Talk Back: Executive action
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Second Martin molestation trial begins

Acknowledging that the accusations of fondling boys' chests under their shirts is on the "low end of victimization," prosecutor Derek Butts opened the second trial of former Concord teacher Joseph Martin on Monday portraying the teacher as a terrific instructor who crossed the line between affection and molestation. 
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Thanksgiving Day shopping stirs heated emotions

The growing number of retailers throwing open their doors on Thanksgiving is reigniting a contentious debate over whether increasing commercialization of the holiday is ruining a cherished family tradition.  
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Raiders' Streater returns to practice

Oakland Raiders wideout Rod Streater has been out since fracturing his foot against the New England Patriots in Week 3 of the NFL season. 
Celebrities
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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. 
SPORTS
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Report: Giants plan to meet with Jon Lester next week

Jon Lester, the former Oakland A's and Boston Red Sox left-hander, is a free agent, and the Giants' rotation has some questions after Matt Cain's elbow surgery and subpar years by Tim Lincecum and Ryan Vogelsong. 

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Thanksgiving Day shopping: Stomping on tradition?

The growing number of retailers throwing open their doors on Thanksgiving is reigniting a contentious debate over whether increasing commercialization of the holiday is ruining a cherished family tradition.
 
(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.