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CALIFORNIA WATER CONSERVATION
State regulators approve unprecedented water cutbacks with fines of up to $10,000 for extreme wasters of water.

CHICAGO VOTES ON POLICE TORTURE
City Council considers a reparations package for suspects tortured by Chicago Police from 1972 through 1991.

PRINCE VISITS BALTIMORE
His Baltimore concert will follow city's unrest over the death of a man who was injured and died in police custody.

NEW WORDS?
Dictionary.com announces that Agender, Brogrammer, and Gesture now have new meanings used online..

TECHNOLOGY FIRMS PREFER ASIANS
Major technology companies are increasingly hiring Asians as computer programmers and for management jobs.

NORTH KOREA HAS AN ONLINE SHOPPING SITE
North Koreans lack access to the nation's intranet. Who will buy products ranging from clothes to cream buns?