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Brown receives bill protecting immigrant crime victims

California lawmakers are sending Gov. Jerry Brown a bill to help immigrant victims of crime avoid being detained or deported.


Kentucky clerk jailed in gay marriage standoff

A defiant county clerk went to jail Thursday for refusing to issue marriage licenses to gay couples, but five of her deputies agreed to comply with the law


Pope offers grace for 'sin of abortion'

In a letter published Tuesday by the Holy See, Pope Francis said he was allowing all rank-and-file priests to grant absolution during the Year of Mercy.

Bay Area

Have $5M? You could own this Bay Area island

A private island in the San Francisco Bay, which was once listed at $22 million, is now for sale at the bargain price of $5 million.

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Laytonville teen pleads guilty in double slaying

Talen Barton,19, pleaded guilty Wednesday to multiple charges of murder and attempted murder in the July 19 attack that killed two people and severely wounded two others.

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