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Student video producer/director Wilbert Cheng (left) and Mamadou Ndiaye, UC Irvine's 7-feet-6-inch center, filmed the recorded invitation earlier this month asking President Barack Obama to speak at the June 14 commencement ceremony. (Photo credit: Sherry L. K. Main / UC Irvine)

President Obama To Speak At UC Irvine Commencement Ceremony

President Barack Obama will speak at the commencement ceremony for the University of California, Irvine class of 2014 in June, the White House confirmed Thursday.

03/20/2014

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Panel Urges End To US Ban On Transgender Troops

The United States should join the dozen other nations that allow transgender people to serve in the armed forces, a commission led by a former U.S. surgeon general said in a report.

03/13/2014

President Obama Addresses The Nation During State Of The Union Address

Lawmaker Wants Apology For Obama-Hitler Comparison

A Jewish lawmaker wants an apology from a conservative state assemblyman who compared President Barack Obama’s gun control policies with those of dictators such as Adolf Hitler, Joseph Stalin and North Korea’s Kim Jong Il.

CBS2 / KCAL9–03/05/2014

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California Water Reservoirs Run Dangerously Low: ‘Every Drop Is Precious’

The evidence of extreme effects at the hands of California’s historic drought continues to mount, as a number of reservoirs, which the state depends on for water, are now running dangerously low.

02/18/2014

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Obama Wraps Up Sunnylands Visit Hitting The Links

Obama has spent two long weekends at Sunnylands since June, mixing diplomatic duties with the pursuit of a favorite pastime: golf.

02/17/2014

US President Barack Obama (L) and Rep. Jim Costa (D-CA) walk to a meeting with locals at the San Luis Water Facility February 14, 2014 in Firebaugh, California. Obama is visiting the Fresno area where he will speak with members of the community and tour drought effected areas. (credit: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

President Obama Announces More Than $160M In Federal Aid For California Drought

President Barack Obama announced Friday more than $160 million in federal financial aid to California.

02/14/2014

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Woman Honored By Pres. Obama As ‘Champion Of Change’ Prepares Students For College, Beyond

A Los Angeles woman, who was recently recognized by President Barack Obama as a “Champion of Change”, trains local high school students for the real world.

CBS2 / KCAL9–02/13/2014

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California Water Company Declares Water Supply Alert, Asks Residents To Cut Water Usage By 20 Percent

Southern California’s largest supplier of water, the Metropolitan Water District, which provides water for 19 million people, declared a “Water Supply Alert” Tuesday in light of California’s historic drought.

02/11/2014

Sandra Fluke has decided to run for the state legislature - here she addresses the Democratic National Convention, Sept. 2012 (credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Sandra Fluke Considers A Run For Henry Waxman’s House Seat

Fluke became almost a household name overnight when Rush Limbaugh referred to her as “a prostitute” and “a slut.”

01/30/2014

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Covered California Offers ‘Grace Period’ For Consumers Who Tried To Meet Deadline-Day

The agency overseeing California’s health insurance exchange offered a bit of breathing room for consumers who tried but failed to meet Monday’s deadline for coverage starting in the new year.

CBS2 / KCAL9–12/23/2013

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Glendale Councilman Wants DreamWorks To Pay Up For Pres. Obama’s Visit

A Glendale councilman believes DreamWorks should foot some of the bill for increased security for President Barack Obama’s visit last month.

CBS2 / KCAL9–12/17/2013

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Election Watch: Will Obamacare Hurt Democrats In 2014?

Less than a year from now, voters head to the polls for the 2014 midterm elections.

12/13/2013

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Small Plane Violates Temporary Flight Restrictions Over LA During Presidential Visit

A small aircraft “clipped the edge” of the temporary flight restrictions instituted in the skies above Los Angeles during President Barack Obama’s visit Tuesday, NORAD confirmed.

11/26/2013

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Obama To Visit DreamWorks Studio In Glendale Next Week

President Barack Obama will visit the home of “Shrek” next week to deliver remarks on the economy.

11/21/2013

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Obama Gets More Tech Help To Fix Health Insurance Site

The Obama administration has recruited engineers from several prominent technology companies to help fix the technological problems preventing people from signing up for government-mandated health insurance.

CBS2 / KCAL9–10/31/2013

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