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    Talk Back: Executive action
    Do you support President Barack Obama's executive action on immigration?
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    Oakland: Ferguson protesters storm freeways again, some vandalism seen

    For the second night in a row, a growing crowd of protesters blocked traffic lanes and chanted on a major freeway in Oakland to protest a grand jury's decision not to indict Ferguson, Mo. police officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of black teenager Michael Brown.

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    Oakland police response questioned | Ferguson officer speaks

    Drummond: A bogus defense | Editorial: Violence not the answer 

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    High-tech farming poised to change the way the world eats

    The world's oldest industry -- farming -- has become the focus of big-name Silicon Valley investors and hotshot entrepreneurs, with dozens of companies creating technology to make farmland more productive and farming practices more efficient, such as drones to survey crops or software that calculates grass production for cattle grazing. 
    Walnut Creek: MC Hammer, mayor to kick off Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving

    WALNUT CREEK -- This Thanksgiving in downtown Walnut Creek it's Hammer Time. Bay Area pop icon MC Hammer will join Walnut Creek Mayor Kristina Lawson and Dublin Mayor Tim Sbranti to rev up the runners for the Forma Gym Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving Day. 
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    Bay Area air a little smoggier in 2014; heat blamed

    Bay Area Air Quality Management District reports 5 days of unhealthy smog in 2014 -- the highest number in four years. 
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    Bette Midler to Ariana Grande: Clean up your act

    The veteran entertainer complains in an interview that young singers rely too much on selling sex instead of talent. 
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    Curry's 40 points spark Warriors

    Stephen Curry scored 40 points, making eight 3-point shots, as the Warriors beat the Miami Heat 114-97 for their sixth straight win 

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    ( LiPo Ching )
    High-tech farming poised to change the way the world eats

    The world's oldest industry -- farming -- has become the focus of big-name Silicon Valley investors and hotshot entrepreneurs, with dozens of companies creating technology to make farmland more productive and farming practices more efficient, such as drones to survey crops or software that calculates grass production for cattle grazing. 
    (Adrian Sanchez-Gonzalez/Getty Images)
    Bette Midler to Ariana Grande: Clean up your act

    The veteran entertainer complains in an interview that young singers rely too much on selling sex instead of talent.