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Calif. Lawmakers Serve Up Vote on Shark Fin Soup

Law unfairly targets Chinese community, critics say

(Newser) - California lawmakers may take shark fin soup off the menu of every restaurant in the state next week—or at least try, CNN reports. Fueled by a growing disgust of finning—in which fishermen cut off the fin and toss the shark back in the ocean—the California Shark Protection... More »

'Kiss My Gay Ass': Calif. Dem After Heckling Arnold

... after interrupting governor's speech by yelling 'You lie!'

(Newser) - Slightly different forum, very different personalities, same heckle. And California Democratic Assemblyman Tom Ammiano apparently followed up his “You lie!” interruption of a speech last night in San Francisco by Arnold Schwarzenegger by walking out and telling the Republican governor to “kiss my gay ass.” Ammiano’... More »

Calif. Assembly OKs Budget Plan; Schwarzenegger Next

(Newser) - California's state assembly today approved a plan to close most of its $26 billion budget deficit, sending the package of financial fixes to Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, who's expected to sign it by Monday. The Assembly rejected two of the most controversial measures, a plan to take about $1 billion in... More »

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