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    Talk Back: Obama's speech
    Do you approve of President Obama's new strategy to combat ISIS?

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    Fast-moving wildfire threatens Pollock Pines

    Just days after a wildfire tore through the small Northern California town of Weed and destroyed scores of homes, crews on Wednesday battled another fast-moving blaze in the region that was also threatening residences.

    Weed residents shocked by wildfire damage  

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    Raids uncover wage fraud at Contra Costa senior care homes

    A yearlong investigation culminated in the arrest Tuesday of the owners of 19 senior care homes throughout Contra Costa County. Authorities said the owners were working employees for up to 16 hours a day while paying them as little as $4 an hour. 
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    Raiders facing key losses heading to New England

    Sio Moore, Rod Streater among those not practicing Wednesday as Patriots game looms. 
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    Emeryville: California leads the nation in preventable train deaths

    About 10 minutes before she was struck and killed by a freight train, 14-year-old Jenna Betti texted her parents that she and her friend were heading back from a walk and that they'd be home shortly. 
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    A's collapse in ninth, lose to Rangers

    The A's free-fall toward mediocrity continued unabated Wednesday when they couldn't capitalize on eight brilliant shutout innings from Jeff Samardzija in a 6-1 loss to Texas that saw closer Sean Doolittle give up five ninth-inning runs 
    Wolverton: iOS 8 brings new and long-requested features to iPhones, iPads

    Apple has made some big changes to iOS with its new update, adding a host of useful new features and addressing some long-standing shortcomings; you can think of iOS 8 as the completion of what Apple started last year.