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December 2, 2016

Prof Killed At USC Campus; Student Arrested

(AP) - A Los Angeles police spokeswoman says a man killed on the University of Southern California campus in Los Angeles was a professor and that the suspect arrested in his death is a student.

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December 2, 2016

Randol White

California Rolls Out New Plan To Reduce Carbon Emissions

The State of California is out with a new plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions an additional 40 percent beyond 2020 goals. The draft proposal was released Friday and calls for the most-ambitious reduction in North America.

Randol White / Capital Public Radio

Immigrant Advocates Brace For Trump Administration, Others Call For Patience

Civil-rights advocates in California are preparing for likely conflicts with immigration policies expected under the incoming Trump Administration.

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December 2, 2016

Julia Mitric

Scientists Seek Crowd-Sourced Data To Map Land Damaged By Wild Pigs

Wild pigs cause serious damage to grazing lands and watersheds. UC Cooperative Extension scientists have developed a GIS-based tracking app to assess wild pig damage in order to figure out how to mitigate the creatures' impacts.

Stock / Capital Public Radio

December 2, 2016

Steve Milne

Don't Forget CIM Road Closures On Sunday

If you wind up leaving the house early Sunday morning to make a doughnut run or for some other errand, don't forget about the rolling street closures that'll be in effect from Folsom to Downtown Sacramento for the California International Marathon.

Courtesy of Lucid Motors

December 2, 2016

Business Journal: Lucid, Gallina, SeatNinja, CIM

The effort to lure a Menlo Park-based car maker to the Sacramento region for a new manufacturing plant has failed and it's still unclear why. Sonya Sorich from the Sacramento Business Journal has details on Lucid Motors' decision to build in Arizona.

Bob Moffitt / Capital Public Radio

December 2, 2016

Bob Moffitt

Underdog Amador Buffaloes Making The Most Of Their Opportunity

This Saturday, Amador High School travels to San Francisco in an attempt to continue a season that includes a first-ever section title and a real lift for a community. The winner of the game goes on to play in the Northern California championship.

Andrew Harnik / AP

Rep Xavier Becerra Nominated For California Attorney General

A simple announcement from California Governor Jerry Brown has unleashed political pandemonium. Brown nominated Los Angeles Congressman Xavier Becerra as the state’s next Attorney General Thursday.

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Women Astronomers Shine In 'The Glass Universe'

December 4, 2016

Dava Sobel's new book is a history of the unheralded women — called computers, rather than astronomers — who worked at the Harvard College Observatory, studying, cataloging and classifying stars.

NPR13.7: Cosmos And Culture

Einstein's Age Of Extremism

December 4, 2016

Albert Einstein, a Jewish intellectual, represented a spirit of liberalism and rational inquiry opposite of what the new German state insisted was right in 1933, says guest blogger David Bodanis.