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California cities show biggest water savings yet in drought

The data released Wednesday by the State Water Resources Control Board comes as communities are ordered to save water in case the four year dry spell persists.

Nation

Christie says he's running in 2016 to 'change the world'

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie opened his 2016 campaign for president Tuesday, declaring he's 'out to change the world.'

World

Myanmar fisherman goes home after 22 years as a slave

Myint Naing is one of more than 800 current and former slaves rescued or repatriated after a year-long AP investigation into pervasive labor abuses in Southeast Asia's fishing industry.

Bay Area

Contractor wants to join investigators in Berkeley balcony inspection

A general contractor who was in charge of constructing a balcony that collapsed in California and killed six people sought a court order Tuesday to be present when investigators examine the wreckage.

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Pot raids uncover 'egregious' damage in Emerald Triangle

More than 86,500 marijuana plants were seized this week during a series of raids in Northern California’s Emerald Triangle.

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