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California National Guard debt forgiveness plan, the disappearing self-check out, the EPA's plan to reduce auto emissions

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File: Soldiers attend their farewell ceremony for about 850 California National Guardsmen from the 1st Battalion, 185th Armor on Aug. 22, 2008 in San Bernardino.
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File: Soldiers attend their farewell ceremony for about 850 California National Guardsmen from the 1st Battalion, 185th Armor on Aug. 22, 2008 in San Bernardino.

Lawmakers in the House and Senate's plan to forgive California National Guard debt, doing away with self-checkout registers, the EPA's aggressive plan to reduce auto emissions.

Debate continues to swirl around whether a mountain lion charged with killing alpacas in the Malibu Canyon should be saved, or shot.
Last month, news broke that thousands of California National Guard troops were being asked to repay enlistment bonuses and benefits they had received. These generous incentives had been doled out as a way to retain soldiers during the height of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
The new peace accord could give immunity to thousands of guerilla fighters. According to one expert, that could lead some civilians to turn vigilante.
Gov. Brown picks Rep. Xavier Becerra for CA attorney general, Rep. Darrell Issa narrowly wins re-election, and CA Democrats secure a supermajority.
The EPA reaffirmed a long-term plan to dramatically cut auto emissions, setting up a possible conflict with the incoming Trump administration.
About a quarter of all stores in Southern California will scrap them in favor of registers manned by staff.
More than 400,000 people were apprehended at the southern border of the US during this past fiscal year. Most of them were fleeing Central America.
It's an exciting time when you are a film director and a movie you've worked on for years is about to hit the theaters. But Director Pablo Larraín has two films coming out – about two weeks apart.
Take Two's A Martinez speaks with Edward Brooke-Hitching, author of "The Phantom Atlas: The Greatest Myths, Lies and Blunders on Maps"
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