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California is the most populous state in the United States, and the third largest by area. California is the second most populous sub-national entity in the Americas, behind only Sao Paulo, Brazil.

iPhone 5 Release Date Sees Launch Of 5 New Apple Stores Around The Globe

To celebrate the release date of the all-new iPhone 5 this Friday, Apple will also open five brand-new retail stores that very day in five different countries, including cities in Spain, France, Italy, and Germany. Apple will begin selling the iPhone 5 at 8 a.m. sharp local time in all 390 of its worldwide stores, but five of those stores will be opening their doors for the very first time. Here's a little bit about each of the five Apple Stores set to open later this week. iPhone 5 Release D...

Tax Cuts For The Rich: Do They Boost GDP?

Tax cuts for the rich don't seem to be associated with U.S. economic growth and instead are linked to a different outcome: greater income inequality in the U.S. These findings will likely fuel the already bitter political fight over extending the Bush tax cuts for upper-income groups.

Anti-Muslim Filmmaker Nakoula And Family Go Into Hiding

The family of a California man linked to an anti-Islam film that is still triggering global protests went into hiding Monday, with sheriff's deputies escorting them from their home to an undisclosed location, authorities said.

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Lancaster Dodd

Who's Afraid Of L. Ron Hubbard?

Paul Thomas Anderson's "The Master" is widely believed to be heavily inspired by the Church of Scientology and its founder, L. Ron Hubbard. The studio and the actors have increasingly distanced themselves from the Scientology thread in the weeks leading up to the film's limited theatrical release: Journalists who dare to ask the very question the filmmakers provoke run the risk of being dismissed as sensationalists.
Amazon

Amazon Sales Now Taxable In California

Amazon's sales tax exemption in California expired at midnight Saturday. The mammoth online retailer had cut a deal with state lawmakers last year, but the free ride is now over.
Nakoula

Suspected Maker Of Hate Film Held For Questioning

The filmmaker suspected of making the anti-Islamic movie that has set off violent anti-American protests across the Muslim world was taken in for questioning shortly after midnight Saturday by California authorities.
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