The following story has moved as this week's Monday Spotlight, a feature showcasing the best off-the-news enterprise in the AP report:
SACRAMENTO, Calif. _ California has long used its status as the nation's most populous state and the world's fifth-largest economy to pass trend-setting policies. But that role has crystallized in the Trump era, with California Democrats positioning the state as the nation’s defense system against rollbacks of environmental and health care laws and the federal crackdown on illegal immigration. Meanwhile, Trump highlights the state’s problems to argue his policies are more in line with average Americans. By Kathleen Ronayne. SENT: 1,200 words, photos.
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