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Dead whale washes up at Portuguese Beach in Sonoma County

The 28-foot whale appeared to have been dead for some time.


Deadly storms swamp Plains, Midwest, force Texans from homes

A line of weekend storms stretching from the Gulf of Mexico to the Great Lakes dumped record rainfall on parts of the Plains and Midwest.


Gay couples awake to new Ireland, hope to wed by Christmas

Gay couples of Ireland woke up Sunday in what felt like a nation reborn, with dreams of wedding plans dancing in their heads.

Bay Area

San Francisco Catholics rally against 'morality clauses'

Teachers from four San Francisco Catholic high schools on Wednesday rejected the archbishop's latest revision of a teacher handbook.

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Petaluma police seek shoplifting suspect

Police say the man entered the Kohl’s store on Friday and left without paying for items including speakers and jewelry.

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