California

State in the western United States

California is a state in the Pacific Region of the United States. With 39.5 million residents across a total area of about 163,696 square miles (423,970 km2), California is the most populous U.S. state and the third-largest by area. The state capital is Sacramento. The Greater Los Angeles Area and the San Francisco Bay Area are the nation's second- and fifth-most populous urban regions, with 18.7 million and 9.7 million residents respectively. Los Angeles is California's most populous city, and the country's second-most populous, after New York City. California also has the nation's most populous county, Los Angeles County, and its largest county by area, San Bernardino County. The City and County of San Francisco is both the country's second most densely populated major city after New York City and the fifth most densely populated county, behind only four of the five New York City boroughs.

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Here's the latest for Monday April 6th: Surgeon General warns of week like Pearl Harbor or 9-11; Patients removed from cruise ship; 30 coronavirus cases in..
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Plus, how to detect coronavirus scams like a pro, a federal judge rules that gun stores don't have to be considered "essential" and stay open, and more.
 
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Donald Trump’s demand that Iran grovel before him and plead for aid shows the moral bankruptcy of the United States under his leadership, says Dennis Etler, an..
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California is trying to aid small businesses affected by a statewide lockdown prompted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Small businesses will have a year to give the..
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California Gov. Gavin Newsom says the state is seeking 15,000 hotel rooms for the homeless during the coronavirus crisis. The state has already obtained nearly..
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Friday: A conversation with the official who led the rollout of the nation’s first shelter-in-place order.
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Plus: health officials have new thoughts about whether you should cover your face in public, and all the tips you need to keep staying at home
 
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A California man faces federal charges after officials say he ran a train "at full speed off the end of rail tracks" near the U.S. Naval Ship Mercy.
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A San Jose doctor shares about the high toll the war against coronavirus is taking on her and her colleagues. And I talk to a reporter who's spent a decade..
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The governor of New York on Wednesday clamped down harder on public gatherings in the face of the coronavirus, calling residents "selfish" for refusing to stay..
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Mr. Nunes, a Republican representative from California, urged the country to start getting people back to work in one to two weeks despite the coronavirus..
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California Republican Rep. Devin Nunes also said on Fox News that he doesn't think the country can "wait until the end of April" to get back to work.
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The governor of New York on Wednesday cracked down even harder on public gatherings in the face of the coronavirus, calling residents who disregarded..
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California's aggressive stay-at-home measures are improving the prospects for slowing the coronavirus pandemic, but the state is still on track to run out of..
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As Prince Harry and Meghan Markle settle into their new home in California speculation over who will fund their security has emerged, again. The couple have left..
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Federal agents uncovered a tunnel used to smuggle drugs between warehouses in San Diego, California, and Tijuana, Mexico.
 
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Over 50 residents of a Southern California nursing home have been infected with the coronavirus. Cedar Mountain Post Acute Rehabilitation in Yucaipa was told to..
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Here's the latest for Wednesday April 1st: White House forecasts at least 100,000 could die of coronavirus; Over 50 at California nursing home have COVID-19;..
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Every starry-eyed ingenue arriving in Los Angeles faces the same question: how to catch that big break in Hollywood? For Prince Harry and his wife Meghan, it's..
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President Trump decides it's a good time to loosen regulations on automakers. And with information moving as fast as it is, community organizations are working..
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Military members aboard the Navy ship Mercy continued to aid hospital workers after the ship received its first patients at the port of Los Angeles last weekend...
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Swedish automaker Volvo Cars confirmed Tuesday it is in talks with California to reach a voluntary emissions agreement.
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Tuesday: The state hopes to add scores of additional health care workers as hospitals fill. Also: Easy California history lessons.
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A California mother was sentenced on Tuesday to seven months in prison for paying $450,000 to help her daughters gain an illicit edge in the college admissions..
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Retirees and students can now join the ranks of those fighting coronavirus, part of an initiative unveiled Monday by Gov. Gavin Newsom. And I talk with Dave..
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California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Monday made a plea for trained medical professionals, including retired health care workers and nursing students who are nearing..
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New York welcomed the arrival of a gleaming 1,000-bed U.S. Navy hospital ship on Monday as a beacon of hope for the city's desperate fight against the..
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California Governor Gavin Newsom said on Monday that the number of COVID-19 hospitalizations in the state had nearly doubled over the past four days and the..
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Lonnie D. Franklin Jr., 67, was found unresponsive in his cell at a California prison on Saturday and later pronounced dead, officials said. There were no signs..
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Monday: It’s too early to say for sure, but some experts say early action by California leaders has helped. Also: Art during the pandemic.
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The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have confirmed that why will pay for their own security costs following their recent move to Los Angeles. Harry and Meghan..
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Here's the latest for Monday March 30th: Trump extends social distancing guidelines; Over 1,000 dead in New York state from coronavirus; Government sent..
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USA TODAY spoke with DACA recipients working on the front lines of the pandemic in California, Florida, Texas and the suburbs of New York City.
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A Catholic church in California has a drive-up confessional to deal with coronavirus outbreak restrictions.
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The U.S. military is watching coronavirus infection trends in Chicago, Michigan, Florida and Louisiana with concern as it weighs where else it may need to..
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California Governor Gavin Newsom thanked President Donald Trump Friday for supporting the use of the U.S. Navy hospital ship USNS Mercy to treat non-coronavirus..
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