California residents protest Proposition 16 outside the California Public Utilities Commission offices in San Francisco last month. Eric Risberg/AP hide caption

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Traffic passes on Interstate 15 along the eastern Mojave Desert in California. Reed Saxon/AP hide caption

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The Tea Party Express gathered in Searchlight, Nev. — hometown of Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid — for the first stop on a three-week tour that will end in Washington, D.C. Ethan Miller/Getty Images hide caption

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The Next Stage: Brian Geraghty (left) plays the role of Timmy in the 2010 production of The Subject Was Roses. The role was originally played by Martin Sheen (right) in 1964. Now, 46 years later, Sheen returns to Frank D. Gilroy's Pulitzer and Tony Award-winning play — this time, as the dad. Craig Schwartz hide caption

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California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger (left) and Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa are both dealing with layoffs and spending cutbacks during California's difficult economic times. Kevin Winter/Getty Images hide caption

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Julianne Sohn, now an officer with the LAPD, was forced to resign from the Marines. Ina Jaffe/NPR hide caption

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