This week, more than 2,000 Google employees walked out of work to protest President Trump's immigration ban. Far from disciplining them for leaving their desks, CEO Sundar Pichai and co-founder Sergey Brin treated workers to treated to impassioned speeches of support.
Buti Nath flips the lid of a basket and a cobra snake slowly emerges. The deadly reptile begins to sway as Buti plays his gourd flute. He is a member of an ancient tribe of snake charmers known as Saperas, who over the generations have thrived on catching venomous snakes and making them dance to their music.
As of Wednesday, the Kern County Elections Division had received 82,224 returned ballots, up from 78,985 at the same time in 2012, according to Chief Deputy Registrar of Voters Karen Rhea. Kern's final registration number for this election reached 370,804, she said, up considerably from the 340,603 registered to vote for the June primary.