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Need A Child Care Subsidy? This Mom Would Tell You Not To Hold Your Breath

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Heather Burns at Martin Elementary School in South San Francisco, where she now teaches third grade. Burns was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2016 and had to pay for her own substitute while on sick leave. Stephanie Lister/KQED hide caption

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California Teachers Pay For Their Own Substitutes During Extended Sick Leave

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One of the elevated sections of the high-speed rail under construction in Fresno, Calif., seen in 2017. The Trump administration announced on Thursday that it will pull federal funding from the multibillion-dollar project. Rich Pedroncelli/AP hide caption

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Louise and Daivd Turpin, who pleaded guilty to 14 felony counts for the abuse of 12 their 13 children, listened on Friday as two of their adult children testified in court. Will Lester/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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A guard escorts a detained immigrant from his "segregation cell" back into the general population at the Adelanto Detention Facility in November 2013. Today the privately run ICE facility in Adelanto, Calif., houses nearly 2,000 men and women and has come under sharp criticism by the California attorney general and other investigators for health and safety problems. John Moore/Getty Images hide caption

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Watchdogs Cite Lax Medical And Mental Health Treatment Of ICE Detainees

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After starting a brewery in Seoul, Booth Brewery co-founders Heeyoon Kim (left) and Sunghoo Yang moved their operations to California to make Korean beer and ship it back. Courtesy of The Booth Brewing Co. hide caption

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People pose for a picture among wildflowers in bloom Monday in Lake Elsinore, Calif. Gregory Bull/AP hide caption

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'Poppy Apocalypse': A California City Swarmed By Selfie Stick-Toting Tourists

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Gov. Gavin Newsom will sign an order on Wednesday imposing a moratorium on California's death penalty. Rich Pedroncelli/AP hide caption

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Gov. Gavin Newsom Suspends Death Penalty In California

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A 5G cell (center) in Sacramento, Calif. Mayor Darrell Steinberg says he hopes the new high-speed wireless service will attract businesses to the city. Laura Sydell/NPR hide caption

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Coming To A City Near You, 5G. Fastest Wireless Yet Will Bring New Services

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Workers pull out cosmetically defective garlic (that will be processed separately) at the Christopher Ranch processing plant in Gilroy, Calif. About 6 percent of its garlic is bought from China; the rest is homegrown. Talia Herman for NPR hide caption

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In Garlic Capital, Tariffs And Immigration Crackdown Have Mixed Impacts

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A section of border wall separates Tijuana, Mexico, from San Diego, as seen from the U.S. in January. California has filed a lawsuit along with 15 other states, calling President Trump's use of a national emergency declaration to redirect money toward border wall construction unconstitutional. Gregory Bull/AP hide caption

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Tom and Tamara Conry stand outside their home in Paradise, Calif., which was almost untouched by November's deadly Camp Fire. Their property insurer notified them in December that it would not renew their policy past January. Pauline Bartolone/Capital Public Radio hide caption

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Their Home Survived The Camp Fire — But Their Insurance Did Not

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Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., speaks at Vote For Justice: An Evening of Empowerment with activists and artists at the Newseum in Washington, D.C., in May 2018. Paul Morigi/AP hide caption

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Sen. Kamala Harris Announces 2020 Presidential Candidacy

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Immigration Courts Have A Huge Backlog. The Shutdown's Making It Worse

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Some States Defy U.S. Rules Denying Unemployment To Unpaid Federal Workers

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California home cooks like Akshay Prabhu are excited about the prospect of selling food from their kitchens to supplement their incomes. Ezra David Romero/Capital Public Radio hide caption

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California utility PG&E Corp. said Monday that it plans to file for bankruptcy over what it estimates could be $30 billion in potential liability costs from recent wildfires. Here, transmission towers in a valley near Paradise, Calif., as the Camp Fire burns in November 2018. David Paul Morris/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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Educators from Hollenbeck Middle School in Boyle Heights, Los Angeles chant, "Teachers united will never be defeated!" in front of their school. Roxanne Turpen for NPR hide caption

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