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"The model is the Hendrix of now," guitarist tells Rolling Stone as he picks up an award for his activism
Angela Davidson says she was sold when the CarMax sales associate told her the 2010 Dodge Ram she was looking to buy passed the company's 125+ point inspection. Days later, when she called Dodge for help pairing her cellphone to the truck, she was surprised to learn it had an unfixed recall over a rear axle issue.
Under current federal law, it’s illegal to sell new cars if they’re recalled. But when it comes to used cars, it’s legal. Angela Davidson bought a 2010 Dodge Ram from Carmax, and says she feels cheated. “You didn’t give me a choice! You didn’t ask me…do you want to buy a car with an open recall. That’s the problem I have with Carmax,” said Davidson.
Used to be that being successfully prosecuted for holding a decent quantity of crack could put you behind bars for up to five years. No longer. California Gov. Jerry Brown last night signed a bill that will make possession of crack and possession of powder cocaine for sale the same crime, both worth two to four years in state prison.
Signed by representatives of the Courage Campaign, SEIU and NextGen Climate –whose founder, billionaire philantrapist Tom Steyer, has pledged to spend millions this year opposing candidates who deny climate change – a letter to Harris on Tuesday suggests that the oil industry will collude to raise gas prices if the regulation takes effect.
Groups boycotting the Beverly Hills Hotel have set their sights on Rep. Ed Whitfield (R-Ky.), who plans to hold a fundraising weekend at the hotel for his Thoroughbred PAC. UNITE HERE Local 11 and the Courage Campaign plan to stage a demonstration across the street from the hotel on Friday evening, just as donors are scheduled to be gathered at the Polo Lounge for an opening reception, according to a copy of the invite obtained by the Sunlight Foundation. Also planned for Saturday is a poolside event, with a cabana reserved.
Bowing to potential consumer and U.S. government backlash amid intense political pressure from the White House and its powerful hometown Chicago Congressional leadership, Walgreen this morning said its takeover of European retailer Alliance Boots won’t result in an overseas domicile that would allow the drugstore giant to avoid higher corporate taxes here.
The billionaire backer of a long-shot effort to break California into six separate states submitted signatures to state officials on Tuesday aimed at putting his proposal before voters in 2016.
Dozens of controversial state bills were shelved Friday by legislative committees, including measures that would provide healthcare coverage to people in the country illegally, impose a tax on oil drilled from the ground and require campaign contributions to be reported within 24 hours.
Here are some reactions to Gov. Jerry Brown's May budget revision:

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