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Snow comes early to California
The unexpected and unseasonal snowfall hit the US state on the last day of summer.

Does the school day start too early?

California schools may be required to start after 8:30 am
On Friday, lawmakers in California will decide whether to go ahead with a new law that would require all school days to start after 8:30am. At the moment, 82% of US middle and high schools begin the day between 07:30am and 08:00am.

The Rand Corporation has carried out the first ever state by state survey analysing the educational and economic implications of a later start. The author of that research, Mark Hafner, explains what they found.

(Photo: Young girl in a panic over the time. Credit: Getty Images.)
Clinton

Projected for Clinton

State projected at: 23:00 EST (04:00 GMT)

55 electoral votes

Congress

Senate
2 seats, 1 up for election

Democrat Kamala Harris is to replace four-term Democratic Senator Barbara Boxer, who is retiring this year. California’s uncontested seat is held by Democrat Dianne Feinstein.

Democrats

2 seats
Change: (no change) since the last election.

Republicans

0 seats
Change: (no change) since the last election.

Independents

0 seats
Change: (no change) since the last election.

Elected senator

Kamala Harris

Kamala Harris

Democrat

House of Representatives
53 seats, all up for election

Democrats

39 seats

Republicans

14 seats

Independents

0 seats