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Scientists Twist Radio Beams to Send Data

Los Angeles, California - Building on previous research that twisted light to send data at unheard-of speeds, scientists at USC have developed a similar technique with radiowaves, reaching high speeds without some of the hassles that can go with optical systems.

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California voters split on whether children crossing border illegally should be allowed to stay

Los Angeles, California - California voters are largely split on whether the tens of thousands of unaccompanied children who crossed the border illegally from Central America should be allowed to stay, but support of a “path to citizenship” for immigrants already in the country continues to be strong, according to results from the latest USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences/Los Angeles Times Poll.

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UC Davis and Mars, Incorporated announce plans to create first-of-its-kind innovation institute focusing on food, agriculture and health

Davis, California - The University of California, Davis, through its World Food Center, and Mars, Incorporated today have agreed to pursue the establishment of a new institute designed to deliver big-impact, Silicon Valley-type breakthroughs in food, agriculture and health.

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Bioengineers develop a toolkit for designing more successful synthetic molecules

Stanford, California - Ever since Robert Hooke first described cells in 1665, scientists have been trying to figure out what is going on inside. One of the most exciting modern techniques involves injecting cells with synthetic genetic molecules that can passively report on the cell's behavior, or even alter its function.

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Governor Brown Issues Legislative Update

Sacramento, California - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced that he has signed the following bills.

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2013-14 California High School Exit Exam Results

Sacramento, California - State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson today announced that the California High School Exit Examination (CAHSEE) rate for the Class of 2014 was 95.5 percent—matching the record high passage rate from last year.

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Nevada County Man Who Shot Federal, State Officers Charged with Federal Crimes

Sacramento, California - The Sacramento Division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation announced that a three count federal criminal complaint was filed against Brent Douglas Cole, age 61, resident of Nevada County. The charges relate to Cole’s shooting of a Bureau of Land Management Ranger and a California Highway Patrol Officer on June 14, 2014, in Nevada County.

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Federal Court Bars Southern California Man from Preparing Federal Tax Returns

Los Angeles, California - A federal court in Los Angeles has permanently barred a Rancho Cucamonga, California, man from preparing federal tax returns for others, the Justice Department announced Friday.

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