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Valerie Richardson

Valerie Richardson

Valerie Richardson covers politics and the West from Denver. She can be reached at [email protected].

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California Gov. Jerry Brown may have inadvertently inspired supporters of Calexit by joking in March that if presumptive Republican presidential nominee is elected in November, "we'd have to build a wall around California to defend ourselves from the rest of this country." (Associated Press)

Brexit inspires Texas, California secession movements

The United Kingdom vote Thursday in favor of severing ties with the European Union has invigorated secession movements across the pond from California to New England by showing "there is a choice for people out there," said Daniel Miller, who heads the Texas Nationalist Movement. Published June 26, 2016

Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey responds to questions from reporters during a news conference at the federal courthouse, Thursday, June 9, 2016, in Boston. Law enforcement officials say more than 60 alleged gang members from Boston and other cities in eastern Massachusetts have been charged with drug, weapons and racketeering charges. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

Exxon fights Mass. AG's 'political' probe into climate change dissent

Exxon Mobil Corp. moved this week to quash Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey's subpoena calling for 40 years of climate change communications with universities and free market groups, slamming the probe as a politically motivated fishing expedition. Published June 15, 2016