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Newsom, Villaraigosa Disagree About Universal Health Care At Gubernatorial Forum

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The two leading Democrats running for California governor disagreed at a forum Sunday about how to achieve universal health care.

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Gavin Newsom, Kamala Harris Call for Increased Gun Control in Response to Las Vegas Shooting

Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom and Sen. Kamala Harris called for increased gun control efforts Monday in the wake of the mass shooting in Las Vegas that left at least 58 people dead and more than 500 injured. 132 more words


Lt. Gov. Newsom Says California Will Have Universal Health Care During Speech to Single-Payer Advocates

Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom has made his most explicit endorsement yet of a controversial single-payer healthcare proposal that has roiled Democratic politics in California.

Newsom appeared Friday before the California Nurses Assn., the most ardent backers of SB 562, a stalled bill to establish a system in which the state would cover all residents’ healthcare costs. 151 more words

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'Real Time': Former Celeb Apprentice Hopeful Penn Jillette Slams Donald Trump

Update with Al Franken video Libertarian magician Penn Jillette, appearing on HBO’s Real Time With Bill Maher tonight, had nothing good to say about his old TV near-boss Donald Trump. 348 more words

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The Human Cost of Our Pollution-Free, First-World State

In the Democratic Republic of the Congo, 40,000 children work daily in the mines picking and checking the rocks for presence of “chocolate-brown streaks” of cobalt, an essential raw material necessary for the batteries that power electric vehicles. 351 more words

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Newsom's California Governor Campaign Has Twice The Cash Of Villaraigosa's

SACRAMENTO (AP) — Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom continues to lead the fundraising race in his bid to become California’s next governor.

Newsom’s campaign says he raised more than $5 million from January to June — double each of his chief Democratic rivals. 81 more words


Does Silicon Valley have a moral responsibility to stop developing robots?

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Andrew Keen is the author of three books: Cult of the Amateur, Digital Vertigo and The Internet Is Not The Answer. He renders Futurecast, and is the host of Keen On. 23 more words