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As the Golden state goes from hell to high water, it's having to balance the benefits of increasing water levels with the challenges the rains bring after years of drought.

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Norway has just been ranked the best democracy in the world for the sixth year running by the Economist Intelligence Unit, a London-based consultancy.

The report also downgraded the United States from a "full democracy" to a "flawed democracy" — placing it alongside countries such as India, Argentina and Colombia.

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Secretary of State Rex Tillerson continued talks with Mexican officials on Thursday ahead of a planned meeting with President Enrique Peña Nieto — a trek that President Donald Trump himself acknowledged was "going to be a tough trip."


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Hundreds of protesters descended on the home of a Los Angeles police officer Wednesday after video surfaced of the off-duty cop apparently firing a gun during a scuffle with a 13-year-old that erupted after the teenager and friends allegedly walked on his lawn.


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Capturing Mosul's airport and the surrounding area would be a major win for the government of Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi. Not only would it help the regime regain control of roads leading to the west of the city, it would rob the militants of an important car-bomb manufacturing base.

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House Speaker Paul Ryan made his first ever trip to the U.S.-Mexico border Wednesday as tensions over immigration policies mount and the initial work towards construction of President Trump's wall is set to begin. He and House Homeland Security chair Michael McCaul and a handful of other GOP members toured the Rio Grande river on horseback and via air.


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The goal is to make it easier to deport more immigrants. Under the new policy, law enforcement may pursue a wide category of undocumented immigrants, including anyone "with a chargeable criminal offense."


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This star's small grouping of planets now boasts the most Earth-sized worlds of any system astronomers have discovered, and the most exoplanets that may be able to support surface life and water.


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Calling it a "ceremonial act," the remaining 300 or so pipeline opponents — down from the thousands at the height of the sometimes violent protests — set the structures ablaze as the camp leaders were informed that anybody still at the camp after 2 p.m. local time would be subject to arrest.

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You take the boisterous town hall grillings that Republican lawmakers are receiving, add it to a lack of detail on the GOP's biggest legislative priorities (Obamacare, tax reform), and you get political trouble. 
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