California 'marijuana superstore' wins four-year legal battle after feds abandon push to close it

The dismissal releases the largest medical cannabis dispensary in the US from a tug of war between local and federal authorities over medical marijuana

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Reclusive Hollywood conservative group disbands after 'civil war in slow motion' over Trump

The announcement by the Friends of Abe fueled speculation that infighting over Donald Trump’s candidacy had drained commitment

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Oversight board rules that LAPD shooting of homeless man was unjustified

Commission rejected claim that the officer shot Brendon Glenn because he grabbed a pistol, putting more pressure on district attorney to charge the officer

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How Trump's rise ignited a 'slow motion' civil war among conservatives in Hollywood

Conservatives in Hollywood fret about the entertainment industry’s liberal tilt so many closet their beliefs, but the perceived need to tiptoe around Tinseltown’s Democratic legions has the virtue of binding their little tribe together, yielding an underground community spirit.

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Blood, mud and lube: How El Chapo's latest run from the law came to an end at a small town sex motel

A light rain pattered the rooftops of Los Mochis in Friday’s pre-dawn darkness, the town silent and still as the Sea of Cortez lapped its shore.

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San Bernardino victim had argued with shooter about Islam

Friends and family have described Nicholas Thalasinos, one of the 14 people slaughtered in San Bernardino , as a devoted father, husband and colleague, a dedicated health inspector, colourful dresser and outspoken conservative.

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Groups cut ties with 'feminist' adult actor James Deen amid rape claims

He has been called the Tom Cruise of porn: a performer who parlayed boy-next-door good looks into unlikely fame and success.

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'It's very white': Las Vegas audience exposes Bernie Sanders' Latino problem

A mariachi band, a Latino neighbourhood, Spanish language posters and bold immigration pledges: Bernie Sanders was pulling out the stops for Nevada’s Hispanic vote.

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The myth of Ronald Reagan: Pragmatic moderate or radical conservative?

Republican candidates and even Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton have been quoting the 40th president lately but his legacy is filled with complexities

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Bernie Sanders largely unknown to Latino voters – but has room for growth

Bernie Sanders has surged in the Democratic primary campaign with a cry of “Feel the Bern”, but when it comes to Latinos the Vermont senator is feeling the wrong kind of heat.

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'You're a celebrity': Hero's welcome for man behind Planned Parenthood 'sting'

David Daleiden held court to conservative legislators and lobbyists in San Diego like a messenger of Hades, detailing how he had infiltrated the enemy, tricked the “abortion industry” and exposed its “body-harvesting” secrets to the world.

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Right-wing Hollywood forum for Donald Trump met with angry immigration protesters

On Friday night, the insurgent Republican candidate spoke to an audience drawn from conservative Hollywood while Latino protesters raged outside

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LGBT activists want you to hold your applause for Facebook's rainbow-colored profiles

The Radical Faeries argue ban on adopted names is unfair to LGBT people who want to avoid homophobia or to express their true identity

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Los Angeles deputies break ranks to admit beating of jail visitor

Two Los Angeles county sheriff’s deputies who are accused with three colleagues over the beating of a jail visitor have broken ranks on the eve of a trial and pleaded guilty.

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Star student killed by Long Beach police 'was going to change the world': sister

Feras Morad had never had a run-in with police before the fatal shooting, she says, and he could not have posed a threat: ‘He didn’t have to die’

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