The petition, which comes just before President Obama's historic visit to the island nation, says the embargo is "harmful to book culture" and "counter to American ideals of free expression."
If Gov. Jerry Brown signs the bill, California will become the second state, after Hawaii, to raise the age limit for buying tobacco products from 18 to 21.
The government says Apple has cited broad generalities in its refusal to help the FBI circumvent an iPhone's security features — and argues that the FBI's request is, in contrast, modest and specific.
On March 31, the Federal Communications Commission will vote on what could become first-ever privacy rules for Internet service providers, stemming from last year's net neutrality ruling.
The issue of trade has been an important dividing line within both parties this year. Democratic and Republican candidates are backing away from supporting free trade amid voter concerns and a rising tide of populism.
Countries are finding big money in an unlikely source — selling citizenship. The Planet Money team goes to the tiny island nation that started the trend to see what happens when passports become an export product like anything else.
The fight to improve wages for Florida's tomato pickers hit the national stage over the past week, both in a Bernie Sanders campaign video and last night's debate in Miami.