelles property in Whittier?

    WHITTIER >> Talks are under way to settle two 2015 environmental lawsuits intended to stop planned housing and commercial development of the 73-acre, now-closed Fred C. Nelles Youth Correctional Facility. Both lawsuits filed by the Whittier Conservancy have been appealed to the state Court of Appeals, but officials for all sides have confirmed that settlement talks are under way. “All I can say is that there are some discussions going on,” Whittier City...

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  • Immigration policy

    ‘It is frightening to see your future dangling from a string,’ say DACA recipients at El Rancho High School

    PICO RIVERA >> El Rancho High School students won’t let the White House repeal protections for young undocumented immigrants without a fight. Instead, they’re speaking up. Students from the school’s Teen Court, MEChA and Social Justice Club banded together to organize a rally Monday in support of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, the Obama-era program that grants work permits and delays deportation for nearly 800,000 young immigrants in the...

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  • Immigration policy

    Southern California students, teachers sue over DACA

    A Pasadena doctoral candidate, two Los Angeles school teachers and a former Pomona College student now attending UC Irvine law school were among six people who sued the Trump administration Monday over the decision to phase out the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. The DACA program, created in 2012 under President Barack Obama, has allowed nearly 800,000 young people who were brought to the country illegally as children to live, work and study in the United...

    From staff and wire reports|

  • Immigration policy

    Several LA-area DACA immigrants among those suing Trump administration

    SAN FRANCISCO — Six immigrants brought to the United States as children who became teachers, graduate students and a lawyer sued the Trump administration on Monday over its decision to end a program shielding them from deportation. The lawsuit filed in federal court in San Francisco alleges the move violated the constitutional rights of immigrants who lack legal status and provided information about themselves to the U.S. government so they could participate in the...

    Staff and Wire Services|

  • Defense appropriations

    Senate on track to pass $700 billion defense bill

    WASHINGTON — The Senate is on track to pass a defense policy bill that pumps $700 billion into the Pentagon budget, expands U.S. missile defenses in response to North Korea’s growing hostility and refuses to allow excess military bases to be closed. The legislation is expected to be approved on Monday by a wide margin in another burst of bipartisanship amid President Donald Trump’s push for cooperation with congressional Democrats. The 1,215-page measure defies a...

    By RICHARD LARDNER Associated Press|

  • International relations

    Trump calls for UN reform, but with more restrained tones

    UNITED NATIONS >> President Donald Trump used his United Nations debut on Monday to prod the international organization to cut its bloated bureaucracy and fulfill its mission. But he pledged U.S. support for the world body he had excoriated as a candidate, and his criticisms were more restrained than in years past. “In recent years, the United Nations has not reached its full potential due to bureaucracy and mismanagement,” Trump said. “We are not seeing the...

    By Jonathan Lemire and Darlene Superville Associated Press|

  • State legislature

    California’s anti-Trump `resistance’ bills: What passed, what didn’t

    SACRAMENTO >> In a supercharged year marked by hard-fought victories on affordable-housing and climate change, California lawmakers pushed through a passel of legislation to thwart initiatives from the Trump administration — but also discovered that even their popular resistance has limits. Democratic legislators pushed through a bevy of bills aimed at...

    By Katy Murphy and Casey Tolan kmurphy@bayareanewsgroup.com and ctolan@ bayareanewsgroup.com|

  • Politics

    Trump, in new dig, mocks North Korea leader as ‘Rocket Man’

    SOMERSET, N.J. >> President Donald Trump on Sunday mocked the leader of nuclear-armed North Korea as “Rocket Man” while White House advisers said the isolated nation would face destruction unless it shelves its weapons programs and bellicose threats. Trump’s chief diplomat held out hope the North would return to the bargaining table, though the president’s envoy to the United Nations said the Security Council had “pretty much exhausted”...

    By DARLENE SUPERVILLE Associated Press|

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