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News Minute: Here is the latest California news from The Associated Press at 6:40 a.m. PDT

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - California National Guard troops are expected to start deploying to the border with Mexico and throughout the state by the end of April. But Gov. Jerry Brown says their focus will be fighting drug and gun smugglers and gangs, not illegal immigration. Brown says California has reached an agreement with the federal government, securing funding for the Guard to carry out duties outlined in the agreement. But Homeland Security says the details are still being working out.

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - A former legislative chief of staff is suing the California Assembly and the Republican lawmaker for whom he worked. Sean Doherty says in his lawsuit that he was wrongfully fired last year from his job as the top aide to Assemblyman Devon Mathis of Visalia after complaining about misconduct. Mathis in a statement calls Doherty's lawsuit "a baseless suit filed by a disgruntled former employee."

SAN DIEGO (AP) - A wayward tortoise that cracked its shell after falling off a 10-foot wall in California is recovering after vets used screws, zip ties and denture material to repair it. San Diego County Animal Services Director Dan DeSousa says the male 90-pound male African spurred tortoise probably was a pet that got loose from a yard. He says it was injured while escaping from a dog.

PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) - A federal judge in Los Angeles has set a hearing to determine whether there should be a stay in the case of a porn actress who claims she had sex with President Donald Trump. U.S. District Judge James Otero's order schedules a hearing for Friday morning. Stormy Daniels has been seeking to invalidate a nondisclosure agreement she signed days before the 2016 presidential election in order to discuss the alleged relationship.

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