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Officials say kidnapping and murder suspect James DiMaggio could be armed with improvised explosives.
A nationwide search is on for a suspect who may have killed a woman; her children are missing.
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Firefighters are desperately working to contain a raging California wildfire that's burning almost out of control. Nearly 30 square miles have burned near Idyllwild and Fern Valley, prompting an evacuation order for more than 6,000 residents. More than 4,000 homes are threatened by the fire.
CNN's Wolf Blitzer spoke to Jenny Kirchner, who was evacuated from her home. Before she left, Kirchner, a freelance photographer, grabbed her camera and took some shots within just a few feet from the flames.
A federal appeals court has lifted its ban on same-sex marriages in California, effective immediately.
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California Attorney General Kamala Harris comments on the Supreme Court's ruling that allows same-sex marriage to resume.
Neighbors say that life was rough for John Zawahri, and a source told CNN said he had a history of mental health issues.
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Police tell CNN that one person was killed by a lion at Project Survival's Cat Haven in Dunlap, California.
CNN's Kyung Lah reports on a man who'd been unemployed since Obama was elected president. He just got a new job..
Riots erupt in Anaheim, California, after a police shooting of an unarmed man. Casey Wian reports.
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