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U.S. agents compare notes as they patrol along the Mexico border near McAllen, Texas. A draft report by outside experts calls for steps to confront any claims of corruption in the Border Patrol. Eric Gay/AP hide caption

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Lawrence Ferlinghetti, pictured here in 2004, was the principal publisher of the writers and poets known as the Beat Generation. Gezett/ullstein bild via Getty Images hide caption

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At 96, Poet And Beat Publisher Lawrence Ferlinghetti Isn't Done Yet

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U.S. Citizen Stranded In Yemen Sues State Department

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U.S. Judge To Rule On Asylum Challenge Involving Families From Central America

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San Francisco Police Texting Scandal Could Compromise Thousands Of Cases

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Oakland police officers, wearing body cameras, form a line during demonstrations against recent incidents of alleged police brutality nationwide. Elijah Nouvelage/Getty Images hide caption

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California Bill Could Limit Police Access To Body Camera Footage

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Dead almonds on a drought-stricken tree near Fresno, Calif., on April 10, 2015. Michael Nelson/EPA/Corbis hide caption

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How Almonds Became A Scapegoat For California's Drought

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Amid Drought, Central Valley Residents Face Rising Water Prices

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California Plastic Bag Referendum Could Spark Environmental Showdown

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