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Feds: Dem. Calif. pol Leland Yee schemed to trade arms for campaign cash

San Francisco (CNN) – Leland Yee needed cash.

First, the ambitious California state senator had to fund his 2011 race for mayor of San Francisco. When he came in fifth, he was stuck with $70,000 in campaign debt that he had to retire before he could mount his next run, for secretary of state — a costly statewide venture. 49 more words

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Are the recent California earthquakes a sign that something bigger is on the way?

A magnitude 5.1 earthquake rocked Southern California over the weekend. It struck along a fault that’s less well-known than the San Andreas, but one that’s potentially even more dangerous. 6 more words