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THE Nooner for November 23, 2017
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Thank you, Capitol community women for using your voices to create a serious re-think about the Capitol culture and beyond.
Thank you, media, for covering stories that have been very uncomfortable.
Thank you, Governor Brown and legislative leaders for your fiscal restraint to create a $9.9 billion reserve and an expected increase of $2.5 billion ongoing for K-12 schools and community colleges (and likely $650m in one-time funds) projected for next year, according to the Legislative Analyst.
Thank you, Governor Brown for being a shadow president on the issue of climate change. We can debate the science, but as our parents taught us, turn out the light.
Thank you, Sacramento Natural Foods Co-op for being open this morning so I could get slices of pumpkin and marionberry pies.
Thank you, Mexico, for giving us domesticated turkeys. You never have turkey unless mole negro is poured over it.
Thank you, all those who have come before us to create the greatest nation that the world has ever seen.
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The head of the Federal Communications Commission on Wednesday released his detailed proposal to repeal net neutrality rules for online traffic, setting the stage for a vote next month.
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Roy Moore, Putin and Those Trump Chooses to Believe
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President Trump came out in defense of Mr. Moore, the Republican Senate candidate from Alabama. But when itâÂÂs not in his political interests, the benefit of the doubt might shift.
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Thanksgiving Help For The Homeless: 'we Haven't Seen Numbers Like This Since The Great Depression'
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Roy Moore's communications director resigns
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Union Square construction zone dresses up for the holidays
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Philly Mayor Calls Trump 'a Bully' And 'punk' Over Curbed Immigration Protections - Politico
The acting secretary of Homeland Security, Elaine Duke, facing a Thanksgiving deadline, declined to renew the protective status of the immigrants, who may now remain in the U.S. until July 2019 but could face deportation thereafter.
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