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Tesla CEO Elon Musk has given the strongest hint yet that he would like to pay less for Twitter than his $44 billion offer made last month. Musk told a Miami technology conference that a viable deal at a lower price would not be out of the question. That's according to a Bloomberg News report. Also at the All In Summit, Musk estimated that at least 20% of Twitter’s 229 million accounts are spam bots, a percentage he said was at the low end of his assessment. The appearance came a few hours after Musk began trolling Twitter CEO Paraj Agrawal, who posted a series of tweets explaining his company’s effort to fight bots and how it has consistently estimated that less than 5% of Twitter accounts are fake.

California's nonpartisan legislative analyst says the state could be headed toward a fiscal cliff despite a record-breaking budget surplus. Gov. Gavin Newsom announced a $97.5 billion surplus on Friday. The Legislative Analyst's Office said Monday that Newsom's proposal would leave the state about $25 billion over a constitutional spending limit next year. The analyst said that could require budget cuts. California Department of Finance spokesman H.D. Palmer noted Newsom's budget proposal leaves the state in a good position to handle the problem. California would have billions of dollars in reserve. And he said the state could cut back on one-time spending if necessary. 

Authorities say a gunman in a deadly attack at a California church was a Chinese immigrant motivated by hate for Taiwanese people. California officials spoke Monday about what led to the shooter to open fire, killing John Cheng and wounding five others during a lunch held by Irvine Taiwanese Presbyterian Church. The Orange County Sheriff’s Department tweeted that 68-year-old David Chou of Las Vegas has been booked on one count of murder and five counts of attempted murder. A former neighbor says Chou’s life unraveled after he was nearly beaten to death several years ago. 

Police say four men were found unconscious at a park in Northern California and two of them died likely from drug overdoses. The Chico Police Department and the Chico Fire Department responded to Community Park Sunday after receiving several calls about four men who were unconscious and turning blue. Chico Police Lt. Omar Pena said in a statement that officials found the men in distress and began CPR and also gave them multiple doses of Narcan, an overdose antidote. Two men were pronounced dead at the scene. The other two men were taken to a hospital. Their condition was not known. 

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