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California Hosts U.S.-China Summit

There's significance behind the choice of California as the venue for the U.S.-China summit between presidents Barack Obama and Xi Jinping. The state is home to more than a third of the China-born population in the U.S., and Chinese-backed investment groups have been pouring billions of dollars into real estate property and private companies based in California. At the same time, exports of California goods to China are surging, and state leaders are bullish about capitalizing on new markets there.
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Former Mass. Chief Justice On Life, Liberty And Gay Marriage

With its upcoming decisions on same-sex marriage, the U.S. Supreme Court faces the same question that Margaret Marshall faced a decade ago as Massachusetts' chief justice. Marshall says she had little idea that the decision she wrote legalizing gay marriage would be groundbreaking.
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Finding An Anchor For A Life Set Adrift By A Shipwreck

Shengqiao Chen and Zehao Zhou met 20 years ago after a ship that was smuggling Chinese immigrants into the U.S. ran aground just outside New York City.
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NSA Reportedly Mines Servers Of U.S. Internet Firms For Data

The National Security Agency is able to pluck data — including e-mails, videos, pictures, and connection logs — from the main servers of Microsoft, Google, Apple, and other leading U.S. tech companies, according to reports by The Washington Post and The Guardian. The newly disclosed U.S. government program, they say, is named PRISM.
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'That Was Me': Recognizing Yourself In A Piece Of History

As news organizations write about the history of Sunnylands, the California estate President Obama will visit Friday for a meeting with the Chinese president, Carol Price has been revisiting her personal history with the estate.
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On National Security, Obama Follows Bush's Lead

There are days when that photo you can find on the Web of President Obama's and President George W. Bush's faces morphed into each other seems awfully apt.
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Tropical Storm Andrea Makes Landfall In Florida

As of 5:45 p.m. ET, the National Hurricane Center's tracking system placed Tropical Storm Andrea on Florida's Gulf coast, level with Gainesville. Andrea is expected to spread rain and strong winds along the Southeastern coast tonight and Friday.

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