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Calif. Gov. Jerry Brown adopts its own net neutrality law prompting the Justice Department to sue the state in an effort to block what's describe as the "toughest net neutrality law" enacted. Kyle Grillot/Reuters hide caption

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If passed by voters, the "California Nationhood. Initiative Constitutional Amendment and Statute" would remove state constitutional language making California part of the U.S. and require the governor to request admission to the United Nations. George Rose/Getty Images hide caption

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Former Attorney General Eric Holder testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington in June 2012. Holder, now in private practice, has signed on to represent the California Legislature as outside legal counsel. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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Gov. Jerry Brown signed six new bills into law Friday, nearly seven months after a mass shooting in San Bernardino, Calif. Two of the new laws restrict ammunition. In this photo from last summer, a man enters a gun store in Los Angeles. Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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A view of downtown Los Angeles as seen from Hollywood in November 2015. California faces permanent water restrictions, ordered Monday by Gov. Jerry Brown, in its fifth year of drought. Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Gov. Jerry Brown (left) meets with Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi in San Jose, Calif., on Sept. 27. Brown has been brokering his own international agreement on climate change. Jeff Chiu/AP hide caption

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California, An Environmental Leader, Eyes A Key Role In Climate Talks

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A man carries plastic single-use bags past the State Capitol in Sacramento, Calif. Starting in July 2015, California could become the first state to ban single-use plastic bags, unless a referendum delays the measure from taking effect. Rich Pedroncelli/AP hide caption

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Sen. Ted Cruz, worked a rare Senate overnight shift as he kept up a lengthy diatribe against Obamacare (with many digressions.) Evan Vucci/AP hide caption

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A Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) train sits in the Rockridge station on Friday in Oakland, Calif. San Francisco Bay Area commuters were bracing for the possibility of a BART strike as a 30-day contract extension was set to expire Sunday at midnight. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images hide caption

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