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    Talk Back: Torture report
    Do you approve of the Senate's release of its report on the CIA's use of torture?
     Yes
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    (Tell us why or why not?)
    (Gary Reyes, Bay Area News Group)
    Good chance of rain forecast for next three months

    On Thursday, federal scientists issued a seasonal forecast that said there is a 75 percent probability of average or above-average precipitation between January and the end of March for California -- the first time in five years that such a wet outlook has been predicted for the state for the first three months of the year. 
    DA: No charges against cop who took pot home

    A veteran Richmond police officer will not face criminal charges following an investigation into marijuana found in his home, the Contra Costa County District Attorney's Office announced Thursday. 
    (SUSAN TRIPP POLLARD)
    Public defenders hold 'Black Lives Matter' rally

    Bay Area public defenders rallied at county courthouses on Thursday in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement and a nationwide call for accountability in cases of police brutality. 
    ( Liz Margerum/RGJ )
    Seeno sues exotic animal hunting ranch

    A $75,000 lawsuit filed in Nebraska federal court by the developer accuses the hunting ranch of backing out of a contract to let him and his son shoot big-horn sheep for $60,000. 
    BAY AREA NEWS
    Point Richmond: Controversial condos approved by divided council

    A City Council majority greenlighted a waterfront luxury condo project in Point Richmond over residents' objections but did wrest $350,000 from the developer to compensate the seven residents whose views will be most affected by the new buildings.  
    SPORTS
    (Jose Carlos Fajardo/Bay Area News Group)
    Warriors' Andrew Bogut is out indefinitely

    Golden State Warriors center Andrew Bogut is out indefinitely after undergoing platelet-rich plasma therapy on his right knee.
     
    BUSINESS
    (Laura A. Oda/Bay Area News Group)
    FedEx, UPS set for busiest holiday season ever

    The next week is a 24/7, backbreaking, sleep-deprived haul for couriers such as FedEx, the United Parcel Service and the U.S. Postal Service, the last connections between shoppers and their much-anticipated gifts -- and there is no room for mistakes.