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Newsom to Native Americans: 'I'm Sorry'

The California governor says the state's maltreatment toward Native Americans was a genocide.

Lauren Favre June 19, 2019

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Undocumented Allowed Licenses in NY

The measure passed the Senate and was signed by the governor on Monday.

Claire HansenJune 18, 2019

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Best States is an interactive platform developed by U.S. News for ranking the 50 U.S. states, alongside news analysis and daily reporting. The platform is designed to engage citizens and government leaders in a discussion about what needs improvement across the country.