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Legal Fight Over Trump's Financial Records Grinds On Even As Tax Details Spill Out

Questions have long swirled about the state of President Trump's finances. The New York Times appears to have answered at least some of them with a revelatory report over the weekend that says, among other things, that the president paid just $750 in federal income tax in 2016 and 2017. The president leaned on a familiar refrain on Sunday to dismiss the Times ' investigation, calling it "fake news." Trump has long sought to keep his finances secret and even broke with decades of precedent by...

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FEMA Providing Grants To Support California Wildfire Relief / Governor Newsom Notes Heavy Response To Wildfires / Updates On Glass And Zogg Wildfires / Bay Area Wildfires Following New Paths / Voter Trust In Elections Remarkably Low

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On this edition of Your Call, we’re discussing the future of the US Supreme Court since the passing of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, whose last wish was not to be replaced until a new presidential term, according to her granddaughter.

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It's the birthday of Miguel De Cervantes Saavedra, the author of Don Quixote...

City Visions: The Case Against the Electoral College

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In two out of the last five Presidential elections, the winner of our country’s popular vote lost the Electoral College and the race for President. Could that happen again? What would Presidential campaigns look like for Californians if Democrats and Republicans had to fight for every vote? Is it time to scrap the Electoral College? Our guest Bill Petrocelli thinks so.

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  On this edition of Your Call’s One Planet Series, we're discussing the Trump administration’s actions to weaken or dismantle environmental regulations that are meant to protect the environment, public health and curb greenhouse gases.

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Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a law on Saturday requiring California to house transgender inmates in prisons based on their gender identity — but only if the state does not have “management or security concerns.”

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