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Democratic presidential candidate Jay Inslee announced Wednesday that he is withdrawing from the race.

"It's become clear that I'm not going be carrying the ball, I'm not going to be the president, so I'm withdrawing tonight from the race," the Washington governor said on MSNBC's The Rachel Maddow Show.

The White House is considering four finalists to fill the vacant Oregon seat on the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.

For the past few months, doctors in Kings County, in California’s Central Valley, saw a small but higher than normal number of patients with lung disease. At first, patients presented with characteristics of pneumonia or bronchitis, like weakness or shortness of breath. But when placed on standard antibiotic treatment, they did not improve.

After their health further deteriorated, doctors determined that patients instead had a condition called acute respiratory distress syndrome, and the cause was something surprising, said Kings County public health officer Dr. Milton Teske.

The top leader of Iceland said she will miss a visit to her tiny North Atlantic nation by U.S. Vice President Mike Pence next month in favor of speaking at a trade union conference in Sweden.

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President Trump is using a term strongly associated with anti-Semitism to argue that Jewish people should not vote for Democrats. That word is loyalty.

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President Trump suggested yesterday that his administration is considering proposing a payroll tax cut as a way to goose a slowing economy.

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Fifty years ago this August, Miles Davis assembled a group of musicians to record the sprawling, groundbreaking album Bitches Brew. With the sounds of Jimi Hendrix, Sly & the Family Stone and James Brown in his head, Davis plugged in and brought these electric rock sensibilities to jazz.

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Some welcome news today for disabled veterans with student loan debt - President Trump announced an executive order forgiving all federal student loan debt for vets who are permanently and totally disabled.

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Scotty “Karate” Heath wasn’t born in Oakland, but the impact he’s had on the city’s rich metal and punk DIY scene is incalculable. Seventeen years ago, he started a record label in his garage, and called it Tankcrimes.

Several of California’s elected representatives decried an announcement Wednesday by the Trump administration of a new rule that could allow children to be locked up indefinitely in family immigration detention centers while their cases are heard in the courts.

The captain of a controversial ship that saved migrants in the Mediterranean Sea has refused to accept a medal for her work.

Pia Klemp, who is German, gained attention for rescuing thousands of stranded migrants with her crew as part of the nongovernmental organization Sea Watch International. For her efforts, she reportedly faces up to 20 years in prison in Italy, where the hard-line anti-immigrant government accused her of assisting illegal immigration.

The Trump administration announced it is dumping the “Flores agreement,” a federal court settlement designed to prevent children from suffering the harmful effects of long-term detention.

Administration officials have referred to the agreement as a “catch and release” loophole that attracts migrant families to the United States.

Longtime union activist Dolores Huerta and two others were arrested while protesting at a Fresno County Supervisors meeting on Tuesday. The 89-year-old, who helped establish United Farm Workers (UFW) with Cesar Chavez, was calling for higher wages for in-home caregivers.

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New California data shows insurance companies declined to renew nearly 350,000 home insurance policies in areas at high risk for wildfire since the state began collecting data in 2015.

The data released this week did not say how many people who lost their insurance were able to purchase it elsewhere or how much more it cost. It also showed total new and renewed insurance policies increased in fire risk areas during the same period.

New California data shows insurance companies declined to renew nearly 350,000 home insurance policies in areas at high risk for wildfire since the state began collecting data in 2015.

The data released this week did not say how many people who lost their insurance were able to purchase it elsewhere or how much more it cost. It also showed total new and renewed insurance policies increased in fire risk areas during the same period.

Police arrested an ardent opponent of vaccines for allegedly assaulting State Sen. Richard Pan in Sacramento on Wednesday.

Pan, who is also a pediatrician, is the Legislature’s leading advocate for vaccines and the author of SB 276, which would require the state health department to approve and track all physician-authorized vaccine exemptions.

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A 15-year-old kid named Marques Brownlee posted a video to his YouTube channel reviewing a laptop remote on Jan. 1, 2009. Nine years later, Brownlee was interviewing Tesla CEO and co-founder Elon Musk.

The YouTube star has come a long way.

Today, Brownlee’s tech reviews and other videos have over 9 million subscribers and 1.41 billion views on YouTube.

A man in Miami seemed to be trying to clear his name this week when he presented himself to police as someone who had his gun stolen recently, but the event took a surprising turn when police realized he was the man they suspected in a high-profile shooting over the summer.

Miami-Dade police Det. Lee Cowart told NPR that when Carlints St. Louis walked into a Florida police station saying his gun had gone missing it was "the icing on the cake" after authorities had been homing in on him in recent weeks.

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What would you get if you combined Jackie Onassis’ poise, Jane Fonda’s comic timing and Audrey Hepburn’s love of wildlife?

It’s not a question anyone was asking, but now—thanks, internet!—we know the answer.

Georgette Spelvin remains a mystery, since she operates under a pseudonym. What we do know is that this Southern California resident has a multitude of opossums, a handful of squirrels and a killer sense of humor.

The state of Oregon has started to put pressure on drug companies to keep prices down.

On Wednesday, the Oregon Division of Financial Regulation released a list of the most expensive medications, and the medications that caused the greatest insurance-rate increases.

The new lists are all part of Oregon’s new prescription drug price transparency law, passed by the Legislature in 2018.

The law requires drug manufacturers and health insurers to report drug price information to the Oregon Division of Financial Regulation.

Fires in Brazil's Amazon rainforest are proliferating at an alarming rate.

That's the gist of an announcement this week by the country's National Institute for Space Research, or INPE. According to the agency, there have been 74,155 fires in Brazil so far this year — most of which erupted in the Amazon. That represents an astonishing leap of more than 80% over last year and by far the most that the agency has recorded since it began compiling this data in 2013.

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