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After Years Of Huge Deficits, California Starts To See A Fiscal Turnaround

California's fiscal health is looking better. Gov. Jerry Brown has proposed a budget that will leave the state in the black, which is a big change from previous years. But California's long-term financial outlook still looks bad.
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Many Of Nation's Mayors Receptive To Obama's Ideas On Reducing Gun Violence

The Obama administration pushed forward on its agenda of legislative and executive action to fight gun violence on Thursday. Vice President Joe Biden addressed the U.S. Conference of Mayors, who were a receptive audience.
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House Republican Retreat Focuses On Strategies For Rebuilding

House Republicans have left Washington, D.C., and reconvened three hours south, just outside Williamsburg, Va., for a closed-door retreat. They've heard from pollsters about why the public doesn't like them. Now they'll hear from consultants about how to woo women and minorities. David Welna talks to Audie Cornish.

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