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    Bay Area airport workers learn how to identify human trafficking victims

    Thousands of victims of sex and labor trafficking are frequently shuttled through airports, but they are rarely rescued there, said Betty Boeving, executive director of the Bay Area Anti-Trafficking Coalition.  
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    Bay Area apartment rents set record

    Bay Area apartment rents are rising at nearly double-digit annual rates and have reached record levels, according to a report released Tuesday, prompting some analysts to warn that the region's economic boom could be choked off by the relentless rise. 
    AC Transit officials: No indication that CFO took agency funds

    A day after AC Transit's chief financial officer, Lewis Clinton Jr., appeared in court on charges of embezzling more than $500,000 from one of Oakland's largest churches, his colleagues expressed surprise, but said that the transit agency's ongoing financial audits made it very unlikely that any public funds could have been taken. 
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    West Oakland skatepark lacks permits, city support

    Nearly a decade after skaters built Bordertown Skatepark in West Oakland, a new skatepark has been built without permits in West Oakland, dividing residents and leaving city officials to decide whether to tear it down or preserve it. 
    BUSINESS
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    Quinn: Maybe Silicon Valley should be more like Amazon

    Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos has a 'Pay to Quit' program at the giant online retailer offering employees money to leave as a way to test their commitment. Maybe Silicon Valley should try it.  
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    Sharks need Joe Thornton to come up Jumbo in playoffs

    San Jose's Joe Thornton is the greatest player in Sharks history, and owns just about every individual accolade the sport has to offer. But he wants the elusive Stanley Cup. 
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    AC Transit officials: No indication that CFO took agency funds

    A day after AC Transit's chief financial officer, Lewis Clinton Jr., appeared in court on charges of embezzling more than $500,000 from one of Oakland's largest churches, his colleagues expressed surprise, but said that the transit agency's ongoing financial audits made it very unlikely that any public funds could have been taken. 
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    An Indonesian governor wants to stop adultery with prayer

    An Indonesian governor said Wednesday he has ordered all civil servants in a central province to attend mass prayer sessions and religious sermons in a bid to stop adultery. Full Story
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    Richard Sherman's game-saving tipped pass in front of Crabtree that sealed the Seahawks' 23-17 victory with 22 seconds left was payback for something that happened with he and Crabtree in the summer  
     
    Grading the 49ers' loss to Seahawks
    Here is how the San Francisco 49ers graded in their 23-17 NFC Championship game loss at Seattle.
     

    JOSE CARLOS FAJARDO
    Following Richard Sherman's great play in the end zone with 22 seconds left that clinched the Seahawks' 23-17 win over the 49ers in the NFC Championship, the Seattle cornerback went off on Michael Crabtree in a post-game TV interview.  
     
     
    Updated: January 19, 2014
    JOSE CARLOS FAJARDO
    San Francisco 49ers' hopes of winning another Super Bowl end in Seattle in an NFC Championship game that also included a postgame trash-talk lashing from the Seahawks' Richard Sherman and a gruesome injury to NaVorro Bowman.

    49ers not blaming calls for loss to Seattle Seahawks

    Photo: 49er Patrick Willis reflects on NFC Championship loss over a bowl of ice cream

    49ers lose to Seahawks 23-17

    Richard Sherman blasts Michael Crabtree

    What makes Richard Sherman tick?

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    Kawakami: Kaepernick shoulders blame for loss

    Colin Kaepernick's late-game interception allows the Seattle Seahawks to hold off the San Francisco 49ers and advance to the Super Bowl against the Denver Broncos
     
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    Purdy: Brutal heavyweight fight went way of Seahawks

    This was a wicked, awful, exhausting game for both the 49ers and the Seattle Seahawks. 
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    Thompson: 49ers defense shows fight even after Bowman injury

    The San Francisco 49ers defense was not as dominant as it needed to be Sunday. But when things looked most bleak against the Seattle Seahawks in the NFC Championship game, the defense got the ball back to the offense with a chance to win. Twice. Even without the unit's best player.