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Court orders that measure to split California into three states be blocked from ballot

Proposition 9 – which would split the Golden State into California, Northern California and Southern California – was declared eligible for California's ballot in June. Now a court has ruled that “significant questions” about its validity must keep it off the ballot.

FBI Director Wray says Putin's offer of joint probe on Russian meddling 'not high on our list'

In the barrage of headlines about President Donald Trump and Russian meddling in the 2016 election, the head of the FBI sat down and offered his thoughts Wednesday on an assortment of issues, including the president's meeting this week with Russian President Vladimir Putin.