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    UC Davis To Study Autism In Girls

    Tuesday, September 02, 2014

    UC Davis is taking a closer look at autism in girls, and it’s looking for children to take part in the study.

Legislature's Surprisingly Calm Final Week To End Early
Fri, Aug 29, 2014

The California Legislature is expected to adjourn its two-year session just past midnight Friday. It's an early end to what has so far been a surprisingly calm final week.


Legislature Approves 'Yes Means Yes' Measure
Fri, Aug 29, 2014

California's Senate passed a bill that would require public institutions of higher education to adopt procedures to prevent campus sexual assault and domestic violence, and to assist victims.


Business Journal: Self Driving Cars, Crush 29, Manufacturing Jobs
Fri, Aug 29, 2014

California state regulators are wary of Google's push to build its own self-driving cars.


Bill Requiring Markings On Airsoft Guns Heads To Governor's Desk
Fri, Aug 29, 2014

A bill that would require toy guns to be painted with markings to show they are fake has passed the state legislature.


State Of Jefferson Supporters Rally At Capitol
Thu, Aug 28, 2014

The movement to establish the State of Jefferson comes to the California Capitol


Simulated Bus Crash Very Real For Some Participants
Thu, Aug 28, 2014

Screams, sirens, breaking glass, helicopters .... all were part of a simulated school bus crash at McClellan Business Park today


Stockton's Homicide Rate Up 70 Percent From Last Year
Thu, Aug 28, 2014

After a dramatic drop in Stockton's homicide rate over the last couple of years, the violent death numbers are going back up again.


Steinberg Reflects On Time As President Pro Tem
Thu, Aug 28, 2014

Darrell Steinberg looks back at his six years leading the California Senate.


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Eric Cantor Joins Wall Street Investment Bank

Former House Majority Leader Eric Cantor is joining the boutique investment bank Moelis & Company. The Virginia Republican was unexpectedily defeated in a June primary.


NATO To Create New 'Spearhead' Force For Eastern Europe

NATO leaders are expected this week to set up a rapid-response force to defend against potential Russian aggression.


Analyst: Response To Russian Incursion Will Be 'Defining Moment' For NATO

President Obama heads to Europe this week to take part in the NATO summit. The alliance is weighing how to respond to Russia's incursions into Ukraine.


Economic Impact Of Ebola Crisis Spreads Across Africa

Ebola has exposed weaknesses in Africa's health networks and a failure to work together to arrest the spread of the virus. The "not our problem" response is taking an economic toll on the continent.


40 Years After 'Working,' A View From The Driver's Seat

Four decades after Studs Terkel's famous collection of oral histories was published, Radio Diaries revives one of his interviews with Helen Moog, an Ohio taxi driver and grandmother of five.


3 Americans Detained In North Korea Urge U.S. To Secure Their Release

The State Department said the men should be released out of humanitarian concern and asked that Kenneth Bae, who has been held for two years, be granted amnesty.


These 5 Crops Are Still Hand-Harvested, And It's Hard Work

Saffron, vanilla, palm oil, cacao and cottonseed oil are still picked by hand in some parts of the world. Sometimes that manual labor shows up in the price of the food; sometimes it doesn't.


The Flight Of The Passenger Pigeon, Now 100 Years Extinct

Passenger pigeons were once the world's most abundant bird, but they were also the cheapest protein available. The last passenger pigeon, Martha, died exactly a century ago at the Cincinnati Zoo.


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