'L.A. Times' Database Angers Teachers, Union
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Salary Scandal In Bell, Calif., Ripples Across State
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Same-Sex-Marriage Fight Hits The Road
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Reid's Tea Party-Backed Rival Preps For TV Interview
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Former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina celebrates her Republican primary win on June 8. Now she's campaigning against incumbent Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA). Fiorina argues that Boxer has failed as a leader — but critics point out it was Fiorina who was fired from Hewlett-Packard. David McNew/AP hide caption

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Fiorina Touts Private-Sector Skills In Calif. Senate Bid
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Drug Courts Confront Relaxed Attitudes Toward Pot
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Approval Ratings Down, Reid In Re-Election Fight
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Sen. Boxer's GOP Challengers Aren't Pulling Punches
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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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Corporate Bucks Behind 'Citizens' Initiatives In Calif.
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Thousands Line Up For Free Health Care In L.A.
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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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A Renewable Energy Debate Heats Up In The Mojave
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Ballot Initiatives, Recalls: Tools For Irate Calif. Voters
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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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'Tea Party Express' Picks Up Steam On Way To D.C.
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