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Brown Calls Special Legislative Session on New Budget Reserve
Wed, Apr 16, 2014

Calif. Gov. Jerry Brown is throwing the full weight of his office behind his push for a new state budget reserve by calling the legislature into special session next week. Republicans say he’ll have to strengthen his proposal to win their support.


Home Prices Spike In Tahoe, Truckee, and Reno Region
Wed, Apr 16, 2014

A shortage of homes for sale around Lake Tahoe, Truckee, Reno and Sparks is pushing up prices by double and even triple digits.


Poll: Californians Disagree On Reasons For Water Shortage
Wed, Apr 16, 2014

A new survey finds Californians are split over the cause of the state's drought.


National Contest Says Reno Downtown Library Has Coolest Interior
Wed, Apr 16, 2014

People who voted in a nationwide contest decided that the Downtown Reno Library has the coolest interior in the competition.


Sea Lion Pup Found In Almond Orchard, A Mile From San Joaquin River
Wed, Apr 16, 2014

(AP) -- Workers at a Central California ranch could hardly believe their eyes when they spotted a sea lion pup hopping through an almond orchard, about a mile from the San Joaquin River.


Sacramento 'River Cats' Troubling To Wildlife, Human Health
Wed, Apr 16, 2014

Sacramento animal managers say there could be as many as 77,000 stray cats in the city and some people feed them. But experts say the feral animals can pose risks to the ecosystem and human health.


Gray Wolves May Receive State Protection
Wed, Apr 16, 2014

The California Fish and Game Commission considers whether to place gray wolves on the state's endangered species list Wednesday. Conservation groups are pushing for the change.


Body Found In Abandoned Freezer In Ceres
Wed, Apr 16, 2014

(AP) -- Police in Ceres say a body was found inside a freezer at an abandoned auto shop.


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Born With HIV, Building A Future

In high school, Cristina Pena was afraid to tell her boyfriend, Chris Ondaatje, that she was HIV-positive. She needn't have worried. More than a decade later, they're still together.


Sunni Discontent Fuels Growing Violence In Iraq's Anbar Province

Fed up with what they say is years of discrimination by the Shiite-led government, ordinary Sunnis have joined Islamist fighters. There are echoes of past conflicts, with a few important distinctions.


Six Words: 'Segregation Should Not Determine Our Future'

Central High School in Tuscaloosa, Ala., was once considered a model of desegregation. Today, the school's population is 99 percent black. One family's story underscores three generations of change.


'Completely Unique': Cave-Dwelling Female Insects Have Penises

A team of international scientists have found four species of insects with reversed sex organs. The females' anatomy may have to do with their need for nutrients that only males produce.


Even Chimps Know That A Firm Bed Makes For Quality Sleep

A new study looking at the nests made by chimpanzees in Uganda found that they prefer a type of tree that gives them a firm and secure sleeping platform.


Tabasco And Beer-Flavored: Not Your Easter Bunny's Jelly Beans

On the eve of Easter and National Jelly Bean Day, let us probe the mysterious origins and unexpected ascendency of the humble candy. And to celebrate, we've sampled Jelly Belly's newest flavors.


Obama's Favorite County — At Least When It Comes To Giving Speeches

The president has visited Prince George's County, Md., four times this year. It is the most affluent county with an African-American majority. It also happens to be very close to the White House.


Chelsea Clinton Says She's Pregnant

The 34-year-old daughter of former President Bill Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says she and husband Marc Mezvinsky are "very excited."


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