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THE NOONER for May 10, 2016

It's noon. It's time for a break. Here's what people are reading on today:

California Politics Updates: Gender-neutral Bathrooms Get Boost In Assembly, Brown Shifts Drought Policy
California politics updates: Gender-neutral bathrooms get boost in Assembly, Brown shifts drought policy May 9 2016, 2:02 PM Welcome to Essential Politics, our daily feed on California politics and government news. Here's what we're watching: The Assembly passed a measure that would make single-user...

UC Berkeley Earns Sixth-best Global Reputation | The Daily Californian
Times Higher Education has also produced World University Rankings since 2004, which evaluate university performance based on 13 comprehensive indicators. UC Berkeley was ranked 13th in 2015-16, indicating a potential discrepancy between performance and reputation.

California Candidates Began Race To June With $42 Million In Bank | The Sacramento Bee
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Legislative candidates reported $41.7 million cash on hand as of April 23

Sanders Brings His Campaign To Northern California - Sfgate
An estimated 15,000 people packed a Sacramento stadium to hear the senator from Vermont, whose criticism of fracking and corporate greed drew as many cheers as did his jabs at Democratic front-runner and rival

Will It Matter If Hospitals Opt Out Of California's Assisted Suicide Law? | 89.3 Kpcc
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Supporters of a measure to allow the terminally ill to end their own life march at the Capitol while calling on California Gov. Jerry Brown to sign the bill Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015, in Sacramento, Calif. Rich Pedroncelli/AP

Attack on State Senate Candidate Overshadows West Virginia Vote
Richard Ojeda, a Democratic candidate, was beaten up at a campaign barbecue, an attack that he suspects was politically motivated.

Governor Jerry Brown Announces New Permanent Water-conservation Rules |
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First Draft: Paul Singer Calls Both Trump and Clinton Unacceptable
Mr. Singer, the billionaire financier who backed Senator Marco Rubio’s presidential campaign, urged conservatives at a gala in New York to “stand up for what we believe,” saying that neither of the likely general election candidates shared their views.

Study: No Scientific Basis For Laws On Marijuana And Driving
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The Money Trail | The Sacramento Bee

L.A. County Sheriff's Deputies Sentenced To Federal Prison In Jail Beating Case
Bret Phillips, left, listens to attorney Gloria Allred announce a civil lawsuit against the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department in 2014. Phillips, who is mentally ill, was beaten by two sheriff's deputies while an inmate at a county jail.

Hillary Clinton: 'Trump's economic plans: if he wins, you lose' | Campaign 2016

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton's campaign released a video criticizing Republican rival Donald Trump's stance on taxes, debt and the minimum wage.

Scripps College Students, Faculty Protest Madeleine Albright's Selection As Commencement Speaker
Perhaps the most nerve-racking duty of a senior class president at Scripps College in Claremont is securing a speaker for commencement. And Jennie Xu thought

Voter Turnout Demographics - United States Elections Project

'dump Trump' Shirts Initially Banned By O.C. High School, Later Ok'd
A group of Latino students at Newport Harbor High were allowed to wear "Dump Trump" T-shirts on campus after the presumptive Republican presidential nominee's rally in Costa Mesa.

California Drought Rules Eased Significantly
In a major shift, the administration of Gov. Jerry Brown on Monday announced plans to drop all statewide mandatory water conservation targets it had imposed on urban areas last June.

Journalism Group Seeks Release Of License-plate Data |
The license-plate reader equipment that feeds into the SANDAG database. — Peggy Peattie

Early Voting Turnout In La County Shatters Previous First-day Numbers
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Convicted Double Murderer Walks Free As More Jailhouse Snitch Questions Arise - The Orange County Register
Convicted double murderer Henry Rodriguez was released on bail Monday after 18 years in prison, another felony case upended because of questions related to the Orange County District Attorney’s Office’s use of jailhouse informants.

Head Of California Liquor Licensing Agency Calls It Quits | The Sacramento Bee
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Timothy Gorsuch had been director of Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control since October 2013

Bernie Sanders Stays On The Attack In California's Capital
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California Supreme Court Rules Backpack No Different From Clothing In Gun Case | 89.3 Kpcc
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Surrendered firearms sit on a table during a gun buyback event on August 8, 2013 in San Francisco, California. The California Supreme Court ruled Monday a state law that makes it a crime to carry a loaded firearm on one's person in public makes no distinction between a backpack, fanny pack or other container on the body and clothing that is being worn. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images