• State Sen. Hannah-Beth Jackson, D-Santa Barbara, left, talks to reporters accompanied by Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de Leon, D-Lois Angeles, second from left; Sen. Isadore Hall III, D-Compton, third from and left and Sen. Loni Hancock, D-Berkeley, at the Capitol, in Sacramento, Calif., on Thursday, June 30, 2016. Jackson is chairwoman of the powerful judiciary committee as well as the California Legislative Women's Caucus. Jackson’s legislative accomplishments include what was considered the strongest equal pay legislation in the country. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

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  • Entrepreneur Peter Thiel speaks during the final day of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Thursday, July 21, 2016. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

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