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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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Lawyer Patricia Ortiz meets with Rosa, an immigrant from El Salvador, at the Esperanza Immigrant Rights Project offices in Los Angeles to discuss her asylum case. David Wagner/KPCC hide caption

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Asylum-Seekers In California Wait For Their Day In Immigration Court

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A man was freed after spending two days crammed into a narrow grease vent in San Lorenzo, Calif. Officials say he's not being charged with a crime. Alameda County Sheriff's Office hide caption

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California predicts mandatory solar panel installations will add nearly $10,000 to the upfront cost of a home — money that will be recouped through energy savings. Rich Pedroncelli/AP hide caption

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Dungeness crab like these, caught off the coast of Alaska, have been affected by the neurotoxin domoic acid because of algae blooms in recent years, which makes them unsafe to eat. Michael Melford/Getty Images hide caption

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Vehicles pass each other on a flooded street in Chico, Calif. Flash flooding hit a wildfire-scarred area of Northern California on Thursday, forcing officials to deploy swift water rescue teams to save people stuck in vehicles and rescue them from homes after a downpour near the Paradise area. Rich Pedroncelli/AP hide caption

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A member of a search and rescue team combs the ruins of a mobile home park Wednesday in Paradise, Calif. Hundreds of people remain missing, and survivors are struggling to cope with life after escaping the Camp Fire. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images hide caption

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A statue of former President Ronald Reagan stands in front of a home on Orange County's Balboa Island. Reagan's political career and the Republican Party of the 1970s and '80s were long associated with Orange County, but the party was swept out of power there in this year's midterm elections. Mario Tama/Getty Images hide caption

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Democrats Demolish The 'Orange Curtain' In Orange County

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Mourners pray for the victims of the Camp Fire during a vigil Sunday in Chico, Calif. The wildfire killed dozens of people and effectively wiped the entire town of Paradise off the map. Noah Berger/AP hide caption

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The wreckage of a house sitting in Thousand Oaks, Calif., a city ravaged by the Woolsey Fire less than a day after a mass shooting. Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images hide caption

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Suzanne Kaksonen and her cockatoo Buddy camp at a makeshift shelter outside a Walmart in Chico, Calif. on Wednesday. Kaksonen, a resident of Paradise, lost her home in the blaze. Noah Berger/AP hide caption

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Rep.-elect Andy Levin, D-Mich. (left); Rep.-elect Veronica Escobar, D-Texas (center); and Rep.-elect Sylvia Garcia, D-Texas, talk following a photo of the incoming members of Congress on Capitol Hill on Wednesday. Susan Walsh/AP hide caption

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Firefighters try to beat back the Woolsey Fire in the early hours of Friday. One day earlier, the blaze ignited as mourning residents tried to cope with quite another kind of terror in Thousand Oaks, Calif. Eric Thayer/Reuters hide caption

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This undated photo provided by former Fox News correspondent Adam Housley and his wife, actress Tamera Mowry-Housley, shows their niece, Alaina Housley, a Pepperdine University freshman who was among those killed in the Wednesday shooting at the Borderline Bar & Grill in Thousand Oaks, Calif. Adam Housley/AP hide caption

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Ventura County Sheriff's Sgt. Ron Helus, a 29-year veteran, was killed during the deadly shooting at Borderline Bar and Grill in Thousand Oaks, Calif. Ventura County Sheriff's Department via AP hide caption

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Swordfish like this one, sunning itself off the coast of Ventura, Calif. have traditionally been caught in drift gillnets. But ocean activists say the method is unsustainable because it captures too many other sea creatures. Douglas Klug/Getty Images hide caption

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