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Kamala Harris regrets California truancy law that led to arrest of some parents

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Kamala Harris, who has made her prosecutorial record a centerpiece of her presidential bid, said she now has misgivings about a California law she championed that punished parents of habitually truant schoolchildren.

Speaking on the liberal podcast "Pod Save America," Sen. Harris said the arrests and, in some cases, jail sentences of parents in multiple California counties were an "unintended consequence" of the statewide law, which built on her tough-on-truancy approach as San Francisco district attorney.

The interview, released on Wednesday, marks the first sign of remorse from Harris about the anti-truancy effort, a signature cause throughout

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