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By Scott Smith The Associated Press

Trump’s deportation vow spurs California farmers into action

FRESNO, Calif. — Days after Donald Trump won the White House vowing to deport millions of people in the country illegally and fortify the Mexican border, California farmer Kevin Herman ordered nearly $600,000 in new equipment, cutting the number of workers he’ll need starting with the next harvest.

Scientists: Relentless drought stressing California’s towering, old Giant Sequoia trees

SEQUOIA NATIONAL PARK, Calif. Giant Sequoias growing in California’s Sierra Nevada are among the largest and oldest living things on earth, but scientists climbing high up into their green canopies say they are seeing symptoms of stress caused by the state’s historic drought.