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Compromise and hardball politics earned Gov. Brown a big legislative win on climate change 20.7.2017 LA Times: Commentary
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Essential California: USC faces angry students over former medical school dean 20.7.2017 LA Times: Commentary

Good morning, and welcome to the Essential California newsletter. It’s Thursday, July 20, and here’s what’s happening across California:


USC faces angry students over ex-dean’s alleged behavior

In a meeting with bewildered and at times angry students, the dean of USC’s medical school...

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The Energy 202: Jon Huntsman's Russia connections run through Chevron 20.7.2017 Washington Post: Politics
His spokesman says he'll leave all boards.
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The Daily 202: Trump shows disdain for rule of law with new attacks on Sessions, Rosenstein, Mueller 20.7.2017 Washington Post: Politics
Bunker mentality on display in New York Times interview.
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California farm region plagued by dirty air looks to Trump 20.7.2017 AP Business
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) -- California's vast San Joaquin Valley, the country's most productive farming region, is engulfed by some of the nation's dirtiest skies, forcing the state's largest air district to spend more than $40 billion in the past quarter-century to enforce hundreds of stringent pollution rules....
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Gov. Brown's climate change deal was a lesson in compromise that should be studied in the White House 20.7.2017 LA Times: Commentary

One particular message to the agriculture industry was simple: You want Gov. Jerry Brown to be a friend or an enemy the rest of his term?

Friends will support his climate change legislation, it was made clear.

To business leaders: This legislation provides tax and regulatory breaks that you’ve...

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Trump just nominated a climate skeptic to USDA's top science post 20.7.2017 Washington Post
Trump just nominated a climate skeptic to USDA's top science post
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Dana Milbank: What will Callista Gingrich do as ambassador to the Vatican? 20.7.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Washington • Let us consider the qualifications of President Trump’s nominee to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Holy See: one Callista Gingrich of Virginia. She is a former clerk on the House Agriculture Committee. She is the author of children’s books about an elephant named Ellis. She sings in the choir at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. She plays French horn in City of Fairfax Band. And, she testified Tue...
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What you need to know about California's big vote on climate change policies 20.7.2017 LA Times: Commentary
Here's how California's complex cap-and-trade program operates and how the state's policies are changing under new legislation.
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Tech and healthcare lift stocks to new records 20.7.2017 LA Times: Commentary

U.S. stocks continued to climb Wednesday, led by technology, healthcare and energy companies. Media companies also rose as stock indexes set record highs.

The technology part of the Standard & Poor's 500 index broke the record it set in March 2000, before the dot-com bubble burst. Energy companies...

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Rebuilding Mosul: The daunting mission to bring the demolished city back from the dead 20.7.2017 LA Times: Commentary

The nine-month U.S.-backed offensive to expel Islamic State militants from Mosul was a relentless and savage fight. Now that that it has been won, another daunting battle has begun: to bring Iraq’s second largest city back from the dead.

Thousands of buildings have been reduced to rubble, more...

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Betty Dukes, Wal-Mart greeter who took retail giant to the U.S. Supreme Court in gender bias case, dies at 67 19.7.2017 LA Times: Commentary

The Wal-Mart greeter who took the retail giant all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court in the largest gender bias class-action lawsuit in U.S. history has died, a family member said Tuesday.

Betty Dukes died July 10 at her home in Antioch, Calif., said her niece, Rita Roland. Dukes was 67.

"She was...

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Are our gardens the monarch butterfly sanctuaries we think they are? 19.7.2017 Washington Post
Are our gardens the monarch butterfly sanctuaries we think they are?
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James Kanno, one of country's first Japanese American mayors and a founder of Fountain Valley, dies at 91 19.7.2017 LA Times: Commentary

James Kanno, who spent what should have been his final high school years confined to a World War II-era internment camp but went on to become one of America’s first Japanese American mayors as an early-day politician in Orange County, has died at the age of 91.

Stripped of his freedom and forced...

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Callista Gingrich’s nomination to the Vatican stinks to high heaven 19.7.2017 Washington Post: Op-Eds
Another insult from Trump to Pope Francis.
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AP Hypes Climate Change's 'Devastating Effects' in War-Torn African Country 19.7.2017 NewsBusters
A Tuesday report from the Associated Press played up climate change's apparent impact inside the African country of South Sudan. Correspondent Sam Mednick acknowledged that the civil war in "the world’s youngest nation" was a factor, but still touted the "devastating effects of climate change" in the country. Mednick also hyped that "countries across Africa are struggling to cope with a warmer world," and that "impoverished nations face some of the world’s harshest impacts from global warming." The journalist led his item, " War-torn South Sudan at grave risk on climate change ," with a quote from Taban Ceasor, a South Sudanese logger who likened his occupation to a chemical dependency: "I’m addicted to cutting trees." Mednick noted that the African country is "well into its fourth year of civil war," and that it is "ravaged by fighting and hunger." He quickly added, however, that South Sudan "also grapples with the devastating effects of climate change. Officials say the conflict is partly to ...
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Hampton Creek's board has only one person left: the CEO 19.7.2017 LA Times: Commentary

An exodus at eggless mayonnaise maker Hampton Creek Inc. has left the company with only one board member: its chief executive.

A Bloomberg report said several board members recently gave up their seats after deep discord with Josh Tetrick, CEO of the San Francisco-based vegan food startup. The...

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35,000 mink released from farm in Minnesota, unable to survive in wild, officials say 18.7.2017 LA Times: Commentary

Authorities say 35,000 mink that were set free from a pelt farm in central Minnesota are incapable of surviving in the wild.

The Stearns County Sheriff's Office says someone entered the property of Lang Farms in Eden Valley late Sunday or early Monday, dismantled parts of the exterior fence and...

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Climate change threatens an ancient way of life in Ethiopia 18.7.2017 Washington Post
Climate change threatens an ancient way of life in Ethiopia
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Scientists digging deeper to understand complex factors affecting walleye populations 18.7.2017 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Nine of Minnesota's largest lakes are part of a new study that aims to gain a deeper understanding of how life works under the waves
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