Calif. Leaders Agree To Overhaul Pension System

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Western Wildfires Continue To Grow At Record Rates

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California Gov. Jerry Brown, speaking in Sacramento on Wednesday, advocates a ballot initiative that would increase sales and income taxes. Several states have measures on the November ballot that seek to plug deficits by raising taxes. Rich Pedroncelli/AP hide caption

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Budgets Tight, States Ask Voters To Raise Taxes

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Chevron Fire May Lead To Higher Calif. Gas Prices

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Large Calif. Pot Dispensary Threatened With Closure

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Ryan Curtis leans in for a kiss from Love Kovtun on Telegraph Avenue in Oakland's Uptown neighborhood in April. New businesses and investment have helped revitalize the city's downtown over the past decade. Laura Morton for NPR hide caption

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Oakland Turns A Corner As Calif. Faces Budget Woes

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Stockton Clearing Path For City's Bankruptcy

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Calif. Governor: 'Pension Reform Is Imperative'

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Dismal Job Growth Nothing New In California

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More than 200,000 people crossed the bridge the day it opened in 1937. Many walked. Others ran, tap-danced, roller-skated, unicycled, or strode on stilts. Courtesy of GoldenGateBridge.org hide caption

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Walk This Way: Crossing The Golden Gate Bridge

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PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel, who has donated more than $2.5 million to a superPAC backing GOP presidential candidate Ron Paul, speaks at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., in October. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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With Eye On Future, Billionaire Investor Bets On Paul

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LightSquared Files For Bankruptcy Protection

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President Obama speaks during a campaign fundraiser Monday at the Rubin Museum of Art in New York City. The event, co-hosted by gay- and lesbian-rights leaders and a Latino nonprofit, featured singer Ricky Martin. Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Obama's Gay Marriage Stand May Not Sway Latinos

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Gays Welcome Obama's Same-Sex Marriage Decision

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