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Essential California: An ugly day for Uber, and what it says about Silicon Valley culture

Essential California: An ugly day for Uber, and what it says about Silicon Valley culture

Uber co-founder and Chief Executive Travis Kalanick will take an indefinite leave from the company. (Gene J. Puskar / Associated Press)

Good morning, and welcome to the Essential California newsletter. It’s Wednesday, June 14, and here’s what’s happening across California:…

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Who will win the battle for the soul that Trump doesn’t have?

Who will win the battle for the soul that Trump doesn’t have?

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If a deal on health care policy is reached, it won’t be because a Team Kushner member like Gary Cohn, pictured on Jan. 22 in the White House, has better access to Trump.

White House advisers Steve …

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Terse email scuffle a sign of infighting amid rising frustrations in more-independent Senate

Terse email scuffle a sign of infighting amid rising frustrations in more-independent Senate

Sen. Leo Housakos and Sen. Frances Lankin became involved in an email spat.

OTTAWA — With little time remaining to pass government legislation before summer, Independents and Conservatives are clashing in the upper house.

Tensions came to a head this …

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‘Southern Charm’ Recap Kathryn Dennis Calls Landon And Roam A Fake [Spoilers]

‘Southern Charm’ Recap Kathryn Dennis Calls Landon And Roam A Fake [Spoilers]

**IF YOU HAVEN’T WATCHED TONIGHT’S SOUTHERN CHARM, THERE ARE SPOILERS AHEAD**

It’s only the second week of Southern Charm, and the level of drama has already hit a peak. Tonight, Landon Clements hosted a party to show her friends the …

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How police forces co-ordinated one response to The Globe’s queries

How police forces co-ordinated one response to The Globe’s queries

In the months before The Globe and Mail published an investigation of how Canadian police forces handle sex-assault cases, a national network of media relations officers from dozens of the country’s largest police departments spent weeks behind the scenes co-ordinating …

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Women face pay gap just one year after graduation

Women face pay gap just one year after graduation

Women face a pay gap as early as their first year after university that widens as time passes, according to the first large-scale set of data on the careers of British graduates published by the government.

The figures showed that …

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Warriors Win N.B.A. Title, Avenging Themselves Against the Cavaliers

Warriors Win N.B.A. Title, Avenging Themselves Against the Cavaliers

OAKLAND, Calif. — The Golden State Warriors will forever be known as one of the most talented teams in the history of the N.B.A., along with a hefty set of other superlatives: most dominant, most dazzling, most adept at hitting …

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GST rollout: After Flipkart, Amazon start e-sales, offline retailers jump on discount bandwagon to clear stocks

GST rollout: After Flipkart, Amazon start e-sales, offline retailers jump on discount bandwagon to clear stocks

Echoing a similar view, Harkirat Singh, managing director, Woodland said the situation is even worse for footwear brands as post the roll out of GST, footwear costing more than Rs 500 will fall under the tax slab of 18%.

After …

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Ottawa to speed up approval process for pot producers

Ottawa to speed up approval process for pot producers

This Jan. 26, 2013, file photo taken at a grow house in Denver shows marijuana plants ready to be harvested. (Ed Andrieski/AP)

The federal government is getting ready to drastically speed up its licensing process to increase the numbers of …

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Delta, BofA Drop Support For ‘Julius Caesar’ That Looks Too Much Like Trump

Delta, BofA Drop Support For ‘Julius Caesar’ That Looks Too Much Like Trump

The Public Theater’s production of Julius Caesar in New York’s Central Park features a titular character who wears a Donald Trump-like costume and is stabbed to death onstage.

Two major corporate sponsors have pulled their support for a New York …

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