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President Trump recently claimed California Democratic U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein said, "There is no collusion" between Russia and the Trump campaign.  Capital Public Radio's PolitiFact reporter Chris Nichols examined the president's faulty assertion.

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A man caught on video delivering a brutal roadside punch to an off-duty San Bernardino County Sheriff's deputy who later died has been charged with murder.  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.

A bill introduced by Inland Empire Democratic Member of Congress Pete Aguilar has passed both houses of Congress and is awaiting President Trump's signature.  The bill would facilitate military veterans who gained experience as drivers while deployed in getting jobs as commercial truck drivers here at home.  KVCR's Benjamin Purper has details.


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